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Gray introduces an intelligent if sometimes misguided heroine who learns about life and love with real grit and spirit. Desperate to escape her mother's stifling Catholic home, our heroine marries a schoolmaster at a men's boarding school on a French island but quickly discovers that island life and a workaholic husband don't fulfill her need for pleasure and adventure. She soon leaves him to pursue love as a single girl. True to the book's title, she describes 10 of her conquests, from the Virgin, a snobbish 40-year-old, through the Lord, a Brit more than twice her age, and on to the Billionaire, a sugar daddy who finances her American acting education. But these relationships really only leave our heroine with the same shallow notion about relationships that plague many men--the notion that love amounts only to the thrill of the chase. Reminiscent of Lucinda Rosenfeld's What She Saw (2000), Gray's debut brings warm, bracing insight to the classic chic-lit story of a young woman in transition. Misha Stone
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About the Author
Alexandra Gray lives in Notting Hill, West London. This is her first book. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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It's different .... if you want some darkness and eerieness in a novel, read this. Also, the writing style was quite beautiful. I'd recommend it for the writing style and the poetry of the words in itself. It's just not a story that will leave you exhilarated.
I'm surprised at the reviews and reviewers also, one of whom dubbed this a true successor to Bridget Jones--there is no way Gray can measure up to Fielding's witty style.
The book has very few redeeming features. The writing is leaden, weighs you down (where was her editor?) and add to that the darkness of the book, it's suffocating.
There's a blurb at the back from some Suzanne Finnamore who felt "inadequate as a writer more than once" upon reading this book. Well. All I can say is if THIS book makes you feel inadequate, perhaps you shouldn't quit your day job.