Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Strip-J.J. Salem

The Strip

J.J. Salem

St. Martin’s Griffin, Nov 8 2011, $14.99

ISBN: 9780312374181

In Las Vegas the three women are wealthy and famous, but their respective marriages lack love and passion. Kristin Fox is the bestselling novelist of suburban erotica though she lacks any heat in her life; as her mate is just a nasty person. Jennifer Payne is a marriage and family therapist who helps others but fails with her relationships as she does not understand her husband; finally Billie Shelton, a casino singer-dance star is controlled by her martinet husband.

The trio separately hires former NFL player turned paid escort Cam Lawford for some heated trysts. However, instead of continuing euphoric climaxes, someone, probably one of the ladies or their mates sack the ex football player permanently.

The Strip is a hot engaging thriller in which the three females are fully developed while the rest of the cast are stereotypes filling roles especially the spouses and the sex toy. Although the whodunit takes a back seat to the sex as Cam proves incredibly resilient, fans will enjoy this lighthearted frolic as what happens in Sin City becomes homicidal.

Harriet Klausner

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