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Even Money

(All In Duet #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  4,493 ratings  ·  736 reviews
Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, a quickened heartbeat, and everything changes.

I was a cocktail waitress with a fondness for partying and meaningless hook-ups.
He owned half of Vegas, with the reputation to match.

I should have turned away. Instead, I stepped closer.

Then, the lies started.
Rumors spread.
Stalking commenced.
And som
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 344 pages
Published June 2nd 2018
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! Even Money, book 1 of 2. Dario Capece’s relentless pursuit stalking of Bell & their dangerous affair!

“He looked like a night full of filthy, delicious sex, and a string of orgasms that would leave you panting and delirious. He looked untouchable.”

Books in All IN duet should be read in order:
Book 1: Even Money
Book 2: Double Down

Even Money (book 1) is the whirlwind romance between cocktail waitress and college student Bell Hartley and Vegas’ most powerful man,
Alessandra Torre
Sep 05, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Sneak Peek at Even Money (All In #1):

“You think this is funny?” I threw the bottle of beer without thinking, my arm rearing back, liquid flinging, and when I heaved the glass, it was intended for his head. He ducked to one side, and there was the loud sound of glass breaking. I flinched and didn't look to see the damage.

“I told you before. I needed to know what I was getting into with you.”

“And?” I lifted a hand, gestured to the situation in general, and heard the thick clog of tears in my voice

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

“I’d always been a gambler, with my money, my time, my safety … but never my heart.”

You all, life isn’t fair. One of my favorite romance writers, a steamy story in my city? Lord, I was supposed to love this. But the insta-love, the improbability, and the sex work and slut shaming just completely ruined it for me. If you want to pick up something by Alessandra Torre, I completely recommend The Girl in 6E, Love, Chloe, Sex Lo
Jennifer Kyle
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I like to think that this is Alessandra Torre’s reaction to readers who think they have this story figured out. To the readers who maybe rolling their eyes thinking it’s just another instant love between a waitress and a Las Vegas mogul. Well that is until they hit the last page.


I’m giving this book 5 Stars because I totally didn’t see the ending coming at all! I should have expected the unexpected when it comes to the brain of the Deanna Madden series!!


"If felt like a once-in-a
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley, 2018
4.5 Sizzling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

WOW what an ending! The ending of this book bumped it up a half star for me, wild! And now all I have to say is... is it June 18 yet? Alessandra Torre I don’t know if I should love you or hate you for this? What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?

Bell is a student by day and a cocktail waitress by night...Dario is a casino owner, the king of Vegas, trapped in a very unconventional marriage... both these characters have a complicated past, but when they meet it is I
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Alexandra & Vegas is a lethal combination. She's a master at writing intrigue and hot scintillating sex. What better backdrop than the Sin City itself.


Bell Hartley is working her pretty ass off in High House with Lance & Rick, who're more like friends than bosses. High House is a hidden Gem, an unassuming and unadvertised Casino for High Rollers, Casino owners, politicians and billionaires who prefer low key, high end games away from the eye of competition and paps.


In steps Dario Capece.
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

5 stars

Such an amazing and brilliant story!I was hooked, everything about Even Money was amazing!It was fast paced the story addictive and the characters well developed!


Dario and Bell's romance was passionate,sensual,super hot,intense and erotic!They have an amazing chemistry, I could feel their connection!There is also angst to keep you on the edge all the time with these two!

I'm looking forward for the next book and see what will happen!Th
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-books
➳Another Alessandra Torre novel? COUNT ME IN Y'ALL!

➳ARC kindly provided by publicist, in exchange for an honest review coming closer to release date...

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Olga therebelreader
Loved this book! It has romance, flirts with sex, danger, intrigue, mystery, gore and so much more. Dario and Bell are so hot together! I enjoyed the sassy heroine and Dario was a welcome surprise of a bad guy hero.

The author did an amazing job creating this scenario. Alessandra Torre has a great way of telling a story. The only real problem I had with this book was that I wasn't completely sold on these two as a couple. I liked their connection but... I'm waiting for more.

There are several plo
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts

What did I just read?!! Was my first thought as I finished, 'Even Money,' it was a first class reading treat! Those last few pages….. I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING. If you want to know what THAT is than pick up this book right now. 'Even Money,' sees Alessandra Torre going right back to her suspenseful writing roots all wrapped up in a delicious HOT romance.

A cocktail waitress and the most powerful man in Vegas with heavy responsibilities to match. Secrets, lies, death, and love all weav
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, arc
*ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Having a traumatic past doesn't stop Bell Hartley to give up on her life. She is a college student by day and a cocktail waitress by night. It's tough especially if some clients are pervert and disrespectful. With Rick and Lance around, owners of The Mirage, ensure her safety and constantly watch her back. I love Bell's friendship with them, they're like the brothers she never had. As for relationships, Bell has no time for comm
Susan's Reviews
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just - WOW!

Sizzling hot chemistry! Bell was the dynamite that would ultimately detonate a Vegas casino empire.

Dario is a White Knight, caught between two desperate women who need him: one to love her, the other to save her life.

I barely wanted to take the time to write this review - I just want to download the sequel so that I could relieve the torture of suspense from that jaw dropping cliffhanger!
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Alessandra Torre Fans, Romance, Suspense
4 All or Nothing for Love Stars
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When you pick up an Alessandra Torre book, it is like spinning the roulette wheel and knowing your number will turn up...Never mind the genre, never mind the setting or the cast of characters...You will be guaranteed a winning run of luck.

Because Torre is a master... she crafts and woos at the same time.
She will weave a tale, taking you from the first moments of recognition. The knowing something is happening, to w
Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword
2.5 “Plot over romance” Stars
“It had been sixty seconds of interaction. Less than a commercial break. As short as a hand of blackjack. Forgetting her should be easy. But in sixty seconds, a gun could be fired. A knife thrust. A bomb ignited. Sixty seconds could be nothing, or it could destroy a man.”


Disclaimer: Copy provided by the author and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Trigger Warning: Rape.

Hooked but not invested.

I will start by saying Even Mo
3.75 stars.

It was good, but this is an uneasy read for me.
The hero is a married guy, about 40’s and had a MOC with his wife, they had been together for 13 years. They tried to be a normal couple but it wasn’t working. Now the wife had a loving lover while he had a series of mistresses. There is a reason why they’re married, not a love match thought! 😂

The heroine wasn’t an innocent girl, she had a tragic past which made her the way she is now. But for her age, early 20? She is quite mature and wh
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Okay, before you even start reading this book there are two things you should know. First, you may want to hold off until a weekend because you will not want to put this down. Secondly, it is part of a duet and does have a freaking heart pounding cliff hanger so if you are not a fan of those then you have been warned.

As soon as I began to read this book I had a feeling it was gonna be good, it was a given that it would be amazing just because Alessandra writes incredible stories but it was the c
Wil Loves Books!
4.5 Stars!!!

“If you walk away, I’ll spend the next few decades fighting to forget you.”

Ahhh, I loved this. You can never go wrong with an Alessandra Torre book! Never! This was such classic Alessandra. Sexy, intriguing, hot, mysterious and dangerous. It will keep you in your toes and definitely guessing. And when you think you have it all figured out, nope, you're wrong.

I loved the entire Vegas set-up, Alessandra is just great at storytelling. I also loved the kick ass heroine and the super h
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ominous, dramatic, and risqué!

Even Money is an edgy, sultry thrill ride that takes you on a journey into the life of Bell Hartley, a feisty college-student and casino waitress who finds herself inadvertently caught up in all the power, corruption, and violence of sin city when the dangerous, commanding, married Dario Capece sweeps her off her feet.

The prose is dark and seductive. The characters are consumed, possessive, and impulsive. And the well-paced, suspenseful plot is filled to the brim wi
Raine Miller
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EVEN MONEY was one of those books that completely absorbed me from beginning to end. I couldn't put it down. The crafting of these intensely flawed and emotional characters blew me away with every page. And the ending of this Book 1 in a duet? Perfectly done! I am on the edge of my seat for the conclusion to Dario and Bell's story. This is a tale that will stick with me for a long time. ★★★★★5 MASTERFUL STARS!★★★★★

Raine Miller
NYT Bestselling Author
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Alessandra Torre has always managed to grab her readers in every story. Whether it’s a heart pounding cliff hanger, a corrupted plot twist, or just a heartbreaking love story, she gets your attention every time. Even though this story didn’t manage to wow me like her others, you can never take away the fact that her words and her style, has us coming back for more.

Belle Hartley practically seen it all in her time in Vegas. From gambling, to drugs, sex and money, there’s nothing or no one in
Holy Wow! This book captured me from page one and by the time I reached the end I was a balled up mess of nerves.

Working for friends who feel like family at an underground casino, Bell meets the man who basically owns Vegas. The chemistry and attraction to Dario is immediate despite the fact that few words are spoken. When it comes to light that he is having her followed, he uses it to push open the door and enter her life in a substantial way.

Dario is instantly attracted to Bell and unable to
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Holy crap! That ending and cliffy..
Damn, this book was something else. I had forgotten how intense the author writes. It had been quite a while since I’ve read a book by her. And, oh my goodness, this story immediately grabbed you and completely sucks you in.

It is full of anticipation, intensity, and writing so deep you can feel it in your soul. The hot sexual push and pull between these two characters is so raw and desperate. It gives you the major feels.

And that end
Even Money is the first installment in Alessandra Torre's adult romance duet titled: All In. It introduces the characters, develops the various relationships, sets the insta-love in full swing, and ends on an epic cliffhanger that had my jaw dropped. The ending took what was initially a 3-star read (IMO) and bumped it up to 4 for me personally. I'm excited to see where Torre decides to take this story.

The All In duet consists of the following installments as of June 2018:
#1-Even Money
This is a tough one. Alessandra Torre has been a solid one click for me now for ages. I've thoroughly enjoyed almost all of her books. The last 6 in a row I've universally liked or loved. But Even Money didn't jive well with me.

I think first and foremost it had an insta-love love story that I just didn't find believable. It felt too fast and too forced. I didn't end up caring enough about the characters maybe because there wasn't enough build up in the love story. It felt too shallow.

There was
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite

"She was a liability, and he was the king of this town."

Dario Capece was caught between two lands–two women–the one he promised to protect and the one his heart desired. Bell Hartley was just a cocktail waitress that happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

A connection of eyes across a room changed everything, but was their love worth fighting for?

With its addicting Vegas atmosphere, suspenseful plot, characters that I rooted for no matter how forbidden they were together, steam
Berry ♡ Nice
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: duets
Oh My Goodness. This is amazing. I genuinely enjoyed this one for its
Suspense. Excitement. Seductiveness.
The Hero is delicious and had me swooning all kinds...The Heroine was smart, fun and honest. I loved her. A woman who knows what she wants.
The buildup was soo good AND the ENDING....has me like what-da-freaken-uh-Nooo-Shit-FUCK!!!!!

I NEED book 2.
Mindy Lou's Book Review
What a fantastic read! I'm so glad that I have the habit of just diving into books with little to no knowledge. I would have regretted passing on this book because if I had known the hero was married, I don't think I would have given this one a chance.

Cheating is such a grey area for people so I will say that for me, I did not view this couple as cheating. The marriage is a business relationship but a whole lot more complicated than that. That complication as well as Dario and Bell's relationshi
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 “Insta” Stars

Leave it to Alessandra Torre to suck me in again. Dangling a sexy alpha hero and a spitfire heroine in Sin City, this story read super fast and had a deliciously wicked ending.

Dario Capece.......his name alone sounds fierce, powerful and sexy. He’s the man of Las Vegas. People both respect and fear him. And he’s married.

Bell Hartley......a cocktail waitress whose beautiful and sassy. But she hasn’t had an easy life and she doesn’t do relationships.

But.....“Of all the gin joints
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)


"He was too everything —a black hole that could suck me in without even feeling the crush on my soul."


What have I gotten myself into? And how long do I have to wait before I get more of it? Damn...

The author did an awesome job of making me feel the intense chemistry and connection between the characters who were unwilling victims of their own lust. Once their eyes met it was too late, they couldn't unsee each other or uncross the line that would change their futur
3.75 messy stars

Full review NOW, before the release date, on June 4, 2018.

Bell Hartley is a Las Vegas coctail waitress in a casino called The House, working for Lance & Rick, her bosses/friends and living in a house with several roomates...she seems carefree but she careful to steer clear of any emotional relationships with men. She has sex and stays true to that fact letting the men know where they stand from the start.

Until, one day, she meets a tall, dark & dangerous businessman Dario
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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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