Maestra L.S Hilton
Maestra is book one in a trilogy of erotic novels by L.S Hilton.
It was originally published in 2016 and follows a young English woman named Judith who works in a well known London auction house.
Judith has a passion for art, something she had hoped to take further whilst working at her current position, however, the reality of the situation is very different, and she finds herself having to work in sleazy bars, doing very sleazy things in order to make ends meet.
Not that Judith minds, as she’s very adventurous outside of work anyway.
Judith is sacked from her job when she finds out about a fraudulent painting before she is able to expose it and she then ends up accepting a job from one of the bar’s patrons in desperation, she accompanies him to the French Riviera where disaster strikes and she finds herself on the run and trying to blend in with the rich and illustrious.
This book is an odd one, that’s for sure.
I picked it up on a whim in a discount book store and when I got home I checked out its ratings on GoodReads – it had about 2 stars. Fantastic.
So I wasn’t expecting much, that much is definitely true. In all honesty, I actually thought it was a standard thriller – it wasn’t until much later that I realised I’d picked up an erotic novel. Heck.
So, I went in with absolutely zero expectations and expected to hate this – but… shock horror! I didn’t.
Now, this book is by no means amazing, it’s not even a bit good – but it was engaging, entertaining and just ridiculous enough to make me really, really enjoy it.
If you can get past the references to fashion, brands and other materialistic shite that I, personally, couldn’t really care less about (I like pretty things but brands are just, blergh) and if you can also get past the fact that every single woman in this book baring the main character is a bloody buffoon, then I reckon it’s quite enjoyable.
I don’t know if it’s because I went into it feeling like it was going to be utter claptrap that I was surprised to find some sort of semblance of a story – the main character I actually quite liked, despite her fat phobia… I don’t know. Maybe if I’d have never found it’s rating on GoodReads I would have felt worse about this novel, but I really liked it.
Absolute drivel, the story is kind of all over the place and the sex stuff is kind of bizarre in places – but it was all good fun.
If you like a bit of romance and smut in with your thrillers and you don’t take things too seriously, I reckon this book is a go-to for you.
I ended up giving Maestra 3/5 stars.
Hope you enjoyed this view, bookworms!
Let me know if you’ve read this book and what you thought if you have!
Until next time,