Sweet Violent Femmes by Holly M. Kothe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a collection of short stories.
They are not you usual sweet short reads so make sure you read the blubs.
Violent females are the agenda here. I went from engrossed, interesting, oh dear to hiding behind my hand as I read. There were a few gruesome bits in it for me. To some it would be nothing, to me it was ah yuk? Mind you, I still continued to read it all.
The author writes well in good detail.
I was given this to read in exchange for my honest opinion.
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"Within a month, my romantic, Lost Generation fantasy of the city had sharpened into reality. The only moveable feast I'd found in Paris was of the fleshly variety - a constant supply of lithe, undulating bodies presented under glass, offering every view to the clientele."
In this dark and disturbing collection, Kothe explores themes of the damaged, the devious, and the deranged heroine, and examines the consequences of pushing the female heart one step too far.
"The Glass Room"
An American girl maintaining her comfortable Parisian lifestyle as a high-end brothel escort faces off with a mysterious client whose sadistic dependencies threaten her livelihood.
After a passionate quarrel with her conflicted lover, a woman realizes that the best kind of relationships are the eternal kind. Sometimes the man just needs a little push ...
A lonely librarian nursing a broken heart gathers liquid courage in preparation for her sister's visit, and struggles with a peculiar ailment she's had since puberty.
A troubled but diligent chemistry student reacts to the unsavory intentions of a predatory psychology professor