Author: Alessandra Torre
Review by: Onnica
Release date: March 14th, 2016
Basic story: Chloe Madison’s life changed overnight with a visit from the Feds telling her all of her parents’ assets had been seized and as a result, she would have to vacate her apartment forthwith. Forced to sleep on her friend’s couch and NYU refusing to award her her degree until she pays her fees, Chloe’s pampered world comes crashing down around her. She has to find an apartment, a job and withstand her cheating exes advances.
Chloe’s parents are nowhere to be found for support – they’re too worried about saving their Prada skins. Her previously charmed life has given her few skills to face the real world or face her new boss from hell, Nicole Brantley, New York socialite.
Chloe now has to navigate New York life, no longer the cream of the crop. When she meets Carter, her building’s super, she begins to question her values – can she embrace life’s new lessons, or will she run back to the comfort and vapidity of her former existence?
Why you should read it: This book was so much fun! Adapted from Alessandra’s Cosmo series last year, Love, Chloe is the culmination of her adventures throughout a very challenging year. Despite being a spoilt brat in the beginning, Chloe is incredibly lovable and I was immediately in her corner. Imagine being left penniless in an unforgiving city like New York, with limited skills? No thanks! I admired her moxie, her lack of self-pity and really enjoyed the ride. Her ex, Vic is a cad and a bounder, but he provides plenty of steamy moments. Carter, her potential boyfriend is equally sexy and a great hero. Her adventures in work are also hilarious – I loved the world that Alessandra built – it was so vivid. The book has pathos, humour, sexy times and lots of romance.
What you might not like: Perhaps because the book was adapted from blog posts, at times the action moved so swiftly that it was confusing how much time had passed (or in some passages, who was speaking) – that’s the only thing I struggled with occasionally, but probably because I was inhaling the words too quickly!
Rating: 4.5/5 for a truly enjoyable read about a lost woman who has to rise to the occasion if she’s going to succeed in her new life. I hate the word ‘journey’ but Chloe’s journey of self-discovery is a very interesting one.
Love, Chloe is out now.
About the author
Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She was also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.
You can learn more about Alessandra on her website at www.alessandratorre.com, find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or Facebook.