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- Print Length: 163 pages
- Publication Date: January 23, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B078T9G368
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,327,559 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story was totally enthralling, a real romance that had a feel of being something almost old school, grown up if I had to put a label on it. The relationship was expressed in such a way as to insight a blush on my cheeks at times but encourage full on flush at others. This was full on grown up sensuality and that brought its own flush eroticism to the page.
In this age of media dominance, I thought the author broached a subject that is all too familiar, the ease with which we devour the slightest titillation about those in the public eye and the media, appetite to get their story, any story if you will in order to stay one step ahead of the pack, but at what cost?
You will love Sofia and Chris – and that is just as well because you may not take kindly to some of the secondary characters, but each have a part to play in what is a gripping read.
I’m looking forward to the next in the series already!
When I first read the blurb for this one I thought “uh, no, thanks”. I’m so glad I changed my mind! Francis does a fabulous job of humanizing her characters and making sure that you understand where they are coming from. All you have to do is look at our virtual world today to see how people can forget that those we see on-screen are real people with actual emotions. Here we get just how hollow and hurtful this kind of life can be.
Private Lives is sexy and teeming with drama, but it is also touching and full of emotion. Chris is at a point in his life where he could break, but with support from those who truly care for him he just might figure things out. And you’ll be so glad you came along for his journey.
*** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
The general story was phenomenal and I think really a must-read for all adults. It allows you to see two incredibly prominent aspects of todays society: the media and celebrities. Throughout the story, even early on, you get to see the struggle that Chris has with his publicity. He wants to achieve his goals, but with the media clinging to anything they find out about him it creates emotional turmoil for him. Aside from his relationship with Sofia, he already has so many anxieties and troubles which only get worse with his position in the spotlight. Once he's forced to make appearances as if he's in a relationship with Gina that's where everything goes wrong. The saddest part is that it wasn't ever something he wanted to do to begin with. I think in society today it's so often lost on us that celebrities are just people. People that are talented and seen everywhere, but they still have feelings and things that they want to do without everybody else's commentary.
Clearly in the story the media is what blows things so horribly out of proportion and I think that's important to remember as well. Certainly news channels and those likes are necessary, but all of the websites and magazines that stir up gossip are doing it at the expense of real human beings; creating entertainment, something to hold the average person's attention for maybe a few minutes while causing publicity issues for people whose lives we really know nothing about.
Overall, I loved reading it and look forward to the mention of it's sequel. I gobbled it up in a single day and still experienced the heartache, pain, and relief of all of the characters. I certainly recommend this book to anyone of adult age. In fact, I think it's necessary.