Body Language (The Slave to Beauty Series)
5 STAR REVIEW
Top review from the LAS Reviews in the United States August 19th 2020
Andrew Billingham is many things—intelligent, attractive, naïve, and an absolute stud magnet for women (and at least one man, so far). In Body Language, by Tim Bartholomew, the first book in the Slave to Beauty Trilogy, Andrew encounters Naomi (a short-lived ‘love of his life’), Bryony (a much longer-lived ‘love of his life’), and two nefarious women partnered with a gay man that abuse his love life while nearly cutting short his life.
Andrew’s love and sex lives (there is a difference) are varied. On the one hand hilarious, on the other tragic, but in all cases highly erotic, passionate, and seemingly never ending. His natural simplicity leaves him open to all sorts of sexual adventure and trouble that will leave the reader struggling to hold back tears of laughter or the urgent desire to find a private place to “handle things.”
I am one of many Americans (I’m sure) that love British humor. I’m also a big fan of “word” porn expressed in sophisticated language. There are plenty of both in Body Language. In fact, if you’re looking for a novel that’s erotic, adventurous, and a true “page turner” wrapped in language that fits perfectly in the literature box, Body Language would be your book of choice! Tim Bartholomew is highly skilled in the mechanics of story-telling. In particular, and most important to me, is his ability to “show” rather than “tell” the story. His characters range from the offbeat to the down-right bizarre but at the same time magically empathetic and “normal” or, as in the case of the two nefarious women, merciless and “normal.” Action scenes waste little time in descriptive narrative relevant to place. Bartholomew prefers to get right into the action, and that’s a big plus for me. Readers of erotica, romance, comedy, and/or adventure will love Body Language. I did, and I’m definitely going to read the rest of the Slave to Beauty trilogy!
How long can a man escape his past with his virtue intact?
A gripping 58,000-word erotic comedy – and the first in the Slave to Beauty trilogy – Body Language is Tim Bartholomew’s tender treatment of love… with devastating depictions of lust.
From the very moment their lives collide in London’s fashionable Pimlico area, winsome Andrew and the ravishing Bryony become soulmates. They might be fearless when it comes to joyful sexual experimentation in the most unlikely of public landmarks, but their love and courage is really put to the test when Bryony is sent to the other side of the planet. Andrew, a private French tutor, is soon engulfed in a sexual tsunami unleashed by a former admirer bent on revenge. Innocent and trusting, Andrew stands little chance against the machinations of a craven older woman determined to ensnare and enslave him. When she enlists the services of a sex-starved hellcat and a flabby academic, love and desire turn to desperation and misery for Andrew as he strives to escape humiliation and entrapment.
Adoration, desire – and hatred – are expressed through irresistible sexual yearnings in a wittily narrated tale which sets the joys of true love-making against the mindless miseries of cynical fornication, manipulation and near-enslavement. Unconditional love and forgiveness battle it out against the effects of long-term rejection, resentment and sexual opportunism: good sex versus bad.
If you like your books erotically-charged and fast-paced, then you’ll love Tim Bartholomew’s tender treatment of love and his devastating indictment of lust.
Published DEEP DESIRES PRESS 20th May 2018