"Bettie Page Presents:
By: Logan Belle
Synopsis from Goodreads
Regina Finch, brilliant and bookish, has worked her way up to her dream job as a librarian at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. But her discovery of the sordid sexual adventures of a rakish, young billionaire among the hallowed halls and sacred stacks of the library unleashes a confusing blend of repulsion and desire that threatens to consume her. It is only through her introduction to the work of Bettie Page—the world’s most popular ingenue-turned-fetish-model—and Page’s own sexual awakening that Regina can hope to discover her sexual prowess and seduce the man she loves.My Thoughts
Logan Belle has written a book that is a mass of contradictions, but in an utterly fantastic way. I’m going to be totally honest, I was attracted to this book entirely for its cover and its title. I didn’t know anything about it but immediately went to Goodreads to find out more.
Regina Finch is a New York City newbie starting out with a new job in one of the most spectacular public libraries in the nation, New York Public. Insecure and alone in a huge city, she finds herself befriending Sebastian, a millionaire photographer who has a vested interest in the library. Seeing more than just what meets the eye, he begins inviting Regina to different places in New York awakening a whole different person within Regina, one whom she may never have thought existed.
So I’ve gotta get it out of my system, I absolutely loved the story being about a librarian. People think its such a different job than what it really is and I think this novel did a great job of dispelling some of the myths. We don’t sit around reading all day, we are not bored. There is a bit of a hierarchy, even though its just fake, of different departments within the library. Most people who work in libraries love them. The different people every day, the knowledge, just the basic fun and I think the author did a wonderful job of portraying a realistic atmosphere. Either she has worked in a library before OR she did some fantastic research.
I also felt the characters were very down the earth. Regina has been sheltered her entire life by her family and as she comes out of her shell, she encounters fear and doubt. While sometimes I did want to yell at her and say what the heck are you doing!, when I finished I thought of both Regina and Sebastian as my friends. I plan on recommending this to my coworkers and I can’t help but hope a little that someone as awesome and naughty as Sebastian comes into my library one day. Well done Ms. Belle!
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher: Pocket Star
# of Pages: 288
Date of Publication: November 27, 2012
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