Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Venus Fix by MJ Rose

I have been a fan of Ms. Rose's books for some time and have read her Butterfield Institute books prior to this one as well as some of her stand alone books. I have had this one forever and started reading it a long time ago but never picked it up again. I found it the day and decided to pick it up. It was a good book and I rate it a B.

From Amazon:

As one of New York's top sex therapists, Dr. Morgan Snow sees everything from the abused to the depraved. From high-profile clients with twisted obsessions to courageous survivors, the Butterfield Institute is the sanctuary to heal battered souls.
Morgan Snow's newest patient is a powerful, influential man -- secretly addicted to watching Internet Web cam pornography. He's not alone in his desires. She's also working with a group of high school teenagers equally and dangerously obsessed with these real-time fantasies.
Fantasies that are all too accessible.
Then the women start dying online, right in front of their eyes.
Now it's all about murder.

This book definitely had an interesting premise and I enjoyed it pretty much. It wasn't terribly suspensful, and I don't think there was enough foreshadowing for the reader to actively decide who the killer was until the book was almost over. Dr. Snow also gets on my nerves a bit as she has some hangups from her childhood that bothered me. I don't think I am nitpicking as when I was looking over previous notes I wrote about her books said the same thing.

That being said Ms. Rose expertly weaves together erotica and suspense together. While I am normally a little prudish when it comes to the more erotic type books, I did not blush while reading it. I really enjoy reading a book written where a psychitrist is the main character. Part of me thinks if I didn't go into teaching, I would love to have gotten a degree in counseling. Part of teaching is psychology driven, so I think that plays a part in it too. Ms. Rose seems to have done a lot of research on psychology and it shows in the book. I am not sure what her background is, but she writes a good story. I hope she continues the series because it is somewhat left with a cliffhanger.

Well I am finally done with school. It is such a relief though I keep feeling like I forgot to do something. It is weird to have nothing to do with homework and all of that after so long. I took yesterday off and just hung out around the house. Today I got some shopping done and tomorrow I think I am just going to be snuggled in at home. We are supposed to get up twelve inches of snow which I am so not looking forward to. I so need to move somewhere warm year round. I have a lot of wrapping left to do so I hope to get some of that done. Still not done getting all of my Christmas shopping done, but I am not going to go out of the house tomorrow if it is bad. Up next I am going to read Pyres by Derek Nikitas. I got it from the library after reading a review for it, so I hope it is an enjoyable. I am still trying to reach my goal of 100 books by the end of the year. I am at 94, not including the DNF books I read, so I should be able to make it. Hope everyone stays safe and warm where ever you are and Happy Reading!


Literary Feline said...

I think I have read all but this one in the series, if I remember correctly. I think you make a valid point about Dr. Snow's character--not to mention one I agree with. I hope to read this one in the next few months for the Series Challenge, one I need to read to get caught up with the series.

Kristie said...

It was a good one. I would love to hear your thoughts on it after you read it.