Thursday, 22 August 2013

Tampa - Alissa Nutting

Genre; Adult
Release Date; August 2013
Celeste Price is an eighth-grade English teacher in suburban Tampa. She is attractive. She drives a red Corvette. Her husband, Ford, is rich, square-jawed and devoted to her. But Celeste has a secret. She has a singular sexual obsession - fourteen-year-old boys. It is a craving she pursues with sociopathic meticulousness and forethought.

Within weeks of her first term at a new school, Celeste has lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her web - car rides after dark, rendezvous at Jack's house while his single father works the late shift, and body-slamming encounters in Celeste's empty classroom between periods. It is bliss.

Celeste must constantly confront the forces threatening their affair - the perpetual risk of exposure, Jack's father's own attraction to her, and the ticking clock as Jack leaves innocent boyhood behind. But the insatiable Celeste is remorseless. She deceives everyone, is close to no one and cares little for anything but her pleasure.

If i am honest, i saw this article and i had to read the book, anything claiming to be so shocking and sickening in a book, i am intrigued. I was so dissapointed, the concept is a clever one, something a little bit different, but as the story took place, i found it dull, lacking and just no were near as shocking as it was claimed to be. Maybe thats just me, i just found it moved too quickly, with a pace that seemed unnatural , and overall - unenjoyable. I hate to negatively review a book, but this just didnt work for me, shame as it had potential to shock to the core.

Rating; 4/10

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