Saturday, February 15, 2014

Book Review: Cover to Covers by Alexandrea Weiss

author disclosure

This review is for MATURE readers only!!!!!!!!!!

cover to covers cover

A man driven by his desires. 
Tyler Moore is considered cold, ruthless, and determined to get everything he wants. CEO of a flourishing oil company, he thrives on order and never gives up control to anyone.

The woman from his past. 
Monique Delome has left her unhappy past behind to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. Love is something she believes is better suited to the pages of her novels and not meant for real life. 

Whether in the boardroom or the bedroom, Tyler Moore is always in charge. But when Monique Delome walks back into his life, everything changes. A successful romance author, all the sexy leading men Monique writes about strangely remind everyone of Tyler. Intrigued, Tyler sets out to seduce the one woman he could never forget. Soon Tyler gets more than he bargained for, and his grip on his well-ordered life is turned upside down. 

Tyler Moore is about to find out what happens when a romantic tale jumps from the pages and comes to life between the sheets.


I swear I think I need to put timers on whenever I read one of Alex's books- I think I set records racing through them! This was another 1 day, 2 sittings read! 

In many ways this book seemed more of a departure from the books that Alex rights (novel imitating life?), with older characters (50 yr old male lead and 'way past 40' female lead!), stronger sexual scenes and an unsettleness to the characters that drives the story. Like Alex's previous characters, Tyler and Monique are strong, but not completely- they are flawed and broken by past assumptions, mistakes and hidden wishes. I alternated between wanting to slap them both silly (aka 'grow up') and hoping they would get back together in the end. And that my dear readers is Alex's true strength- you feel an intimacy with her characters- you know them, good and bad. The reader can easily relate to the characters and the everyday situations and dialogue, and this believability makes the book such a sped read. For those from NOLA, the locales and nostalgia moments add a depth-almost a character unto themselves.This book is VERY erotic- don't let the teens get a hold of this one, but the situations are applicable to the leads characters and illustrate their changing relationship in only the way that Alex can!

If you're looking for an afternoon read to escape from all the frozen snow,
THIS is the book for you!

and when you finish this one, start reading the rest of her great books!

About the Author:
Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Her first novel, To My Senses, introduced readers to the world of Nicci Beauvoir and garnered numerous awards and rave reviews. Her popular second Nicci Beauvoir novel, Recovery, won the Gold Medal for Best Romantic Suspense from the 2011 Readers' Favorite Book Awards, and was named Best Romantic Suspense novel by the Spring 2011 NABE Pinnacle Book Awards. Her fourth novel, Broken Wings, won Best Contemporary Romance at the NABE Pinnacle Book Awards in 2012, and the Silver Medal at the 2012 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards for Contemporary Romance. Diary of a One-Night Stand, was released in August 2012 and was named a Paranormal Romance Guild's Best Reviewed of 2012. Acadian Waltz was a finalist in the 2013 Readers' Favorite Book Awards for Best Contemporary Romance and Best Southern Fiction. A permitted wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.
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