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Reviewed by Lori Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book When I first read this book and I saw the words “adult film”, I was really worried if I would be able to read this without being uncomfortable with the content. Could I read about a woman who has sex for an adult film? Is this woman a slut? Can she respect herself? Will anyone else respect her? What about the men who ask her to do this? Are they nice guys or are they slimeballs who degrade women? All of these questions were rolling around inside my head and I was pretty worried that I wouldn’t be able to write a concise review without putting my own opinion liberally into my words, therefore not giving a quality review. I needn’t have worried (I’m so silly!). This book was high quality. The metamorphosis that Nancy, the female protagonist, goes through is quite dramatic but necessary, in a good way. Matt, the male protagonist, and his business partner Jack are nice guys who don’t degrade women and the end was satisfying. It’s all good. The story focuses mostly on Nancy and how she changes and grows throughout the book and so we only get glimmers of Matt and his take on the plot. Matt seems like a decent man and tries to make Nancy feel comfortable with what she needs to do in the film. He’s upfront and honest and seems to care about the people that works for him. I don’t think he’s a creep but if he was a real person I would wonder if he was sizing me up for his next film. I’m not uncomfortable with him but I don’t think I could be friends with him. His business partner Jack is not a creep either. He has an even smaller role in this book, but from what the author reveals about him, he’s a hard worker who is concerned with producing quality work and ensuring that the actors that work for them are comfortable and able to handle what’s expected of them. Nancy is a plain Jane, works 9-5, divorced woman. Her ex husband did a number on her self esteem during her marriage and so she is shy and unsure of herself. She has a sexual awakening that still makes me blush just thinking about it. When I first read this book I have to admit that I was pretty judgmental about Nancy. I thought she was a slut sleeping around with everyone. I thought what kind of message is the author trying to convey to her readers. I was condemning Nancy before I even thought about it. I then took a few days and thought about Nancy, what she went through and how she ended up at the end of the book, and this is what I think: Nancy, with the help of other women learns how to dress provocatively to enhance her assets (no pun intended!), not slutty. She doesn’t sleep with just anybody. She turned down several men who made it clear that they wanted to sleep with her. She has self respect and she also learned that she has a healthy sexual feelings. The people that she sleeps with like her and she likes them. They all know where they stand in each other’s lives and they know it’s sex between friends. I think this sounds like a woman who is in charge of her life. Give this book a chance, expand your mind and imagination and just let go….it’s so worth it….
He came in with claws unsheathed and ran over to the orange cat. He pounces on him and slices his throat.