Book Review: Love, Chloe

Love, Chloe
by Alessandra Torre

You know girls like me. You hate girls like me. The privileged blonde who skips her Ivy League classes when she's had too many Soho martinis. The one draped on the asshole's arm because he drives a Bugati and screws like a champ.

I was that girl. I loved being that girl.

Then, my door was broken in. Literally.

And in that moment? Everything changed.

WARNING: This sexy standalone has jaw-dropping moments, crazy sexual chemistry, and will make your cheeks hurt from smiling. Read at your own risk.

TeriLyn's thoughts: Alessandra Torre writes so eloquently. With each book from this author I have the privilege of reading I'm continually amazed at the breadth of her story-telling skills. For me, Love, Chloe is different than any other Torre title I've read. It's chick-lit and contemporary romance bundled together telling the self-discovery esque story of Chloe Madison. With a much slower build to the romance than I'm used to from Torre plus the real, meaningful changes in Chloe's life we see a new side to Alessandra Torre's writing that we've not seen before.

The book started out slow for me since it took me a while to really invest myself in Chloe's story. She's selfish and materialistic, a spoiled brat really. Her fall from "it" girl to "regular" girl was ungraceful at best and it showed. As the story progressed though I realized the point was absolutely to show Chloe's inelegant transition. The maturation and growth of this character only would come from seeing her at the bottom both literally and emotionally. So the beauty of the story really came from Chloe's discovery of her actual wants and needs not from what she born with and fortunate to always have. She makes honest mistakes, she begins understanding them as such while caring for others in an organic way she never has before, and she learns. Chloe Madison makes you fall hard for her in a way you wouldn't ever expect to fall. Once the romance begins to bloom there's a fun, quirky, charming side to Chloe that's expressed very honestly for Carter and it makes her that much more likeable. And while I LOVE Carter and his feelings for Chloe I really feel like this story is Chloe's. She doesn't become the woman she does because of her man, she's on that path and sees it through with his unwavering support and belief of her.

While Love, Chloe was a definite departure from the twisted tales I'm used to from Torre it was a very enjoyable story for me. This author's writing and penchant for story-telling always intrigues me. It's very interesting to see that intrigue be in a totally different realm from her usual with Love, Chloe. As a forever fan of Torre's I think in addition to the story itself, Love, Chloe shows her diversity as a writer quite keenly. She always does something just a little different setting her books apart from others in her class. If you love contemporary romantic comedies - books you can easily spend a day reading in your favorite chair - with a heroine for whom you'll feel a vast array of feelings for then you'll really like Love, Chloe. And just as an ending side-note, Torre included social media in her story in a very unique way; one that I really enjoyed the inclusion of as though it was an extra special glimpse into Chloe's life making her story all the more fun and real.

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Lori L. Clark

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