Free Reading French SilkAuthor Sandra Brown – Bilb-weil.de

Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk s erotic sleepwear as sinful And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire is damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he feels her drawing him into her world and her very soul But neither Cassidy nor her protests of innocence can save Claire unless she reveals a shocking truth one she has sworn to take to the grave


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  1. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestTrash Nenia likes bad books She will scrape the dregs of the thrift store bargain bins, looking for that vintage pulp that makes her heart go pitter patter Then Trash Nenia comes back home and dumps her haul where I, the poor sucker in this equation, am forced to read it I don t even remember buying this book in my Trash Nenia fugue, but apparently I did because it s been sitting on my bookshelf gathering dust until finally, I decided Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestTrash Nenia likes bad books She will scrape the dregs of the thrift store bargain bins, looking for that vintage pulp that makes her heart go pitter patter Then Trash Nenia comes back home and dumps her haul where I, the poor sucker in this equation, am forced to read it I don t even remember buying this book in my Trash Nenia fugue, but apparently I did because it s been sitting on my bookshelf gathering dust until finally, I decided to read it and see if it was any good.Spoiler it wasn t.Warning There are going to be a TON of spoilers in this book It s one of theun PC titles I ve read in a while, and while that doesn t always bother me I find it hilarious and tend to poke fun at it in a satirical fashion , I understand that such content can be incredibly hurtful and offensive to others, so read this review with a grain of salt knowing that negative stereotypes cometh.Our main character, Claire, is the CEO of a lingerie company called French Silk that produces high end lingerie with racy catalogues that are meant to titillate and cater to the female fantasy Jackson Wilde is an evangelical preacher who has taken umbrage with their products and puts her on par with hardcore pornography of the most illicit kinds When he shows up dead one day, everyone has an idea that Claire was probably responsible, as she had the most to gain from his death or did she The district attorney of Louisiana, Cassidy, is on the case and what does he do Immediately starts kissing Claire of course And when his boss finds out about this inappropriate relationship, naturally he gets a slap on the wrist but gets to keep the case BECAUSE THAT S REALISTIC Anyway, Cassidy basically has one method and that is coerce a confession out of Claire by bullying her and asking did you do it, huh, didja, didja every five seconds like a two year old asking to go to the bathroom on a long car ride Much to his shock, this approach doesn t work.There are other suspects in the case, of course Claire s One Black Friend, Yasmine, a model for her catalogue and a main shareholder in the company Ariel, Jackson s much younger second wife, who was naturally fucking her step son, Josh There are other characters, too, like a hotel owner named Andrei who has a crush on Yasmine because she reminds him of his mom shudder and a congressman named Alister who is having an affair with Yasmine because his wife is a Meany Meaners who doesn t like the sex and keeps his balls in her designer purse Who killed Jackson Wilde And will Cassidy and Claire EVER get together One of those answers should be obvious.So what s wrong with this book From a technical standpoint, the book is way too long 500 pages for a book of this type and it starts to feel repetitive and cyclical The beginning was great and then it lost wind I skimmed the last 150 pages because I was bored but invested enough in the mystery that I wanted to find out what happened I see, finally, what other reviewers meant about red herrings The ending was rushed and literally ended like, This person killed Jackson But oh wait, it could have also been this person but just kidding, because it was ACTUALLY this person for this dumb reason Bet you didn t see that coming Um, yeah, I didn t, because all the other clues were pointing to other people I actually liked the first killer the best and was going to give this book an extra star for its ballsiness, but of course, this is why we can t have nice things.The sex scenes were also bad Seeds of femininity and delta of hair were used I cringed From a social standpoint, this book does not hold up to the test of time at all It was published in 1991 and feels about ten years older than that All of the gay characters in this book are ridiculous flamboyant stereotypes and it s embarrassing Picture that one aunt you have drunk at a party attempting to be woke about gay rights while also showing her privilege and her ignorance, and you have a rough approximation of what this rep is like The one Asian character who appears is described as having porcelain skin The one Black character, Yasmine, is a catch all of Black stereotypes she s described as an African queen, a temple priestess, and her skin is described as various kinds of coffee several times The way she talks is about what you d expect Oh, and she s into voodoo, which ends up resulting in her killing herself at the end of the book, which made me pretty upset, but I was also secretly kind of expecting it, because the Black character often dies in these types of books It was sad to see that this one wasn t an exception though, because she was wayinteresting than Claire, and it was a shame to see her sexuality used as a tool to juxtapose against Claire s relative purity, while she was also reduced to what was essentially a plot device.This book also did some interesting things, which is why it isn t getting a one star The way evangelicalism is criticized in this book still feels very timely Brown points out the hypocrisy of some of these radical groups They condemn people freely while enjoying their own vices in private, seeming to think themselves above the doctrines of the God they preach Claire also says some very eloquent things about censorship and fascism, and talks about how people who can t think for themselves follow strongman leaders who feed them misinformation that confirms with their world view in an attempt to manipulate their behavior Hmmm, sound familiar Some of Sandra Brown s older books are even worse than this one the 1980s bodice ripper ones especially but I actually found those less offensive because they weren t really trying to be inoffensive This book falls into that awkward transitional period where people were trying to incorporate diverse rep but didn t know anything about what they were doing, so relied on stereotypes and actually ended up doing themselves a worse disservice than if they hadn t tried to include any kind of diverse rep at all I would not say that this withstands the tests of time and you should probably give this one a miss if the things I mentioned offend you.2 stars


  2. Mo Mo says:

    What just happened Where is the follow up How do we find out what happened to you know who Seriously Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk s erotic sleepwear as sinful And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire i What just happened Where is the follow up How do we find out what happened to you know who Seriously Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk s erotic sleepwear as sinful And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire is damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he feels her drawing him into her world and her very soul But neither Cassidy nor her protests of innocence can save Claire unless she reveals a shocking truth one she has sworn to take to the grave A struggling wisteria vine and one quick, shy chameleon were all the remained alive in the courtyard It was all going along fine We were wondering what was happening Who dunnit and all that Then it was over Oh, Jesus, he groaned I could never get too deep inside you It could have been a four star but that ending just left me wanting .The book was written 22 years ago I think it was a little dated to me She inched her way down to his navel and the silky strip of hair below it, then nuzzled htat dark, dense thatch surrounding his sex When her lips grazed his cock, he rasped her name and took her head between his hands, tunneling all ten fingers through her hair She can write a fairly erotic sex scene, I will give her that.One of herdisappointing books, for me


  3. ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️ ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️ says:

    3.5 I Need Closure StarsWhen evangelist Jackson Wilde is found naked and murdered in his hotel room, the beautiful and secretive Clare Laurent, owner of the very successful lingerie company French Silk is unfortunately the number one murder suspect as the evangelist has been aggressively targeting her, her sexy lingerie and it s cataloge in his campaign against smut and pornography Handsome, ambitious Assistant District Attorney Robert Cassidy is on a mission to get his conviction but 3.5 I Need Closure StarsWhen evangelist Jackson Wilde is found naked and murdered in his hotel room, the beautiful and secretive Clare Laurent, owner of the very successful lingerie company French Silk is unfortunately the number one murder suspect as the evangelist has been aggressively targeting her, her sexy lingerie and it s cataloge in his campaign against smut and pornography Handsome, ambitious Assistant District Attorney Robert Cassidy is on a mission to get his conviction but he has his own secrets, and he s is falling for the mysterious Clare Laurent, he is torn between his duty and wanting to find her innocent what I can t figure is why the assistant DA Cassidy is so involved in a murder investigation, basically running the whole investigation is this normal I really enjoyed this book, the main and secondary characters were great, the plot was good, and I enjoyed New Orleans as the setting As usual I thought I had the mystery figured out, only to have been wrong..again However I was expectingafter the killer was revealed, but the book just ended I listened to the audio and actually hit rewind at the end thinking I missed something it was definitely missing a conclusion in regards to the actual killer.I mean did they actually get all the evidence, a conviction, a concrete motive rather than the speculation indicated. Clare Cassidy get their HEA but an epilogue could have really tied up the loose ends and made this story feelcomplete to me Sadly, had I had answers to my burning questions regarding the killer it definitely would have been 5 star readI have to mention the narrator for this book Ren e Raudman who has narrated other SB novels she is fantastic


  4. Cecilia Cecilia says:

    I heartily recommend this book for readers who enjoy mysteries based on red herrings rather than actual clues, twists based on shock value rather than character consistency, and totally irrational and often idiotic behaviour in the main characters Bonus elements include constant head hopping, a load of melodrama about sin, and multiple uses of the word moxie, which I thought had died out decades before this book was written.


  5. Wendy Soliman Wendy Soliman says:

    Sandra Brown can do no wrong as far as I m concerned This was one of her earlier ones and I did have a few problems with the plot Would an Assistant DA really spend time socially with a suspect,kiss her and then ask her to admit to murder Hum.That said it was still a page turner and I mostly didn t guess how it was going to turn out I certainly didn t guess the identity of the real culprit, which is usual for me.Not one of her best but still well worth reading and certainly worthy of four st Sandra Brown can do no wrong as far as I m concerned This was one of her earlier ones and I did have a few problems with the plot Would an Assistant DA really spend time socially with a suspect,kiss her and then ask her to admit to murder Hum.That said it was still a page turner and I mostly didn t guess how it was going to turn out I certainly didn t guess the identity of the real culprit, which is usual for me.Not one of her best but still well worth reading and certainly worthy of four stars


  6. Jackie Jackie says:

    Book could have been cut in half Still enjoyed the characters and the setting


  7. -ya -ya says:

    The plot points mostly center around the lies told by multiple characters These lies especially coming from the heroine seem forced and annoying I do enjoy the mystery that keeps me guessing the whole time, but this long book is also very easy to put down BTW, the ending is kind of crappy.Note OW view spoiler yes hide spoiler The plot points mostly center around the lies told by multiple characters These lies especially coming from the heroine seem forced and annoying I do enjoy the mystery that keeps me guessing the whole time, but this long book is also very easy to put down BTW, the ending is kind of crappy.Note OW view spoiler yes hide spoiler


  8. Nick Stewart Nick Stewart says:

    Well plotted mystery with a deliciously trashy premise scheming televangelist is murdered and the beautiful owner of a mail order lingerie company is the prime suspect The New Orleans locale adds to the sultry, jasmine scented entertainment.


  9. A. A. says:

    2.5 Stars


  10. Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆ Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆ says:

    This book somehow managed to hit all my piece of shit bubbles, and the parts that didn t where still terrible If this had been in the first, oh, ten Sandra Brown novels I d read, I wouldn t read another It was that bad.You get that lovely romance where the hero hates the girl and still wants her, so he s completely nasty to her He thinks she s a murderer and he still wants to shag her And, naturally, she falls head over heels in love with him Who would fall in love with a guy who thinks This book somehow managed to hit all my piece of shit bubbles, and the parts that didn t where still terrible If this had been in the first, oh, ten Sandra Brown novels I d read, I wouldn t read another It was that bad.You get that lovely romance where the hero hates the girl and still wants her, so he s completely nasty to her He thinks she s a murderer and he still wants to shag her And, naturally, she falls head over heels in love with him Who would fall in love with a guy who thinks they ve killed an elderly man in cold blood I d be worried about the man who d be okay with all that.And then he s just a stalker He literally just follows her around and calls her a liar and a murderer before forcing himself on her for kissing, then cursing her and stalking away for five minutes Rinse and repeat.Then there s the whole racist thing with the black best friend who plays around with Voodoo dolls literally poking them into these dolls and buying curses Of course, this best friend needs to have a white girlfriend who reminds her that this is the South and no respectable white man will say he s seeing her.At one point, this respectable white man is coloring a picture of the flag with his daughter and she shows him the patriotic colors she used Not kidding.If all that weren t enough, the bad guy is just thrown in as an afterthought He has barely anything to do with the plot and the author never puts the two together in any way This was the author trying to be clever Bleh