Review: Double Down by Alessandra Torre

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆


What it’s about:

The stunning conclusion to the All In Duet…
In Vegas, there was one man who was off limits. One man… and I fell for him.

I knew there were risks. Still, I played the game. When Dario Capece called, I answered. When he beckoned, I came. When he broke all my rules, I looked the other way.

I knew there were risks. I just never realized they included death.

*Note: This is not a standalone novel; it is the second and final book in the All In Duet.

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My Thoughts:

Double Down is the exciting, action-packed final book in Alessandra Torre’s All In duet.  Reading book one, Even Money, is required before beginning Double Down, which begins exactly where Ms. Torre’s left her readers hanging from Even Money’s cliff.

Dario and Bell have proclaimed their love for one another just shortly into their torrid relationship, and he knows Bell was the assassin’s intended victim.  Instead, another loved one lays in a pool of blood.  Dario is keenly aware of the continued threat, but he doesn’t know the cards held by the other players.

This sizzling suspense opens at full throttle and never slows down.  Filled with fast cars and dangerous bets, Double Down takes readers from the bright lights of Vegas to the backwaters of Louisiana.  Through all their trials, Dario and Bell remind each other of their connection and love so that doubt, regret, and guilty don’t crack open their fragile, fledgling relationship.

The secondary characters are fantastic, and I really wish they had been given more than cameo roles. I loved Rick and Lance’s brotherly affection for Bell.  Meredith’s bubbly personality is contagious, and Laurent’s gruff but caring personality melted my heart.

The conclusion leaves a hint of potential threat that could be revisited in a future sequel; I for one, would love at least a novella that explores not only Dario and Bell’s future but also a more satisfying consequence for the antagonist.  Spin-off stories for the secondary characters are also on my wish list.  Clearly, I’m “all in” with this series.


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Review: Even Money by Alessandra Torre

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