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  • Muse in Lingerie

  • Book 1
  • By: Penelope Sky
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo, Samantha Cook
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

All I have is 20 bucks in my pocket and the clothes on my back. Knuckles threatened to torture me if I ran. He's counting down the days until he'll claim me. But I'm not going to wait around. I'm running like hell to Milan. The greatest lingerie designer in the world is looking for new talent for Barsetti Lingerie. I'm not exactly model material, but maybe I can get a job doing something and get paid under the table. But when I meet the infamous Conway Barsetti, he has other plans for me. Did I just run away from one monster into the arms of another?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.. WOW.. WOW THE NEXT GEN OF BARSETTIS ARE HERE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-11-18

I loved it! Definitely Recommend.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Barsettis!!

I didn't realize that Conway was Crow and Pearl's son until later on in the book. Dang, I just skipped a whole series without realizing it! I already read Crow and Pearl's story but I haven't gotten to Cane's yet. I was waiting months for the whole series to be done so I could read it all at once since I had to wait for Crow and Pearl's when it first came out. I plan to catch up on Cane's story right after I finish this book.

Muse in Lingerie. Oh my! I loved it. I found Penelope Sky I think on Facebook, where she advertised and wrote Mrs. Fifty Shades on a blog. That's how I got introduced to the Buttons series. Though her stories include dark stuff like sex trafficking, brutal rape, etc... I fell in love with her writing. You definitely emphasize with the characters. I love that she picks beautiful names for her female characters like Pearl, Sapphire, etc.

Anyway- speaking of Sapphire. Throughout the book, there were parts that I have to admit that if I was around Sapphire, I'd slap her for stupidity sometimes. Like girl. You got picked. You're beautiful! Accept it! Embrace it! You meet someone who is willing to help you? Why are you not taking it? You knew you didn't have much options. Should've took SOME help while you had the chance.. Hell yeah, I'd be pissed too if I offered someone help and all of the sudden, they put themselves in a worst situation and I had to pay 100 million to help. (But also at the same time, even when Conway is extremely wealthy and a successful lingerie designer, he should have been more grateful because SAPPHIRE was the reason why he got more ideas, got more sales, etc etc etc). Ugh, Sapphire should have took a [work] phone. Sometimes I liked her attitude, sometimes I didn't. She let pride get in the way especially at the wrong times(don't we all?) Although some of her choices were annoying, she wasn't all that bad.

As for Conway. I grew to love him in the first book. He is much like his father - intimidating, dark, yet caring to the right people. I learned in the book that he and his cousin "buy" girls to send them back to their families. I am happy that they have chosen to do something good with their power, being involved with the underworld and all. I mean, obviously - since his mother and aunt were sex slaves before. I also liked that he APPRECIATES the art in a woman's body. Most guys we meet are known to go straight for the physically naked body and don't actually appreciate "the art" or the "time" women put to feel sexy like hair and makeup, or lingerie. Although I don't agree with Conway all the time, he was smart about it and turned it into a career.

As for the narrators on Audible, I actually liked Michael Ferraiuolo's take for Conway, and other characters. I was first introduced to M. Ferraiuolo from Black Obsidian. Michael and Samantha had better voice chemistry.

I am going to catch up on Cane's story now. I'll be back for Conway and Sapphire.