My rating: 5 of 5 stars
♦ 4.5+ intense, passionate roller coaster ride STARS. ♦
Sex. Love. Repeat. was an intense, highly emotional and surprising roller coaster ride that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. From the moment I started reading it, Alessandra Torre's unusual and highly intriguing writing style with it's many detailed and vibrant descriptions, managed to suck me in and I was unable to put it down.
The storyline is anything but your typical contemporary romance set-up. Based on the blurb, I knew there was probably going to be a love triangle, but other than that I had no idea what to expect.
"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 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."
For the past two years this arrangement has worked well for all three of them.
At first, there was only Stewart; a hardworking, succesful, sexy as hell businessman who's practically married to his job. His life is fast paced and his personal life is almost non-existent. He loves Madison but he knows he'll never be able to give her the kind of relationship she deserves. He can't shower her with attention and she knows she'll always come second place to his work. So, Stewart comes up with a solution.
In order for Madison to get the attention and love she needs, he suggests she starts a relationship with a caring man who will make time for her and who will agree to sharing her whenever he's available.
And that's when she meets Paul. Kindhearted, sweet, laid back Paul with the gorgeous blue eyes and magnetic smile. From the moment the two of them meet, they have an instant connection and they've been happily in love ever since. As a professional surfer, Paul's biggest concern is training for the next competition and finding out where the newest surfing hotspot is at. Other than that, he's a mellow easygoing guy who loves Madison more than anything. He even moves her enough to put up with the fact that he only owns one half of her heart.
"The three of us. Living two separate relationships. I get that you don't understand. That you wonder how someone could possibly be aroused, turned on by the thought of something so forbidden. But often, it is the forbidden that is the hottest, and the depraved that is the most arousing."
Their arrangement is unusual, to say the least. Madison knows it's only a matter of time before her carefully constructed love life starts to unravel and choices will have to be made. However, she has no idea how and when the much dreaded expiration date of her "ideal" love life will be reached.
See, there's a woman who watches them all. She watches Madison and the way she holds both of the men their hearts in the palm of her hand. And this woman is jealous, because she loves those men too. So when she ginds out how Madison "plays" both of them at the same time, she decides to take matters into her own hands and secrets start being revealed much sooner than Madison could have ever expected...
"All great things are preceded by chaos."
The story of Madison is an unconventional one. Her love life is anything but traditional or boring and reading about her relationships with two completely different men and how the lives of the three of them are intertwined, was a fascinating, emotional and intriguing ride. I had no idea how their story would end, but I'm glad with the way it did. I don't think I could've come up with a more suitable and appropriate ending to such an intense and original story.
Sex. Love. Repeat. is an erotic standalone novel with an unusual, but beautiful love story and a very gripping storyline, that I would highly recommend giving a try!
***ARC courtesy of the author, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review***
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