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When the Siren Calls by [Barry, Tom]
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'A pacy, racy romance novel that simultaneously feels like a critique of a particular social scene' -- Tom Fletcher The Leaping 'I thoroughly enjoyed the way the strands come together as the novel pushes towards climax. "[The sex scenes in When the Siren Calls] are vital, pacy, and never gross or uncomfortable - as the annual Bad Sex Awards shows, this is rare in fiction.' -- Matthew Branton The Love Parade 'Wow - Lady Chatterley meets Christian Grey.' -- Stephanie J Hale Millionaire Women, Millionaire You

Product Details

  • File Size: 841 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Matador (September 16, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 16, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009CFWPUW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #668,627 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Isobel is saved from a tricky situation in Marakesh's souk by Jay Brooke. He is smooth-talking and handsome, and happens to stay in the same hotel where Isobel and her husband are staying.

From the get-go, we have a strong feeling that Isobel is not happy in her marriage. Or perhaps she is simply bored? Her husband, Peter, is all about his work, and what she wants is romance. To quote: "...a night of dining under the stars with music, dancing, and horse riding across desert dunes..." Fifteen year of marriage to a workaholic just might do that to a woman, that's understandable. Jay is a businessman, just like Peter, but he is more adventurous, a different type of person who can, perhaps, give her what she wants.

This is the beginning of the story of Isobel's journey that would lead her into a romance and deception, punctuated with a lot of steamy encounters, and ending with her seeing that the life of lies she's created is closing in around her.

However, the way I read it, the book is not just about Isobel's ill-conceived idea of eroticism. There are plenty of characters in this novel who play pivotal roles as well - Peter and Jay and also Andy represent the male side; Isoble, Maria, Gina, Lucy, and Rusty stand for the women's team. The storyline becomes a complex game between the characters playing for the stakes of pleasure and dominance (not that kind, get your minds out of the gutter, people.)

The only problem I see here is that there's really no problem - nothing to solve, nothing of importance to achieve, nothing to overcome. There is Isobel, of course, who needs some excitement but it hardly qualifies in my opinion; twists, and turns, and the problems that arise throughout the story do, however, keep the narrative going.
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"When the Siren Calls" is not my normal genre of books. However, I was immediately struck by the depth of Tom Barry's word pictures. He also has an exceptional ability to show how a desperate woman launches into destructive behavior to find someone in her life that loves her.

Isobel is a wowan bereft of love in her marriage. She rushes headlong into a pathway that leaves her emotionally distraught and wanting further escapades to ease her personal emptiness. So much of his book is real life- so many women follow in Isobel's footsteps and end up longing for greener pastures. They so often do not find them, but fall into a maze of broken hearts and hopeless futures.

Tom Barry's Isobel is a woman of personal sorrow who acts out her desperation. He has done a masterful job of capturing the woman's plight. I recommend this book- the sex is not gross or disgusting, but done with a modicum of tact though explicit. Nice job!
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Just received this book via Netgalley.com and got to reading it immediately. I got so deeply involved it only took me a few hours to finish the entire novel. I do not believe I have ever read a book so quickly. I am not a real big fan of love or lust novels but this was different there were so many different things going on I could not put the book down. The main characters in the story keep you captivated wandering what they will do next, what it will take to push them to a level they never thought they could go. These characters within this book could so easily be real it makes you wonder how many people there are out there just like them and have they ever had to make these types of decisions. The author has found a way to take his readers into the lives of several couples without compromising the story and joining them together so well that it keeps you wanting to read more.
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A truly gripping read, this novel pits naive innocent Isobel at the mercy of womanizing executive Jay, who will stop at nothing to achieve success in the money-driven business world. Or will he? Has Isobel changed his outlook? Or in wooing her is he simply exploiting her for her and her husband's money?



Set in the magnificent settings of Marrakech, London and Tuscany, the novel explores both the corruption of the business world and whether love can conquer all.

Fast-paced and edgy, it really was a book i could not put down. A fantastic read. My main criticism of the book is that it that it seems to suggest infidelity is acceptable, at least in the amoral world of the wealthy.
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This book was chosen by my book club, and is not my usual genre. If you like literary type books in the romantic suspense genre this is a pearl of a book. It reminded me of D.H Lawrence at his best. If you like the staple rom-com hearts and flowers formula, you may struggle with this book.

As to the story itself, it's about two things, infidelity and corruption, interwoven around two people - Isobel and Jay. She is an older, neglected woman married to a workaholic, he is a businessman and a player looking to save his business. Both characters, indeed all the main characters, are multi-dimensional, at times you love them, at times you hate them. Which is one of the reasons this book is different from the herd. Isobel pursues Jay to Tuscany and abandons herself in a steamy affair, and finds herself caught up in a world of deception and betrayal. What kept me turning the pages was the suspense and the twists and turns, you never knew quite what to expect next.

This is a sensual story but I wouldn't call it erotica. Another reviewer called it 'the thinking woman's fifty shades', but there is so much substance in this book beyond the sex, and it is almost poetry to read at times, that I think any comparison with Fifty Shades is misleading. If you like an intelligent read, this could be the best book you've read in a long time!
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