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What I was completely unaware was the roller coaster ride of emotions that Paula Daly's story was going to invoke. Admittedly ,I know I have preconceived notions about a variety of topics. But I like to approach each book I'm reading with the understanding that occasionally,an 3. But I like to approach each book I'm reading with the understanding that occasionally,an author will call upon me to reorganize my thoughts on certain issues.
Hence why I try and expose myself to a variety of genres, writing styles, and authors. Nothing prepared me for how I was going to feel by the end of this book or the sinister bend the storyline would take. After all, aside from Robert Redford,what would ever lead any woman to ever agree to sleeping with someone for money?
Enter our main protagonist, Rosalind Toovey or "Roz. Although she doesn't feel up to it, Roz attends her sister's 40th birthday party. It's at this party that she first meets Nadine and Scott. A couple that are friends with Petra and her husband Vince. Although a spark ignites between the two, Roz would never fathom sleeping with a married man.
After all, this was the cause of her own marital separation. Why then would she ever do this to another woman? Why indeed? Roz thinks nothing more of it until Scott arrives at her workplace and offers her a shocking proposal. One night together in exchange for a sum of money. Roz, horrified, refuses, but it continues to cross her mind. When Roz receives an eviction notice and her son, George, is accused of stealing, Roz finds herself reconsidering Scott's offer.
Much to my horror, it's at this point I went from the prosecution to becoming Roz's defense lawyer. Points to Paula Daly! I'll stop my summary of the story there, but suffice it to say that the text grows and the storyline gets darker. I just know that upon completing the reading, I wanted to hash this out with a group of readers. I think what was extremely well done was the impact of Roz's actions and the anger and sadness that is exhibited by the cast of characters.
I found myself caught in the middle by the end of the story. It's messy, but a great conversation piece for any book people. Like any good recipe, it had all the right ingredients to really be a hit, but something was missing or not prepared properly because it just didn't deliver. There were moments where I felt it was picking up steam, but then like a popped balloon it just fell flat again.
What did keep me reading was the premise of the storyline and I wanted to see how it was all going to end. Was hoping for more from this book but was 2. Was hoping for more from this book but was disappointed. View all 11 comments. Jul 08, Lee rated it really liked it. This was really a thought provoking read, much like the movie Indecent Proposal many years ago. Single mother Roz's marriage is over, her business is no longer viable, she is in major debt and has her nine year old son to support.
Then Roz receives an eviction notice and from here the story picks up pace. Roz meets Elias, an extremely wealthy man and Elias is extremely interested in Roz. He offers Roz money to spend the night with him.
I can remember having a discussion about this with This was really a thought provoking read, much like the movie Indecent Proposal many years ago.
I can remember having a discussion about this with girlfriends once and the question arises, would you sleep with a stranger for money? These are the questions and many others that Roz will have to find answers for, to see what she decides to do you will need to read the book. View all 13 comments. May 21, Judy Collins rated it it was amazing Shelves: netgalley-arc , adult-fiction , new-releases , thriller , psychological-suspense , books-read-in , mystery , psychological-thriller , family-drama , suspense.
One of my favorite authors, she delivers creativity, top shelf quality, wit, and intensity. In her third electrifying domestic thriller, Daly takes us into the home of single mother, Roz Toovey. Roz is a hard-working single mom, struggling to keep her professional and home life balanced. She has all sorts of financial issues; a failing business, a mountain of debt, and a no-good cheating ex-husband, Winston— of little support, or assistance with their nine-year-old son, George.
Winston is like a little kid himself, a grown man with no responsibility, living with his mother, bouncing from one woman to another. Poor George loves his mom and just wants to fit in at school. He knows they need money, and your heart goes out to him, while sympathizing with the mother.
When there was no more money left, she found herself at a chain on clinics, working fifty hours a week, cooped up in an airless cubicle with a production line of patients. She is always rushing every day to get to the ferry, balancing her clients, with continuous calls from the school--parenting, financial, and work stress has reached its limits.
Roz is being evicted, has lost her furniture, her pride, her business, and has borrowed all the money she can from her sister. George has issues at school, and they need money in order for food and survival.
She has no clue what she will do. Scott Elias is wealthy, powerful, and married. However, the conversation turns to a subject which leads Scott to believe, she is liberal and open-minded. Could Roz be open to being his mistress? He can pay for her services. Appears to be simple. What could go wrong? Scott shows up at her office the next day and makes a proposition. He wants one night with her. He will pay her. She can get out of debt. No strings. There is NO way she can even consider this. Or can she?
Why would someone be interested in her? She does not even date? Could this be a simple business transaction? Clean and clear-cut? Nothing is as simple as it seems. She does not see herself as sexy or a package any man would want. However, when George gets caught stealing at school, she knows she has to do something. What comes next is a series of complex events which spirals out of control.
How in the heck can this be happening? What has she gotten herself into? How does Wayne creep fit into the equation? Blackmail, murder, conspiracy, illegal activities, fraud, an investigation, a stalker? A devil in disguise? What if her sister finds out about her new little side job?
Loved, loved this psycho-suspense! Would love to see this one played out, on the big screen--can only imagine the cast of characters. As a single mom, sympathize with Roz, as most of us have been there, trying to raise our children, and circumstances making it difficult. Desperate times call for desperate measures. At what cost? The twists and turns are heart-pounding with head spinning action. Fans will love the revisit with DC Joanne Aspinall from previous books.
She was the perfect tenacious advocate for Roz, in order to assist her, out of this mess. What really adds to the intensity, is the insurance guy, Henry with his background and connections--brilliant; keeping you on the edge-of-your seat to see how his character will play into the complicated saga. Loved the ending, which will leave you smiling. This review was originally posted on [Between My Lines] I love that this book tackles ethics and some big questions straight on! The theme is dark and disturbing and it digs deep into the seedier This review was originally posted on [Between My Lines] I love that this book tackles ethics and some big questions straight on!
The theme is dark and disturbing and it digs deep into the seedier side of life. Roz is a struggling single mother. Despite having a good career as a physiotherapist, she is finding it impossible to make ends meet as she has accumulated huge debts in the past, thanks mostly to her ex-husband.
So when she is gets a proposition along the lines of Indecent Proposal from one of her clients, she finds herself seriously considering it. But I can see why Roz considers it. But not fully, I still think she should have been honest about just how bad her financial circumstances were.
Still I understood her motivation. But Scott the married man who was offering to pay , I hated him! His excuse was paltry. He wanted real intimacy with a real woman. The only downside for me was that while it started out very realistic and relatable, it then went the other extreme and got a little too melodramatic.
Overall though this is a quick, entertaining read because when everything starts spiralling out of control, it becomes impossible to put down. Thumbs up and I definitely want to read more by Paula Daly as I really enjoyed how she set the scene and built interesting characters.
She is separated from her husband Winston a waste of space as a husband, but with a certain charm about him and lives alone with their young son, getting by on a hand to mouth existence. She has a job as a physiotherapist but after paying the bills and the debt that Winston left her with, she cannot meet all her payments and reaches her lowest point when the bailiffs are called in and she faces eviction.
When her path crosses with rich and handsome Scott Elias, he makes her a proposition which is so hard to resist. Although Roz struggles with the morality of the situation, his proposition could be the answer to her financial worries — just once, and she could start to clear some debts and give herself some breathing space.
However nothing can be that straightforward and Roz unwittingly finds herself caught up in the consequences.
Paula Daly has a talent for taking an ordinary person and placing them in desperate situations where they have to make a decision, for good or bad, quite often without realising what the consequences could be. Her characters are suitably flawed and realistic - and some are just downright twisted but her stories are written with compassion and humour.
I think her wit is her trademark throughout all her novels — no matter how twisty the story gets, there is always some relief from the tension. Although all three books are standalones, it was great to see a familiar character return, albeit having a slightly smaller role this time.
Three books in and Paula Daly is most definitely a favourite author whose books I always look forward to. My copy was received from the publisher via Netgalley Nov 07, Bill Kupersmith rated it really liked it. Mom fucks son in table. Mom Sucks Off Reluctant Son. Tutor helps brunette babe to correct the mistakes in her assignment. Ads by TrafficFactory. Mother and Son 3 min Moanspy - 5. I send a video to his father by mistake 13 sec Caballoebrio - 4. News from the Berlin netaudio festival front: "We would like to inform you about a new publication on the website of Netaudio Berlin which is finally ready.
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