Arc Review: Insatiable

Stuck in a dead-end job, broken-hearted, broke and estranged from her best friend: Violet’s life is nothing like she thought it would be. She wants more – better friends, better sex, a better job – and she wants it now.

So, when Lottie – who looks like the woman Violet wants to be when she grows up – offers Violet the chance to join her exciting start-up, she bites. Only it soon becomes clear that Lottie and her husband Simon are not only inviting Violet into their company, they are also inviting her into their lives.

Seduced by their townhouse, their expensive candles and their Friday-night sex parties, Violet cannot tear herself away from Lottie, Simon or their friends. But is this really the more Violet yearns for? Will it grant her the satisfaction she is so desperately seeking?

Insatiable is about women and desire – lust, longing and the need to be loved. It is a story about being unable to tell whether you are running towards your future or simply running away from your past. The result is at once tender and sad, funny and hopeful.

Title: Insatiable
Author: Daisy Buchanan
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group UK – Sphere
Genre: Literary Fiction
Age Range: Adult
Trigger Warnings: Eating Disorder, ,Sexual content, Sexual Assault, Infant Death, Grief
Rating: ★★★★☆

Review

This was such a refreshing read! I have been in a bit of a slump lately and this has really helped me get out of it. Insatiable had me laughing and I quickly got sucked into the steamy situations Violet found herself in. I read it all within a day, which says a lot considering it has been taking me about week to read anything this month.

There is masturbation and a threesome all within the first few chapters, so this is definitely a sexy read. I absolutely adored Violet. She always makes questionable decisions throughout this book, but she was real and relatable. She is a feminist but has not so feminist sexual desires. I love how self-aware she was and how she went about exploring her sex life. Lottie, who she meets in the first chapter at an art show, and her husband are the ones who lure her in with the guise of a job offer. Violet instantly starts fantasizing about her life working with them. She is soon thrown into a sex party and gets caught up in the world and dynamics of the group.

The writing was brilliant. It had us in Violet’s head and what a delicious mess that was. She really desires to have her life together and you couldn’t help but root for her the whole time. She comes across self destructive, but really I admire her for putting herself first at the worst times where it would be hard for others to do. There are definitely moments where it gets quite dark, so please check the warnings if you are sensitive to some subject matters.

I am happy to say I was very satisfied with the ending. A love story for greedy girls sums this up perfectly. I feel fans of Melissa Broder would eat this up!

Thank you to Little, Brown Book Group UK – Sphere and Netgalley for the arc! This title was released February 11, 2021.


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