4 Stars

I was happy in my small town. In my life as a single, thirty-two year old woman. I had a good job, wonderful friends, my independence.

I also hadn’t got laid in three years. Hadn’t been on a date in two. Had stopped counting calories and wearing makeup… a while ago.

Then Brett Jacobs waltzed in. Caressed my thigh, dug rough fingers into my hair, lowered his soft mouth to my skin, took sexual control of my mind and stirred it all around with what he packed in his pants. He flipped my quiet life upside down and crawled into a place in my heart I thought was dead.

The issue is his secret.
The issue is her.
The issue is that I don’t even know she exists, and he thinks she’s dead.
The issue is that shit is about to hit the fan and I can’t hold on to him tight enough.


Tight was inspired by the novella ‘Still’ which was featured in the now banned Bend Anthology. Now a full length novel we get to hear the story of Riley & Brett.

They both meet one night whilst in a hotel in the Bahamas. Riley is there on a bachelorette weekend with her best friends and not being the partying type, retreats to her room early. Brett notices her discomfort and offers her a pair of slippers. Brett is an intense kind of man, and whilst he is the perfect gentleman, he is also oozing sex appeal that Riley is quite prepared to forgoe her recent spate of celibacy.

Riley is a small town girl, Brett is a rich boat salesman. He begins to woo her with weekend trips to exotic locations and for a time life is perfect. But perfection isn’t reality and secrets can’t be hidden forever and the story detours down a different path where dark and complex issues arise.

Told mainly from Riley’s POV, with some sneaky peaks into Brett’s mind, we are left wondering how this is all going to pan out and it keeps you guessing from early on. All the way until the end I didn’t know for sure where this story was heading, even though I had my suspicions and was proved right. I liked that there was a touch of mystery and I was satisfied with the ending.

This was very different to previous works by this author and I think if you are aware of that then you won’t be disappointed. It wasn’t as erotic as I was expecting (although, plenty of steamy scenes) but the underlying message was very thought provoking and deep.


This is not a story about servitude.
This is a story about strength.


ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

About the Author

Alessandra Torre

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written seven novels, four of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers.

Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E.

From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.

Torre has four books slated for release in 2015. To stay informed, consider subscribing to her popular monthly newsletter

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