Monday, 14 November 2011

Skin Truth by Em Petrova

When Kat’s boyfriend takes her to an upscale restaurant, she’s certain he’s going to give her the two-carat princess cut she’s always dreamt of. Instead she finds herself being dumped. Thrown into a downward spiral, she ponders his claim that he’s looking for someone who needs him to take control so he can feel complete.

Driven by personal tragedy and determined that she can at least be adventurous between the sheets, Kat embarks on a sexual journey involving titillating phone sex and a growing obsession with the toy catalog. Soon she’s led into the darker world of bondage and whippings, only to be jumped by a group of men with a fascinating and fearless leader. Pushed to her limits, she struggles against the dark seduction. Until she discovers the leader’s secret.

I find this a hard review to write because some readers may find some parts of this book offensive as it does contain a forced seduction. Having said that, the story was such an emotional one, and I felt I could relate to the character, Kat, in the need to have control over her life. This is a story about a woman who, after a break up from the man she loves because she won’t allow him to do the ‘manly things’, explores her desires and self-pleasures. I thought the ending was perfect for her and was really pleased with the way the author handled the forced seduction scene.

I don’t want to spoil anything so have chosen not to pick any.

I enjoyed the book, but as I said before, it contains a scene others might find objectionable. What I would like the reader to consider is that it does makes sense as you get to the ending—there is a reason for the scene and it isn’t there just for the sake of it.

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