Review: In the Service of Women by Shayne McClendon

Title: In the Service of Women Author: Shayne McClendon Format: Kindle Edition, 160 pages Published: July 4, 2012 by Always the Good Girl LLC  ASIN: B008HJOZD4
Title: In the Service of Women
Author: Shayne McClendon
Format: Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published: July 4, 2012 by Always the Good Girl LLC
ASIN: B008HJOZD4

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Synopsis:

When Sarah is recruited as a high-end call girl servicing women, she embarks on a journey of passion and self-discovery that will alter her view of herself and her life.  Initiated into a world of passion and excess, she accommodates her clients’ every carnal desire. Until she learns they may need more from her than sexual release. 

NOTE: This story contains explicit sexual scenes and language and is intended for mature audiences only. Do not read this novel if intense sexual situations offend you.

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My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review:  

NOTE: This story contains explicit sexual scenes and language and is intended for mature audiences only. Do not read this novel if intense sexual situations offend you.

Yep, that warning pretty much covers it!! In the Service of Women is one of the most erotic and intense reads I have encountered in quite some time and it was an excellent read!! The book opens with Sarah, an eighteen year old student with well-above-average intelligence working part-time in a law office. Sarah is, thanks to a horrific childhood, a very mature eighteen year old who has been legally emancipated from her family for several years. Sarah has had to grow up very quickly in order to survive and she has done very well for herself but with the introduction of Vivienne, her fortunes are about to take an incredible leap.

Though she looks and technically is legal on the surface, Vivenne’s real job is as the head of a company that provides high end call girls for women. Recruiting someone as young as Sarah may seem a bit icky but as Sarah so eloquently explains to Vivienne, “I want you to know I’m not a child, either in age or mental capacity. I don’t mean any disrespect but I think you may want to f*&$ me and I’m cool with that. There’s no need to talk me into it.” (Loc. 191) And so begins Sarah’s life as a super-high end call girl.

With each additional chapter we learn more and more about Sarah’s talents in the bedroom and believe you me, they are some fine skills. Each chapter is dedicated to one of her clients (some very surprising!) and their particular needs. Understand, for each and every one of Sarah’s clients, there is a very compelling reason for them to solicit the services of a call girl. For some of the women, the reasons are purely physical and for others the reasons are emotional and highly personal. Though she isn’t required to do so, Sarah not only services her clients’ physical needs but their emotional needs as well. In this way, Sarah becomes even more intimately involved with her clients thus making her one of the most highly successful and requested among Vivienne’s girls. While Sarah very much enjoys the physical aspects of her job, the emotional toll is something even the toughest will eventually bow to and in one extremely dramatic and terrifying moment, Sarah’s life as a call girl ends.

The Bottom Line: Make no mistake, this is a very erotic read and some of the scenes between Sarah and her clients are extremely intense. However, this is not just a naughty read with chapter after chapter of nothing but sex. This is the story of a young but incredibly mature woman who just happens to make her living (at least for a time) as a call girl. Sarah’s personal story is entwined with her job and to separate the two would cause the story to be nothing more than porn with a few chapters dedicated to what goes on outside of Sarah’s job. This is so not the case at all and I found myself as interested in Sarah’s life as I was in her next sexual encounter. McClendon has struck a wonderful balance with this read and for those not put off my lots and lots of sex, I highly recommend this read. I would caution however taking the author’s warning into account – she didn’t put that warning there for no reason.

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