Hungry (Miss Chatterley, Part 1)
Author: Logan Belle
Publisher: Pocket Star
Published: May 13, 2013
Ebook, ARC, 80 pages
Genre: Fiction, Romance
A modern-day retelling of D.H. Lawrence’s controversial early 20th century tale Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Belle sets her story in Palo Alto, California where Connie Chatterley is torn between marrying her tech genius boyfriend or giving him up for a fling with a masculine, muscular fitness coach.
Hungry is the first book in a series of novellas that is a modern-day twist on Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence. Logan Belle has written several books, including the popular Blue Angel Series. Belle is a new-to-me author. I was intrigued by this book because it's a re-telling of classic book by Lawrence. I'm also intrigued because this book is part of a serial. This isn't a new concept, since it was invented by Charles Dickens, but it's the first time I've read a book in this format.
Hungry is a book about a woman who essentially misses the intimacy shared with her boyfriend. Not just the physical intimacy but also the connection and synchronicity two people share when they're in a relationship.
Connie Chatterley moves to California when the social network company founded by her boyfriend Cliff, starts to hit it big. Cliff's life is taken over by his work. He spends all his time with his assistant, Ivy, who is also not Connie's biggest fan. Connie feels alone and abandoned by Cliff. So in effort to release some of the 'frustration' she goes to a gym where a sexy trainer catches her attention.
This is a quick, enjoyable read. It didn't take me long to get sucked into this story. I know some of you are probably wondering if this book should be labeled erotica or not. I'm going to say 'not'. So far this story isn't any more racy than most romances on the shelves. I really enjoyed Connie's character. I think Belle does a great job in conveying the feeling that most people have felt in their relationship at one time or another. I think that this book is a good parallel to the original Lady Chatterley, although some of the themes that Lawrence incorporated don't really transition well here, such as class distinction. Belle hits on the themes a bit, and they may become more apparent in the upcoming novellas.
This is a book I'd recommend. I for one can't wait to find out what happens in the next book. I'm hooked! The good thing about a serial is you don't have to wait a year for the next book to come out!
Other books in this series:
Dirty (May 20, 2013)
Torn (May 27, 2013)
Spent (June 3, 2013)