Candace Tapers’ life finally takes an upward swing when Nathan Dumont, shipping heir and notorious playboy, sweeps her away to a lifestyle of wealth and privilege. But that life comes with strings, and she is soon pulled in directions she never expected, discovering secrets and ulterior motives in the man who shares her bed.
*The Dumont Diaries was originally released, and is still available as a four-part miniseries. This book combines the four pieces of the miniseries into one, full-length novel.
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 has since published an erotic thriller (The Girl in 6E) and an erotic miniseries (The Dumont Diaries). The sequel to Blindfolded, Masked Innocence, will be released in early 2014.
Alessandra lives in a Florida beach town 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.
Honestly, the plot is amazing. It has so much potential, but I did not enjoy the book as much as I thought I would. It is good, but it far from great.
The writing style is pleasant, I loved how the author went from one of the short stories to the other. She managed to make the transition smooth, but you can still sense that the book used to be divided in short stories.
As I said before, the plot is really interesting and unique. I really enjoyed it.
Candance annoyed me quite a few times. I understood her position, but she should have never done what she did. I can understand that she was upset, scared and a bunch of other things, but still she should have refrained. I am one of those people who believe that when you promise/sign to do something you have to do it. She changed quite a bit while helping Nathan and I loved seeing that change in her. I was so upset towards the end of the book, but she managed to make it interesting and enjoyable again. I never expected her to do what she did, but I was kinda of proud of her. Nathan totally deserved it.
Nathan is a real ass for most of the book. Even at the end I felt like he was a stranger. Usually while reading a book we get to know the main characters quite good. In my opinion, he was such an idiot. I don’t know anyone like him ( pretty sure I am currently surrounded by hundreds if not thousands – whom might complain soon – some of you know what I am talking about *wink) and I don’t want to, not really, even though it would make an interesting experience. At the end of the day, Nathan is just a man with a plan and too much money. I found it really strange that he would resort to something like that. I mean a man in his position could do whatever he want to, more or less. I can almost see my neighbors being chased by the tens of young women who have nothing better to do.
So, let’s get back to the book.
Short, HEA and easy to read are the best words to describe it, but at the same time a book you should try reading. It makes a really nice bedtime story.
The title perfectly fits as well as the cover. The cover is quite eye catching so good job to the designer.
From me: 3/5
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