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Undertow

Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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In some ways, I was so ordinary. Waking up in bed with my Paul, my surfer boyfriend, our life filled with sandy toes and tan lines. I stocked books during the day and danced with him to Bob Marley at night. 

In other ways, I was unordinary. I'd dust off the sand and step into Stewart's limousine. Zip up my evening gown and slide into my other life. Champagne and maid service. Orgasms and my businessman. 

My life was a tide, pulling me back and forth between the two men. Soothing. Peaceful. 

Then the undertow came, pulling my lives together, my men colliding, my breath shortening, arms flaying against the current, my heart breaking in its strength. 

I should have known it would never work out. 

This audiobook was originally published in 2014 under the title Sex Love Repeat. It was a seven-time book of the year nominee and a USA Today best seller. This keeps the same story line.

©2013 Alessandra Torre (P)2014 Alessandra Torre

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Sex Love Repeat

Loved the storyline very unique. The narration was very good. Would love to know more about Stewarts love life.

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Love triangle with a twist

Alessandra Torre is wonderful at giving us imperfect scenarios reminding us that to be human is to be flawed. Maddison is gorgeous and sexy and easy going, but it's her understated insecurities that make her so relatable. Of course the two men in her life are HAWWWWT, but so different from one another that we don't really see the twist coming until it's upon us.
I did have one problem with this audiobook (which I admittedly listened to in one "sitting" while performing tasks of varying complexity throughout the day!)... I found there wasn't a big enough distinction when Dana started speaking, which made me go back to the ebook and sort out where the second female POV fit in. If I'd been concentrating better I'm sure this wouldn't have been an issue!! Even with my momentary confusion this is still a 5 star listen.

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  • Pam Audio-Fanatic
  • 26-07-2019

Undertow

Normally I am not one for love triangles because there is just so much dramalama and it doesn’t make the story enjoyable for me. But with this book, it was interesting and done in a way that makes you think.

I love that Madison is fluid in her sexuality and that even though she doesn’t agree with Stewart completely she still find Paul and the relationship between each of them is unique and uniquely theirs if that makes sense.

I have to remark on the title change because I complete loving the new title it really does fit with the story.

The narration is great I couldn’t ask for better I think Hollie is a fantastic job separating the three pov’s.

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  • Jennifer
  • 09-02-2017

Captivating and Intense

Imagine being in a relationship with two different men who know the other man exists. That is the scenario that Madison has found herself in, living with Paul and at Stewart's beckon call. How the author comes up with these plot lines boggles my mind.

A complex story, filled with plenty of passion, intense emotional feeling, and begs a tough question - if each man holds your heart, how do you choose...how can you choose?

"The heart is stubborn. It holds onto love despite what sense and emotion tells it. And it is often, in the battle of those three, the most brilliant of all."

I liked the story, but it wasn't my favorite from this author. Still glad I read it though.

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  • Erica
  • 17-10-2014

Good Read

I really enjoyed this book and the twists along the way. I was doing this one Whispersync so have to admit that it was easier to read than to listen to. The narrator was ok, but she used the same voice for all the characters so I was confused if I missed the beginning of a short chapter that was the story of a different character. This book would be improved by using multiple narrators, which I don't always like. I like the way the author creates something different, a bit twisted, and lets us make discoveries along the way. I felt that way with her other books that I have read or listened to: Black Lies, and The Girl in 6E. Lots of slutty sex so I would advise those who don't like that kind of stuff to stay away from this book. I thought it was good and enjoyed it very much.

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  • John
  • 04-03-2019

I was not expecting this.

I never read what books are going to be about before I listen to it. I really like Alessandra work and that enough for me. This book was very deferent then her past books. With all that said I really liked this book..really good and the Hollie did a great job narrating it. Great book

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  • Sommer
  • 15-06-2019

It’s ok.

Story is OK. Narrator is breathy. For the sex scenes it’s fine but it’s kinda weird when she is doing the sister’s part. Makes the connection to the male characters seem really weird. The story is repetitive in the ways she describes the men, the way they love her and the way they make love to her. I got bored. I almost stopped listening about halfway through.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-03-2019

Boring

struggled to finish, it was boring... it started out slow and went slower.. I couldn't get into it.

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  • Joy Mccormick
  • 14-03-2019

Lots of great sex!

If you don't like realistic, graphic depictions of sex, this book still has a good story line and characters to love.

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  • Claudia @ DrunkOnABook
  • 14-03-2019

THIS BOOK!!!!

OMG this freaking book!!! I flew through this one in audio and was honestly kinda mad I hadn't read it before now. It's so freaking amazing!!! It's steamy AF and I just loved how well developed both relationships were.

It also kept me on my toes because I didn't know where the story was going to go. In the end, I think even if you don't agree with the choice she makes, you 1000% understand why. I mean, I love who she chose, but, if I didn't? I think I'd understand why she had to do what she did.

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  • Rowena1999
  • 26-02-2019

Did not finish

Not my thing. I need a bit of plot in addition to the erotica. I couldn’t stay with it until the story developed. Didn’t enjoy the female narrator.

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  • karen nichols
  • 17-08-2018

SNOOZE

I couldn't get past the first few chapters here. Slow moving. The reader's breathy, constantly sighing, and monotone presentation was absolute torture to listen to. Removed from my library.