Age Group: Adult
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 22, 2012
Ok, I'll admit it - My mother in law used to be a sex worker. She worked in a brothel, as an escort and, as a madame in and around Sydney Australia in the late '80s. It's something that she has confided in few people outside her immediate family until me. We are polar opposites in many ways but we get each other - as a result I have become the confidante in her life which is how this series has been born.
The exact year was 1989; Angelien was 32 when she made the decision to enter a brothel to help support herself and her two sons. She quickly became the most popular girl there with her Kathleen Turner looks and her excellent 'acting' skills.
This is a biography about friendship, discovery and of course sex.
I don’t even know where to start. This book wasn’t what I was expecting at all, but it was still incredibly interesting. I can’t say I’ve ever read anything like this before, which gives it definite points over the other things I’ve read lately. Confidante: The Brothel, the first book in the series, follows Angelien through a month as a prostitute in a brothel.
The story is written by her daughter-in-law and goes into explicit details about some of the encounters she had as a sex-worker. Confidante: The Brothel is definitely not for anyone who is too squimish. It goes into some vivid details about sexual acts, things that are expected of working girls and what certain sex acts are called.
It was intense, but interesting. Seeing how and why women go into prostitution in sort of eye opening. I also enjoy Angelien’s character. Her inner thoughts are usually quite amusing and it was nice to see that aspect of things in the book. I have to say that like Angelien’s daughter-in-law a lot of the stories sound made up or exaggerated, but at the same time how could a person ever make something up with that much detail.
I enjoyed reading something different and when book two comes out I plan on checking it out so I kind find out what happened with Angelien and how she became a Madame.
Australian born and bred, Lilliana is a wife, mother of 4 and friend to many.
She lives a relatively quiet life in suburban Melbourne and spends most of her spare time writing the Confidante series as well as a racey drama of love and loss that is yet to be titled.