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Trophy Wife

(The Dumont Diaries #0.5-5)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  5,679 ratings  ·  658 reviews
Everyone in Nashville knows Nathan Dumont. That’s what happens when you develop half a town and sleep with the rest.
Four years ago, his fiancee disappeared.
Last night, he proposed to me.

I had wanted to escape my life, the seedy strip club and the mountain of bills. I had seized the opportunity to live in a mansion, fill my days with country clubs and caviar, my nights wi
Paperback, 258 pages
Published April 15th 2017 by Select Publishing
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Kristin Kent I just finished this last night. I had no idea it had been in serial form prior. At the end of the book, there's information saying this is those chap…moreI just finished this last night. I had no idea it had been in serial form prior. At the end of the book, there's information saying this is those chapters put together and also polished up with more from Nathan, I think. So, yes... it was a book in its entirety. It had an ending. Hope that helps.(less)

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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! Trophy Wife (stand-alone). How Candice became the contracted Trophy wife of aloof sex-on-a-stick Nathan Dumont!

“I will not love you. I will have no use for you other than sex and photo ops.”

Trophy Wife (stand-alone) opens up to another day in aspiring event planner Candace Deanna Tapers, Candy’s life. She has fallen just about as low as she can; in debt, estranged from her family and working as a stripper.

When Real estate developer, playboy and heir to a shipp
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
4-4.5 Stars

***semi-spoiler-y regarding overall content, not actual plot points***

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, actually.

It had stuff in it that would normally either make me think twice about reading something or make me squirm while doing so...

To explain: while cheating or ow/om drama has always been a case by case basis thing for me - and not a black/white hard limit, as far as reading limits go - gratuitous cheating and/or love triangles have always been more of a no-go zo
Alessandra Torre
Apr 14, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

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Such a weird book.

**********Spoilers, probably**********

The book started off great and the writing was good but the events were kind of weird and the characters were shitty.

The heroine was unrelatable, she didn't seem like a heroine at all. It felt like she was the ‘other woman’. The hero was a Dick, who didn't feel like a male lead at all. He was too underdeveloped in my opinion.

I was actually rooting for the other one, the one who turned out to be nobody. What is his role in this stor
✰ Liz ✰
"He is a living, breathing man who has the capacity to love, who looks at me and sees something more than a contract."

Trophy Wife is a smoking hot read with a business man, a stripper, and a contract. With a blend of intrigue, passion, and money, Nathan Dumont is one hero who is sure to please any romance reading fan!

"In the moments before his breathing deepens, his hold on me relaxing, it is perfection. Forbidden. Impossible. Perfection."
Candy is a stripper. She has a college degree an
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Alessandra Torre Fans, Erotic, Romance, Suspense
5 Be Careful What You Wish For Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
What do you do when you get the opportunity for MORE...
Why you grab for it two-fisted, of course!

Alessandra Torre decided to do just that...
Give us More of The Dumont Diaries...
She took what was an Outstanding, MindFu@king, Sexually Compelling Tale...
And then added more Depth, Intrigue, and Thrills.

The Dumont Diaries was my introduction to Torre...
And I have been addicted to her writing since...

And now there is MORE to this Tale...
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Trophy Wife
5 "Forbidden. Impossible. Perfection." Stars
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I read The Dumont Diaries and loved, I read Trophy Wife and I absolutely adored!!! What was a sexy, intense read the first time around became an even more sexy, even more intense read with the added POV of Nathan Dumont. Trophy Wife was told in dual POV's, allowing the reader to get into the mind of both Candace Tapers and Nathan Dumont.

Sexy - check
Erotic - check
Intrigue - check
Angst - check
Suspense - check
Love - check

A stripper, a mil
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts

In true erotic Alessandra Torre style, Trophy Wife pushes boundaries with a highly erotic story arc that’s unique, gripping, and edgy, whilst simultaneously making me feel so much for the characters at the heart of this intriguing story. They seamlessly drew me in with their charismatic inner thoughts in an utterly compelling narrative that toggles between the perspective of the male and female protagonist revealing the layers of a story that's laced with intrigue, eroticism and passion. The aut
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica
Angsty and hot af. Really loved this one. If you're sensitive to subject matters such as cheating, probably better to stay away. ...more
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••

This book is a combination and addition of the previous books to the Dumont Series. I was torn with the Dumont Series before so I have to say, this addition with dual POV and added chapters and Epilogue's made it so much better for me. I read this just last September but reading this again was like reading a new book. I had forgot a lot of what happened and why it happened.

Nathan Dumont. This man. Gawwwwd this man. I can not give anything away in this book if you have not read it but this man l
S.M. West
This was one DIRTY, HOT read! And I loved it!!

Mr. Nathan Dumont is one alpha-hole that I could not get enough of. I love AT and with the exception of one other book (and there's no reason why other than the never ending TBR), I've read all of her books - each of them great in their own way. This book reminded me why I love this author so much.

I simply LOVED this one. I couldn't put it down and when I had to, I was jonesing 'till I could get back to it.

I'm a HUGE Brad fan, but dare I say, Na
Funda Demir
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was... weird.


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3.5* overrated fairy-tale STARS!

Review @ Midnight Romance

Previously as The Dumont Diaries series/Mrs. Dumont, I'm intrigued to read this. From a desperate stripper became trophy wife for successful businessman. How bad can it be? Candace Tapers aka Candy works her ass off as a stripper for her sick father. She was once a princess but fell hard with no money left. Then this strange rich man, Mr. Dumont along with his bodyguard came with proportion. Marriage. It's for pleasure only; no romance. B
Trophy Wife is a re-edited, re-titled, re-published 2017 version of Alessandra Torre's 2013 serial collection: Mrs. Dumont. I own the 2013 version but never read it. When I found out it was getting a revamp, I thought I would wait and read the 2017 version. In summary, I can't compare the two.

Based on my personal reading experience, Trophy Wife was mysterious, sexy, a little annoying, sexy, manipulative, confusing, and did I say sexy? Mr. and Mrs. Dumont were going at it like rabbits. But a spe
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
Candy has made some poor choices that land her in Sammy’s a strip club where her happily ever after gets further and further away with every twirl on the pole. Until he walks in. Gorgeous, demanding and wealthy. A far cry from the normal clientele that walk through the doors of the seedy club. But what does a girl do when she’s near rock bottom and a man offers you the deal of a life time? You say I do.

The Dumont Diaries was the first book I had read by Alessandra Torre, so this story, these cha
Bella -
3,5 Stars

Nathan: Blue eyes, dark hair, arrogant, powerful, cold-hearted, DEFAULT good looking and super-rich leading male

Candace, Brown hair (dyed blonde before), brown eyes, confident yet naive, kind-hearted woman who’s trying to find her place in this world.

Both described really gorgeous

As always I like the heroine more than the hero. I think I always like the females more in hetero romances, (Not objective maybe, sorry) But in here, Nathan was really hard to like, especially in the beginnin
May 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
2 1/2"Twisted but intriguing" Stars!

I think I'm going to chalk this one up as "not for me". I really don't understand why any one would fall in love with any of these characters. However, I was intrigued despite myself. AT is a good writer. So three stars for the writing and keeping me interested despite not really liking the characters. Any of the characters. Plus, it was quite anticlimactic, IMO. Happy reading :-/

Later the same day...

After thinking about this a little bit more, I'm making
Ammie (Ammie's Book Obsession)




Me Before Reading:-

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Me After Reading:-

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After reading Hollywood Dirt and Love in Lingerie by AT, I had become her die hard fan so naturally I had some great expectations from Trophy wife. After reading the Blurb I was really excited to read the book but as soon as I started with it, all of my expectations just went into sort and I was left a little disheartened. I haven't read the pri
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Original review: The Daydreaming Bookworm

*4.5 Stars!*

The Dumont Diaries was originally a set of serials written by Alessandra Torre a few years ago that has now been revamped and re-released as a standalone novel titled the Trophy Wife. While I did not read the serial prior to reading this new standalone, Alessandra has stated that she has added more chapters to this story and even a male POV so it may be worth your while to read Trophy Wife even if you had read the serial before. Okay, but
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
✨3.5 Stars✨
This story had some bumps along the way and I did like the first half more than the second, but it was sexy and I was intrigued. Classic AT!
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I read Alessandra Torre's Dumont Diaries so long ago, it was easy to go into Trophy Wife not knowing what to expect. While I recalled the original storyline well enough, the finer details were blurry. Whether or not you're familiar with Nathan and Candace and the provocative chronicle of their marriage of convenience, you're in for an unexpected experience full of twists and turns. You'll be lost, as I was, in the mystery of these circumstances, in the sizzling sex, in the raw emotion and the br ...more
If you have already read the previous installments of this series DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS BOOK!!! It rehashes everything already covered, and only adds a longer epilogue.
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: abuse

I had not previously read the Dumont Diaries so to me Trophy Wife was a new book with a brand new story/plot.

A stripper. What the fuck had he gotten into?

Having made some very bad choices while only caring for having a good time, at 27 years old Candace Tapers ends up as a pole dancer at Sammy’s, a seedy strip club, this hellhole, my best hope for a happily ever after is the Anna Nicole Smith Dream
I’m a broke idiot of a girl who needs rent money

And then he walks in, a diamond in the garbage g
This review has been long overdue...I kept trying to delay writing one because I couldn't find enough words in the English language to express my absolute disgust at this utter piece of garbage that has been marketed as romance when there is absolutely nothing even remotely romantic about this crap.

Yeah there are gonna be SPOILERS AHEAD but I urge everyone to read this because you honestly can't make informed choice about buying this. Before wasting your money on this
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alessandra Torre has cemented herself as an author who has perfected and honed in her craft as she vividly delivers a sexy, provocative and highly intoxicating erotic romance. With her sinful and seductive prose, Torre has readers like myself loving the Trophy Wife, which happens to be a revamp and newly improved storyline of The Dumont Diaries.

Keep in mind, The Dumont Diaries holds a special in my heart because it was my introduction to Alessandra Torre. While I really enjoyed and loved The D
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I'm. Just. Like.


Swear to christ I got knocked up from reading this story.
Jesus. YESSSS. I can't even form words right now. Just A LOT of moans. I finished Trophy Wife a couple days ago and I am STILL thinking and dreaming about it. Alessandra does this to me every.

Damn. Time. Just be prepared to experience all of the sex. ALLLLL OF IT! Nathan will steal your mind, your body and your heart. GOD I LOVED THIS STORY!

Trophy Wife is LIVE early on i
✴ Cindy ✴

WARNING: This book causes hand spasms. Don’t read unless you like struggling against the urge to slap people. Preferably the heroine.


For a woman with a college degree, she was a flat out idiot.


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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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Nikki ღ Navareus

Whew!!! That story was....

Holy Hell!! Great assholish hero, turned redeemed hero story. I will probably read this one again.
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
I loved the original serials, how did my opinion change that much??? Although I can't even remember reading this story and yes it was edited to include Nathan's POV etc. Oh well.... ...more
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Alessandra Torre (AR Torre) is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five romance and suspense novels. In addition to writing, she is the creator of Alessandra Torre Ink - an online community of over 40,000 published and aspiring authors.


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