Release Date: December 1, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
I love two men. I screw two men. I am in a relationship with them both, and they are both aware there is another. That is all they need to know, that is all I let them know. They don’t need to know a name; they don’t need to know anything, but that they are not alone in my heart.
They have accepted the situation. Stewart, because his life is too busy for the sort of obligations that are required in a relationship. Paul, because he loves me too much to tell me no. And because my sexual appetite is such that one man has trouble keeping up.
So we exist, two parallel relationships, each running their own course, with no need for intersection or conflict. It works for us, for them, and for me. I don’t expect it to be a long-term situation. I know there is an expiration date on the easy perfection of our lives.
I should have paid more attention, should have looked around and noticed the woman who watched it all. She sat in the background and waited, tried to figure me out. Saw my two relationships, the love between us, and the moment that it all fell apart.
She hates me.
I don’t even know she exists.
She loves them. I love them.
And they love me.
EVERYTHING else hangs in the balance.
Alessandra Torre really did great with this one from the title, cover art, blurb down to the story. The title, LOVE. SEX. REPEAT, captures your attention, the cover art hints on a hotness factor of 11 on a scale of 10, the blurb intriguing and the plot downright captivating. LOVE. SEX. REPEAT is about a woman who's basically in an open relationship. She's in love with two guys who caters to her needs in different ways. Both men know the other exist, one is willing to share while the other tolerates it out of love. Madison Decater knows that their arrangement has an expiration date but until the time comes when she has to choose, she'll continue loving, sexing and being with both men.
I understand that you hate me. That you curse me for my greed. But if I am okay with it, and they are okay with it, how is it anyone else's right to judge?
Before I start LOVE. SEX. REPEAT, I thought I'm in for one of those overly sexed up stories with very little plot. I thought it's going to be one of those books where I'm going to hate the characters and condemn their hedonistic ways and unrealistic expectations of HEA. I should have had more faith in ATorre, behind that pretty face is a wicked mind and I had a taste of that when I read her dark erotica, The Girl in 6E, last Summer. LOVE. SEX. REPEAT may be taboo but it was written in a very emphatic way. Madison isn't trying to convince us or get our approval for her unconventional love life, it's more of an explanation with a lot of heart and confusion. As a character, Madison is gorgeous, young, charming and selfless and selfish at the same time. And despite having two consenting lovers, I didn't find her slutty. She's lusty and insatiable but she wasn't cheap and vulgar.
Her lovers are night and day. They contrast each other and complement Madison's halves perfectly. She met Stewart Brand first, a rich, handsome, young and successful corporate executive. Stewart is married to his work and can't give Madison the exclusivity she wants and needs which the latter accepts and understands. Given Madison's voracious sex drive, Stewart pushed her to have a steady boyfriend so Madison will have someone to fulfill her emotional needs that Stewart can't give. Then she met Paul Linx, a surfer god, carefree and totally in love with Madison. He's not keen on sharing his girlfriend with anybody but out of love for Madison, he condoned their little set up. It's quite difficult not to choose teams when a love triangle is involved and though I respect the straightforwardness of Stewart and Madison's relationship, I was Team Paul all the way. Between the two, Paul's love for Madison is unconditional underneath its borderline stupidity. I say stupid because I just don't get the concept of sharing your partner with anybody.
An accident forced their worlds to collide and here lies that teeth grinding plot twist. Not only are these three forced to make a choice, it turns out Paul and Stewart know each other very well and have a history together. And the other person the blurb is hinting at is connected to them as well. And here is where I can't tell you anything more than that. But let me say this, the moment when Paul and Stewart finally saw each other face to face, that confrontation was potent with a lot of emotions, deep history and utter shock. It was a powerful scene to say the least. The resolution, thankfully, wasn't dramatic. Things just fell in its place naturally but not without tears, regrets and hard decisions. Overall Madison, Stewart, Paul and even the mysterious fourth person got what they deserved and hopefully they'll live happily every after.
LOVE. SEX. REPEAT is a well written love story with chapters alternating between emotional vignettes depicting love and torrid sex. The love triangle and emotional conflict was written in a very thoughtful way. ATorre through Madison, won't shock you with her sexual adventures, rather she made us see past through the physical aspects of it. The plot as a whole is cleverly formulated, paced beautifully and slightly mysterious. ATorre is an author you should try, she has a unique style of writing, her love stories are sensual and provocative I'm sure a lot of you will approve.
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Alessandra Torre is a new author who focuses on contemporary erotica. Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, was published in July 2012, and was an Erotica #1 Bestseller for two weeks. Alessandra is currently working on the sequel to Blindfolded, which will be released in 2014.Alessandra lives in the Southern United States and is married, with one young child. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and playing with her dogs. Her favorite authors include Lisa Gardner, Gillian Flynn, and Jennifer Crusie.
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