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27th May 2008


Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦

Excuse me for a few moments while I fangirl to myself. This is a story that I have been in love with ever since Camilla posted the first rough draft in her journal. It was a story that I saved on my computer and would pull up to read every time I felt like crap about myself, my looks and my place in the world. Now that I have it in print format, I could not be a happier girl.

As the back of the book says, this is Pretty Woman done with boys. We have Xavier, a young lawyer, who is leading a normal life with a pretty fiancee, yet yearns for the shockingly sexy beast of a male prostitute who comes to service his boss every Wednesday.

Finally, Xavier musters up the courage to hire the prostitute himself, just to purge the longing from his system. Of course we all know that the prostitute has a heart of gold and that once Xavier has gotten a taste of his beast, purging him from his system is not going to be quite as easy as he suspected.

Camilla’s prose is rich and lush, in the grand purple prose tradition of writers like Storm Constantine. Liv’s illustrations perfectly amplify the emotions in the text. This is not a book for the faint of heart, no, this title is ‘shove your hand into your panties’ dirty, with all of the details lovingly depicted. It’s a sweet little gem of a book. Don’t let the fact that it’s being released by a private printer stop you from giving it a try. This one is not to be missed!

Posted by Cynthia | Posted in ♦♦♦♦♦, Beasts, Bruce, Camilla, Lingborn, Liv | Comments Off on Beasts