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Having reached 34, Angelique Santoro finds herself feeling trapped and deeply unhappy within the constraints of traditional relationships.
Uneasy to perform the role of life partner or girlfriend in the way society has designed for all women.
Finally, she takes the courage to break free and becomes single for the first time in 15 years. Breaking away from the ties that bind us. Breaking away from the fear of being alone and lonely to become what she was always meant to be.
Diary of a contemporary woman follows Angelique in her new life, her adventures. Utterly compelling, beautiful, honest and bold.
Angelique will have you laughing and crying at the same time, willing her on to find happiness and that rare calm within.
4 out of 5 (very good)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
This is a purely adult read, not just because of some fun sex scenes, but from a few sensitive topics being raised... Spoiler : drug addiction (not Angelique!) and an assault.
I was hooked from the very first page. I really like Angelique, being inside her head is fun and interesting. She has an intoxicating confidence about her and knows how to make the most of, and enjoy, life. I also like how this isn't written like a diary, more like having a chat with a friend, so feels more natural and flows better.
Angelique is a bit of an inspiration, she knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go for it.
I can't believe we've been left with, not a cliffhanger as such, but a few loose ends... that grabbed me... I need more!!! I need to know how things turn out. So with that in mind, I think I'd like it to be a bit longer or fingers crossed there's a sequel... especially as the clear winner of douche bag of the year needs to have a good bit of comeuppance!!
Nice solid 4 out of 5
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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
Hi I'm Lucy. I am a first time Novelist from Brighton, England.
I started writing during lockdown inspired to do so as I felt there were a desperate need for a girl power character living her life without reservation, without barriers.
I live in Brighton with my life partner and our very needy rescue cat and dog!
Diary of a Contemporary Woman is the first in the Trilogy of Angelique Santoro's adventures!
Love, Lucy x