Okay, so I didn’t read ’50 Shades of Grey’ but there was a lot of talk and hype around the, shall we say, erotic nature of some of the scenes in the book. Well, ‘Maestra’ is definitely in the same category, which I didn’t know when I picked it up (hahaha, picture yourself reading this book on the subway while you head into the office and then BAM – graphic sex scene. What a way to start a Monday).
With that being said, I really liked this book. It seemed mildly unrealistic at times but also had me a bit jealous of the main character, Judith Rashleigh, of her ability to con others and live the life of luxury. It follows her life from working in a boring art house to serving at an exclusive nightclub, the people she meets, the places she goes, and the drama she brings with her. She finds herself on a free trip to Paris, potentially involved in a murder mystery, running from the law through the Italian countryside … living on a yacht, scheming for millions – all in a few hundred pages! It’s hard to write a lot without giving much away, so I guess this is kind of a bad book review, huh? Look – if you like the following aspects to a novel, you’d like this one:
The sequel to this book, the first in a trilogy, came out April 2017 so you know it’s on my list of books to buy!