e-Book Satisfaction download

e-Book Satisfaction download

by Rae Lawrence

ISBN: 067160760X
ISBN13: 978-0671607609
Language: English
Publisher: Poseidon Pr (July 1, 1987)
Pages: 432
Category: United States
Subategory: Literature

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Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780671664923. Release Date:May 1988.

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Rae Lawrence hat einen rasanten Roman geschrieben – erotisch, intelligent, aufregend und lebensecht.

Free books to read or listen online in a convenient form, a large collection, the best authors and series. No need to use torrent or IRC. Based on Jacqueline Susann's own ideas, this sizzling sequel to Valley of the Dolls, the most scandalous blockbuster of all time, picks up where the original left off, and plunges readers back into the lives of Anne Welles, Neely O'Hara and Lyon Burke. Rae Lawrence, herself a New York Times bestselling author and Valley devotee, has taken Susann's original draft.

Now, thanks to bestselling novelist Rae Lawrence - working from Susann's own draft for a sequel - the fun has just begun. Though no certainly Jacqueline Susanne, Rae Lawrence did provide satisfaction for a craving. Lawrence knows Susanne's characters and adopts her tone well.

Four women searching for happiness and wealth--Katie Lee, Rosaline, Marinda, and December--fall in love with the same man, a charismatic Montana cowboy-turned-celebrated journalist
I thouroughly enjoyed this book. Similiar to the style of Jacqueline Susann's novels, Rae Lawrence's novel is quite well written.
Four girls from entirely different backgrounds meet in a prestigious school. Observed by a young man, in love in one way or another with all of them, the girls weave in and out of each others lives. Following their lives from college to adulthood, it portrays the world of sex, drugs, and glamour that so many young people find themselves in. You are quickly enraptured in the characters lives, and the plot of the story.

the monster
Really great copy of one of my all time favorites.

Great book

At first glance, the cover art and the blurb on "Satisfaction" seem to indicate that this is another glitz novel, identical to hundreds of others. However, "Satisfaction" has the distinction of being funny, smart and hip at times, unlike many other novels of this genre. At other times, the novel falls into that familiar glitz category, so it's kind of hit-and-miss.
Certainly, the characters and plot sound like Glitz, Inc. Four Radcliffe roommates end up romantically involved with the same handsome Harvard hunk, but only one will have the honor of walking down the aisle as his bride. The hunk in question is Schuyler Smith, a Gary Cooper clone with an utterly bland personality that's supposed to come off as sexy, the "strong, silent type". Of course his skin is "tanned and leathery" and his eyes are "steel gray"--what a STRONG HUNK OF MAN! The roommates are no less glitzy with their names or their looks. There's December, the "wrong-side-of-the-tracks" Jersey girl who's been around the block a few times over, with her striking platinum(!) blonde hair and ice-blue eyes. There's Katie Lee, the nouveau riche Kentucky filly with the heart of ice and mindset of a bank vault, breaking men's hearts with her streaked blonde hair and perfectly applied makeup. There's Rosaline, the timid little rich girl with her brilliant curly auburn hair and bright green eyes. Last of all, there's Marinda, the token "exotic" Italian who's smoldering with passion, with her thick brunette mane and dark eyes.
The humor and sly commentary on everyday life is what separates "Satisfaction" from a novel written by Danielle Steel or Rona Jaffe. For instance, Rosaline, always so conscious of rules and what is "proper", wonders to herself about the etiquette of everything from breaking off a relationship to faking an orgasm. Katie Lee's calculation knows no boundaries; she will always "trap" a man into business relationships, sex, marriage, etc. She spends a lot of time pondering over whether or not anyone can tell she has lost her virginity, gotten pregnant or simply lightened her hair. Her best moments are her "moral codes" for making out. Marinda, in spite of her busy career as a lawyer, obsesses constantly about being attractive to men. At one point, fighting a weight problem, she observes that hair, makeup and earrings are the "safe zone" for compliments to a fat woman. One of the most humorous passages involves Marinda's fantasy of being "just a secretary" for one day. December, the poster girl for the sexual revolution, is the most amusing, since her blunt rudeness allows her to make comments that most people keep to themselves. Her wry observations--and this should come as no surprise--are often sex-related.
On the minus side: in between the witticisms and sly commentary, a number of boring characters and storylines have to be endured. For instance, Rosaline's father makes a bad investment when he recklessly spends millions on a "dead" horse. This plot should have been shot along with the horse, since it is beyond boring and continues throughout the book. Schuyler's adventures are less than adventurous--he just talks big and tough with a bunch of other big tough-guy writers and swigs Scotch at night; during the day, he's Mr. Sensitive with the Steely Eyes. The words that describe his love scenes with the various damsels are nothing more than blathering purple prose. It's a shame that he is presented as the Interesting Male, when it's the bad boys who are so much more compelling. There's Marinda's cousin Bobby, the ruthless seducer with a taste for drugs and the party life. There's prissy, ultra-rich, ultra-conservative Trevor Goodwood (I KID YOU NOT), the stockbroker who considers sneaking out of a Yale party to be "daring". There's Alex, the decadent Brit who wishes to manage a Hollywood Star and reap all the benefits. And there's so many more men--sketchy characterization, to be sure--that make Schuyler look like a lame duck when it comes to plot. Anyone who's reading this for the "who-will-he-marry" storyline will most certainly find any of the other subplots countless times more interesting.

As far as this "four-smart-cookie-girlfriends-in-seach-of-their-dream-man" genre goes, "Satisfaction" doesn't begin to live up to "Waiting to Exhale". On the other hand, "Satisfaction" is still written with much more wit and insight than the novels of Rona Jaffe , Danielle Steel, or the Queen of the Hollywood Scene, Jackie Collins.
Certainly, the first chapter reads like Glitz, Inc. As we meet our four heroines, we discover that all of them have unusual, exotic names, Wella Balsam hair, and sparkling vivid eyes. And yes, all four of the Radcliffe roommates (what else?) fit comfortably into their designated slots: "bad" girl from wrong side of the tracks; crude nouveau riche who's a ruthless user of people; "nice" rich girl who tries to be proper; ethnic old-money Italian girl who smolders with passion and revenge. And wouldn't you know it, all of them desire the same man: Schuyler(?!) Smith, the tall, tan "cowboy" from Montana, who's the strong silent type. We know this because "he rarely smiles or pays compliments" and he looks "a little like Gary Cooper". Most of all, he has steel-gray eyes. (Ooh! What a strong HUNK of man!)
Another drawback is that the basic premise dares the reader to try and guess which of the four lovelies will end up as Schuyler's bride while the other three are merely invited guests. This in itself would not be a bad idea, if it wasn't completely obvious by Chapter 3 which one it will be (I figured it out in Chapter 1, but I can cut a little slack). Most of all, Schuyler is simply not an involving character; he is as boring as he is silent, and spends most of his free time tipping a few with his writer friends at redneck bars, and talking about women and sex in that macho-guy style.
The book doesn't begin to take off until two memorable characters appear in Chapter 2. Marinda, the Old World Italian Family girl, invites her roommates to a party that her cousin Bobby is throwing. Bobby has the same goals as most of his friends: to spend Dad's money and major in partying hard until graduation, when it's time to take a job at Dad's firm. Katie Lee, the noveau riche Southern belle, encounters Bobby, and he's a lackadaisical, flirtatious, ne'er-do-well who offers to clean the red wine that a guest splashed on Katie Lee's thighs. At this same party, December the Bad Girl meets up with Alex the Decadent Brit, who is one of the most wonderfully bitchy characters in the book. These 2 characters alone make the book worth checking out of the library. Another character who's as hilarious as he is despicable is Trevor Goodwood (I KID YOU NOT). Despite his name, he is a very dignified and proper stockbroker with the "correct" family and friends. Rosaline the Nice Girl goes on a less-than-stellar first date with him, and her scenes with Trevor are the only reason to read any of Rosaline's sections. As a character, she is every bit as bland and boring as Schuyler, and even gets trapped in boring storylines as her punishment. Even "sexy" scenes instantly become boring simply because they involve Rosaline. This same rule applies to Schuyler, by the way: the writing turns from sharp and quick to sappy and goofy.
As for Marinda, she is the most genuine character because unlike other women in this genre, she is not a traditional beauty, and keeping weight off is a major effort for her. However, the fact that a pre-law student at Colombia would obsess so much about her looks is rather discouraging, and more than a little disturbing, since these women are supposed to represent the allegedly more "feminist" versions of the "glitz girls" found in books by Judith Krantz, Jacqueline Susann, etc. Katie Lee is a "fun" villain, much in the same mold as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place; it's a shame that she is only given a few opportunities to really shine in her badness. December is a better character when she's "one of the guys", buddying around with Alex; as a free-wheeling sex machine, she just seems slutty, desperate and even BORED at times. Then again, maybe it's just the way her sex scenes are written. Even her "involving" sex scenes are little more than blathering comparisons to music and stars in the sky. In fact, most of the sex scenes in the book are a silly waste of paper. WHO CARES?
Rosaline, as already mentioned, is a major dud as a character; Rae Lawrence must truly believe the old saying that "nice can be dull" because Rosaline continues to prove it throughout the book. The following is my advice to readers. Make sure, before you read a scene that at least 2 of these characters are in it: Katie Lee, December, Marinda, Bobby, Alex, and Trevor. If not, skip it. If you read it this way and feel you're missing something, don't worry, you're NOT. End of statement.

Lawrence takes us to the 1970s college life of four Radcliffe woman; their dreams, romances, sex life, and career choices. Four very different women who even after college are there for each other and yet often are competing for the attention of the same man. The story is told through their relationship with one man and how he helped mold them into what they are in the present. The 70s was a time of experimentation in all areas and yet laid the groundwork for the yuppies of later years.
Lawrence does an excellent job of making her characters come alive with real strengths and weaknesses. Through her character’s minds the essence of what’s important is explored. A good read.

One of the few books I read years ago that I can still remember, so that says something. I am the type that will get 1/3 of the way through something and realized I have read it, so you can see that actually remembering something obscure and not a bestseller means I think it was a good read. There are hundreds of books I don't remember reading that didn't make my read list, but I did remember this one!

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