Book Review

Review – Insatiable by Daisy Buchanan


Stuck in a dead-end job, broken-hearted, broke and estranged from her best friend: Violet’s life is nothing like she thought it would be. She wants more – better friends, better sex, a better job – and she wants it now. 

So, when Lottie – who looks like the woman Violet wants to be when she grows up – offers Violet the chance to join her exciting start-up, she bites. Only it soon becomes clear that Lottie and her husband Simon are not only inviting Violet into their company, they are also inviting her into their lives.

Seduced by their townhouse, their expensive candles and their Friday-night sex parties, Violet cannot tear herself away from Lottie, Simon or their friends. But is this really the more Violet yearns for? Will it grant her the satisfaction she is so desperately seeking?

Insatiable is about women and desire – lust, longing and the need to be loved. It is a story about being unable to tell whether you are running towards your future or simply running away from your past. The result is at once tender and sad, funny and hopeful.

My Review:

You see, after reading War and Peace, I needed something completely different to get myself out of a serious book hangover. I thought a sexy contemporary would do! Insatiable by Daisy Buchanan turned out to be so much more than what I expected.

On surface it is a story about a young girl Violet, who has a shitty job, a shitty ex-boyfriend and shitty parents; who is constantly horny and has all kinds of explosive sexual fantasies. She has completely lost her way and just doesn’t know how to change her life for the better. Then the dazzling sexy couple Lottie and Simon appear, who embrace Violet like their own and introduce her to all kinds of wild sex parties. But is this what life means? Is this what Violet want?

When you read this book, you would know this is much more than a horny girl trying to find herself. This is about manipulation, about toxic relationships, about self-destructions. It is about youth and about how we’ve all done stupid things to “find ourselves”. It is about looking for love and trying to belong. It is about trying to find your place in this big wild world.

One of the things I love most about this book is how Daisy wrote about female sexual desires and how unapologetically went in full details of Violet’s sexual fantasy. I found it very refreshing and also empowering in a way. It is ok to have desire and it is ok to know exactly what you want from sex.

I think Insatiable is excellent and what’s more it is so funny too! There were so many times I actually laughed out loud! It is such a clever book which handles so many important topics perfectly. It is filthy, funny, infuriating and moving. I have thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you so much Sphere for this copy!

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