Hey, book buddies :o) Are you enjoying this Sunday? I'm so busy today, lots of chores and posts and a whole week of thinking ahead. I'm already exhausted ;o)
Anyway, let me tell you about today's read.
The Rental by Rebecca Berto
(The Rental #1)
Publication date: September 22nd 2014
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Romance
I was curious about THE RENTAL because it seemed to be an original mix of mystery and romance. The writing style took me by surprise. It's somewhat haunting and adds to the mysterious atmosphere, but I usually found it a bit confusing. Often I wasn't too sure about the situation or movements of the protagonists, or what was going on. Anyway, the story itself is interesting enough.
A 17-year-old girl is dating a guy who all of a sudden is not acting normal. Deep down, she's still pining for his older brother who's just returned after a long absence. After a crazy night when she finds out just how much she wants to be free and how attracted she is to forbidden Rick, a tragedy strikes and she's thrown into a nightmare of loss and pain.
At 18, she runs into Rick again, and right when they're about to get intimate, old issues come up. What's more exciting, she discovers where he works and she gives it a shot too to his chagrin. And that's when she becomes a Rental.
I really liked everything about The Rental. It was surrounded by mystery, filled with sensuality and discovery. I think Vee didn't know what she was getting into when she said yes to working as an available woman for special clients. It could be such a risk, and she's also risking a complicated relationship with Rick. Nevertheless, I understood her need for experimentation, her wanting to stand on her own two feet and forget the past by indulging her inner darker desires.
The effect was most exhilarating. Participating in scenes with clients with certain rules served to fuel both their lust and their jealousy. A heavy combination that works well for the reader. They run on a complex edge as she plays erotic games with clients while he watches or participates for their pleasure.
Outside this club, and while working, their feelings intensify as they share their passionate connection in front of other eyes. For fictional purposes, I found this very exciting and it got me hooked.
Money, sex, drugs, bereavement, all wrapped up in a daring club that caters to people's fantasies, The Rental is a story about an unorthodox couple in love and in search of sensorial and financial freedom. Quirky and compelling.
Favourite quotes:I can feel your heart as if it were within me.Sometimes a girl wants to be her own knight in shining armour.
~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Rebecca Berto writes stories about love and relationships. She gets a thrill when her readers are emotional reading her books, and gets even more of a kick when they tell her so. She's strangely imaginative, spends too much time on her computer, and is certifiably crazy when she works on her fiction.
Rebecca Berto lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend and their pets.
What do you think, book buddies? Did you know about this book or author? I'd love to know about what you're doing this Sunday!