Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Review: Faking It by Elisa Lorello

Goodreads: After breaking off her engagement, thirty-something Andi Cutrone yields New England to her ex and flees home to Long Island. There, she devotes her time to teaching in the writing program at Brooklyn University and making a fresh start. Then she meets Devin, a male escort whose client list seems to include at least half of the accomplished women she knows. He is handsome, charismatic, and absolutely out of her league, but she can't deny he has a certain . . . something. And so Andi makes him a proposition: if he will teach her to be a better lover, she will teach him to be a writer. He agrees, and together they embark upon an intense partnership that proves to be every bit as instructive as it is arousing. For in the midst of lessons in rhetorical theory and foreplay, Andi and Devin delve into deeper questions about truth, beauty, and self, stripping away the emotional walls each has built up.

Kritters Thoughts: A read that I thought I knew and wasn't so sure about in the middle, but the ending really turned me around and I finished it enjoying it more than I thought I would.

An interesting premise for a story involving an academic professor and a male escort trying to exchange services to teach each other. From the beginning, I was intrigued but thought I knew where the book was going and where it would end. But as the characters started to share their pasts and how those pasts affected their present problems, I was hooked.

A twist occurs and I am so glad it did. I can't share it because it made my reading of this book all that more enjoyable. Once you have read it - contact me if you didn't see the twist that I believe made the book all that more enjoyable.

I believe this book would be just reserved for the lady audience - not passing it onto the boy anytime soon. I think I would keep it on the higher shelf, the younger readers may not be ready for the full explaination of what a male escort entails.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Pages: 220

1 comment :

  1. I have this one on my Kindle will need to remember to come back to discuss with you.


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