1 out of 4 stars
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Amanda had a massive spinal injury sustained from a car accident that left her paraplegic. Despite the misfortune, she had moved on with her life and conducted a successful business from her home. Her husband, Rob Trenton, runs Trenton Industries with Will and Jane Devlin, a company that supplies mining equipment. Rob seems overwhelmed by his intense sexual desire and suggests to Amanda a threesome with Will and Jane. That is when another accident claims Amanda's life.
Even so, Rob goes ahead and tables his sexual threesome proposal to Will and Jane, and before long, Rob's assistant, Brett with his girlfriend Pamela, finds themselves entangled in his plan and soon it becomes incestuous when Pamela involves her Mother, Sister, and uncle. An unexpected lifestyle begins to thrive and gets worse when the gaudy Seb Gazozas joins them. The Ripples Spread by Fay Spurgin is a romance novel that leaves the reader smitten by its over-the-top narrative.
The poetic overture blends well with the story and gets the reader ready for a brilliantly executed story-line in different settings, without going off-track. I was also impressed by the character development which makes the story fun, and the reader can relate and identify with every character introduced. The author is daring enough to introduce romance in sensitive situations. For instance, Brett sleeps with his girlfriend's mother, Will Delvin gets a second wife, and Pamela sleeps with her uncle. These are some of the scenes the reader encounters.
I hated the extreme romance in this novel. It portrays a rotten society at the brink of destruction. Some of us would not want to behold the incest depicted in the book around our communities. Well, I know these shenanigans happen in places around the world. However, I consider them a high level of waywardness. All the same, I commend the author for being courageous enough to concoct a romance novel with such unrivalled candidness. I did not like the sexual soirees where relatives were involved, especially parents and their children. I do not believe our communities are ready to deal with the kind of misfortune such behaviours would bring. I felt like the author went overboard.
While the writing style was simple and easy to follow, there were several run-on sentences that distracted the reading. This book could use professional editing since there were also grammar and punctuation errors, missing and misplaced words. For example, more than once, the author used the word "you" instead of "you're" or "You are." The word "his" is mistakenly used instead of "he." I do not think I can recommend this book to anyone since I felt the author went overboard with this genre. There were no positive lessons to learn from the book. The reader only ends up with a debauched mind. Owing to the aforementioned flaws, I rate the book 1 out of 4 stars.
The Ripples Spread
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