Review: Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre

Title: Love, Chloe
Author: Alessandra Torre

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Alessandra Torre

Pub Date: March 14, 2016
Rating: 3.75 Stars

Our thoughts...

Love, Chloe is the book version of a blog series Alessandra Torre recently wrote for Cosmopolitan magazine called The Bedroom Blog. Fans of the blog series will find familiarity in the novel and those new to Chloe Madison will most likely come to love her with ease. If you have not read the blog series, I recommend you don’t. I believe it is better to read one or the other unless you put a fair amount of time in between. I think the blog series was too fresh in my mind and, therefore, I was not as captivated by the story the second time around despite the story still being an enjoyable one.

I found this story to be a lighter version of what I have come to expect from Torre. That’s not to say the quality is lacking. The writing quality is on par with previous works; it’s a clean and polished story but not as complex as I was hoping for, not as much substance. I don’t need twists or surprises but it’s a fairly familiar story where things have the tendency to fall into place. I do believe these aspects make it perfect for a vacation read. It is fun and cute without being heavy.

The chapters are consistently on the shorter side which creates a healthy level of anticipation throughout. Those who are new to the story will be flipping pages itching to see what happens next. Many chapters also start with Instagram pictures. I really enjoyed these gems and felt it added a fresh element to the story. It helped pull me further into the story.

I must say I did not like the epilogue. I found it to be unnecessary, especially after the book ended on such a great note. The epilogue comes in after that high and hits us with a random quick glimpse into a different character’s mind. It feels saccharine and I failed to see its purpose. I hate to say that but I just couldn’t stop thinking about the epilogue when all was said and done and I would have preferred to feel warm and fuzzy after the final chapter.

Love, Chloe is a fast-paced story where no time is wasted and it thankfully does not contain unnecessary drama or scenes (epilogue aside). The quality is virtually flawless and the characters are worth the time investment. If you’re looking for something fun and sweet, perhaps while you’re relaxing on spring break, pick up Love, Chloe today.

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