“Silk” by Rupert James— “Money. Sex. Power. Some Things are Always in Fashion”

James. Rupert. “Silk”, Cleis Press, 2012.

“Money. Sex. Power. Some Things are Always in Fashion”

Amos Lassen

“Silk” is a sizzler of a novel that is sexy, funny and totally compelling. Christine Fairbrother is a divorce lawyer and one of the best and she is ambitious and is waiting for the big case that will push her to the top and insure her place there. Her daughter, Isabelle Cisse is a graduate of design school and she is ambitious like her mother and is coming onto the London fashion scene. However, she has a penchant for the wrong kind of men.

Victoria Crabtee is the mistress of multi-millionaire and owner of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of haute couture fashion, Massimo Rivelli. However her tenure there is precarious as Rivelli is not making any move to divorce his wife. Victoria knows that she can be quickly replaced by a younger woman and she will do whatever it takes to make sure her position is not endangered. Rivelli is aware of this.

This is the story of three women, each controversial in her own way. They live lives of money and sex with men of power and their stories are dramatic. If you like Jackie Collins (and I do, as a release), you will love “Silk”. Find out what a lawyer, a designer and a has-been model now mistress have in common as their lives  ruled by power and money, success and ambition. One man unites their stories and this is the kind of book that once you begin, you will keep reading.

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