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Despite the FSoG type title this is where the similarity ends. It is not romantic, more like a sexual journey of two very different people Dominic who realises he likes to exercise his darker impulses of domination control and rough sex and to his delight stumbles upon Summer who does not say no to any of his sexual deviancies and exploration but in fact revels in it, and who is a natural submissive, not that he is in any way part of the BDSM scene but makes it up as he goes along to fill his own urges- and Summer (ah poor Summer) her dawning comprehension she realises she enjoys the 'zone' that public humiliation and being controlled puts her in, a place that is similar when she plays the violin but also eases her voracious sexual appetite..
At first I enjoyed the book for what it was, being written well and Roxy Isles is a superb narrator, but then Victor comes along, this is where I baulked and found it very difficult to listen to as I felt as if I was in Summers head with her and really it was not a pleasant place to be, I had to make myself listen as she headed towards a place where there would be no going back, I cringed and detested a good portion of the book as Summer continued on her journey.
The characters are unapologetic, perverse, crude and the author so dispassionate in their observations of the lead characters that it is almost like you are studying pinned specimans on a board with the author, herein lay my problem I empathised too much with Summer and became the specimen on the board.
So to cap off I do not know what score to give this book it is written and narrated well, with well drawn characters even though I found them distasteful,with a plot that follows a young and talented girls life with a predilection for humiliation and exhibitionism, too dark for me..but for the author to wring all these emotions out and to really me get into Summers head she did well to that,not that I want to experience it again..
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Some sad being, interested only in titillation, who cares nothing for a coherent storyline. It has no entertainment value whatsoever.
Would you ever listen to anything by Vina Jackson again?
No way, not ever!
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator did a valiant job in the delivery of such a dismal work and comported herself as a true professional. I suspect that she went home and washed her mouth out at the end of the job.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
It was grossly misleading for the 'Blurb' on the cover illustration pictured to compare this little effort with Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James. It is not anywhere near it in quality .
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
I made it to the end of the story-just! Fairly pathetic in general. '50 Shades Grey' is badly written and so is this. After two titles in this genre, I'm not going to waste any more credits. The main female character is made out to be a sap, which I didn't appreciate.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful