5 star review on Amazon for Touching Angel's Desires. So delighted she captured the lesson to be learned in this erotic fiction
Unpredictably Good -Touching Angel's Desires by Holly J. Gill and Nikki Blaise
When I read this book I was expecting Angel to finally find someone for
herself. In Desires, she was the unflappable owner of the sex club of
the same name. I thought that this was a love story that would give her a Happily Ever After. But I was wrong.
This is indeed a love story but not what I expected. It was a story
about loving someone too much that there was no choice but to lose him.
It is a story of a woman who in the end falls in love with the very
person she had given to another. It is a story of how far a woman
scorned will go to seek her revenge.
But revenge isn't sweet, is it? It is in fact very painful and heart rending.
Without giving the story away, this is Angel's viewpoint about what
happens inside Desires. She doesn't realize how much the situation
affects her deeply until much later, when someone unknowingly touches
her very thing she craves.
I don't know about you, but for me
at least, this is a different take on a love story. That closest book I
can think of that is of a similar vein with respect to writing about the
story from the antagonist's point of view is Marion Zimmer Bradley's
Mists of Avalon which was written from the female characters' view
point, one of who was Morgaine le Fey's. They are by no means the same
genre but it gives a glimpse of the reasons for an antagonist's actions
and how it affects everyone around her. Ms Gill and Ms Blaise have been
able to delve into the psyche of a woman who refused to acknowledge her
need to be loved breaking the very rules she created to protect both
clients and employees alike.
Despite it being a work written for the erotic genre, this story is a powerful book that can teach us a lesson.
First, everyone has a story to tell. Even a bitch.
Second, jealousy and revenge are not the answers to get the man you
want. You cannot force someone to love you when his heart belongs to
another. To do otherwise only demeans you.
Third, we have been
told time again to love and accept ourselves, warts and all. A man who
truly loves a woman will accept her for who she is. But there is also a
different kind of self-love that is not only self-destructive but also
destroys whatever respect the very people you love have for you. You
burn bridges, memories turn sour, and you end up feeling decrepit.
That's not how a woman would want to be remembered, is it?
Touching Angel's Desires will anger you, will make you cheer for the
underdog, and will make you feel compassion for someone so scarred she
doesn't know how to pick up the pieces unless she reverts to who she
once was. Open ended, perhaps Ms Gill and Ms Blaise can write another
book for closure?
Only time till tell.