Sex and the Social Network. Victoria Lexington.

Sex and the Social Network. Victoria Lexington.

There’s always scare stories about the dangers of social networks, and Victoria has used that to produce this novel about four ladies who’ve connected with either old friends, or friends of friends. At the start they seem happily married, but the novel shows just how easy it is to get sucked in, first via informal public online posts, then private one to one online chat, phone texts and then…meeting in Real Time. And what can result…
The story is told from POV of each of the ladies, skipping from one to another and revealing their thoughts on their marriage, their friends and the potential lovers. Its shows just how devastating affairs can be, how easy it is to jump into one instead of sorting out one’s problems, and how our pasts and problems from then can affect how we react now. There’s not a woman meets man happy ending, but differing results for all four ladies.
Its an interesting novel. To be honest I’m very strongly against affairs – I’ve never subscribed to the “we just fell in love” excuse. Some-one has to take that first step, and that’s when they should be thinking of outcomes and problems, not just barging ahead. We see here the consequences of doing that.
I enjoyed the novel from the perspective of what happened, but I didn’t really empathise with the characters, apart from one who’d had a bad case of childhood abuse. The others seemed to be quite shallow, looking at their own happiness rather than their family, and what they could lose. The men too were a mix of types, and there were some very hot and steamy sex scenes in the novel. I just didn’t really feel fully connected with the story, more of an onlooker.
ARC supplied by author.
Stars: four, its an interesting read but not one I’d re read.

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