Friday, December 27, 2013

I Take You-Nikki Gemmell

I Take You Nikki Gemmell Harper Perennial, Dec 31 2013, $14.99 ISBN: 9780062273413 In London former model Connie and hedge fund manager Cliff are married. However, they have little in common except both love the good life that his wealth provides and sex. When Cliff becomes paralyzed from a skiing accident, they turn to S&M for release. Eventually bored with her spouse who she never loved, Connie turns to Mel the Notting Hill gardener for satisfaction that Cliff cannot fully provide her any longer. This heated affair turns to love; while raging Cliff threatens his wife that he will destroy her as he proclaims to Connie he owns her. Nikki Gemmell’s latest look at relationships between a woman and her husband and her extramarital lover (see The Bride Stripped Bare and With My Body) is an engaging erotica that overdoes the twenty-first century retelling of Virginia Woolf’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. The storyline focuses on Connie’s choice between love and money though readers will know long before the protagonist decides who she eventually selects. Harriet Klausner

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