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Trophy Wife (The Dumont Diaries 0.5-5) by Alessandra Torre

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The Dumont Diaries 0.5-5
Alessandra Torre
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
April 17, 2017

Everyone in Nashville knows Nathan Dumont. That's what happens when you develop half a town and sleep with the rest.
Four years ago, his fiancee disappeared.
Last night, he proposed to me.

I'd wanted to escape my life, the seedy strip club and the mountain of bills. I had seized the opportunity to live in a mansion, fill my days with country clubs and caviar, my nights with romance and sex.

Maybe I should have done my homework first.

Note: This book is an expanded and revised version of Mrs Dumont, which is no longer available for sale. It contains filthy hot scenes, voyeurism, a dominating alpha male, and a plot you won't be able to step away from.

Val’s Review

4 – 4.5 Stars

***semi-spoiler-y regarding overall content, not actual plot points***

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, actually.

It had stuff in it that would normally either make me think twice about reading something or make me squirm while doing so…

To explain: while cheating or ow/om drama has always been a case by case basis thing for me – and not a black/white hard limit, as far as reading limits go – gratuitous cheating and/or love triangles have always been more of a no-go zone for me.


That said, I find myself being not as…repelled, I suppose, when characters brush up against – or even completely submerge themselves in – this gray area these days, so long as it works for me within the context of the story.

I think my reading taste buds are in one of those transitional periods, which is exciting to me as this will be opening me up to a lot of books I might have been hesitant to pick up before.


Disclaimer: this is not meant to be a “break out your comfort zone” call to arms or anything.

Hard limits are hard limits.

And reading something that makes you nauseous is fun for no one.


So I’m not trying to suggest anything here. I’m simply saying my own personal limits have changed on their own as of late, which as all of us readers know, happens from time to time.

But anycray.

I really enjoyed the main story and the side of angst this book provided. The connection between Candace and Nathan was electric and I really enjoyed that Candace was regular girl caught up in life’s circumstances.