Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Bookworm presents: Tease by Immodesty Blaize

Wednesday was a horribly cold and wet day in Sydney so after braving the rain to go to work for a few hours in the morning I came home and curled up on the sofa with a nice cup of tea and Tease by burlesque superstar Immodesty Blaize.

The book is a bawdy bonk-buster that revolves around the burlesque world and rising burlesque star Tiger Starr. Tiger’s life is a whirlwind of glamour, diamonds, celebrity parties and more than her fair share of suitors. She seems to finally have it all. But though she may have the talents to bring any man – or woman – to their knees, Tiger never lets her friends or lovers get too close. Only now, she’s finally ready to take a chance on love...

But beneath all the glitz and the feathers, she’s hiding more than her modesty. As she prepares for the most important show of her life, it seems somebody is intent on exposing the dark secrets of her carefully guarded past.

Unfortunately, there’s more than one likely candidate. Is it one of Tiger’s discarded lovers? A rival showgirl? Or even her jealous sister? As her world starts to unravel, Tiger will have to fight for survival, by delivering the performance of her life…

I have to say that I just loved this book (although doesn't every girl love a bonk-buster!) and it certainly brightened this rainy day. The story was well written and gives a great incite into the burlesque world. Immodesty has obviously drawn heavily on her own experiences as a burlesque performer. I did guess Tiger's secret a while before the end but the book never failed to entertain with its glitz, glamour, scandal and steamy sex scenes.

Tease is published by Ebury Press and is available at all good book shops. Immodesty's next book Ambition is out in October. I wait with baited breath

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