Red Light Special: A Novel

Red Light Special: A Novel

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by RISQUE
     
 

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Monday Smith is married to the mayor of New York City and struggles to keep her troubled past a secret. But when her husband’s thirst for high-priced sex leads them down an explosive path of passion, murder, and lies, she has to decide if her marriage is worth saving, and at what cost.

Collyn Bazemore, a Manhattan madam, deals with an elite clientele, and

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Monday Smith is married to the mayor of New York City and struggles to keep her troubled past a secret. But when her husband’s thirst for high-priced sex leads them down an explosive path of passion, murder, and lies, she has to decide if her marriage is worth saving, and at what cost.

Collyn Bazemore, a Manhattan madam, deals with an elite clientele, and they pay big for the best sex in the city. One of Collyn’s most important customers, the mayor, has planned an erotic extravaganza in the Hamptons, but when he sends one of his associates to seal the deal, Collyn grows suspicious of this replacement–and yet her attraction to him is undeniable. While her mind tells her no, her body aches to say yes, and just when he melts her in all the right places, it turns out he has a few secrets of his own.

These two women are bound together by an erotically charged past, and when their carefully crafted facades start to crumble, neither will ever be the same.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

At the start of this X-rated crime novel from Risqué (The Sweetest Taboo), an unidentified woman bent on revenge is hiding in a closet in an apartment that the sex-addicted mayor of New York City, Kenyatta Smith, uses for trysts. The woman shoots Eve Johnson, a high-priced prostitute, while Eve and Smith are engaged in sex. The killer has just enough time to escape unseen before the oblivious Smith realizes he's cuddling a corpse. Since Smith ensures that the body disappears, the FBI becomes involved in what's treated as a missing persons case. A steamy affair develops between FBI special agent Blessing Shield and Eve's employer, Collyn Bazemore, who operates an exclusive call-girl business, Red Light Special. Was it Smith's neglected, long-suffering wife, Monday, who murdered Eve? Or did one of Smith's many disgruntled lovers pull the trigger? Some readers may have a tough time identifying with the selfish, abusive Smith. Others may wish Risqué had focused more on political intrigue and less on bedroom play. (Nov.)

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From the Publisher
“Nothing is off-limits in Risqué’s tantalizing and intensely stimulating debut novel. Prepare to be entertained, enthralled, and scandalized!”
–Crystal Lacey Winslow, author of The Criss Cross

“So realistic that you better have either a lover nearby or a cold shower to jump into . . . Risqué has successfully made her mark in the erotica genre.”
–Urban Reviews

“With the passion of Zane and the gut-wrenching emotion of Noire, Risqué takes the erotic-fiction scene by storm.”
–Danielle Santiago, author of Little Ghetto Girl

“The new queen of erotica has entered the building. You’ll need a tall glass of water and an industrial-strength fan to cool you off while reading this steamy page-turner!”
–De’nesha Diamond, co-author of Desperate Hoodwives

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345509918
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
787,288
File size:
907 KB

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Red Light Special 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page turner!
MzLadyQ More than 1 year ago
I love all of her books especially Sweetest Taboo. Hope you will coming out soon with more wonderful work!
t-wang More than 1 year ago
I fallen in love with this book. Despite the short amount of pages, but the book was awesome. iT IS FULL OF SURPRISES I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE.
AndreaDenise More than 1 year ago
Kenyatta Smith is a whorish, despicable man who just happens to be the Mayor of New York City. He's good-looking, intellectual and oh so sexy. Kenyatta is also a sex fiend who beds as many women as he can. When he finds himself in the midst of a "murder", he strives to remain in control and King of New York, by all means necessary.

The mayor's beautiful wife, Monday, is sick and tired of being sick and tired. She's constantly reminded of Kenyatta's dirty deeds. Yet, she has a few skeletons in her closet. Now bedding the handsome and laid back Mehki, Monday struggles with standing by her disloyal husband or moving onto bigger and better things.

Collyn Bazemore is a gorgeous and prosperous madam who has a thang for Blessing Shields. He's everything she could want in a man, extremely attractive and attentive. Blessing is equally infatuated with Collyn but little does she know, he's not the man he claims to be.

I'm a huge fan of Risqué. However, I must admit that I truly miss the humor, which she brilliantly displayed in her first book. Nonetheless, "Red Light Special" is smoldering and deserving of its accolades. A winning combination of erotica and suspense.
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Tawanda Boney More than 1 year ago
Must read along with THE SWEETEST TABOO AND SMOOTH OPERTOR!
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shar2uboo More than 1 year ago
I loved this book i was kinda disappointed on the number of pages but don't let that discourage you this book was beautifully written. there was some funny parts but most of the secrets are jaw dropping to say the least. The love scenes are to die for.Ii thought she could not top the Sweetest Taboo but this is one of the best books i've read in a while. she also has alot of references to pop culture that i loved.All the character's are well written my favorites ware Blessing and Collyn there story along with Monday's and Kenyatta's drama kept me reading all day until i finished. and like the cover says have a man nearby or a cold shower waiting because risque writing is very vivid to say the least