I was happy in my small town. In my life as a single, 32-year-old woman. I had a good job, wonderful friends, my independence. I also hadn't gotten laid in three years....
Chloe Madison. That's me. A former NYU princess who just fell from grace, right off my pampered Manhattan throne and onto the unforgiving steps of Nicole Brantley, socialite and queen bitch....
I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn't expect her to become my friend. I didn't expect to fall in love with her....
Cole Masten. Abandoned by his superstar wife, Hollywood's perfect husband is now Hollywood's sexiest bachelor: partying hard and screwing even harder....
The summer that Chase Stern entered my life, I was 17. The daughter of a legend, the Yankees were my family, their stadium my home, their dugout my workplace....
Have you ever set out to have a one night stand with a sexy stranger? No? I’m the only one? Just kidding, I would never. Ever. Not usually. But then I figured, why not? My entire life I’ve been....
Everyone in Nashville knows Nathan Dumont. Four years ago, his fiancée disappeared. Last night, he proposed to me....
Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it's the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have....
Taylor Harden is a man on the edge. The edge of fame. The edge of untold wealth. The edge of utter humiliation....
New year. New place. New me. Right? Wrong. And all because of Shay Coleman....
There are many rules a priest can't break. A priest cannot marry. A priest cannot abandon his flock. A priest cannot forsake his God....
They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie. Thus, the nickname....
You have the right to remain sexy. Anything you say can and will be used to get you in my bed....
My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make. I slept with my student, a senior in high school. Multiple times....
Noelle Charlston lives a fairy-tale life: a doting father, a powerful job, and a future blessed with financial security....
The attraction was undeniable. I couldn't escape him. I didn't want to. I was his. He was mine. But he wasn't my husband....
When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he's in trouble. She's gorgeous and sweet and everything he can't trust. Until she becomes the one thing he can't resist....
This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS, and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love....
I love two men. I screw two men. I am in a relationship with them both, and they are both aware there is another. That is all they need to know, that is all I let them know. They don't need to know a name; they don't need to know anything, but that they are not alone in my heart.
They have accepted the situation. Stewart, because his life is too busy for the sort of obligations that are required in a relationship. Paul, because he loves me too much to tell me no. And because my sexual appetite is such that one man has trouble keeping up.
So we exist, two parallel relationships, each running their own course, with no need for intersection or conflict. It works for us, for them, and for me. I don't expect it to be a long-term situation. I know there is an expiration date on the easy perfection of our lives. I should have paid more attention, should have looked around and noticed the woman who watched it all. She sat in the background and waited, tried to figure me out. Saw my two relationships, the love between us, and the moment that it all fell apart.
She hates me. I don't even know she exists.
She loves them. I love them.
And they love me.
Everything else hangs in the balance.
Imagine being in a relationship with two different men who know the other man exists. That is the scenario that Madison has found herself in, living with Paul and at Stewart's beckon call. How the author comes up with these plot lines boggles my mind.
A complex story, filled with plenty of passion, intense emotional feeling, and begs a tough question - if each man holds your heart, how do you choose...how can you choose?
"The heart is stubborn. It holds onto love despite what sense and emotion tells it. And it is often, in the battle of those three, the most brilliant of all."
I liked the story, but it wasn't my favorite from this author. Still glad I read it though.
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I really enjoyed this book and the twists along the way. I was doing this one Whispersync so have to admit that it was easier to read than to listen to. The narrator was ok, but she used the same voice for all the characters so I was confused if I missed the beginning of a short chapter that was the story of a different character. This book would be improved by using multiple narrators, which I don't always like. I like the way the author creates something different, a bit twisted, and lets us make discoveries along the way. I felt that way with her other books that I have read or listened to: Black Lies, and The Girl in 6E. Lots of slutty sex so I would advise those who don't like that kind of stuff to stay away from this book. I thought it was good and enjoyed it very much.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Worst book I've ever had to listen too. I don't think I liked one character. How has this book EVER been given more than a star!!
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
love it love the change over perspective and the time differences only wished she stayed with both
What made the experience of listening to Sex Love Repeat the most enjoyable?
The narrator got "into character" with the 3 main players. You heard sighs, giggles, laughs, etc. That separates the better narrators from the best. They "act" out the characters so you can visualize and hear what is happening in each scene.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Paul. He understood what real love was and gave it to the h. She was always first in his life. He understood that seeing to anothers happiness made the relationship all the better.
Have you listened to any of Hollie Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No. But I certainly would like to hear other books she has narrated.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The 2 scenes at the hospital between Paul and Stewart.
Any additional comments?
Another good story with a surprise thrown in by Alessandra Torre.
What would have made Sex Love Repeat better?
Unfortunately, I found this particular story to be a less than enjoyable piece of erotica. It's not because it's lacking the erotica component. That's all there is and this is an example of why I only read this genre from a select few authors. I need complicated characters and an engaging storyline to follow. This one tried but the sex was like every five minutes and I personally found most of the characters to be frustratingly unlikable, combine that with a big reveal at the end that caused me to be a little sad and a lot grossed out and I was over it.
What do you think your next listen will be?
More Alessandra Torre! Despite my lack of enjoyment with this particular book, I will continue to scream Alessandra Torre's name from the mountain tops. She's freakin' amazing and everyone should know it!
Which scene was your favorite?
My favorite quote:<br/>“You don’t understand the true awesomeness of nature until you watch the sun rise on water that stretches across half the world. Or until you lay back on the board in the pitch black of night and listen to the world sleep. Until you feel the tug of water and know that you are dancing with a partner that could dip you into death should it feel the need. It is intoxicating, the heartbeat of the ocean.”
What character would you cut from Sex Love Repeat?
My dislike wasn't focused on any particular character. It was a combination of factors.
I had already read the book a couple of times and loved the story. I got the audio to fill time thinking it would be good background but found myself giving it my full attention anyway. The narration compliments the book very well.
Madison is so independent and adorable. Stuart is so driven yet tender. Paul is just so yummy. The writing flows well, the characters are well developed, the eroticism is captivating and the twists are well placed and unpredictable.
A very entertaining read and/or listen.
Very likeable, straightforward protagonist, who just happens to be romantically involved with two guys (there's a twist, but won't spoil it).
Moves along well, juicy story and exciting climax.
Very well narrated.
Love this and hated it had to end. Well written and pleasure as always reading Alessandra books.
there were several surprises and the ending wasn't what I expected but definitely worth your time. You can't but like these characters, they are flawed but real.
Alessandra Torre is wonderful at giving us imperfect scenarios reminding us that to be human is to be flawed. Maddison is gorgeous and sexy and easy going, but it's her understated insecurities that make her so relatable. Of course the two men in her life are HAWWWWT, but so different from one another that we don't really see the twist coming until it's upon us.
I did have one problem with this audiobook (which I admittedly listened to in one "sitting" while performing tasks of varying complexity throughout the day!)... I found there wasn't a big enough distinction when Dana started speaking, which made me go back to the ebook and sort out where the second female POV fit in. If I'd been concentrating better I'm sure this wouldn't have been an issue!! Even with my momentary confusion this is still a 5 star listen.