I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
on Feb. 7, 2015
Source: the author
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.
Alessandra Torre has the ability of taking her reader and pushing their comfort levels, and making them enjoy it. Tight is definitely dark, and it’s definitely uncomfortable at times, but it’s still a really good book with a really good story. I’ve not read the novella featured in Bend, so I had no prior knowledge of the couple in this story. I don’t know if meeting Riley and Brett with a fresh set of eyes made any difference. It certainly didn’t feel like it did.
The book itself is a series of flashbacks, and current time. It flows extremely well with each chapter propelling the story forward. Moments of darkness are woven into the love story. Finding out what all of these little looks, and moments meant definitely kept me reading. The ending was flawless. I’m a firm believer in a realistic ending, so when an unearned happy ending happens it ruins the entire book for me. Luckily every moment of this ending was earned, Alessandra put her characters through everything.
There wasn’t much that I didn’t enjoy about the book. A few moments when Riley got on my nerves, but that’s not really a big deal. Lots of people, fictional and real, get on my nerves. There were just times when she would go slowly when I wanted her to rush into something, or she would rush into it and I’d be like, woah, slow down. It’s a hallmark of good writing and good story telling if a writer can make me get that involved with their characters actions.
If you love erotic romance with twists then you should pick up Tight, and basically everything Alessandra has written.