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Rector drops us right into the drama from the beginning. There are no wasted words, nothing overstated, just good solid story-telling that leads us directly into such a compelling world of intriguing characters that I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Yes, it's that good.
When we first meet Paula, she is on her way to a rendezvous with her lover, Kurt. She's married, he's charming with a questionable past Paula knows nothing about. We see the plot unfold from a very personal perspective inside the minds of each character, which builds a level of suspense that reminded me of the best movies of Alfred Hitchcock. Except Rector has a more intimate way of unfolding his thriller, one that was very sexy at times. But just when you think you know where he's going with the plot, he flips you upside down as easily as Kurt does Paula during their passionate love-making scenes.
This is definitely a book I don't want to give plot points away because I would hate to spoil it for anyone. So I'll just say that Paula and Kurt's affair leads us into a riveting world with explosive characters and surprising plot twists. This is a thriller on one hand, but it's also extremely romantic and unexpectedly heart-felt.Read more ›
"Amazing" is an appropriate term to describe our protagonist, Paula. In the quote above, we are given clear and unmistakeable insight into how she thinks. Judging from this, there can be no doubt that we are in for an exquisitely satisfying story. It is clear that there is more to Paula than meets the eye.
Thus, right from the very beginning we are intrigued. Our curiosity is "aroused" to find out more about Paula. Of course, we make some predictions. Chief among them is that Paula will have a passionate nature, and as we read further, we are not disappointed. Paula is all that we can imagine, and more.
For readers who have read Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, the parallels are clearly evident. In "Madame Bovary", the story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. In "Unthinkable Consequences", Paula Taylor is in reality just an everyday housewife. It's 1959, a man's world. A woman's place is in the home. Paula's husband is married to his work and her only child is in college. Life has become loveless and stagnate, a fate that's unthinkable for Paula...
In sum, this book delivers everything that you might imagine or hope for that is built on the premise of a married woman seeking sexual satisfaction outside of her marriage. To say that the book is "sexy" would be the understatement of the year.Read more ›
Yet in the midst of all of this duplicity was something a little unexpected for me: a very touching portrayal of two people not just enjoying each other physically, but enjoying true love for the first time in their lives, a love where acceptance, protectiveness, in-sync bantering, and joy was very well portrayed. So well done, in fact, that towards the end of the book, as the dramatic denouement was drawing near, I found myself thoroughly rooting for this duo, recognizing full well, having read the pattern of this extremely well thought-out cliffhanger, that things just might not turn out ‘perfect’ in the end.
All I can say is I actually looked forward to sitting in a government office, possibly for hours, just so I could finish this book. Now, how many times can you said THAT?! Highly recommended? You betcha!
Most recent customer reviews
Any book that begins in the Florida Keys with the main character as raw and organic as the landscape, captures my attention quickly. Read morePublished on 3 April 2014 by Book Addict
Besides all other strong points like great plot, unforgettable suspense and action, lovely romance, convincing characters, I want to point out the very style of the author. Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2014 by Boyko Ovcharov
What a brilliant book! I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The unhappy wife seeking comfort in the arms of the strong and slightly naughty bad guy isn't completely original, but this... Read morePublished on 23 Jan. 2014 by james
I am wiping the sweat from my brow as I finish this spectacular book.
What more can you need. Read more