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by Chloe Thurlow




In this a fictionalized memoir of Bella, we meet the marvellously drawn 18 year old shortly after the death of her father. Her scheming mother remarries Simon Daviditz, a lawyer who secretly buys the manor house left in trust to Bella to pay off her father's debts. The betrayal cuts Bella to the core - the house is a part of her. She has nothing left - except  she is beautiful, bold and unafraid to use sex to get revenge - as well as for her own pleasure. "This is a work of erotic genius. I was gripped by this strong young protagonist who must find her way with no help from her aloof mother and lustful stepfather. The author beautifully captures the atmosphere of the English countryside...boarding schools run by nuns, and what it's like to be a gorgeous girl searching for her sexual identity, artistic success (she aspires to being a pop star), and, ultimately, revenge on her mother and stepfather for their betrayals."  5*****  Katie Dylan, author of Cult of Beauty, Amazon.com "...a potent blend of classic erotica, bubbling with modernity,"  Elizabeth Woodham, author of The Little Red Kilt
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ISBN: 190776190X
ISBN13: 978-1907761904
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Erotica
Author: Chloe Thurlow
Language: English
Publisher: Xcite Books (October 1, 2011)
Pages: 208 pages
ePUB size: 1151 kb
FB2 size: 1564 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 749
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Marinara
The Secret Life of Girls by Chloe Thurlow is a prize winner. Unfortunately it was written in the erotica genre and the author, Ms Thurlow will not be appreciated by those in the mainstream reading audience. No Pulitzer or Nobel for her, unfortunately. However, she has won my respect as a writer and storyteller.
THE SECRET LIFE explores the rough-cut fondling of teen girls in a highly restrictive environment... on through their participation in the porn of the underworld.
Isabella, the protagonist of this poignant tale, is introduced to `girl on girl' and then moves forward with her experimentation -- men, boys, three ways, sex toys, and fellatio; always "technically" maintaining her virginity. In the background Bella is manipulating those in her life to become a pop singer.
This full length erotic novel is beautifully crafted, well written, and I suspect partially lived by the author.
As an author of grounded in reality action-adventure novels, it has been rare when someone's graphic stories or photos of T&A stir my loins. Chloe Thurlow has the innate talent and ability to stir a reader into the steamy scenes she writes. WARNING! Be prepared for long `time-outs', cold showers, and prolonged sensual thoughts.
It's easy to rate this a 5 star read. I also give it 10 sheet spots!
Brightfury
Chloe Thurlow's novel, The Secret Life of Girls, is a fictionalized memoir about Bella, an 18-year old who is sent to a finishing school on the English coast. Her father has passed away and her mother has remarried a man who is going to buy the manor house that was left in trust to Bella because her mother says she has no other means to pay off her father's debts. The betrayal cuts Bella to the core - the house is a part of her. She has nothing left. Except for one thing: she is beautiful, bold and unafraid to use sex to get her way as well as for her own pleasure.

I was gripped by this Lolita-type protagonist who must find her way with no help from her aloof mother and lustful step father. The author beautifully captures the atmosphere of the English country and boarding schools run by nuns, and what it's like to be a gorgeous girl, searching for her sexual identity, artistic success (she aspires to being a pop star), and ultimately, revenge on her mother and stepfather for their betrayals.

This was one of those AMAZING books that I did not want to end!! Reading this novel was like being on a blissful beach vacation that I just wanted to keep going on and on. I have read another of Chloe's books, A Girl's Adventure, that bowled me over because of her exquisite writing. She is a virtuosic writer, her metaphors are startling and beautiful, and her details about fashion and culture are amusing and spot on. But that book fell short of Secret Life of Girls because of too many easy coincidences and a very surreal ending that was too over the top to my taste. No such problems in this stunning and gripping novel. It is an erotic masterwork of the highest order, with delicious, cheeky and engaging characters, a strong plot driven by Bella's desperation to produce a hit pop record at any cost, and blazingly hot scenes of sexual experimentation and kink.

This might be the best erotic novel I have ever read, and for me, it puts Chloe in the same category as the greatest writers of erotica such as Anais Nin, Pauline Reage and Emmanuelle Arsan. It is not mainstream erotic romance and not for the faint of heart - it gets quite kinky and perverse. Bella is not prone to much angst despite her youth, and she is too self-possessed and ambitious to swoon over an alpha male. She takes her sexual pleasure where she finds it (with both men and women), sometimes using seduction to get what she needs, and at other times indulging her own desires when she's falling for someone, whether it's the beautiful nun, Sister Nuria, or Troy, the "townie" from the village next to her school.

The Secret Life of Girls gets my highest recommendation - would give it more than five stars if I could... Read it!
LeXXXuS
An intriguing story of a girl who at first seems to be vulnerable. Isabella begins her story with an encounter with the gardener. It heralds a long list of sexual experiences with, nuns, girls in her boarding school, old and young men. The sex continues with Bella (Isabella) meeting and having sex with a rock star and her manager. The manager is to play a greater part in Bella's life. Bella describes her sexual experiences in great detail down to even the taste and smell of her various partners, displaying almost a detached attitude to them, except that she does find great pleasure too. The author skillfully draws you into Bella's story gradually, until you really want to know what's going to happen next. It's very satisfying that Bella takes revenge on the people who might have been protecting her, parents, and convent nun. I found this story to have humor and some tenderness in the relationship Bella forges with the boy Troy. In the end, you are cheering Bella on in despite her dubious revenge methods using sex. The end is unexpected, and if you are looking for a book with elements of BDSM, different sexual encounters and yet a first class story, try this exceptionally well-written book. Five stars.
Silverbrew
I am never disappointed when I read a Chloe Thurlow book. More than the story for me, it is the way Thurlow links sentences and words and images together that astound me. She creates vignettes and scenes that are literally alive with literary genius. I mean this sincerely. I find her to be one of the best contemporary writers of our day. And a champion for the sexual freedom of women at its best and most gritty.

In this case, it is a memoir-like story of the coming of age of Bella as she delves into all sorts of sexual taboos. It gives feminism a new leg to stand on as she discovers things about her body and being and self in such a way that both makes the reader cringe and rejoice at the same time. Being eighteen never looked so full of freedom. She is in touch with her sexuality at the very same time that she isn’t, discovering herself in a way I have still yet to discover (and not quite sure I’d want to!).

Thurlow masters first-person narrative. When the narrator states: “Pain could be pleasure and all pleasure would become pain…” and then in the same breath states that she realizes how profound that statement is and that she should probably write it down, it’s the exact feeling I get each time I read Thurlow’s work. I highlight and takes notes of little nuggets of truth or beauty to write down, remember, and savor. And that is what makes reading Chloe Thurlow a five-star read for me. Always.