Title: Love in Lingerie
Author: Alessandra Torre
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2017
Cover Designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative Covers
A standalone romance from the New York Times Bestselling author of Black Lies and Hollywood Dirt…
I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her.
The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way her breathing would change if I pulled down her panties and unzipped my pants.
Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.
Damn the company.
Damn our friendship.
Damn my fears.
4 ‘Our Lingerie Love’ Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Alessandra always manages to surprise me! She is one of my favorite authors and with that comes always having several expectations on her new releases. Well, Love in Lingerie was definitely more than I expected! Continuing with her magnificent writing style, Alessandra Torre gives a new meaning to a slow burn romance.
Love in Lingerie is a standalone novel and let’s just say it’s so much more than a friends-to-lovers love story. This book presents Trey Marks, the owner of Marks Lingerie, and Kate Martin, his newest creative director. The sparks start flying since the beginning but many obstacles are in the way between these two. The first obstacle is Trey himself and his rule of “never touch an employee”.
If this woman was lingerie, I’d strip it off and then properly show her who is in charge.
Holy hell, what a journey with this book! As always, Alessandra Torre does not fail with her sexy love stories, full of twists and secrets. Love in Lingerie was what I expected (in terms of sexiness) but not what I expected (in terms of the actual relationship between the main couple). Trey and Kate become friends, even though they want each other, and Alessandra managed to give us a love story that is full of steam, especially with the slow burn between Kate and Trey.
My company needs her.
I need her.
And, unfortunately, so does my cock.
And that right there, is how things fall apart.
My favorite thing about this book (besides the final chapters) was Kate herself. I love strong heroines, I love women who stand for what they believe in and do not mince their words. I have to say, to me a heroine like Kate was completely necessary because sometimes I struggled with Trey’s behavior/decisions. Even though, I really enjoyed the story as a whole, I have to admit, those mixed messages, those other people always in the mix and Trey’s “secret” did not sit very well with me.
“If you want me to fuck you, Kate, just say the word. Don’t ever be confused over whether I want that. There’s not anything on Earth I want as badly as you. I’d love to know if the chemistry that we have… if it could be how I imagine it.”
Now, leaving that aside, Love in Lingerie does not fail in terms of chemistry and sexiness, that I can assure you! Yeah, I found the slow burn amazing (even though sometimes I thought it was too much, I just wanted them to be together! lol) and when the sex finally happened between Trey and Kate.. absolutely fucking explosive! I loved when they finally admit their feelings and I loved the ending SO MUCH!
If our love was lingerie, it would never come off.
Therefore, my rating for Love in Lingerie is 4 STARS because I really enjoyed the ride that I got while reading this book! It was definitely different from what I expected but still with Alessandra Torre’s outstanding writing and deep characters. If you are a fan of her novels, you totally have to check this one out!
Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, co-hosted Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.
You can learn more about Alessandra on her website at www.alessandratorre.com, or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or Facebook.