Review: Lilliana Anderson – Confidante: The Brothel

Confidante: The Brothel
Lilliana Anderson

Welcome to Reading Addiction Blog Tour’s stop for ‘Confidante: The Brothel‘.

This is a sex novel styled memoir, so if you’re under the age of consent in your State, please don’t read any further.

The official blurb:

Ok, I’ll admit it – My mother in law used to be a sex worker. It’s something that she has confided in few people outside her immediate family until me. We are polar opposites in many ways but we get each other – as a result I have become the confidante in her life which is how this series has been born.
In 1989, Angelien was 32 when she made the decision to enter a brothel to help support herself and her two sons. She quickly became the most popular girl there with her Kathleen Turner looks and her excellent ‘acting’ skills.
Confidante: The Brothel is a collection of Angelien’s most memorable stories of her month working in the brothel.
This is a biography about friendship, discovery and of course sex.


My review:

I thought this book would be interesting and present a good view of things differently to the novel I reviewed yesterday. Indeed it did! Instead of being a classy escort, Angelien

I particularly liked the short bursts of information and various annecdotes. It makes it a novel you could pick up, read for a bit, and then put down without feeling frustrated. I don’t think it’s an edge-of-seat book, but it has a certain allure.

It’s interesting the way perceptions have and haven’t changed over the times about prostitution. Everything in this novel is about sex, even her early jobs, so I imagine that she was a very attractive woman, and couldn’t really help what she turned out doing. She’s als very practical, which I appreciated.

There are some tense changes and a couple of dialogue things that bugged me as I read, but it was quite well written. I was happy that it was a memoir type thing, and that made it easier for me to accept the different people as people (instead of characters that hadn’t been fleshed out). If they’re real people, it’s impossible to predict what their reactions on the personal side should be.

I’d actually be interested to read the other books in this trilogy. I’d probably give this one 4 stars for its genre, and not trying to be too high flaunting about it. If you’re looking for a romance, you won’t find it here, instead you’ll get a quite candid look at the life of a hooker.

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About the Author

Australian author of Confidante: The Brothel – Lilliana is a wife, mother of 4 and friend to many.

She lives a relatively quiet life in suburban Melbourne and spends most of her spare time writing the Confidante series as well as a racey drama of love and loss with the working title ‘What Might Have Been’.

 

 

You can find her at:

Not sure if you lik
e my opinion? Good thing this is a tour! You can look at some other reviews, guest posts and promos at each of these tour stops:

December 2 – Reading Addiction Blog Tours – Meet and Greet
December 2 – Logikal Blog – Guest Post/PROMO
December 3 – Wonderland Reviews – Review/Interview Lilliana
December 4 – The Cozy Dragon – Review
December 5 – TE Garden of Books – Review/guest Post
December 6 – Books, Books, the Magical Fruit – Guest Post/PROMO
December 9 – The Steamy Side – Review
December 11 – Snifferwalker – Review/Interview Lilliana
December 12 – Chronicles of a Book Addict – Review/Guest Post
December 14 – Between the Bind – Guest Post/PROMO
December 15 – Sweet n Sassi – Review
December 17 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – PROMO
December 19 – Crazy For Books – Review
December 21 – Book Reviews and More – Guest Post/PROMO
December 22 – Up All Night Reviews – Guest Post/PROMO
December 24 – The eBook Reviewers – PROMO
December 26 – Bunny’s Reviews – Interview Angelien/PROMO
December 27 – Stressed Rach – Review
December 29 – Reading a Little Bit of Everything – Review/Interview Angelien
December 30 – Pink Fluffy Hearts – Review/Guest Post
December 31 – Intriguing Reads – Guest Post/PROMO
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