Official Review: Tales of Gold by TL Marmon

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Official Review: Tales of Gold by TL Marmon

Post by kimmyschemy06 » 31 Aug 2018, 07:53

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Tales of Gold" by TL Marmon.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Tales of Gold is an exciting and suspenseful romance and adventure novel written by TL Marmon.

EV Gold is an overindulged and hedonistic adulteress living a luxurious but superficial lifestyle. She lives with her indifferent husband, Dr. A, who seems not to mind the constant presence of her obsessed lover, Benny.

Restless and sexually unsatiated on top of losing her domestic servant and handmaid earlier in the day, EV makes a covert trip to a private club where she comes across the handsome and mysterious Rex who gives her a euphoric high she never experienced before. Unknowingly, EV gets herself entangled in a web of excitement, uncertainty, and peril, and pulled into a life totally different from her own. The journey leads her to introspection that gives her a new and life-changing perspective.

Told in the third person point of view, this is a suspenseful, exciting, and romantic thriller that keeps the readers glued to the page. The book begins at a steady pace that picks up and never slows down making the book a real page-turner. It is easy to read and is written in casual and conversational tone tinge with sarcasm.

The author successfully brings up real life issues including vanity, hedonism, obsession, indifference, and addiction among others. The characters are well-developed and are perfect representations of different types of people in our society. EV is an overindulged, luxurious, vain, and hedonistic woman; Benny is, apparently, a masochist who is obsessed with another man’s wife; Dr. A is an indifferent husband who seems to be too spineless to do something about his life; and Rex is an expendable tool and a former junkie who lives one day at a time. The author supplies just the right amount of back stories for each of the major characters to make them relatable. Even the most minor characters like Spider, Blackie, Karen, and Amber, are given back stories, which for me is a very good thing. Though the ending feels, somehow, anticlimactic compared to the suspenseful events that take place in the story, I find it fitting.

What I like most is the seemingly simple and uncomplicated premise of the book that the author turns into a meaningful and life-changing journey. What makes it exciting is the never-ending twists and turns of events that, for me, lead to the most important part of the story, finding one’s purpose in life.

Admittedly, I enjoyed this book more than I expected I would. However, other readers may find the sex scenes, though not too detailed, too many for their liking. Moreover, there are several noticeable errors within the entire book like they would like for the Dr come in to the police station and whatever it was the Rex was sending her way.

I, therefore, rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. It is entertaining, exciting, and suspenseful. I recommend it to fans of suspense and thriller novels. Sex scenes and references to drug addiction and other vices, however, may not be suitable for young readers.

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Post by topdan30 » 07 Sep 2018, 09:59

Thanks for the great review. The book is offering alot.

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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 07 Sep 2018, 22:16

topdan30 wrote:
07 Sep 2018, 09:59
Thanks for the great review. The book is offering alot.
You're welcome. It's quite an enjoyable book.

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Post by Oulababe » 14 Sep 2018, 06:08

love the use of real life issues like vanity and addiction. This story sounds worth a read

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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 15 Sep 2018, 01:58

Oulababe wrote:
14 Sep 2018, 06:08
love the use of real life issues like vanity and addiction. This story sounds worth a read
It sure is.

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Post by Oulababe » 15 Sep 2018, 13:30

kimmyschemy06 wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 01:58
Oulababe wrote:
14 Sep 2018, 06:08
love the use of real life issues like vanity and addiction. This story sounds worth a read
It sure is.
I might just find a chance to read it then.

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Post by CatInTheHat » 15 Sep 2018, 15:39

Based on the title, I was surprised to hear that the story has a focus on life changes.
Life without a good book is something the CatInTheHat cannot imagine.


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