Exploits by Poppet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have read many books I would classify as all-time favourites over the last year, and here comes another one - Poppet's 'Exploits'.
It is chick-lit in structure, but it has been artisticly coated in sensual nitroglycerine to deliver the most explosive of authorial rub-downs on opening.
It is raw, spontaneously honest, and skin-tinglingly exciting, wrapped as it is around twists and writhings of plot and bodies.
It is about personal enslavement and the physical and emotional enjoyment that makes that enslavement possible - thus the pun of the title. It is also about being stripped to self-loathing by others before rebuilding your own sense of validity.
In short, it is about a young woman laid aggressively bare who doesn't necessarily want to be clothed but who does want to be safe and at home.
My only reservation - I cannot imagine the heroine Stef as a blonde. Definitely brunette, I would say.
And, very fortunately, I have another Poppet book to hand - 'Seithe' (a dark romance). Can't get enough.
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