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Topping From Below: A Novel | [Laura Reese]

Topping From Below: A Novel

Successful, attractive, and in control, Nora seemed so different from her shy, terribly vulnerable younger sister. Grieving for Franny, Nora reads her diary and is stunned when it reveals a secret sadomasochistic affair with a mysterious professor known only as M. Nora vows to seek justice for the sister she never really knew and undertakes a daring scheme to seduce this lethal and manipulative man in the hope of uncovering information about the murder.
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Successful, attractive, and in control, Nora seemed so different from her shy, terribly vulnerable younger sister. Grieving for Franny, Nora reads her diary and is stunned when it reveals a secret sadomasochistic affair with a mysterious professor known only as M. Nora vows to seek justice for the sister she never really knew and undertakes a daring scheme to seduce this lethal and manipulative man in the hope of uncovering information about the murder. Instead, she finds herself in thrall to his bizarre sexual magnetism, trapped in a passion so dark and perverse, and yet so compelling, that she is willing to risk her life. And she is in danger, although it may be from someone much closer to her than M., someone so close she might not see it until it is too late. With an ending as startling as it is haunting, Topping From Below is unlike any book you’ve ever listened to. Ever.

©1995 Laura Reese (P)2013 by Insatiable Press Limited. All rights reserved. Copyright exists on all recordings issued by Insatiable Press Limited. Any unauthorized broadcasting, public performance, copying or re-recordings in any manner whatsoever, will constitute an infringement of such copyright.

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    kathy Visalia, Ca, United States 04-09-13
    kathy Visalia, Ca, United States 04-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    What made the experience of listening to Topping From Below the most enjoyable?

    Really worth the listen ! Great ending!!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes!


    What about Nina Carlisle’s performance did you like?

    Great voice


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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    Any additional comments?

    Crazy ending. Eye for an eye.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa Smalltown,AL 05-19-13
    Leesa Smalltown,AL 05-19-13 Member Since 2012

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Somewhat interesting"

    This one did leave you wondering until the end who killed Nors's sister Franny. It has some pretty rough sexual scenes but not the "hot steamy" type. It wasn't one of those books that enthralled me and it's not one I'd care to listen to again. Just a somewhat average listen.So my advice would be to use your credit on something else.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 08-20-13
    Lia Sutton, Australia 08-20-13 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    There are some shocking scenes in the book so read the publisher's summary in Amazon as the summary in Audible does not prepare you for what is in the book.

    Not one part turned me on; the story was slow and dragged on for too long to get interesting, nothing exciting about the characters, the writer clearly does not know what erotic means.
    It is very clear the book was written a long time ago as erotic writing today is much more intimate. When this book was written the so called erotica was just there for shock value. Another reason you know the book was written almost 20 years ago is the reference to child pornography which would be totally unacceptable today.
    However, most of the sex scenes were so bland and lacked any detail. For example “He f##ked from behind” was about the most detail there was. There was more detail described in the surroundings then there ever was in any of the sex in the book.
    The narrator matched the book boring monotone delivery of the story. I will never pick up another book from this author

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    cora Louisville, KY, United States 05-04-13
    cora Louisville, KY, United States 05-04-13 Member Since 2011

    Yes, I am addict... I love books, I read and listen and just can't get enough. I do not like non fiction because it is too much like learning and I would rather dive in and be transported to a new world or adventure!

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    "Wow! Totally haunted me after it was over."

    This book is like a train wreck and you just can't look away. It has an ending that just sticks with you and leaves you thinking back to it. Reese has to be a heck of a writer to take such disgusting disturbing scenes and make you want to read more. I have only read one other author to have that ability and that is Megan Hart, both can make you think back to their work. This not a book for the faint of heart, it has VERY dark elements of BDSM. The narrator is kind of weak but tolerable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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