Image of Control


Image of Control

Written in first person, Control is like peeking at a good friend’s diary pages. There is no self-conscious musing, just the heartfelt awakening of a woman whose life is in turmoil. The only drawback in this narrative is that there is little information about Dion’s background.

Elise Kolstadt’s much older husband treats her like a subordinate in a business arrangement and she suddenly realizes how unfulfilled she has become. Seeing Dion Carter in her flower shop plants the seeds of her discontent, but her husband’s betrayal of her trust is the final blow to their marriage. Dion comes in at that moment in her life and they connect on so deep a level that Elise needs to open her eyes. Her fantasies about what their sex life would be like are quite vivid and will more than satisfy. (SPICE, Sep., 347 pp., $13.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jacqui McGugins