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To Have

(The Dumont Diaries #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  3,850 ratings  ·  292 reviews
I step on the dark stage, the cheap plastic of my platforms cutting into the top of my toes, every step bringing a pinch of pain. I keep my eyes down, following the flecks of silver on the unforgiving stage, waiting, exhaling a breath in controlled anticipation, my abs tightening. Then, the lights come on and I have almost three minutes to forget.

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Published August 9th 2013 by Alessandra Torre (first published August 8th 2013)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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! The Dumont Diaries, Part 1 of 4. DESPAIR – PROPOSITION – DESIRE & SALVATION!

My visible review is written to contain less details than book blurb. If you want a little more, please click on spoilers. This part 1 is best started just knowing as little as possible, so my review is mostly my rating and feelings.

“But this is the first time I’ve been attracted to a patron. I don’t know if it’s the mystery, the money, the perfect features, or the cock, but I want him.”

The Dumont Diaries
Pearl Angeli

4 Sexy Stars!

Expect a beautifully written story when you're reading an Alessandra Torre book.

To Have is the first part of The Dumont Diaries novella series. It's an easy and quick read that introduces the flawed heroine Candy. Candy is a stripper at a gentleman's club. She actually went to college and finished a degree before she went stripping but because she wasn't able to land a job, she resorted into stripping in order to sustain her needs and to survive in a strange city she lives in. Her
Lo Bookfrantic
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-review-ng
5***Mysterious BlueEyes Stars

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“When I step on stage, the lights still come on, bringing the glare of denial that clouds this world and allows me to picture another”. Candy

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Candance Deanna Tapers aka “Candy” young and with so much potential. Finds herself in a life she never wished for. She wanted to be an event planner and she realized there were no jobs for what she wanted to do. She found herself with no money and alone after her mother passed and ended up in the State of Florida
"You cannot rise above your current life if you are always one paycheck away from homelessness.”


To Have is Part 1 of The Dumont Diaries. Ms. Torre evokes a host of emotions throughout this four part read. I am truly thankful that all four books were available for me to read consecutively. I can only imagine the amount of anxiety I would have experienced had I had to wait.

"I am reckless on a pole, trusting my legs and arms in a way certain to cause damage. It is a lover I hate and I ride it
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
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Holy smokes! This book is awesome! I can see why nobody seems to stop and write a review. It's that good. The series is four tiny nouvellas, each were apparently released a week apart. Good thing they're all out!

When a tough-on-her-luck pole dancer/stripper catches the eye of rich, domineering, clipped businessman Nathan Dumont, he's got a proposition for her. He's more than a customer. He asks for a sexual favor....for lots of money. She becomes excited to see his face every now and again and
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great start to this series..

Candy works as a lap/pole dancer, not really a job that she would of chose but needs must, she has spiralling credit card bills and a father in a nursing home.
When a client asks for her services again, she excepts willingly ..he pays well and he is rich and very good looking, not like the other clients with their fat bellies and wandering hands.
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This is the second time Nathan Dumont has asked for her and only her...
but this time he has a different offer for her to
I'm sensing the start of a wild ride... Nothing good can come of this situation, but I am completely sucked in!

“I need a wife. I am not signing up for romance, or affection, or a full time job. The papers will discuss your duties. I want nothing more from you then what is stated there. And as far as you – you should never expect that from me. I will not love you. I will have no use for you other than sex and photo ops. That is something you might want to consider when making your decision.”
4.25 Stars

To Have is the first episode of The Dumont Diaries, a four part series. In this novella, we meet Candy the down on her luck exotic dancer working at a low class strip club. She is in debt, lives in a dump with a possible pervert, has a sick father and is basically so mired with her circumstances that she can’t see any way upward out of her so called life. At least, not until she meets Nathan Bane Dumont, a wealthy patron of the strip club who pays Candy to privately dance for him
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
A business proposition is presented to Candance.

A life changing decision must be made. Accept the money or give up her identity (view spoiler)


At lunch today I discussed Candance's choices with my husband. We came to the conclusion that I would take door #2; if I was in Candance's position (view spoiler). ;) lol

The Dumont Diaries is a mini-series told in four parts.

To Have (The Dumont Diaries, #1) by Alessandra Torre To Hold (The Dumont Diaries, #2) by Alessandra Torre Till Death (The Dumont Diaries, #3) by Alessandra Torre
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••

This should be interesting to say the least. A little bit fast paced and too short, but it grabs your attention right away.
We have what seems to be a slutty but sweet heroine and douche of a hero, that is far from sweet. I'm not sure if I like them just yet though. Mr. Dumont is a bit too quiet with only a handful of words even spoke so far. Since the story is told from Candace's pov, you don't get much of background information on him, like at all, no feelings, nothing. All you know about him
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Pam by: SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
4 stars
You are okay. You are beautiful. You will be fine.

Desperate lonely and broke; those three things combined doesn’t bode well for anyone especially when faced with a decision that can change your life forever. Struggling to get by with no friends or family to turn to leave very little choice for a girl like Candy; giving the mysterious sexy stranger the advantage he needs for her to see benefits of his proposition...
What he demands, I will freely give, his orchestration of our sex
This first of four parts has peaked my interest. I'm looking forward to seeing where this story is going to take Candy and Blue Eyes. It is clear already that this is not going to be a warm & fuzzy story.

Mr. Dumont seems cold and distant. He doesn't see Candy as more than an object for his sexual gratification as far as I can tell, and he seems to have some serious exhibitionist tendencies. Candy, is a stripper/prostitute that sells herself to him in exchange for a life of comfort. So far,
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4.5--We're Off to a Good Start--Stars!!!

So...normally I am not a fan of serial type stories, where we are given insallments of the story. But I am a fan of this author and I liked the fact that all of the installments are released within a few weeks of each other. So I decided to go for it!

Best. Decision. Ever.


College graduate
Aspiring event planner
Stripper at the Crystal Palace

Nathan Dumont--
Heir to Dumont Shipping
Man of mystery
Occasional visitor to the Crystal Palace

Candy is
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it

Hmmm....well this is going to be interesting.

Candace "Candy" who works as a stripper is approached by a VIP regular one night and offered to go home with him. This is not something that usually happens, but she goes anyway. The next day she is given two choices;

1) take the $10 grand offered for spending the night with him and continue in her life possibly having to continue stripping

or 2) enter into a loveless marriage. It's not until she reads the prenup that she even knows his name, Nathan
Carla ☺Did I Say That☺
Wow...just wow!! Will update later once I process my thoughts!!

Holy Shizzle that was HOT..

Candance. girl! if i were you..


And, Mr.Dumont. come to mama!!


EEK of to the next one!! To Hold (The Dumont Diaries, #2) by Alessandra Torre ...
JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
I like this Dickhead ...Review to come in the morning.
Jamie ♡♡ submits to books ♡♡
4 Blue Eyes Spins A Tale Stars

Meet Candace....
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Living the not so dream, stripping/dancing to make ends meet.

"I am reckless on a pole, trusting my legs and arms in a certain way to cause damage. It is a lover I hate and I ride it relentlessly. caressing it in a sensual way that leaves nothing to the imagination. "

In walks Sexy, Blue Eyed, wealthy, stranger man. He wants Candace. He gets what he wants, with several strings attached.

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Offering Candace a night she will Not forget.

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She is
I can understand your judgment. I know that I am a prostitute. I’m not proud of it.

That statement hooked me, and that was also what made me keep reading, and curious. Who's Candy? Just a stripper for a cheap club, a ho...or, just another human being tried to survive, alone, struggled in life?

This book was intense, and I'm hooked since a first page.
Living a life like Candace/Candy was never easy. A stripper, sometimes when she's having tight money problem, she should do some hand or blow job
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it

This in the first installment of a four part series that follows Candy and Mr. Blue-eyes. We meet Candy, the stripper has come to terms that girls like her don't get a prince charming. She has come to terms with her situation and will do whatever it takes to survive. Enter Mr. Blue-eyes. But he may be after far more than just a private dance.

This was an addictive little gem of a story. I was instantly hooked, trying to sort out just what the end-game was. With so little in the way of pages,
In as little as 58 pages, you can tell this is going to be a crazy ride! I was able to get a sneak peak into this world while reading Just the Sex. I didn't really care for the glimpse I saw while reading that collection, but actually reading the story was so much different, and so much more is explained.
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Re-read upped the ante... 5 Stars as it really did everything it promised... 8/18/13

Solid 4... with room to see what is next...

Thank you SueBee, Angie and Katey... I woke up this morning to see To Have staring out at me and I followed the trail of reviews and comments. My inquiring mind wanted to see what this was about and checked out the blurb. There in black and white it stated it was a four part series. Perfect. In a review I learned it was going to be issued every week, not
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


You can read my full review for this series right HERE!

Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
The Dumont Diaries was a highly addictive series for me.
I loved that each book was a quick read!
Sometimes you just need a break from the full length novels. :)

It had a couple of gorgeous men and a heroine who was likable and completely down on her luck.

The sexy time scenes are pretty hot and oh boy a little embarrassing with the exhibitionism..but I enjoyed it. :)

If you're looking for a fun and quick read, this series is for you. :)

4 Stars!!
This is a four book Novella series that I will be reviewing as one. Each book is between 50-60 pages of scorching hot goodness. If you are a fan of erotica and erotic romance with a hot Alpha male, then you will enjoy this short series.

Candy is a young woman whose life has gone all wrong. Nothing is going according to plan. She has been out of school for months and has been unable to land a job as a party planner. She has been forced to resort to working as a dancer in a gentleman's club. She

Ash Wednesday
Love seems to be set aside for those who deserve it, for those who plan ahead, are responsible, those who recycle and donate a dollar to the March of Dimes at the supermarket register. I'm a non-donater. I'm the girl who spends that spare dollar on a candy bar instead. I don't deserve love.

I do love a book that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Especially if its about a stripper who got propositioned for marriage by a special customer. And by special I mean a billionaire shipping
Alexis *Reality Bites*
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That cocky excited feeling you get when you find a new read that holds the promise to be something you'll love...

Ahhh...such delight!

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To Have has left me wanting MORE MORE MORE! I have a HUGE GRIN on my face right now.. H U G E!

Soooo, I read this because 1, it was FREE and 2, a lot of my friends read & enjoyed it! Here is the U.S. Amazon link to get your free copy:

Ok, I'm off to get the series bundle of books titled The Dumont Diaries 1-4!

I'm out!

A little bit too fast paced and too short, but it grabbed my attention right away. I'm not sure what is going on with our H and h, but I'm curious to find out.
Slut of a heroine and douche of a hero. I'm not sure if I like them just yet. Since the story is told from her pov, you don't get much of background information on him. Actually, the is kind of person of a mystery. All you know about him is the fact that he likes to get sucked off in a front of an audience :-D. I like the fact that author
Ari Reavis
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it, short-reads
What a great read. The sex was hot (even if I didn't know his name until the last page). He was a jerk, but for some reason I liked him. I like a person who gets straight to the point. It doesn't get much clearer than his only words being "Dance" and “Suck me." the first time you meet him. A mean cliff hanger at the end, but I'm so excited to read the next part and see what happens.
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alpha, erotica
well, well, well...
a modern Cindarella story...or a Pretty woman remake? LOL

I'm not sure...not enough data...need more...

well, moving on to the second installment cause I expect some serious twists around the corner...
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