Simone Bennet is on a long vacation, trying to heal from the trauma she suffered at the hands of a serial-killer kidnapper. After looking death in the face, she tries to develop a new outlook on life—live in the moment! Carl, the charming lawyer, is back, asking once more for Simone’s help, this time in analyzing Lara’s journals, which were discovered by her siblings after her death. In her own words, Lara divulges all her secrets, and reveals a dramatic world of betrayal, passion, and the most unusual sexual behaviors, exposing the beautiful architect’s troubled life. As Simone tries to deal with the contents of Lara's haunting diaries, one of her patients gets himself into a bit of legal trouble, forcing Simone to return early from her vacation. Although she's happy to be back on her home turf, she finds herself surrounded by a whole new set of problems. A killer is out there, and this time, he seems to be after the people Simone cares about most. Suddenly, people around her are dying, a stalker/admirer keeps showing up at all the wrong times, and Simone’s dear friend Edward has a new girlfriend—forcing Simone to analyze her feelings for him and her attraction to Carl.
Once I've been to a general’s farm in a Latin American Country, and I was really astonished by watching his grandkids play with an armed guard…Small girls of four or five years old...I had the feeling I’ve fallen directly inside one of Gabriel Garcia Marques’ (Nobel Prize) novels! I couldn’t believe in my own eyes and the image never left my mind. When I was writing Lara’s Journal I simple had to use that scene!
A friend knows everything about you…usually he/she is there for you all the time, satisfying your needs, being helpful and nice and thoughtful, without any concern for getting something in return…how that can be seen as love? Passionate love I mean…While writing about Simone and Edward’s relationship I was thinking about it…about the great friends I have and had during my life, and how great it would be if we had become lovers…or how disastrous…what do you think? Can Simone be happy with her lifelong friend becoming her lover or should they remain good friends forever not taking the risk of spoiling a great friendship?
When Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies, and to research strange sexual behavior for her next book. Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients, to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance and erotica.
A woman is a woman! No matter how intelligent, clever and well succeed; she always needs to know she is appreciated just because she is a girl, and bought a nice lipstick to give her face some color, and her life more beauty.
Some women are so afraid of turning age forty, but it's actually a beautiful age. You know what you want, you don't worry what other people think about you, you don't "sweat the small stuff," and you stop rushing all the time because you've probably learned how to delegate. Simone was my tribute to great women who've done it their way; despite the obstacles, they're all winners!
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I was thinking about normality...and trying to understand what's normal and I got to the conclusion there is no such a thing as normality...normality is just a social acceptable behavior but not necessary a good or a bad thing…that’s the reason we will never truly know people around us…because they are just behaving according to the rules…ask yourself: are you normal? Or you just behave normally …what’s normal?
I would like people to understand nobody can be judged because you really don’t know their deep traumas and dramas. Strange behavior, a character flaw,can be the result of a hidden story, a buried memory, or deep suffering. No one has the right to judge without knowing the motives and no one can say what's right or wrong.
Life can be tricky and we have no control over our destinies... life can change unpredictably disrupting our lives Irreversibly
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