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I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It certainly has its sexy moments. There are also some cringe-worthy moments. Here is the synopsis.
A poor woman answers an ad for a a free bottle of perfume where she has to take a survey. Because she is a virgin and poor, she is invited to become the concubine of seven men. Each one has the name of a color. For each night she spends with the man of that color, she has a corresponding name. For Mr. Blue, her name is Sapphire--Mr. Red, her name is Scarlett--and so on. If she makes it through the entire week, she can pick and choose a career or lifestyle she wants.
I was intrigued by the idea, but some of the nights, I just cringed. This made it hard to get into the book itself. Because if I am gong to imagine myself int he place of the heroine, I want her to enjoy the moments she takes on. One night she spends in a brothel- - and only makes 160 pounds and is made to service Mr. Yellow, in public, who is a sadistic coward--as his color implies. Yet, the author shows her growth where she stands up for herself, gains a friend, and even falls in love. There is definitely growth and courage in this woman.
The narrator rocks. Great voice, good pronunciation and quality sound is evident here.
See why I am torn? I am just not sure I want to listen to this book again. I did enjoy it and I recoiled at moments. However, I am not sure I can, in good faith, recommend spending a credit on this. I bought it on sale. Lena Foxworth is definitely a writer to watch--intense violent moments, tender loving ones as well. I apologize for being on the fence here, but I tried to give an honest review.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
the end of the story wasn't what I'd hoped but that narrator has the best voiceover in the business!