Moonshot

Moonshot by Alessandra Torre

4 stars!

“Life is a series of stupid decisions interrupted by luck.”

Tyler Rollins lived most of her life working as a bat girl for the Yankees, the team her father played for. At seventeen years old she’s close to graduating high school from home school and has secured a job with the Yankees after. Chase Stern also enters her life, a new player for the team. Knowing his reputation, Tyler’s father asks her to stay away from him. But Ty and Chase have a connection from the very beginning, a genuine one that cannot be denied.

“A woman shouldn’t be created in such heartbreakingly beautiful combinations. A woman shouldn’t, in fifteen minutes, have the ability to ruin him for life.”

This book came as a bit of a shock to me, Torre can be a hit or a miss and this book was definitely a hit! I went into this book knowing many of the spoilers (because I am a spoiler whore) and I think it helped me personally with this book as there are aspects not everyone would love. Some things bugged me but I was able to look past them and enjoy.

I was surprised to find that this book had one of my favorite tropes: second chance romance. While the first half of the book was very romantic and sweet, the second half had the angst I wish for in every book with a tiny bit of suspense thrown in. I really loved the romance story, Chase and Ty were amazing. I just wish the suspense aspect was gone because it didn’t seem necessary at all. This book would have been 5 stars without it.

Anyways, I know there are a lot of baseball books out right now but I have really enjoyed every single one I’ve read. So you don’t want to miss out on this one!

“As a teenager, he had corrupted me. As a woman, he had ruined me.”

Thank you to the ladies at BBU, I won this ebook from them in a FB giveaway. You ladies rock!

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Mrs. Dumont

Mrs. Dumont by Alessandra Torre

4.5 stars!

Okay Torre fans, I totally get it now. After reading two books by her that were pretty much duds for me, I decided to read this one when a friend urged me to. It also helped that this ebook was recently a freebie (awesome!). I was completely engrossed in this book from the moment I opened it and the emotions it invoked crashed over me in waves the further I read.

Mrs. Dumont is about Candace, a stripper. Leading a fairly pathetic life, she can barely pay rent and has had to resort to shameful acts. At her most desperate point, she receives an unconventional offer from Mr. Dumont: a marriage that contains only sex and publicity but not love.

I need a wife. I am not signing up for romance, or affection, or a full time job. The papers will discuss your duties. I want nothing more from you then what is stated there. And as far as you – you should never expect that from me. I will not love you. I will have no use for you other than sex and photo ops. That is something you might want to consider when making your decision.

Candace takes the offer and is thrust into a whole new world. The sex is intense, but Nathan is cold, and she begins to stumble over weird things that make her wonder if she is safe as Mrs. Dumont.

This book was a wild ride and I loved every second of it!! How come it took me so long to read this book??? Technically it is four parts, this was originally published that way and I am so glad I was able to read them all at once because I would have died if I had to wait for the next part. Normally I’m not one for mystery because I am good at guessing (like I did for Black Lies), but this one I had no clue what was going to happen.

“I need you so badly. So fucking badly, Nathan. Please. Please give me what I need.”

Parts 3 and 4 were the best ones in the book, parts 1 and 2 were really good, but I felt we really got to the meat of the story in the later parts. In those we got to know Nathan better and I lost some of my disconnect with him (and I pretty much hated his guts in the first 2 parts). There was also some intense angst and feels I wasn’t expecting and I loved every second of it, even if it did have me wanting to bang some characters over the head with their stupidity.

My only wish was the end to be developed a bit more, it felt like everything came together too quickly and I wanted a little bit more explanation from it. Otherwise this book was friggin amazing! Now I cannot wait to read other Torre books and see if I like them too!