Monday, January 28, 2013

Review: When the Siren Calls by Tom Barry

When the Siren Calls by Tom Barry

Restless and neglected, Isobel is suffocating in a stagnant marriage. Suave and charismatic Jay is fighting for survival. An invitation to visit Jay's resort in the hills of Tuscany sparks Isobel to imagine a life of freedom and excitement.
Dismissing her husband’s objections, Isobel pursues Jay to Tuscany on the pretext of searching for a holiday home. After fighting anguished guilt, she abandons herself in a passionate affair, with her controlling lover encouraging Isobel to push beyond her sexual boundaries.
But all is not as it seems in the idyllic Tuscan retreat, and Isobel finds herself trapped in a web of intrigue, deception, and betrayal. She is one player in a dangerous love triangle, unsure whether Jay is her saviour, or her nemesis. As her world falls apart, she must choose between the woman she thought she was, and the woman she has become.

My Thoughts:
This is a well-written book, full of drama. There are rich people, high-dollar deals, intrigue, deception, and infidelity. It reminds me a bit of a soap opera, but was written in such a way that I couldn't help but keep reading to find out what would happen next. None of the characters were particularly likeable, but I think that was part of the appeal. Bad things happening to bad people. There is a sequel due out in spring and I will likely read it, just to find out what will happen next.

My Rating: ****
Steam Factor: !!!!
Explicit language, infidelity. There are some steamier parts that are hinted at but not described.

My Source: NetGalley

Where to get it:
The Book Depository

Where to find the author:
Tom Barry


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