Curve Couture, Royalty Publishing House, an e-book by H. M. Irving.
Plot: Claire Williams is the agent for her 4 year younger sister in the chaotic world of professional modelling. They are the only remaining members of the family and Claire has been ‘taking care of’ her younger sibling since she was twelve. The appearance is not the actual situation, however, because Janice is a completely ego-centric individual, vicious enough not only to survive, but advance to the top level in this cut throat business. Claire, although lovely, is totally insecure. She is more largely proportioned and always has been overshadowed by Janice who repeatedly has demonstrated distain for her in many ways, not the least of which is in the matter of boyfriends. In spite of Claire’s overabundant insecurity, she is noticed by top agent Eric Robinson, himself a former top model with whom Claire has been in love from afar since she was sixteen. They meet and he insists she become a model for a new plus size clothing line that is to be established and the reader is plunged into the frenetic life of clothing design, modelling and all of the intricate machinations entailed. From this introduction, the book’s sub-title “A Beautiful Romance”, develops and progresses to a conclusion that devotees of erotic romance no doubt will find enchanting.
Discussion: The author has nicely depicted much of the frenetic activity surrounding development and production of style shows and the people involved. She further has set a stage for, and developed, a better plot than many stories in the erotica genre. Specifically, it is different because more usually when the verbalization and accompanying sexual activity is of the quality employed here, the story line more usually is not particularly well designed and/or executed. Thus, in this reviewer’s opinion, if books in this genre appeal, you thoroughly will enjoy this one. A caveat in that the publisher admonishes: “Contains explicit language & adult themes suitable for ages 16+.”
5* For erotic romance aficionados