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Waste of time,
This review is from: Tampa (Kindle Edition)
Edgy, controversial, provocative. These are all words I have seen used to describe this book. I would like to add a few more; hilarious, amateurish, crap. How this book managed to be anything other than a self published e book, with either a porn cover or no cover picture at all selling for .99 cents is a mystery.
This is the most far fetched story I have read outside of the letters to Penthouse magazine in the 1980's, it reads like one, only told from the seducers point of view rather than the one being seduced.
The editing is horrible, on one page she (the pedophile sociopath main character Celeste) decides not to wear underwear on the next page she thrusts her hand into her underwear. Later when having sex in her car, (a convertible Corvette) she falls off the seat to the ground, then it is the floor and then she is back on the ground. Editing like this is ok if the story were any good, but it is not. There is NOTHING believable about this book. Celeste"s husband is a cop, but clearly the dumbest one on the planet. Celeste dresses overly provocative at school yet she is a first year teacher, and no one says a word to her about doing so. She doesn't seem to teach anything at all during any of her classes, but again no ramifications, she has so much leeway she manages to masterbate multiple times while at school.
Celeste is supposedly also a sociopath, but this is not explored very deeply, and instead barely displays any attributes of one outside of drugging her husband (a cop- yeah this is believable), how she treats the father of the first boy she seduces, and showing no regret for her actions with her student conquests, (one the first year of teaching, one in the second year, who she has sex with at the home of the first student (read the book if you care how this is possible- trust me it is not worth it)
Based on the way the teacher and student hook up so often everyone around them has to be blind or drunk not to catch on to what is going on.
If this were teenagers hooking up or adults you would feel ok laughing, but because it is students and teachers, it is pathetic, you never get into the mind of Celeste, you just see she is a pathetic, narcissistic, woman who does what she wants how she wants.
I am pretty sure the intent of this book was not to be funny, but it is so laughably implausible I found myself confused throughout most of the book, is it ok to laugh, I don't think this is supposed to be funny. the Fact that it takes place in Florida, is really the icing on the cake, since it seems to be a state used to whacky crazy people.
It is not until the last 30 pages or so the author try's to point out the double standard between a male and a female committing such a horrible act, but by then it is beside the point, yes there are double standards right down to the fact that a woman wrote this book and got it published where as a man would probably get arrested. It also has an unbelievable ending but for the fact that so much of the story was unbelievable this should not surprise any reader.
What amazes me most is that a book like this is on bookshelves! If this had been written by a male author there would be a public lynching at best or more likely calls for child pornography charges, but because it is a woman, it is edgy, and provocative. What could have been a psychological thriller, or deep dive into what makes a female pedophile act as they do, instead it is amateurish, raunchy porn for porn sake, which is fine but don't hide behind the title of literature.
Save you time and money and read something well written, pornographic, or funny, when that was the original intent of the book!
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Initial post: Aug 7, 2013 9:38:00 AM PDT
I was also wondering how it was possible to have sex in a Corvette. I wonder if the author has ever even looked at a Corvette. It would be impossible!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2013 5:22:32 PM PDT
Sex in a Corvette: Since it is a convertible, there are no height limitations. The man can sit in the passenger's seat and the woman can straddle him.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2013 4:00:38 PM PDT
J. Houghton says:
In the back seat of a Corvette, no less!
Posted on Aug 25, 2013 3:45:06 AM PDT
Kate Parrick says:
I think the author of this review needs to spend some time in a justice facility for female sex offenders if they think this scenario is unrealistic. Poor editing aside (and it is shocking in places) this story shows enormous insight into how manipulative sociopaths can be and to how easily manipulated are both our education and criminal justice systems.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2013 10:16:53 AM PDT
P. M. says:
Do I think this goes on? Absolutely. I did not deny that it did. Where the problem is is her husband is a cop, but apparently a pretty stupid one. The busy body conservative teachers aid live across the street from the house she is having sex at but never gives it a second thought, she has sex with the dad, then the son, please I could go on this book was awful. Not because of the subject, not because of the premise, but because this writer can't tell a plausible story and then add in the horrible editing. Wow people including women are sociopaths gee that is such a surprise. Maybe in the hands of an author who took the time to write a better story than this the book would have been fine. Instead I think the author and publisher when after the provocative edgy crowd and did not really care about writing a quality book. Just my thoughts, you of course are entitled to yours.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2013 11:21:21 AM PDT
Missouri Reader says:
I own one ... and it's not impossible.
Posted on Sep 14, 2013 6:12:33 PM PDT
L. Alvarez says:
As someone who lives in Tampa, it's lame that this was the best title the author could come up with.
To be fair, it's because she based Celeste off a teacher here (who the author happened to go to high school with, outside of Tampa) who had an 'affair' with her middle school student. However (sadly) this has happened all over the country- and isn't an anomaly here in Florida!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2014 12:24:50 AM PST
B. Reeve says:
It happens all over Florida and occasionally in other parts of the country. Thanks for the earnest & attentively hysterical insight.
Posted on Jan 28, 2014 12:26:25 AM PST
B. Reeve says:
You wrote the best five star review of anyone, but either deliberately or accidentally clicked the one-star bar. If the latter then, hey thanks, I enjoyed this & shall immediately order. If the former, ditto.
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