Thursday, February 19, 2015

REVIEW : Tight by Alessandra Torre

RELEASE DATE : February 6, 2015

This is not a story of servitude. This is a story of strength.
I was happy in my small town. In my life as a single, thirty-two year old woman. I had a good job, wonderful friends, my independence.

I also hadn't got laid in three years. Hadn't been on a date in two. Had stopped counting calories and wearing makeup... a while ago.

Then Brett Jacobs waltzed in. Caressed my thigh, dug rough fingers into my hair, lowered his soft mouth to my skin, took sexual control of my mind and stirred it all around with what he packed in his pants. He flipped my quiet life upside down and crawled into a place in my heart I thought was dead.

The issue is his secret.
The issue is her.
The issue is that I don't even know she exists, and he thinks she's dead.
The issue is that shit is about to hit the fan and I can't hold on to him tight enough.

Note to Readers: This standalone book contains themes which could be considered dark.

Alessandra Torre is slowly emerging as one of my favorite writers. She manages to bring such an intensity to her characters and stories. I appreciate that there is almost always a deeper meaning to be found in her writing.

The cover can be quite deceiving. While Tight does have its moments of erotica, it deals with the often ignored but prevalent issue of human trafficking. I have only ever read one other book that handled this topic, and I feel that Tight delved just a bit deeper into it.

Half of the book is a just a very slow build. You get to meet Riley and see how she and Brett came together. The other half is a true snowball effect. Everything starts to come together and make sense.You also get into Brett's head and a new side of Riley.

The climax to this story was done very well in my opinion. Some may view it as "too easy", but I disagree, especially when you find out more of the details that led up to it. It all fell into place.

My only complaint isn't actually with the story, but rather the lack of a personal message about the issue at hand. I think a link to more information about helping to prevent and learning about human trafficking, should have been included.

Tight by Alessandra Torre via @amazon

If you would like more information about human trafficking, feel free to visit any of the following sites.

Not For Sale
Polaris Project