<— THIS BOOK!!!!!!! READ IT!! READ IT!! READ IT!!!!
Psychological thriller/dark/erotica/romance/standalone-with-no-cliffhanger-but-an-incredibly-gasp-worthy-ending extraordinaire! I’d almost say this is my favorite one yet, in all of the books that I’ve read by this author, and it’s because of the profound message BEHIND the story. The depth of their strength, their will, their motivations. The reason behind it all… MOVED me.
“Believe me when I say that hope will only drive you insane.”
Those of us that have read Alessandra’s books know she is the QUEEN of crazy book-twists and exciting reveals. Each story is incredibly unique, no two books of hers are similar and each twist is remarkably clever and well-spun. And the romance!! Ohhhh the delicious angsty-romance of it all.
He wanted to see me again, another weekend like this — one where we’d both pretend to be people we weren’t and where I’d lose another piece of myself. He’d return to his life, and I’d have fallen a little deeper into the hole that was Brett Jacobs. I had the sudden, urgent desire to leave, to run from this man before goodbyes and false promises dirtied this memory. Better for me to leave now, while I had some tatters of dignity. While I could still pretend it was my choice.
But it’s always so much more than romance, isn’t it? More than just a “dark secret”. And not just the “usual” when it comes to her reveals. Always something exquisitely shocking.
“It’s only hard for a brief while,” he whispered against my hairline. “The quicker you let go, the better it will be.”
She keeps us guessing, and mostly guessing wrong even though we’re so sure we’re right. And then she sucker-punches us *ooooomph!!!* with some crazy revelation that totally makes sense. The kind that has you backtracking through and remembering everything you’ve read, re-playing the scenes in your head with this new light, face palming, ecstatic in realizing all the obvious that you missed, and how crazy-cool it is that she weaved the story in such a way.
I LOVE HER!!!!! She is one of my forever favorite authors, and has become even more so with this story, because it was SO much more than “erotica” and romance. It had dark elements, it was sexy, it was scary, it was intense, and it was emotional. A convoluted love story to be sure (and I’ll let you discover that on your own). BUT what it was… was an incredible. Eye-opening, touching, exhilarating, terrifying and just brilliantly laid out and narrated.
And even when you THINK you know too much (’cause while it’s a mystery from her eyes, OUR eyes… we do get his POV a few times that reveals a whole lot). Except that… EVEN THAT extra info is not enough to dim the intense twist. Or maybe even TWO twists. Just sayin’… What you know… is still not too much. Just go with it. It blew my mind. TWICE! Maybe even 3 times. LOL!
And, in that moment, my finger found what it had been trying to land on. I felt suspicious.
So what’s it about?
Well… I really can’t say… anything. That blurb? Exactly right. But until I read the story in it’s entirety, I had NO idea what that blurb meant. I went in knowing it was going to be a mind-mess (but of course!! This author is known for that), and couldn’t wait for the ride, but I had NO clue what I was in for. I essentially went in blind, and remained delightfully so throughout a HUGE portion of the journey. And loved every single second of the discovery. The delivery. The depth. Incredible!!
But!! What I can leave you with is our reactions… they are PRICELESS!!
Maryse: Oh I love this quote from “Tight” *sigh*:
“I told you, this doesn’t have to be anything.”
“Or,” he shrugged, stepping forward, his mouth pressing softly against my cheek, my lips crying for the missed contact, the taste of his tongue, the onelastchance that might have just flown by, “it could be the start of everything.”
Maryse: HOLY MOLY I LOVE THAT!
Summer: I am 50% in I think a twist is coming. We shall see. It’s pretty good so far
Chris: I’m 26% along!!!
Tiffany: Already finished it!! You will love it!
Shelly: Fantastic read!
Maryse: I’m at 60-something percent. The “dark” parts of this book make me feel like having a panic attack.
Maryse: You GUYS!!!! I AM LOVING TIGHT!!!!!! …suddenly things are clicking (in my head) and I’m envisioning quite the outcome. And like usual, with this author, Im probably gonna be way off! LOL!!! LOVING!
Shelly: Just wait until you get 90 something precent in…I couldn’t breath!
Maryse: Oh I LOVE when it starts to click… and it is. You know, the whole Kitten stuff… this book is fascinating! Yep. I AM LOVING THIS!!! I’m suddenly envisioning a certain outcome, or twist and *gasp!!
Summer: It did click for me at about 35% but I’m getting worried about how this will end. Is it a standalone??
Shelly: Yes, it is a standalone.
Summer: Shelly your making me nervous I am about 55% now eeekkk
Shelly: You haven’t even gotten to the good parts Summer! Twisty, wicked towards the end!
Maryse: YAY US!!!!
Maryse: This one feels just right for me. I’m at 75%…. It’s a fast read for some reason… probably ’cause I can barely put it down.
Summer: Yay may be up late tonight lol
Amy: Okay. Tight. What…the…f#%& IS GOING ON?!?!? *looks at clock* I’m supposed to get up in a few hours but dangit, I don’t want to stop reading!!!
Summer: Just finished wow it kept me guessing that’s for sure. Really great read!
Amy: *gasp* I think I know what’s going on. I *think*… And I’m readying myself to be proved wrong because this is, after all, Alessandra Torre. For all I know the Yellow King will be making an appearance! Back to reading Tight…
Maryse: FINISHED AND I LOVED IT!!!!!!! TWISTS!!! QUEEN OF TWISTS SHE IS!!!!! YAY ME! SO worth it my friends. READ IT!!!! Great writing, a great story, will keep you guessing AND a few amazing reveals!!!! I’m delighted!!!!! SO GOOOOOOOD!!! FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC and she should have called it “Twists” <— LOL!!!
Maryse: Ahhh I’m so happy! This is why I read. It was a love story but SO much more, and everything makes sense. The character’s motives, the background… the storyline, the flow, everything!
Yes my friends!!! This one, for me, is scream from the rooftops if you’re into a good romantic psych-thriller where you don’t know what’s going on but still love every single bit of it even though you’re clueless. ‘Cause this one’ll do that to you!
So for that, I’m giving it a HUGE…
5 stars!!! Perfection (or darn close to it, at least to, me).
P.S. Here are TWO more of my favorite books by this author (and they rocked my world, too!)
- Book Review – Sex Love Repeat (contemporary romance) 4.5 stars!
- Book Review – Black Lies (contemporary romance) 4.5 stars!