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A billion-dollar fashion empire, and it’s about to be mine…

I've worked a decade for this. I've sold my soul and my reputation. I've lived a lie, smiled for the cameras, and hated myself, all for this inheritance.

And then … she pops up. A mysterious heir with a rap sheet, combat boots, and a mouth that I want to pin shut with my—

It doesn’t matter. I’ve played this game fo
Paperback, 300 pages
Published January 18th 2018 by Select Publishing LLC
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Adrianne There was a wealth of opportunity and it seems just the edge of the claim was mined. There was the so much more to Marco and Avery’s story especially…moreThere was a wealth of opportunity and it seems just the edge of the claim was mined. There was the so much more to Marco and Avery’s story especially her being his fashion muse and where AT could have taken that. Also she just skimmed over the direction and developments of Vince’s empire after he passed. I was expecting a rich layered Mille Feuille but received a frozen Sara Lee eclair instead.(less)

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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐⭐⭐⭐! Hidden Seams (stand-alone). Two flawed loners get a second chance at life amid lies, deception & a quest for the truth!

“You don’t appreciate it? You seemed to appreciate it just fine when you were breaking me in half with your cock!”

Hidden Seams (stand-alone) brings together two flawed individuals and all the secrets and lies hidden in the patchwork of their lives.

A death of a fashion icon!

Money launderer Avery McKenna skirts on the edge of society laundering money while helping
Alessandra Torre
Oct 29, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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The atmosphere in the car is changing. Maybe it’s the alcohol, maybe it’s the fact that I’m exhausted and lonely and delusional, but whatever it is, she’s now resting her weight on the armrest between us. Her legs are crossed, and when she occasionally bounces her foot, it brushes against my leg. We’re three shots down, and I can feel the edges of my control diluting.

Is it a mistake to bring her to Spring Lake? Absol
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HIDDEN SEAMS: is a standalone romance novel by Alessandra Torre. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Marco and Avery.

I’ve only read one other by this author but have always had it in the back of my mind to read more of her books so when I saw this come up for review I jumped on it and I am so freaking glad I did.

Marco Lent is such a complex confusing man, is he straight? Is he gay? What’s his real story? Marco has many layers to him and like the concept of peeling back an onion
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
That epilogue was a tearjerker...sniff. RTC
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Going into this book, I had read a few reviews, so I thought I knew what to expect. I should know that I shouldn’t always think I know...... I do know that when reading this author, you can know you will get exceptional writing. And I got passion. And a lot of sexiness. And amazing writing.

This story begins over 10 years earlier showing us how Marco made a deal that would forever change his life. Did I like the agreement??? Not necessarily. Did I understand it completely? I still have questions
If you know me, you know by now that I rarely give out 5 stars. You could also call me extremely picky as well as hard to please in regards to books earning a 5 star rating from me. This week has been an unreal experience. After having my first 5 star book of the year (Ryan's Bed), I also read two amazing and captivating novels that came just shy of 5 stars. And now this...

Alessandra Torre is an author that has surpassed my expectations again and again. She is one of only a few authors that writ
Dilek VT
I had such a hard time to get into this story and if it weren't Alessandra Torre's book, I would have DNF'ed it already.

The problem is, up until page 83 of a novel that is itself 283 pages long, the hero and the heroine DO NOT MEET!

The hero does his thing, the heroine does her thing.

We learn a lot about their very unusual lives. However, they do not meet for a long while; they do not even live in the same state.

Well, being the romance lover I am, I got impatient. But thank God I didn't drop th
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Alessandra Torre Fans, Erotic, Romance
4 The Choices We Make Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free- It's Live!!!
Whenever I am writing a review for Alessandra Torre, I am Challenged.... Challenged because part of the draw in reading Torre is discovering everything as it is presented.

We know from the blurb, Marco Lent has been part of the fashion industry. He was a new young designer who was driven with ambition. He had talent but all that anyone saw was his appearance. Handsome and chiseled, he was tired of being told he should model not design.
Olga therebelreader
As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I knew I would be hooked.

I absolutely loved watching Marco and Avery fall in love. I love the transformation that he went through. Two completely different souls from different worlds brought together under most unusual circumstances and with that came banter and so much sexual tension but best of all, love! I thought both their voices were authentic. I really liked the fact that I could get Marco's perspective on the developing romance as well as Avery
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❤4-4.5 stars ❤

Hidden Seams was a unique,fun,super hot and passionate story!There were many things that I liked in this story,one of them is the plot which was unique!I haven't read anything like that!Secondly the characters who rocked this book!

"I used to hate kissing.I used to hate it and now, with her, I never want anything else."

Avery is my favorite character!She is strong and independent!Marco and Avery have an amazing chemistry!They have a
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it

Hidden Seams was a brilliant story with many different sides to it. The main focus was, of course, the romance between Marco and Avery but then there was also the part of Avery trying to find out who she was, and Marco's struggle to keep his best friends secret. it all came together really well and that was my best part of the story for me.

It's sounds crazy to say but these characters were better together because it was like they came alive with all of the chemistry between them. Separately they
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Be bold' Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Alessandra Torre is an exceptional author. Every single time she releases anything she always surprises her readers with something new but always in her unique style and touches. Her book blurbs draw me in every time and Hidden Seams was no exception. Again, Alessandra delivered an outstanding piece of writing that had my attention 100% of the time and made me laugh, swoon and feel.

Hidden Seams is LIVE
Melanie (mells_view)
Be Bold.

When I pick up a book by Alessandra Torre, I usually just go in blind. Mainly because she’s one of those authors who never gives me the same thing twice. I feel like there’s no point comparing her new work with the older, because it won’t compare. It will stand on its own. Which is what I did with Hidden Seams, went in blind, and I can happily say it did not disappoint.

A man who has been putting on a charade for someone else for a decade. A woman who just wants some true answers, and is
♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥

What happens when a billion-dollar fashion empire, a man who's sold his soul and a beautiful girl in combat boots with a sassy mouth come together? We get, ‘Hidden Seams,’ a gorgeous, sexy and totally unique romantic read by Alessandra Torre who executes this fabulous story with her usual eloquent style and a touch of writing perfection. It's everything I didn't expect yet everything I wanted. A story that took me away to a fictional world of opulence and extravagance lightly juxtaposed with the
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


Hidden Seams was such a fun read, with amazing characters. I was in love with Avery from the start, she intrigued me so much and I just couldn't get enough of her. Alessandra writes the best characters, and she does an incredible job in hooking you into the story. I liked Marco as well, but not as much because he was awful a couple of times. There were a couple of scenes where I wanted to hit him for acting that way, and making Avery mad/sad. Howe
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 ★'s

I've always enjoyed Alessandra Torre's books but I was a bit shocked that not many of my Goodreads friends have read this story. That's always a confusing sign for me but I decided to take the chance and I'm so glad I did.

Ten years ago, Marco was a fledgling fashion designer and he took a deal offered to him by an older, much more established and successful designer to be his pretend gay partner. And for the most part, things worked out. Unfortunately, there were two issues...Marco is d
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What’s better than seeing the fashion world from a different perspective ? Being in that world and having a rival to rival ALL rivals! There’s this saying: you want something sexy, go to a lingerie store, you want drama and passion? Read a good book. “Hidden Seams” gave you a taste of everything: money, power, greed, scandal, and one heck of a runway.

Avery McKenna has been on her own for a very long time. Losing her parents and having to navigate through life with none by her side, has alwa
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Like I ve stated in my reading status post, this story had an interesting concept, I didn't really know nor did I expect a 'certain' direction of unraveling of the plot.

At first, I believed it would be a drama, then I figured it didn't 'deal' with the subject in the 'serious' way for it to be an actual drama....then, it was a romance, and well, Alessandra knows how to write a steamy romance, but it still wasn't believable enough nor emotionally deep enough for me to consider both characters wort
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a unique story and I appreciated that. I just feel like there was so much else going on that the connection between the mcs felt lacking. I got the lust for sure -- but the progression into stronger feelings not so much. I have more wins than fails for this author so I'll continue reading her works, but it definitely wasn't my favorite of hers.

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Avery and Marco's story. Avery finds out that a man that looks a lot like the o
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I thought I knew what to expect in Hidden Seams going in, but if I've learned anything about Alessandra Torre over the years, it's that she's a master manipulator where her readers are concerned. She's brilliant at creating a story that is both captivating and confusing. She pushes boundaries and stretches the limits of one's comfort more and more with each new book. She toys with her readers, luring them in one direction only to halt them in their tracks with twisted revelations, with shocking ...more
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️

There is nothing better than reading a book that hits major points ......unique storyline, sassy/quick banter, friends to enemies to lovers, hot and sexy romance, intrigue and an epilogue. Hidden Seams was all that and more.

What I found so refreshing was the ease at which this story read. Marco Lent, the sexy, beautiful, sex on a stick man that seems to have it all until he doesn’t. Avery McKenna the spit fire, fierce, beautiful woman who needs to find her truth. Written in dual POVs, the reader
I'm disappointed! i have been a fan of A.R Torre for years, she writes incredible stories, but Hidden seams is not her best work. Everything about the plot is Meh.. there's no chemistry between the two main characters which made it incredibly awkward! it's just not my cuppa.

Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
DNF @ 55%.
I’m a huge Torre fan so it hurts to dnf this. I tried but I’m just not feeling this one for some reason. The storyline itself is good and it seems promising but I feel zero connection between the characters. Something is missing and I can’t put my finger on it. Maybe I’ll give it a try again someday but for now it’s going on the unfinished shelf😒😔
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
*thanks to the author for the ARC
Carlene Inspired
Marco Lent has been a dutiful partner, spending the last ten years with a smile on his face all for a lie. A billion-dollar fashion empire is just within his reach, a promised exchange. When the beautiful and wild Avery McKenna shows up she threatens his carefully managed reputation and control. She claims to be an heir desperately seeking answers about her past, but Marco doesn't want to help her discover the truth he just wants to help her out of her clothes and distract her long enough for th ...more
I really didn’t like the hero, but I still give this book 4 stars, that’s say something about the quality of this story, isn’t it?

I wouldn’t say the heroine safe the story, the hero with his unlikeable character made this story interesting too.

I don’t know what to say about his agreement with his dead partner, a clever move? Grabbed it when’s it offer or a man without a moral and do absolutely everything to be on top of the game?
You should judge by yourself after reading this book.

I love the he
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
4.5 fashionable stars...yet another TERRIFIC tale by Torre! 😉. I love this woman and would read the alphabet if she published it; just sayin’. Hidden Seams is is a different tale with some fun twists and entertaining characters. I wish I knew Avery irl!
Kindling Micky
Torre writes in multiple genres and I thought this was one of her quick, hot contemporary romances and it was, but with unusual circumstances and characterisation that set it apart a little from her others in this genre. As a result of this twist on circumstances, I enjoyed this more than I expected, especially the first 70% of the book.

HIDDEN SEAMS explores family separated, searching and found alongside a connection that just shouldn’t ‘be’. Marco is an impossibly beautiful man and therefore u
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was SO much fun to read... and completely unexpected in such a good way. I have read a couple of Alessandra Torre books and she really excels at writing different types of stories, really showcasing her ability to write just about anything and everything.
Hidden Seams is a story of love, family, some lies and a whole lot of intrigue.
Marco Lent and Avery McKenna are brought into each others lives because of the death of eccentric, charismatic fashion designer Vince Horace—a man loved by
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing

In a uniquely fashion Alessandra Torre has written another enthralling story that will capture your undivided attention once you started reading Hidden Seams. That what it did to me, I cannot put it down, and I forgo sleep because I need to know how it will end and it’s worth it. One of my fastest read, that’s how unputdownable it was!

What I also enjoyed was the deliciously sexy character named Marco and frisky, strong, heroine Avery. Although, Marco was an ass in some scene but still lovable an
Ms. Torre is one of those gifted writers who can bounce from one genre to another so easily that you just don't know what you're going to get with each of her new books. I'd say this one is more along the lines of Love in Lingerie and Hollywood Dirt (I haven't read HD but that's what Ms. Torre said so I'll trust her) rather than Black Lies and Ghostwriter. Don't expect any mind-blowing twists but instead prepare yourself for a refreshing love story.

Our hero, Marco Lent, is a talented designer wh
Alessandra Torre took a risky move publishing Hidden Seams. The male lead's public persona is not who he really is and his thoughts about his physical and internal conflict could potentially offend an entire community...or maybe the community will see this story for what it is and say they'd feel the same if the roles were reversed. Who knows. Regardless, based on the author's notes, Torre knows what she's doing and is well aware it was one of her more riskier moves. She has worked long and hard ...more
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's such a fun, sassy, cheeky read, almost like the writer herself!
I'm 💯 sure this one will be optioned for a movie, very soon. The story is so involving, I couldn't leave reading it ! Written so well, with a lot of research, I raced through it and disappointed that it ended too soon. I want more of Avery McKenna/Horace's adorable attempts to seduce Marco Lent, the very Gay other half of Vince Horace and I also want more of their roaring fire of a chemistry. Wow ! Just Wow! His anatomy is of a
Dec 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
This one was a reasonable read but in the end I didn't really *love* it. Not Alessandra Torre's best IMO. I have really liked some of her books, but others have been a bit of a let down for me. As a writer Ms Torre feels a little inconsistent/unpredictable in the quality of her books. But because I have liked some of them, I'll probably keep on buying them LOL.

The storyline of this one is a little unusual. Marco is a high-profile, model gorgeous man whom the world believes to be the gay lover of
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
4.5 Stars!

Well hot dayum! Hidden Seams was completely not what I was expecting when I opened it up, and such a great surprise it was! Just reading the blurb, it sounds like so many similar tropes but, rest assured my friends, this book has quite the character/plot twist that kept me riveted to my kindle! Oh, how I want to say why but it’s very spoilery and who wants that!

Marco- well, let’s just say, on the outside, to his staff, and other ‘nothings’ in this world, he’s an arrogant douchebag. Bil
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog

Wow! Another uniquely written and addictive story that had me from the very beginning until the end. Hidden Seams is utterly refreshing to read with it's heat, heart and humor written with class, I couldn't ask for more.

I have been Alessandra Torre's fan for what seems like forever. Her words always captured me ever since then that her every release meant I am a happy woman getting her next fix. It's always like this with her that with Hidden Seams in my reader, I was thrilled to no end and
AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
Okay WOW! I’ve read a lot of books over the years and I thought I had seen it all. Apparently not. Hidden Seams has quite an interesting storyline. The thing that I love about Alessandra Torre is that you really know what you are going to get when you pick up one of her books. It’s a pleasant surprise every time – she is truly a versatile writer.

Marco Lent is a young designer who inherited an empire after his boyfriend Vince Horace, a fashion mogul passed away. Marco and Vince lived together fo
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-ebooks
Hidden Seams is a standalone adult contemporary novel.

I know that this author writes all different types of books. So I really had no idea what to expect with this book. The Ghostwriter, was one of my favorite books of 2017. So I was definitely looking forward to reading Hidden Seams.

I was very curious if this book was a contemporary romance, a mystery, or if it would be too sexy. I guess in many ways it is a romance. It wasn't too sexy in terms of content. But one of the narrators does talk abo
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hidden stars!

descriptionShe walks by me, moving through the crowd and to the door, and there is a moment when I wonder how I’ve lived without her.

I was going to give this book 4 stars because Marco tested my patience, but then I got to the epilogue and *Oh! LeSigh*

I thought that The Ghostwriter was complicated but then Alessandra dropped this bomb on our hearts and here is the definition of complication.

This story was totally insane. And whil
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it

Hidden Seams es el segundo libro de Alessandra Torre que leo, hace años cuando lei Hollywood Dirt me gusto mucho su estilo al escribir, tiene una pluma muy ligera y agil que hace que las lecturas se te pasen volando.

Cuando inicie esta novela estaba un poco indecisa, por un lado me gustaba la originalidad de la trama pero por esa misma razon no sabia si conseguiria disfrutarla al completo, ya que al ser tan distinta a lo que suelo leer, temi que me dejara insatisfecha, pero para nada fue el caso.
Dec 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
I'm about 60% done and I stopped to think for a minute: Do I stop now, already not liking it, OR do I continue in hopes that it somehow magically gets better? Something about this book is just rubbing me the wrong way....

I'm stopping now. I can't stand the characters. Middway through reading I forgot what both of their names were. Nothing about this book was relatable, which is a shame, because the plot was pretty fresh.

The Hero is a giant walking boner who desperately just wants to fuck someth
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Hidden Seams started out a little slow but at 15-20% it definitely picked up and I was hooked thanks to Marco and the cool as a cucumber Avery. She definitely surprised me with her line of work. Their first meeting was fun and unexpected again thanks to Avery. When she sets her mind to something she will achieve it. Right off the bat I felt their chemistry and they were so much fun.
Marco’s history with Vince was intriguing especially his motives for agreeing to be with him for so long. Their rel
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4 Live Well CROWNS

Hidden Seams by Alessandra Torre is nothing that I expected it to be. I was expecting immense sexual tension and angsty hate-love moments, but what I got is a romance that had much more depth, examining ideas of reputation, fulfillment in relationships and much more.

Marco might be my favorite Torre hero. This lovable gruff man has such a soft side, and every time he showed it, I felt myself fall for him a bit more. Even as he tries to recaptur
5 "Live well, Marco." Stars

Alessandra Torre pens another deliciously consuming stand alone romance. Hidden Seams comes as a refreshingly unique love story where things are never quite what they appear. Set in the high demand world of fashion with tastes from the underground, Torre's signature flair for story telling and precise plot construction comes alive with her dubiously charming main characters, Marco & Avery.

I love Torre's idea of turning these characters on their heads not only with
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Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Her new release, The Ghostwriter, is available now!
Additional pseudonym: AR Torre


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