Duplicity Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00DYOB6IO
- Publication date : July 15, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 432 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 115 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #639,385 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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"People ask how you are, but they don't want to hear the answer anyway"
Trey is unlike any customer Lilith has ever had. He doesn't make Lilith feel bad about herself, nor does he pressure her to be anyone that she isn't. Trey is like a breath of fresh air for Lilith, except that he has an insatiable curiosity. When they are together, Trey asks Lilith questions about herself. Questions that Lilith may or may not be honest in answering, questions that make Lilith feel uncomfortable, for the answers make her think about things that she has tried hard to leave in the past. Lilith begins resisting the feelings that Trey conjures up, and reminds him of their arrangement in a feeble attempt to push him away. His response is what will make every reader fall for him, if they haven't by this time already.
"I could never pay you what you're worth"
I started reading this book on a serious book hangover. Before this book I had flounced a handful of books for various reasons, but this author writes so eloquently that once I started reading I was immediately sucked into the story. I've purposely left out a ton of details about this story because it's important for the reader to take this journey with Lilith and uncover these things as she does.
Duplicity is the debut novel from Kristina M Sanchez, and it does not disappoint! She writes with the assurance of veteran authors, and is able to tell the story of two unlikely people getting to know one another and accepting each other for who they are. I thought that this story was beautiful and I loved how it was written in a way that does not bash people for choices they have made, but instead stands up for those choices unashamedly by pointing out that as long as two people are consenting adults, the details don't matter. I can't wait to read more from this author!
Let me start out by saying that if you have strong moral objections to prostitution and think they should all go to hell, this is probably not the book for you. Lileth lives on the seedy side of life; it means nothing to her and is just a way to make her money to get by. She believes she is a functional girl with disfunctional friends. But she has ghosts in her own closet she hasn't faced and makes up her own 'past' based on who she feels like being on any particular day.
Circumstances cause everything to blow up in her face. Meanwhile there is a guy (when isn't there a guy?) who is a client? friend? lover? none or all of the above? who is with her throughout her journey.
This is an interesting story about the mental trama life can have on someone, and how they cope with it. I enjoyed this rather sad story, understanding what made Lileth tick. It was hard not to like this damaged girl, and I feel it was a well written story. The male lead was rather unbelievable. At first I thought he was a dork, but he turned out to be, well, alot of things, and too nice and patient to be real. Just a little too unlikely to me. But worth a read.
This was the first book I've read from Kristina M. Sanchez and I'll say that I was suprised. I love love love the cover! I have to admit that I do judge a book by its cover. It was a pretty quick read. It was a very well written book.
Usually in such a short story, the characters aren't as developed or the plot suffers but thats not the case in duplicity.
Lilith really drew me into the story and found myself devouring it just to see how her story unfold and how she got to where she was.
I really liked Trey. I think he is a true gentleman in the loosest terms. duplicity isn't a typical Romance novel, but I loved it nonetheless.
One other little thing that bugged me was how they kept condoning her occupation. It kept being brought up to the point that it was becoming redundant. Lines like, "...not that there's anything wrong with what you do...", started driving me crazy.
As I've said, the writing isn't bad at all. I think it's the characters that I just could not get into. Another reviewer mentioned having read the author's fanfiction. I have too and have generally enjoyed her writing, but there was just something about this one that didn't pull me in. Of course that's just my opinion, and obviously other reviewers don't feel the same. That's just what I got from it. In fact, I originally had this with 2 stars, but I feel that was a bit harsh, so I raised it to a 3. It just comes down to my personal feelings about the characters and their lack of development.
Top reviews from other countries
The characters in this novella were extremely well developed. None of them were perfect, but their flaws were believablle, and ultimately, forgiveable. Even the minor characters are fully fleshed out, which is a pretty impressive feat in a novella.
If you enjoy stories with less-than-perfect characters, an interesting plot, and perfectly written prose, then Duplicity is for you.