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Trophy Wife (The Dumont Diaries 0.5-5) by Alessandra Torre

Release date-April 15th 2017
Publisher-Select Publishing
Genre-Contemporary Erotic Romance
Kindle Edition- 258 pages

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.

Trophy Wife (The Dumont Diaries, #0.5-5)Trophy Wife by Alessandra Torre

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

MMM, this is a hard one, on the one hand, I very much enjoyed Trophy Wife and on the other, there was some real no no’s that totally turn me off when it comes to erotic fiction.
This is the main reason I’ve marked it down in my ratings.
Now obviously what sinks my ship may float your boat and more, we are all different and you may find my reasons don’t bother you at all.
Now there are gonna be some teeny spoilers ahead as It’s major unavoidable if I am going to explain why I’ve marked this down.
My major hard limit
CHEATING!!!!!
and not only cheating, the fact that no one’s really bothered and I know this may seem a bit boring, but I like my Lover & Lovee to save the honey for each other, no excuses, no we were on a break and definitely no contact of any kind whatsoever, no exceptions and that means kissing also.
Why you might ask.
BECAUSE THERE MEANT TO BE BLOODY IN LOVE!!!!!!
or getting there at least and I’m a die hard romantic like that.
So yes no bodily contact with others while still being as filthy as downright sin is the flavour I like to see in my reading.
So, of course, this is where Trophy Wife let me down a bit, I maybe could have overlooked this if either Nathan or Candy had got their knickers in a twist diva style or something to that effect, but no let’s brush it under the carpet like it never happened, and yes it’s still cheating in my book when he takes his ex-girlfriend back and sleeps with her while still being married to Candy.
So the poor boy needed to get his leg over with his ex to decide he’s in love with his wife geez!!
What happened did a shag unlock his brain.
And I do know that Candy is not exactly innocent either, They both behaved like a pair of absolute bloody pillocks in my opinion.
The second thing I had an issue with was the car incident. I have nothing against voyeurism at all but when Nathan gets candy to perform a certain service for his business associate and calls her a derogatory name in front of him well this wasn’t hot or sexy one iota I was cringing in shame for the poor girl, awful behaviour.
The third and final thing and it may seem a tad silly but it’s the name CANDY!!!
I hate it, it sounds like a stereotypical strippers name, which I know Candy is, but couldn’t the poor girl have had something more sophisticated than Candy.
Despite my above bugbears, I really did like the rest of this book. It was mucky as hell and hot hot hot.
The story flowed brilliantly and I especially loved seeing the inner thoughts of both Candy & Nathan.
I feel that we needed to see inside Nathan’s head as well as if I hadn’t I don’t know if I could have warmed to him at all.
He was such a dominant man, his vulnerability was so well hidden that it was his musings inside is own head that showed he had a softer side.
Trophy Wife by Alessandra Torre gets a three & half from me a great read with some issues that for me are just personal preferences.
You they might not affect at all.
Trophy Wife is currently free on KU.
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