Double Down

By Alessandra Torre

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs


In Vegas, there was one man who was off limits. One man… and I fell for him.

I knew there were risks. Still, I played the game. When Dario Capece called, I answered. When he beckoned, I came. When he broke all my rules, I looked the other way.

I knew there were risks. I just never realized they included death.






My Review

At the beginning of Alessandra Torre’s All In Duet, even though they were living drastically different lives, Dario Capece and Bell Hartley were on equal footing, at least when it came to their mutual attraction. Bell had all of the power because she could choose to give into her desire for Dario or continue to use her head, understanding the consequences that came with starting a relationship with a powerful and married man, knowing that they would never be a ‘normal’ couple. But at the end of Even Money and heading into Double Down, Bell is led completely by her heart, which means that despite the risks…despite the radio silence that has to occur between her and Dario…despite her guilt, insecurity, and jealousy, Bell remains steadfast and never gives up on what she has with Dario; in fact, she risks everything to be with him, raising the stakes for them both. 

Alessandra Torre illustrates the conflicted feelings that both Dario and Bell feel as they try to cope with the loss of Gwen and the subsequent events that occur because of Gwen’s death. Neither of them are safe, which means that as Dario works to bring down his father-in-law, he needs to watch his and Bell’s backs as well as work to secure the chance that he desperately wants when it comes to his love for Bell.

The varying perspectives present in the story allow readers to understand the full impact of the plot’s events, concretely illustrating how one act is the spark…the catalyst for other actions occurring in the book, and as insight is provided, readers are able to see what Dario and Bell are truly up against, which is much more dangerous and deadly then they even seem to realize.

Love each other ‘through the cracks.’ That’s what Double Down is all about…Dario needs Bell to stand by his side, even when circumstances feel too overwhelming, even when it feels like there’s no way back to what they had due to everything that has occurred. What Dario and Bell are experiencing is a life or death situation, so Bell must decide if love is worth dying for, and as Torre crafts the climax of Dario and Bell’s story taking them towards a resolution, they both need to decide if they’re ready to fold or raise the stakes, risking everything for love.

4 Poison Apples

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Even Money (All In #1)






About Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for

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2 responses to “RELEASE REVIEW: DOUBLE DOWN by Alessandra Torre

  1. I love the way you review!

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