Saturday, January 29, 2011

Book Review - Insatiable by Allison Hobbs

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From Goodreads:
Insatiable: a seductive portrait of two women and their obsession with one man.
Life has delivered some hard knocks to Terelle Chambers, who grew up shuttling between foster homes. She desperately needs something or someone to believe in. She plans her future around Marquise, the father of her toddler daughter. Devastatingly sexy, Marquise is currently in jail on drug charges. Terelle, however, is living for his imminent return and dreaming of the day they can start building a life together as a real family.
A cunning seductress, Kai Montgomery is the bi-racial adopted daughter of a wealthy Caucasian couple. Rich, beautiful, and well-bred, Kai is Terelle's polar opposite. After being dumped by an affluent and very married physician, Kai is without a sex partner. When one of numerous trysts results in the best sex of her life, she becomes obsessed and is quickly set on a collision course destined to destroy many lives.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 30th 2004 by Strebor Books (first published 2004) 
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My thoughts:

Well, this is my first Allison Hobbs book.  I was really looking forward to reading it because she is my friend on Facebook, and I knew I was going to love her writing!

Terelle is trying to get everything ready for her baby daddy Marquise to come home from prison.  He is in there on drug charges.  She talks to him on the phone a lot, even though it costs and arm and a leg.  She is working as much as she can to try to get the bills paid and make a good life for him when he gets home.
"Terelle let out a sigh. She was so tired. Tired of being lonely, tired of struggling to take care of Markeeta alone, tired of juggling bills. And she was sick and tired of dealing with her mother's issues--her unending problems. Her mother, Cassandra Chambers, had been on and off drugs for most of Terelle's life. At present, Cassandra was clean. She'd been clean for three months, the longest time ever." p. 3
Terelle had to be ready at any minute to take off work and go get Marquise.  Finally the day came when he got to come home.

"He'd grown up in prison--matured.  The things he used to do, he was no longer interested in doing.  He promised: no more running the streets, no jump-off chicks on the side; no more hustling; no more hugging the block all day and until the wee hours of the morning.  The drug game couldn't be won.  He realized that now.  He was going to work a straight job.  Be a family man." p.41
He was on house arrest though and couldn't leave the house for 90 days.  Terelle loved him being confined to the house and really wasn't looking forward to his house arrest being done.

Terelle's mom  Cassandra came over and accused Marquise of something shocking.  Of course, Marquise denied it, but Terelle didn't know what to think.

Marquise started to get a little too comfortable at home and was going to start back at old habits, but Terrelle wasn't going to let him.  He just didn't feel right having her being the breadwinner, and he wanted to get out there and contribute.  He knew though that he needed to do what he had to in order to make her happy and get a respectable job and one that is legal.

Then there is Kai.  She is something else. She was having sex with Dr. Kenneth Harding, but then he left for vacation and didn't even tell her.   She was pissed at him.  Like a married man is supposed to really put his life on hold for her and let her know where he is every minute.  Come on, Kai. 

Kai also has this weird thing about pulling on her hair and is totally addicted to sex.  As long as the person is breathing, they are good.  She called for someone to service the "clogged drain" in her apartment, but really what she wanted is to fuck the maintenance man.  She heard a tap at the door and:

"It didn't matter who was on the other side of the door as long as he had a functional dick.  
 Kai opened the door and locked eyes with the maintenance man.  Ortiz was the name embroidered on his uniform.  She didn't know if it was his first or last name. Nor did she care.  She was concerned only with the size of his assets and trying to make a determination, she stared openly at his crotch." p.91
"Kai unzipped her slacks and allowed Ortiz to ease them off.  By the time he had taken of his pants, he was fully erect and she was moist.  There was no need for kissing or fondling. All Kai wanted was some rock-hard dick." p. 91
Kai ended up in a facility and got the attention of one of the employees--a hottie who asked her what she had to eat and she said:

"For lunch...Hmm, I think I'll skip what's on the menu.  I'd rather spend that time tasting you."p. 113

"Her eyes swept his long body, zooming in his crotch.  His swagger and the bulge in his pants told her he was packing major meat.  She took a deep breath and let it out. p. 151
Things end up a little out of control at the end and you will just have to read the book to see what it is. 

There is definitely an erotic book and kept me turning the pages!  I was very surprised at what happened at the end.  One person's actions can really ripple through to other people's lives. I loved this book and plan on reading more books by Allison Hobbs.  I love her writing and want more!

5 out of 5 diamonds
Loved this book!
My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.

1 comment:

  1. Holy weren't kidding about it being an erotic read!!