Madam (Underground Series) by Anne-Marie Jean (ARC Reviewed by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

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Title: Madam (Underground Series)

    Author: Anne-Marie Jean

    Published Date: February 22, 2014

    Genre:  Erotica, Romance

    Rating:

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   ***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

   Synopsis

Evangelina lost the man who made her the woman she is today. Working hard to build a new life for herself, she goes off to Harvard to study business. Evangelina has a kinky side, and while in Boston, she regularly visits the city’s underground sex clubs.

There she meets Philip, a male escort. They grow to be friends. He becomes her rock and her sexual release. When she leaves Harvard and Philip to return to Montreal, Evangelina starts a business, hiring men like Philip to work for her, and she becomes “Madam of the Underground.”

She meets Tristan, the owner of a club, and they decide to work together. Everything she knows about keeping feelings out of the game changes. She is soon caught juggling all of her men, Tristan and Philip, who comes to Montreal to work for her.

 ***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***

paragraph divider 18***Stephenee, #NerdGirlSteph’s Review***

While I started reading this book with the expectation of a love triangle, heartbreak and lots of sex scenes, I was not prepared for the creativity, details or knowledge that the author portrays throughout the book. I was slightly shocked by some of the scenes, and I have read a lot of erotica books, so be warned that there are some things in this book that you may have never thought of and will read about.

With that being said, I enjoyed the book for the most part; however, I found some things to just be entirely unbelievable, such as, the relationships between the characters and the overall vibe of the characters. I didn’t really “bond” with any of them or feel like I would want to be friends with any of them if the opportunity were there. I think that the main character needed some further development and wisdom on how to become an adult, even though she was in these adult situations. I also felt like there was never really a love triangle, that it was more like a circle, as most of the characters have had sex with each other or in groups throughout the book. I felt like there were never any defined relationships with anyone and that there were lines that were crossed throughout the book.I can’t say that I didn’t understand the book, but that there were situations that were entirely unrealistic to say the least. I am not sure that the characters really would have all sat in one room watching tv after an all night orgy party, especially when the men outnumber the women.

I think that the book had the potential to be a 5 star read if the author spent more time on the characters and not the sex. I feel as if there should have been more development of the characters especially with the back story of Evangelina being told, there were a lot of opportunities to make the reader really like her, but they were missed throughout the story.

Overall, I would recommend the book if you enjoy sex scenes as opposed to an actual story being told, but if you are looking for a story, then this may not be the book that you would choose. Don’t get me wrong, there is a story, but it is lacking some of the key elements that would have made it a 5 star story. The sex scenes tend to overpower the story lines and interrupts the flow of the story that is trying hard to come out. Overall it was a so-so book for me, I finished it, I liked parts of it, but it’s not a re-read by any means.

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