All her life, Eleanor Vandelier has been invincible, ruthless, determined. Now she's dying--and the ruthless ambition that built an empire has become a vengeful desire to keep her daughter Tamara out of her inheritance. Driven by anger and pain, Tamara is ready to strike back with a reckless plan intended to destroy the woman who never loved her--and which may destroy theAll her life, Eleanor Vandelier has been invincible, ruthless, determined. Now she's dying--and the ruthless ambition that built an empire has become a vengeful desire to keep her daughter Tamara out of her inheritance. Driven by anger and pain, Tamara is ready to strike back with a reckless plan intended to destroy the woman who never loved her--and which may destroy the man who does....
|Title||:||The Secrets Within|
|Number of Pages||:||400 Pages|
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The Secrets Within Reviews
This was a badly written and unlikeable book. I did not enjoy the prurient sex scenes- they were not erotic they were horrifically objectified. The writing was terrible, the characters walked around in a melodramatic mania the whole time. Noone could have a conversation it always had to be a showdown. Everything revolved around sex and the gender roles were very rigid. Added to that no matter what horrors men did, women were more to blame and just about the only non-redeemed character (after they had all destroyed, raped and seduced each other through 400 tiresome pages) was a lesbian. So let's add homophobia to the list.Would you like an example of the writing to illustrate how unreadable this was (pity me I was stuck with it, when I'd rather have been reading Norman Fairclough. But instead of blissful discourse analysis I got pp 51-52: " It came, jerking into the moist, warm cavern of her mouth. He shuddered as she sucked it from him [and the reader is shuddering too, but not in enjoyment], intensifying the sheer physical pleasure of being taken with completion. No withdrawal at climax. Not from Tamara. She went all the way [and all the way through this book is 350 more dreary pages]. She made him feel as though she loved every last drop of him. It made him wish....." ergh I can't go on. But to be fair as a reviewer I did wade through the other 350 pages, through a manipulated pregnancy, several deaths, marriage, sex, sex, sex (yawn) oh look someone's bonking again and all the men are insatiable beasts that can't help themselves and rape young girls because their horrible cold-blooded wives don't have sex with them (or variations on the theme) and a couple of women are mousey but loveable but on the whole the heroines are sexy, manipulative and thin and there are some bad women who are dowdy or fat or frigid.Acts are moral or immoral depending who does them (often determined by gender). Louise's reasoning for turning her back on her own career to marry into power (her dad instructed her to give up her own dreams and do that and then use sex to control her husband) are portrayed as selfish and shallow and her humiliation in not suceeding is gloried in but let's remember this is a girl who WANTED A REAL JOB and got forced into the indirect power game by her father. It's not a good way to be, sure, but I feel she is a victim in all this.I read fast. Maybe I skipped something. There are white picket fences and piggy backs at the end. I would say more about that but...spoilers....I knew it was romance, I guess I should have steered clear!
I thought this book was good with the exception of the ending, which I did not care for at all