Thursday, May 19, 2011

Surburban Weird by By J.R. LaGreca Review

Suburban Weird

By J.R. LaGreca
Blurb from Good Reads
Suburban Weird is a riveting saga of lies, lust, love and betrayal. Courtney appears to have it all -- a loving lawyer for a husband, her mother-in-law's extraordinary estate for them to live in while saving for a house. Her bliss becomes overshadowed when her husband's older brother lures her into a whirlwind of desire and deception. Witness the haunting tale of how one woman becomes a pawn in a game of seduction.
Set in scenic Bay Shore, Long Island, Suburban Weird follows the exploits of Courtney Gold, a forty-year-old beauty. Courtney becomes apprehensive when her future mother-in-law, Edith Stein, turns out to be the eccentric woman her Aunt Bessie warned her about in the past.
In spite of this troubling connection, Courtney marries her fiancé, criminal attorney, Seth, only to become dangerously drawn to his adopted brother, fertility specialist, Dr. Aaron Stein. Aaron flirts mercilessly with Courtney, while constantly belittling Seth, the black sheep and baby of the family.
Things become precarious when Courtney and Seth, move into Edith's nine-bedroom mansion, and Aaron and his Russian mail-order bride, Natasha Krilova, twenty-seven years his junior, move in as well. The gorgeous, teenage virgin adds spice to this bizarre blend. The situation escalates when Aaron treats Courtney for her difficulty in conceiving.
Is Aaron a complete professional like Seth vows him to be? How does Courtney handle her improper desires? Is Edith as insidious as her Aunt Bessie suspected? Will this madness come to an end? Read the book to find out Courtney's destiny.
After the success of her first novel, Afternoon Tea, J. R. LaGreca pens another exhilarating tale about a woman's desire and the lure of erotic temptation - this time set in modern times. Some of the most outrageous events in life do happen to the family in this unforgettable tale, and the weird weaved by J.R. LaGreca. A fascinating saga, Suburban Weird is a contemporary masterpiece filled with intrigue.
This book was given to me by the author J.R. LaGreca
This book wasn't my usual genre but I found myself drawn into the story of Courtney, Seth, Aaron, and Edith. 
Courtney's plight seems unusual and strange but it makes you wonder how often it really does happen.
Her journey into her soul leads her into the shadows of obsession and towards illumination into who she really is. 
 I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy a good romance tinged with mystery.
There are some sensual scenes but it doesn't degrade the story at all. The plot seamlessly works with the romance to make it flow like liquid gold.
I found myself sympathizing with Courtney and her obsession. I liked how she comes to terms with the shadows of her self by the end of the book and gained insight.
Mesmerizing read and I look forward to reading her other works.
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1 comment:

  1. Not sure if this is my type of book, just my personal opinion :) but your review is awesome. Keeo up the good work! best, Rae
    p.s. your blog's set-up is clean and colorful--very nice.


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