Jan 22

Don’t Go by Alexa Riley Review



CEO Henry Osbourne has only ever desired one woman—the one who got away. New York Times and #1 ebook bestselling author Alexa Riley returns with Don’t Go , a virgin-hero insta-love contemporary romance in the For You series

I’ve spent the past ten years convincing myself that what I felt for her was teenage infatuation. That love so consuming couldn’t be real. Then everything went to shit, and in an instant, she was gone.

Kory Summers knew returning to New York meant running into Henry. The way her heartbeat picked up at just the thought was nervousness—not anticipation. Oh, no. She never expected to find him on her doorstep looking as handsome as ever.

She’s mine. She always has been. I’ve waited this long for her…but time’s up. I’ll use all my power, all my connections, to convince her she’s the one.

Kory ran from a boy, but a man of power and persuasion now stands in his place.



There’s no point beating around the bush here, so I’m just going put it out there—one of my favorite guilty pleasure pastimes is curling up with smutty, insta-love novellas. Those wholly unrealistic little gems about the over-the-top, obsessed, all-alpha male who stops at nothing—and I mean nothing—to claim the virgin of his dreams. Are these stories an accurate depiction of real-life romance? No! Of course not, but that’s part of what makes them so deliciously fun and entertaining.

Fantasy-based escapism reading is just that – a fantastical story built on a foundation of improbable circumstances, most likely involving some wild scenario, resulting in a sugary sweet insta-love story that ends in steamy sex. When I’m in the mood to get lost in a story like this, Alexa Riley is who I reach for first. They are the reigning queens of the trope, the mistresses of this madness, the grand dames of dirty, and believe me, they do one heck of a justice to the smutty novella genre.

Don’t Go is part of their For You series, a spin-off of their For Her series of full-length novels. I’ve read—and loved—them all, and I’ve been as anxious as one of their virgin heroines staring down the crazed, panting alpha hero for the first time waiting for the billionaire son of the Everything for Her couple who started this whole series, Henry Osbourne’s story. A super-fast read, this book was a tooth-achingly sweet and fanning-myself sexy way to kill an hour that left me with a smile on my face. Four smooches from me for Don’t Go by Alexa Riley!

~ Danielle Palumbo