“I never have been one to resist the hype of a good book or rather the claim that a newly released novel was similar to that of Fifty Shades come Hannibal Lecter, so I purchased EJ Wood’s Beyond the Pale. Having no further insight other than the erotic reference I was stunned and shocked at what waited in the pages. The first line “Did you know it can take 5 hours to disassemble a body” had me instantly hooked.
Mr Guy Davidson is an uber rich powerful businessman not unlike Richard Gere in Pretty Woman, who seduces the much younger and naive yet intelligent Amelia Sharpe; a forensic pathologist, seeking to further her career at the Smithsonian Institution.
The flirtatious comments and awkward love scenes are straight out of Bridget Jones that had me laughing out loud. The innocence of our protagonist is hilarious and as the book develops you realise that Guy and Amelia’s relationship is not plain sailing.