Review Even Money (All In Duet Book 1) by Alessandra Torre

From an NYT Bestseller! Sex and suspense collide in this jaw-dropping story of a Vegas casino owner and the one woman who could destroy his perfect life…

Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, a quickened heartbeat, and everything changes.
I was a cocktail waitress who could barely decide her coffee order.
He owned half of Vegas and had the reputation to match.

I should have run away from him. Instead, I stepped closer.

Then, the lies started.
Rumors spread.
Stalking commenced.
Someone died.

It didn’t stop me from falling in love.

*This is book 1 in a sexy new duet. The second book, Double Down, will release on June 18th*

Even Money (All In Duet Book 1) by [Torre, Alessandra]


Editorial Reviews


“An impossibly messy and dangerously complicated by intense emotions and fierce attraction. When I tell you this story is DECADENT and DELICIOUS, you just have no idea.” Angie & Jessica’s Dreamy Reads

“Damnnnnnn…that was really freaking AMAZING! Alessandra is the Queen of writing different and I loved this high stakes Vegas sexy romance with the dark twist… my heart is literally in my throat I’m in shock and awe! ★★★★★!” Shh… Mom’s Reading Book Blog

“I cannot begin to express how much I loved this book. Even Money by Alessandra Torre is a must-read, just be prepared for an emotional and gripping ride!★★★★★!” Reviews from the Heart

“A well-written book that makes my heart beat uncontrollably with the suspense, the twists, the sensuality and sexual tension between the characters, the intensity of the plot making me growl more than once between pages. ★★★★★!” The Bookery Review

“EVEN MONEY was one of those books that completely absorbed me from beginning to end. I couldn’t put it down. Perfectly done! This is a tale that will stick with me for a long time. ★★★★★!” Raine Miller, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Once again the incomparable Alessandra Torre proves to be a master storyteller and the mistress of sexy suspense with this sizzling hot forbidden romance. ★★★★★” Nelle L’Amour, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Intense and scorching hot, Even Money sucked me in from the first word and took me on a hell of a ride. ★★★★★” Anna Zaires, New York Times Bestselling Author

“An intense, romantic page-turner with an ending that left me breathless!” Jennifer Probst, NYT Bestselling Author

Top customer reviews

Wendy LeGrand

Well that was one hum-dinger of a story! Or half a story, since this one left us on a freaking cliffhanger and we have to wait for book 2 to come out in a few weeks! At least the second half is only a short wait, because I don’t know what I would do if I had to wait months to find out what happens.

Bell Hartley is a cocktail waitress at an exclusive gambling room, a college student trying to make her way in life after surviving a really rough childhood. She sees Dario Capece one night when he comes into The House. She knows who he is. He’s married to Gwen Hawk, Vegas royalty whose father owns multiple casinos on the Strip. His reputation precedes him, and Bell is immediately intrigued and fascinated with him. As he is with her. Everyone warns her to stay away from him. But what is that saying, people always want what they cannot have?

Alessandra weaves a twisty tale of two people who know they shouldn’t be together, have never wanted to be in a serious relationship with anyone before, but they just can’t stay away from each other. This obviously presents unique challenges for this couple. Dario is married, and Bell has no desire or intention of being anyone’s mistress. And even though Dario and Gwen have an “understanding”, her father would do anything necessary to make sure no one ever wrongs his daughter. And if any of the longstanding rumors about her father are true, God help anyone that ends up in Robert’s Hawk’s crosshairs.

I was so immersed in this book. There are so many elements included throughout that created a perfect story filled with drama, suspense, twists, passion, sex, and that shocking cliffhanger! Oy vay, I’m dying for book 2!!

Torie Inman

Bell Hartley works at The House casino serving drinks. Dario Capece is a wealthy, married, casino owner. Dario goes into The House to try to buy the casino. He meets Bell there. They are taken with each other instantly.

He watched her and felt something he didn’t understand. Vulnerability with a side of fear. Want eclipsed need.

Will they give in to what they feel? There is so much at stake.

I tried to find my thoughts, my sanity, my control. How had he decimated everything with just a kiss?

I could not put this book down. Instantly pulled into this story. Pages kept flying by.

This book was perfection!

Vulnerability was a luxury he couldn’t afford, and each interaction with her brought it in spades.

“In regards to your heart? I can’t protect that. That’s a risk you’re going to have to decide wether or not to take.”

“I can’t love you and not protect you. I can’t love you and not fight for you.”

Swoon! Dario is perfect. This story had me dying to read more! Cannot wait to see how this story is going to end. hat ending though!


This riveting story instantly hooked me and kept me flipping pages long into the night. The emotionally intense plot and the intriguing characters kept me on my toes. Even Money is the story of a forbidden passion that transcends logic and self-preservation. It delves deep into the world of raw emotions, obsession and unrestricted love.

Dario Capece is a Vegas legend. Owner of several casinos, he is a powerful businessman surrounded by an aura of mystery and danger. On the surface, he is a man who has everything he could wish for. He is a complex yet endearing character.

Bell is a cocktail waitress in Vegas. Her job has got her out of her trailer park and she has enough money to study in college.

When Bell captures Dario’s attention, forbidden feelings begin to emerge. Dario is ruthless and addicted to power. His stalking behavior is disturbing Bell. But his intentions are genuine and heartfelt. His love for her erodes his self-control and his boundaries, he is willing to risk everything for her.

I loved that Bell was smart, feisty and determined. She didn’t just roll over and allow things to happen to her. She is scared of heartbreak and worried she’ll become emotionally attached. And yet, she likes the darkness, Dario’s darkness, and the complex, intense feelings she experiences. Try as she might, she can’t get him out of her mind. Their forbidden story could end in tragedy and cause the ruin of everything Dario has built.

With two masterfully developed characters, it was easy to get into their minds and understand their motivations and needs. This dark, steamy and seductive story is also suspenseful and has many twists and turns woven into the story. Things are quickly escalating and the book leaves us with a big cliffhanger. I seriously can not wait for the second part of this story!


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