Author: Lexi Buchanan
First published April 7, 2013
371 pages, Kindle Edition
At just thirteen years old, Waris Dirie fled from her bleak and oppressive existence in the African desert. With nothing but a shabby shawl and no education, she embarked on a perilous journey across the treacherous Somali wilderness to reach the bustling city of Mogadishu.
Thus began an incredible odyssey that would take her from London, where she toiled away as a domestic servant, to the dizzying heights of the fashion world as an acclaimed supermodel, and finally to New York City, where she dedicated her life to promoting human rights as a UN ambassador. Desert Flower is an awe-inspiring account of Waris Dirie’s struggle for survival and her incredible journey to triumph over adversity.
About the Author
Rona Jameson, a romance writer originally from England, now lives in Ireland with her husband, kids, and furry friends Fudge and Zeus. Writing under the pen name Lexi Buchanan since 2013, Jameson’s more explicit work can be found under that pseudonym.
She expresses gratitude to her supporters for their ongoing encouragement.
In “Seduce”, author Lexi Buchanan crafts a thrilling tale of passion, danger, and intrigue that will leave readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. Published in 2013, “Seduce” is a must-read for fans of the romance genre.
The book follows the story of Ava Delaney, a young woman with an undeniable gift for seduction. With her alluring demeanor and stunning looks, Ava has the power to manipulate anyone she desires.
However, her gift attracts the attention of a dangerous man, a notorious criminal who will stop at nothing to capture her and exploit her talents for his own gain. Buchanan’s writing style is nothing short of exquisite, with vivid descriptions that transport readers to the world of the story.
The characters are complex and multi-dimensional, with their motivations and desires expertly portrayed. The pacing of the plot is just right, with enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing until the end.
One of the strengths of “Seduce” is its exploration of power dynamics and the impact they have on relationships. The book raises important questions about consent and the ethics of using seduction as a tool to get what you want.
These issues are particularly relevant in today’s climate, where discussions about the #MeToo movement and the abuse of power in interpersonal relationships are at the forefront of public discourse. However, one weakness of the book is its lack of diversity in terms of its characters.
The majority of characters in “Seduce” are white, heterosexual, and able-bodied, which may limit its appeal to readers seeking more representation in their literature. Overall, “Seduce” is a must-read for fans of the romance genre looking for a gripping, well-written tale.
With its superb writing, complex characters, and exploration of important themes, it is a testament to Lexi Buchanan’s talent as an author. Washington Post gives it a score of 4 out of 5, recommending it to all romance enthusiasts seeking a thrilling read.