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The Moral Line by Vanessa Bogenholm
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
The Moral Line, an erotic romance novel by Vanessa Bogenholm, opens reader’s eyes to the world of high end escorts and the men who frequent them.
After being rejected and left alone, Alexandria, finds herself going down a moral line. Slightly desperate for money, she takes a one-time ‘job’ as a paid for companion by a not so attractive but very nice wealthy man. Is getting paid to be in the company of men really such a bad thing if it feels good? She falls into a world of clients that are wealthy, powerful, successful men with fancy cars and country club lifestyles. But she sees the fragility in all of these men, the loneliness and need for acceptance that is the human condition.
Alexandria becomes ‘Catherine’, a high-end escort with a beautiful laugh who finds the goodness and attractiveness in all men, falling in love with all of her clients just a little. By accepting these men and seeing the goodness in them, she pleases these men in many ways. Is it possible by pleasing others maybe Alexandria can find her true self and find happiness?
This was well written but for whatever reason I had a really hard time getting into it and it took me months to force myself to finish it for my review. That being said just because a book isn’t my cup of tea doesn’t mean that someone else won’t love it. This showed both the good and the really bad side of love but Alexandria left me uneasy. Truth be told she reminded me a lot of someone who I know in real life and I think that was my biggest issue.
Not that the person I know is a paid companion but that she has that whiny disposition to her that drives me up a wall. The one thing that I really enjoyed was the way that “Catherine” taught Alexandria how to be the woman she always wanted to be. It is through “Catherine” that she learns to be confident and just more.