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.
Forty- two percent of the way through this book my brain just exploded. It literally just blew the hell up inside my skull. Sex. Love. Repeat was absolutely NOTHING like I thought it would be. Personally, reading about love triangles is not my thing. The idea of someone eventually walking away with a broken heart, breaks me. However, in this case, Stewart, Madison and Paul all knew what they were getting themselves into when they created this triangle of sex. For the most part, anyway…
One unusually snowy afternoon, Madison meets Stewart. He’s high class. A successful business man; married to his work. Madison and Stewart start up a relationship of sorts. It’s more like a string of sexual encounters. Stewart is a busy man and doesn’t have time to do the day-to-day things with Madison. He doesn’t have time for breakfast or to curl up on the couch and watch movies. He has time to fuck. And work. That’s about it. Madison is understanding and respectful of his lifestyle, but she makes it clear that she will not be exclusive with him. This begins to eat at Stewart (even his name sounds snooty) and eventually he asks her to begin looking for a “boyfriend”, rather than have her screwing random men when she’s not with him. She needs someone to be there for her needs, to provide love and comfort, and fulfill her sexual appetite when he is otherwise engaged. At first Madison thinks the idea is ridiculous, this is until she meets Paul.
Paul is a professional surfer, and a damn good one. He’s easy going, sexy as hell and lives to make Madison happy. Whatever Madd wants, Madd gets. When Paul finds out that he will have to share Madison with another man, he’s averse to the idea. Who would want to share a chick with a no name man? I don’t know many who would be willing to jump into that kind relationship. A week after telling Madison that he can’t engage in a relationship like this one, he recants his statement. Paul is attached. It’s just not that easy to walk away Madison, so instead he settles on sharing her heart. If the only way he can have her is to share her with some unknown man, he’ll do it.
It’s not just Madison, Stewart and Paul. There is someone else. Someone watching everything. Dana. At first I didn’t know what to make of this woman. She spoke about loving Stewart and watching Stewart with this “new woman” known to all of us as Madison. She’d tale him and even went so far as to offer her assistant money to predict events he’d be at. Umm, creepy, right? If that wasn’t enough, there also seemed to be some tie between her and Paul. It all kind of threw me for a loop.
Eventually Madison’s two worlds collide. Let’s face it, there’s NO WAY she could have kept the two separate for forever. Eventually something would have happened to cause her worlds to intersect. And they do. The fall out of the collision is much tamer than I expected it to be. I would have thought there would be chaos and screaming, threats and fist fights. There was a small amount of chaos. Most of which, Madison would never be privy to. I just thought there would be this big bang. That the two men would fight tooth and nail for this woman that they both claimed to love. In the end, one man walks away with Madison’s heart. One man who really has earned it. I personally think that she makes a fabulous choice. I would have done the same.
Let’s talk sex. Insert eyebrow bounce here. Alessandra Torre can write the hell out of a sex scene. I was hot and bothered while reading The Dumont Diaries, a series of novellas packed into one amazing book by this very talented author, and Sex. Love. Repeat was just as hot if not hotter. I didn’t cringe at the use of any unfavorable terms, like “her sex” or “love mound.” Vomit. It was all tactfully fucktastic. I found myself wishing I could replace Madison. Come on ladies, two men willing to anything to satisfy your sexual appetite? Who wouldn’t want that? The best part? It’s not just some fucked up relationship about purely sexual need, these three are IN LOVE with one another. Sex is hot, but when emotions are involved – love is involved – it becomes so much more. Oh, I also enjoyed the fact that there was an extremely engaging story line. Sometimes when you read erotica, it’s a slew of sex scenes connected by some flimsy content disguised as glue. Alessandra has found the recipe for the perfect blend of both.
Sex. Love. Repeat is filled with steamy sex scenes that will leave you panting, yet it is so much more. It’s a story of love, loss, and the unlikely woman who sews two broken men back together again. It is these reasons that have caused me to fall head over heels in love with this story. At this point, I can say with confidence, that if Alessandra Torre wrote it, I will read it. And you should, too!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 Cruise.
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