The Scarlet Society is a secret club of 12 powerful and sexually adventurous women. But when a photograph of the body of one of the men they're recruited to dominate - strapped to a gurney, the number 1 inked on the sole of his foot - is sent to the New York Times, they are shocked and frightened.
Unable to cope with the tragedy, the women turn to Dr. Morgan Snow. But what starts out as grief counseling quickly becomes a murder investigation, with any one of the 12 women a potential suspect.
The case leads Detective Noah Jordan - a man with whom Morgan has shared a brief, intense connection - to her office. He fears the number on the man's foot hints that the killings have just begun. With her hands tied by her professional duty, Morgan is dangerously close to the demons in her own mind - and the flesh-and-blood killer. (A multicast production.)
©2006 MJ Rose (P)2011 Writers House (MJ Rose)
If you need an excuse to read soft porn, this mystery-based version is as good as any. The story line provides a reasonable context for soft porn. Narration is good. The one glaring defect is lack of accurate police/legal procedural detail.
Sex Suspense Crime
Noah Jordain, (my wife liked his sexy voice)
the annual soiree
good book to while away the miles with. (the only time I listen to audiobooks is when we drive)
Even though I suspected who was responsible early on wasn't completely sure but never suspected how the ending unfolded.
Yes, that was the second reason why I decided to listen to the book. I prefer Phil's performance on other books more than this one but maybe with someone else it would of worked.
I have not read the first Butterfield Institute book. Even though it does make reference to the outcome of the first book, I think I liked the characters so much that I will still go back and read it.
This book had strong and colorful characters. I liked the premise of a women-led sex club since it allowed for an interesting angle in how you look at women and crime and more taboo subjects. There were a few holes in the plot, but very minor.
Overall, I did like it. It was intriguing and engaging. I bought it on sale, so it was worth it.
Enjoyed listening to this as it didn't require an awful lot of attention.
And the evening wasn't as predictable as some.
I write a Film and Food blog called Tinsel & Tine (Reel & Dine). However, that doesn't yet pay the bills, what does, is boring, monotonous and tedious. But by the Grace of God, I'm able to entertain myself listening to audiobooks while working.
Could use more sex.
Yes. I know M.J Rose has written a series of books taking place at the Butterfield Institute featuring Dr. Morgan Snow, I'd be interested in following this character through a few more cases.
Very much so. Both readers were thoughtful in their character portrayals.
Yes. The blooming romance between Dr. Morgan Snow and Detective Noah Jordan is just heating up at the end of the novel.
I agree with the other reviewers that said you can easily figure out who is behind the abductions, but it's still an interesting plot. And Det. Jordan is super sexy!
Nicely tall and intelligently open-minded
I highly enjoyed listening to the narration by Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante. They made the interesting plot even more suspenseful to listen to.
As I'm mostly listening to audiobooks while commuting in the morning and evening, the more "hotter" sequences were actually very enjoyable and made me forget the stress of the day or the one ahead.
On account of a very interesting plot, which I did not expect (although I'm an avid crime fiction reader/listener), I have to say that the parts dealing with the mother-daughter relation between Dr. Snow and Dulcy have actually nothing to do with the unfolding of the story. They are not really connected to what is going on and you can skip listen through them. Given the set of the story and the adult content, I don't really think the dealings between a mother and her 13 year old daughter becoming an actress or not, don't help the story or plot in any way. Having said this, if the daughter would already have to deal with a serious crush or maybe a first sexual experience that would have been a much more interesting side plot to follow.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
This was not the best or the worst book I've ever listened to from Audible. I love Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross together (the sole reason I purchased this book). I'm giving this more stars then it deserves due to the narration alone. I think the author was trying to be shocking or provocative with the subject matter but it just felt forced or fake to me. I kept thinking this would make a perfect Lifetime movie of the week. Thankfully it was a quick read with great narration.
I have read other of Rose's works, and this one did not dissapoint. The possibility of women as the powerful agressors is intriguing. Throught my life, I have changed my naive belief that all wome nurturing creatures, and if the world goverments were left to their power, women would never turn into predators, and they would take advantage of their possitions, or at least not mostly.
Whereas the story line might be exagerated, it is thought provoking.
The series as a whole needs one.
I would have rated it higher, hadn't it been for all the vivid descriptions of torture. I could have done without them, and, I would dare to say that the value of the total experience would have increased.
This is only my opinion, and while I like to read this genre, I find too much gore detracts from the entire experience.
I really enjoyed this story and characters, especially the two main characters, just as good and the first book which was great. I would recommend this series to everyone.
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