I was asked to review the new erotic thriller, Claudine, written by Barbara Palmer. At first I was apprehensive about reviewing another erotic book, because I was very unimpressed with Fifty Shades Of Grey. I found that book dull, uninteresting, and not sexy at all—never mind all the grammar mistakes that kept me cringing. Also, yawn.
Claudine falls under the erotic fiction category, but it's also a thriller—so not only will you instantly get lost in the erotic and sexy words and scenes of the book, you'll also be left on the edge of your seat the entire time.
Claudine is not your typical erotic romance; it was written by a bestselling Canadian author (who wrote this book under a pseudonym) so the writing style is really impressive. (I'm dying to find out who the real author is! Aren't you?) No constant lip-biting nonsense here, only purely sexual scenes combined with murder-mystery and romance. Pretty much everything that makes a book exciting.
Claudine is about a women who is sexy, powerful, smart, independent and in control. That just adds to the sexiness of the book, in my opinion.
The main character is a postgrad Yale student who is also a high class courtesan—think Secret Diary Of A Call Girl. You'll get lost in her world from the moment you start reading the book, and I promise, you won't be able to put it down until you're finished reading.
"Maria Lantos is a postgrad Yale student researching illicit eighteenth-century literature. She's become exceptionally well-versed in the narratives of classic erotic fantasy. She's also Claudine, an in-demand escort specializing in sexual role play for an elite clientele. Anonymous. Satisfying. And discreet. Until the tenuous separation between her worlds start to crack. It begins with the murder of a stranger..."
And so, as you see, things get even more interesting...
This is one of those books I'll recommend to all my friend who are looking for an interesting and juicy read. It's hot. It's exciting. And it's a page-turner.
I don't want to give too much away, but I promise you'll love it as much as I did, and you'll finally understand how great erotica can be, if done right.