Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Semblance of Innocence by Caye Collen (18+)

Goodreads Summary:
Elise Shumperk is a promising senior at Georgetown University, even if she's also lonely and unable to connect with people. Then, as she begins her final semester, a set of events lead her to become incapable of paying for school, or for anything else. Desperate, she reluctantly sells herself. Though not to just anyone, but to the most beautiful man she's ever seen—a man who just might become the next president of the United States. And their relationship quickly develops from simple heart-stopping sex to something approaching love.

Which is when her real problems begin.

My Review:
This is a unique story. Elise is a pretty quite girl. She feels like nobody ever truly "sees" her. That she is destined to be alone. Elise has a pretty rough week. After finding out her Father has disappeared and all of her accounts have been frozen. Her tuition check bounces, she can't buy anything, and can't pay her bills. How could she possibly get out of this? She literally has no money. That's when her room mate Kayla offers her an out. A way to make enough money to pay for everything. But, at what cost? Can Elise sell herself, her body, in order to survive? Can she live with what she is about to do? Could she possibly find love and finally be noticed?

Senator Roethe has the perfect wife. She is beautiful, has given him children, and has been there for him. But, their sexual relationship has fizzled. He contacts Sally to see if he can find what he craves. Elise is pretty shocked when he comes through the door for her first appointment. Their relationship gets hot and heavy fast and feelings are blooming. Their sexual encounters are hot to say the least but, can it last? I'm not sure how I feel about the Senator cheating on his wife. I felt kinda bad for her. Also for the record, I like Ian.

I have to point this out because I truly did like Deborah. I don't think she went about things the right way but, I give her credit for trying to help the Senator. Especially, when he was kind of crazy for Elise. He should have through about his family and his role in the community. He was selfish. Maybe if he had thought of that he would have been a little more worried about being discreet! 

The end of this was very interesting. Left me with a few questions. I will have to red the next installment when it's ready!

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