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Maria Lantos is a postgrad Yale student researching illicit eighteenth-century literature. She's become exceptionally well-versed in the narratives of classic erotic fantasy. 

She's also Claudine, an in-demand escort specializing in sexual role play for an elite clientele. Anonymous. Satisfying. And discreet. 

Until the tenuous separation between her worlds starts to crack. It begins with the murder of a stranger. It leads to two men who will test Maris' limits of control and awaken her own sexual desires. 

As her private nights bleeds into day, Maria will discover the dangerous places that extend beyond the imagination and the secrets that are no longer consigned to the dark. 

Claudine combines the pace of a thriller, the deep emotional connection of a romance, and the heat of a beautiful woman's sexual discovery. 

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Penguin Canada Books Inc., 2014.
ISBN: 9780143190721
Characteristics: 290 pages ;,21 cm


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Sep 19, 2015

Barbara Palmer is the pen name of a, "best selling, international award winning Canadian novelist." Really?
After reading this conglomeration of words on paper I may rightfully become a legitimate, prescription toting user of medicinal cannabis. The horror, the horror. A simplistic story interspersed with sex scenes not worthy to be on the shelves of the venerable VPL.

cinseg1 May 17, 2015

I picked this book up on a whim and I found it a solid read. The book reads like the little black book of an escort ( read as: high-end hooker) who was molested as a child and is later adopted by an American woman. Here, she is pursuing her Yale degree while moonlighting as an escort. Blunt and crude, it is an in your face, in depth glimpse into the depravity of prostitution. I found the novel insightful and eye-opening.

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