Sunday, October 27, 2013

Virtue

Author: Allison Bassen
Published: 26 April 2013
Genre: Romance
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 4.5 dragonflies

Book Description
Two women, polar opposites, discover the daunting truth about one formidable man, jeopardising their existence. Now this man wants to eliminate these all-knowing women with his psychopathic vindictiveness. Sometimes the truth doesn't set you free. Susan and Candice are on the run.

Candice, incognito, now occupies the penthouse suite as the in-house call girl at Manhattan's swankiest hotel. She isn't necessarily proud of her career choice, but she does take great pride and rises to the top of her profession paying more attention to the psychological longings of her clients. After all, sex is so much more than just sex. Even though she has powerful men at her fingertips, Candice still glances over her shoulder.

Susan, once a wealthy Atlanta socialite, snaps out of her charm school coma realising the last twenty-three years played like a sinister joke at her expense. She spends ten minutes under the sink with a bottle of Miss Clairol 33 Red and then takes off for Manhattan without the silver spoon. Susan has one goal. Stay anonymous.

VIRTUE is a testament of survival and to women putting the "hell" back into "hath no fury."
 
My Thoughts
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
 
I was drawn completely into the life of Susan and Candice, as we are led on their journey of self discovery. As each face fear head on with just the right amount of determination and a lot of humour.
 
I loved hearing Candice describe the men in her life, and took great delight in the imagery of their individual quirks.
 
Yes there is sex, and plenty of it, but it was more than just that. The story Susan told could very easily happen to any one of us. The plot builds with just the right amount of twists and turns, with a little bit of intrigue thrown in for good measure. It truly shows that in the face of adversity any woman can triumph and proudly show her head above it all.
 
I can't wait to read more by this author, and highly recommend this book.
 
 
 
 

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