Slave to Love

Slave to Love Chapter One Toffs and TartsAlice Duclos walked down a street so grand it made her feel like a child lost in a cathedral The buildings themselves seemed to peer disapprovingly at her arching their eye

  • Title: Slave to Love
  • Author: RebeccaCampbell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Chapter One Toffs and TartsAlice Duclos walked down a street so grand it made her feel like a child lost in a cathedral The buildings themselves seemed to peer disapprovingly at her, arching their eyebrows haughtily at the presence of such an unfamiliar creature Wherever she looked there were shop windows bearing diamonds, rubies, emeralds Other windows were draped withChapter One Toffs and TartsAlice Duclos walked down a street so grand it made her feel like a child lost in a cathedral The buildings themselves seemed to peer disapprovingly at her, arching their eyebrows haughtily at the presence of such an unfamiliar creature Wherever she looked there were shop windows bearing diamonds, rubies, emeralds Other windows were draped with elegant, sinister furs, some, she saw with a shudder, still in possession of their foxy little faces and shining eyes The poised and exquisite mannequins gazing out from the fashion boutiques made her feel drab, despite the new suit that had cost than her total clothing bud get for the preceding four years Her mother, Kitty, had found the money somehow not out of generosity, because that wasn t Kitty s way, but because of the shame she would have felt had Alice gone to work wearing her usual ill matched collection of garments, loose where they should cling, pinching where they should drape.The men and women in the street all seemed so tall, so important, so confident, shining with the radiance of the rich They all knew precisely where they were going and what to do when they got there.For the fiftieth time Alice cursed herself for allowing this to happen Things had seemed so clear and straightforward at university She knew what she wanted from life, and she knew how to achieve it But then Kitty had become increasingly eccentric, impossible, ill Alice s dream of research, of islands, of science, had melted away, leaving only the need, for the time being at least, to look after Kitty, and that meant a job, a real job in the real world with real money.She stubbed her toe on an uneven paving stone Drat she said, as she saw that she had forgotten to put on her new shoes She was wearing a favorite old pair brown, comfy, about as fashionable as cellulite She blushed slightly, and blushed because of the embarrassment of blushing in a place like this, a place where people didn t blush She put her head down, allowing her thick dark hair to fall over her face, and hurried on.She didn t notice the stares of the men that she passed, didn t begin to discern the complexity of the response she was getting First the quick glance, poised on the brink of dismissal Then a longer look as they approached And then, after they had passed, the pause, eyes wide in something like wonder, something like joy She did not notice the carpenter, perched high on his scaffolding, who raised his fingers to his lips, preparing a purely conventional wolf whistle, only to leave them suspended there as though eating a slice of invisible cake.She arrived Seven steps up to a door high and wide enough to admit a knight on horseback This was not just a new job for Alice it was her first proper job, and the fear and excitement tingled like acid rain on her skin Books, she said, to the cruel looking woman at reception The Books

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    1. Slave to Love by Rebecca Campbell is a unique romance but much more than that. I enjoyed it because of its distinctly Britcom feel, but this isn't Fawlty Towers. Set in the Books department of an auction house, it tells the tale of Alice, a quirky woman who finds herself falling for her co-worker Andrew. To compound the issue, she also develops feelings for Edward, a moody nobleman from the country. To say nothing of the fact that she is obsessed with a young man she calls The Dead Boy. This is [...]

    2. Slave to Love is one of my go-to books, one that I can read over and over again. I think I've read it three times already. It is British, and witty, and exceedingly smart. If I were to ever end up living in England and wanted a snarky, funny friend, befriending Rebecca Campbell would be my ideal. Alice works at an auction house, her boss and co-workers are your typical collection of oddballs. The auction house gets a chance at a rare edition of Audubon's birds, currently in the possession of an [...]

    3. This story had some interesting characters, but they were inconsistent and unbelievable throughout the story. The relationships described are complicated on the surface, but have no real depth to them. Some symbolism comes into the story, but is under-utilized.It is easy to read and moves along quickly, but it does not give the reader any reason to keep on reading.

    4. This book was interesting. I wasn't sure I would like it, but as I am a fan of Brit Lit, I thought I would give it a try. While I liked most of the characters, I had a hard time understanding being in love with a dead boy. Also, there were a few times when I thought the book veered off course needlessly. But overall, an enjoyable read.

    5. I LOVED this book. You have a woman who goes through a complete change because of her bad choices and actually ends up changing who she is a bit and gets everything she ever wanted. I love the writer's choice of words and expressions. The way she describes the clothing purchase is one of my favorite quotes of all time.

    6. NOT as bad as the title sounds, by a long shot. It was offbeat, sad, and shockingly literary chicklit, which was not quite what I had anticipated.

    7. Dark chick lit novel about pernicious romantic illusions. Strange and serious, like a frivolous genre work twisted and turned inside out.

    8. It started off entertaining and sort of funny, but the wheels came off pretty quickly. I felt like it was over written and the main character was odd and not all that likable.

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