age' story would be an understatement and an insult.
The Red is so much more.
Through Mona's perspective you can live, breathe and experience everything that is going around. The Red is either going to leave you mortified (RED in the face and all *WINK*) or you will actually see a deeper meaning in it. I prefer to believe in the latter because every woman, like Mona, behaves and carries herself within the limitations that the society has set for her. But, in the back room, like a switch gets flipped inside of her that Malcolm teaches her and unleashes a very carnal part of hers.
I loved every role-play, every dialogue, every detail and everything that brought Mona to fully accept not who she was, but what she was capable of. It also made me appreciate how she tried, yet chose not to settle for anything less when her experience with Sebastian. I loved how her meekness turned to full-blown confidence and she finally accepted who she was and wanted to be.
Which made me think -
Why sacrifice something so innate, so carnal to human nature within us only because the society thinks its a taboo?
I simply couldn't see this book as a mockery of arts. Through Tiffany Reisz's writing, I saw something in those paintings that I never chose to see or rather had a limited perspective. I know, it's fiction and all, but there is no harm imagining the purpose of those paintings otherwise.
Aren't we all dreamers? Hell, I am. No shame in that.
Tiffany Reisz has a flair for word play, but there were some words which could've been replaced with better versions to make the prose less repetitive. There are some serious panty-combustion moments and you will not regret even if a mewl leaves your lips. I felt so much throughout this book that it's unbelievable that I'm even daring to write it in my review. Call it the Mona-effect/Malcolm-effect, if you please.
The Red is definitely going to be one of the most erotic books I'll read in this lifetime.
God help me!!!!! I've fallen in love with Malcolm, Mona & ahem!
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