❝ Forbidden. Impossible. Perfection.❞
Synopsis via Goodreads: Everyone in Nashville knows Nathan Dumont. That’s what happens when you develop half a town and sleep with the rest.
Four years ago, his fiancee disappeared.
Last night, he proposed to me.
I had wanted to escape my life, the seedy strip club and the mountain of bills. I had seized the opportunity to live in a mansion, fill my days with country clubs and caviar, my nights with romance and sex.
Maybe I should have done my homework first.
The Dumont Diaries was originally a set of serials written by Alessandra Torre a few years ago that has now been revamped and re-released as a standalone novel titled the Trophy Wife. While I did not read the serial prior to reading this new standalone, Alessandra has stated that she has added more chapters to this story and even a male POV so it may be worth your while to read Trophy Wife even if you had read the serial before. Okay, but on a real note, whether or not you read the serial before, Trophy Wife is definitely worth picking up!
Living from paycheck to paycheck, Candance Tapers is struggling to make ends meet. With maxed out credit cards and student loans to pay off, she knows that she will have to make drastic changes if she wants to keep her head above water. Those changes happen when she meets Nathan Dumont, a wealthy businessman with an unusual proposal: for Candance to agree to marry him and become his wife in exchange for a life of luxury. Sounds simple, right?
Trophy Wife is a sexy, dirty and thrilling erotica romance about a stripper, a devilish stranger and a proposition that will change both their lives. Candance’s story consumed me from the very first page and I could not tear myself away from my eReader. This book had everything I could have asked for in an erotic romance and Alessandra’s writing is truly captivating! From the suspense, to scandalous moments of passion, to the lies and deceit, Trophy Wife kept me on my toes and had me second-guessing every possible twist I could think of. Fair warning, this romance is a little on the darker side, with kinks (like voyeurism sex and domination) that may not be everyone’s cup of tea, so keep that in mind while reading. But really, this wouldn’t be an Alessandra Torre romance without the kinks and it’s something that I’ve actually grown to like when it comes to her romances.
Candance is a girl after my own heart. I have a soft spot for romances involving strippers and Trophy Wife is no different. Although this arrangement may not be ideal, she knows that it will not only help better her current financial situation, but it will also help her ailing father. The incredible thing is that despite everything she’s been through, she still believes that she has a chance at a happily-ever-after and that’s what I loved most about her character. Her determination, her passion, her selflessness, Candance is truly a believer. With this new standalone, we get to see Nathan’s POV and I felt like that really added to the story and we’re able to get a better understanding of why he behaves the way he does. I can’t completely fault him for his actions and how he treated Candance, but that doesn’t mean he still didn’t piss me off. While Nathan’s proposal strictly stated no romance, there is no denying the chemistry between these two. It’s off the charts and I just wanted these two to end up together!
Trophy Wife is probably my favorite Alessandra Torre book to date and she has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Intoxicating, erotic, sensual and just downright dirty, this re-release has everything a dark romance reader is looking for and if this sounds like something you would enjoy, kinks and all, I highly recommend checking this book out!