All the Beautiful Bodies by Danielle Porter
I’m not a reader of thrillers or erotica but I am a fan of the writing Danielle has done under the name of Juliette Sobanet, so I was both excited to try something new and not sure what to expect with this erotic thriller. I was absolutely blown away by how much I loved it. I’ll jump right in to a few of my favorite things about this book:
It was a fast-paced, immersive read. I didn’t have to make any effort; it seemed as if the words themselves swept my eyes across the pages. I couldn’t stop reading and unlike with many books, I didn’t have the urge to stop and play on my phone every few minutes.
Sophia, one of our POVs, is English, or half-English, and instead of learning about it once and forgetting it for the rest of the book we are gently reminded by the very English words sprinkled in her vocabulary. It would have probably been easier to give her all American words since she’s lived in the US for so long and I really appreciated the extra effort that went into writing this character and giving her that little something extra to make her stand out.
This is the first thriller I have ever enjoyed reading! It is fast-paced, constantly evolving, and has just the right amount of hinting at mysteries in character’s pasts without wishing we would just find out already. Only one of my suspicions came true and I was pleasantly or shockingly surprised for the rest of the reveals.
I usually stay away from romance or erotica genres because I’m just not into reading about sex in detail. This books definitely talks about sex (part of it is the memoir of a prostitute) but doesn’t go into extreme, graphic detail and I felt comfortable reading throughout the whole book.
All of the characters felt like fully-formed, real people. None of them felt flat or underdeveloped, which can be challenging when you have this many points of view. We are left with quite the cliff-hanger and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.
All the Beautiful Bodies is out today, May 20th. You can get a copy on Amazon here. Add it on Goodreads here.