Monday, April 22, 2013

The Story Of X-A. J. Molloy

The Story Of X

A. J. Molloy

Morrow, Apr 2 2013, $13.99

ISBN: 9780062268525

Dartmouth students Alexandra “X” Beckmann and Jessica Rushton are in Naples. The BFFs hope to have fun, but X also studies the Camorra crime mob. While drinking coffee at an outdoor café, X feels her libido explode when she sees affluent handsome Lord Marcus Roscarrick for the first time. She believes he is the one to give her the adventure of a lifetime.

X and Marc begin a tryst that has the naive American believe she is in love for the first time in her life. Marc asks X to join him in the Mysteries. X wants to with her Marc exploring the sexual initiations the Mysteries offer, but also fears losing her identity to this dark compulsive craving.

This is an enjoyable tale starring two people who act like an erotic version of George du Maurier’s Svengali and Trilby. Although more about the Mysteries past would have anchored the present beyond just a mechanism for diverse obsessive sex and sexual assaults, sub-genre fans will enjoy The Story X, the aristocrat and the Mysteries’ strangers in Naples.

Harriet Klausner

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