Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Reading Corner - Mistress



Here's the spot - If you've finished reading Mistress and would like to comment, please do so here.

1 comment:

Patti Ann Colt said...

The things I liked:
1. The incredible build up in the sexual tension from her initial visit and nervousness at taking off her clothes to the final nude act to get Eric to make love to her.
2. Eric and Emily's working partnership and how she nagged him and was so practical about the books.
3. Fast past and absorbing - read in about 2.5 hours.

The things I didn't like:
1. It seemed that Emily was more practical in the beginning of the book and less at the end. I couldn't for the life of me figure why she'd married and give up control of her independence and money when that was what she wanted by being a mistress in the first place. Made the whole marriage gambit and blackmail sequence just not ring true.

2. Wasn't aware that doctoring of photographs was a common practice, sounded to 21st century to me, so stretched the credibility some.

3. And as usual, miscommunication about emotions was the crux of the difficulty between Eric and Emily - old, tiring.