A Proclivity To Prurience
Author: Cheryl Butler
Publication Date: May 24th 2019
Publisher: Little Bee Publishing
Joe’s controversial approach to life is fuelled by his fixation on Abbie, and a beautiful wedding offers the perfect opportunity for him to seduce her – everyone loves a wedding, don’t they? The only hurdle is Eddie – Abbie’s son and Joe’s best friend – but inebriated and forcing an end to the evening, he inadvertently assists Joe’s quest and a suitably indulgent night beckons. But what should have been a culmination of Joe’s eleven-year obsession descends into chaos and devastation, wrenching Joe from all he’s known for the majority of his life. Accustomed to getting what he wants, it’s not until he really gets what he wants that his world unravels and his control slips away. Be careful what you wish for, be careful who you wish for, for obsession comes with a price… but is it a price worth paying?
Explicit – strictly 18+
Happy Saturday! And happy new review day and boy do I have a corker for you! Today I have the pleasure of bringing you my review for A Proclivity to Prurience by Cheryl Baker. Thanks to Emma @ damppebbles for my spot on the blog tour and my copy of the book. All my thoughts are unbiased and all my own. This book is a bubbling cauldron of pent up lust. It’s an eye opener for sure. This book made me realised I’m not getting enough action but then I’m glad that I’m not getting myself into the same scenarios.
The novel tackles obsession and carnality. Can you really feel something so strong and all-encompassing for someone that has played the role as mother for most of your existence? Is it morally wrong? Will there be consequences to other relationships? A lesson here is that there is a reaction to every action you carry out. REMEMBER…
Now this book has its fair share of Tobassco sauce (the sex is that hot). Looking beyond the sex you have a much deeper story. The sex is important to the story, but it is merely a build-up if you will. It’s a story that will easily invoke emotions and reactions. The characters were strong, and development was first rate. I didn’t like certain characters that I didn’t see eye to eye with, Joe was one of them. Although the situation did get to me and I found myself placing myself in their shoes. A Proclivity of Prurience is a multi- faceted rubix cube. You have the individual colours, but it takes some figuring out to get the complete puzzle. The author made me feel increasingly uncomfortable and it was really easy to feel like something was wrong beneath it all. It left me confused and perplexed at every turn wondering who the victor in the end would be. I had to keep turning to that next page, okay needing to is putting it too lightly, I was COMPELLED to.
The writing was simply brilliant. Cheryl managed to get me hot under the collar, angry and emotional all at once. She can weave a tale of obsession that makes you question morals and loyalties. It’s a story that is tense and suspenseful and I will look forward to checking out the next one in the series. Definitely recommend it to readers who love to live on the edge.
Having worked in a variety of industries, Cheryl has met many interesting people and, with a profound interest in what makes them tick, she has spent a lifetime of asking ‘What would I do in that situation?’ and ‘What if things happened this way?’, creating a multitude of plots and twists that she had always dismissed until one storyline nagged her constantly and she decided to alleviate herself of the burden, committing her ideas to virtual paper. Assuming she would run out of steam five chapters or so in, she amazed herself by writing two novels within a year and A Proclivity To Prurience was born. It was difficult to write, given the themes, but Cheryl felt it was a story that would resonate in the current climate. Writing between a part-time job and raising two young children was a task in itself, but, every spare minute was spent doing so or thinking about doing so and her characters took on a life of their own.
Cheryl loves character-driven tales with a psychological edge and aims to produce that kind of work herself, and she’s not afraid to tackle issues that some may find difficult… other than horror – she can’t read or write horror as she scares far too easily!
Aside from writing and her family, Cheryl’s greatest passion is music and she can easily lose herself in a favourite album or song, rather like she does within a book she’s writing or reading, and a musician’s ability to move you on any level is pure genius.