Title: The Girl In 6E
Author: A.R. Torre (Alessandra Torre)
Publication Date: April 2013
Genre: Thriller (Erotic)
My Rating: 5/5
SOME MINOR SPOILERS TO FOLLOW
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have never read an erotic thriller before but the way the author wrote it didn’t feel disingenuous to the main character, Jessica. She is a cam girl so obviously sex is a part of her life but Torre wrote her character so much deeper than that. The dark side of the character is so compelling and I loved how open her brokenness was. She has been through some dark stuff and because of that she is into some dark stuff.
The way the story was told was really interesting too. There was a lot of back and forth in time but also some different character perspectives, which if you have read any of my reviews before, you know that I love. The author also added in random chapters that dealt specifically with a certain persuasion of Jessica’s clients. That Jessica is a cam girl is a huge part of the book but it is more like a back drop to the motivating factor of her darkness. Another interesting part of the story was that Jessica never leaves her apartment. I loved reading all the things that went along with her never leaving. Like how she goes on diet plans to get the food delivered to her and buys things in bulk online. I didn’t love that the whole first half of the book is just a set up for the main story. Every 20 or 30 pages during the first half I found myself wondering where the story was going.
I was completely surprised that this book had a romance aspect to it. One, it is with her UPS guy which I absolutely loved because my husband is a UPS driver. Two, Jessica is such a dark person who is consumed with thoughts of murder that I didn’t expect to see a lighter side to her. The romance definitely worked though and I thought it was written wonderfully.
This book is either part of a trilogy or a series (there are only 3 books out but I couldn’t find anything definitively saying it was only going to be the 3). Each book is a stand alone but it is suggested that they be read in order. Which is exactly what I plan on doing. I got my husband into the series as well so it has been fun being able to talk to him about it. I’ve seen this book likened to Dexter a lot online so I will say that if you are a fan of murder shows and darker books then this is definitely one you should look at picking up.