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Loved this book! Ladies.......run yourselves a cool bath,
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Loved this book! Ladies...run yourselves a cool bath
This novel is very erotic but because of the great storyline and fabulous characters I found it to be way more than just a steamy read. Contemporary romance fans will love this book. Having lived in France for many years I just loved Alexandre Chevalier, the protagonist. He was very Alpha-male, very French in every way and quite something else! To put it politely, you will not be disappointed - he delivers!
I think there are a lot of people, like me, who picked up Fifty Shades of Grey - were let down by the BDSM theme and the writing style - and put it down again. But Forty Shades of Pearl is night and day. It is really well written - Arianne Richmonde has talent. If the title puts you off, don't let it, it is a worthwhile read and in a whole other category but will still appeal to 50 Shades readers because of the hot, hot love story peppered with many pretty graphic 'love' scenes. I have to admit, there were bits that made me flush as red as a beetroot!
I really liked the fact that this book was about a woman I could identify with. I do know people who have been divorced and re-discover their sexuality in later years just the way Pearl Robinson does in the book. She becomes obsessed with this man who, literally, has control over her body because nobody can do it quite like he does. (The James Bond of Love!) We feel for her when everything seems to go wrong and are rooting for her all the way.
A great read. I devoured the whole thing in two days - couldn't put it down!