One for the greedy here: Alisha Rai’s deliciously fun Glutton For Pleasure features not only a relatable, modern heroine in Devi Malik, but an awful lot of stomach-rumble-inducing descriptions of the delicious Indian food she prepares in her job as chef at the family restaurant. You’ll probably need an actual palate cleanser after delving into Rai’s well-written, sexy book – the first in her ‘Pleasure’ series. Curvy career woman Devi hasn’t really had time (or the mental energy) to delve into another relationship, preferring to focus on her fantasies and her work. That is until a real-life fantasy scenario presents itself in the form of her crush, smoking hot businessman Jace. He’s a regular at the restaurant, and when he starts showing interest in her, with some encouragement from her sister, Devi decides to grab the… let’s say bull by the horns. However, it turns out that Jace is a package deal – he has a pact of sorts with his brother Marcus, which involves threesomes with willing women. Oh, and they’re identical twins. Identically hard-bodied, super-sexy twins. Devi is down. While the subject-matter of this one could have been cringe-worthy at best and downright weird at worst, Alisha Rai manages to navigate the scenario of getting into a sex-fuelled experimental relationship with identical twins with admirable aplomb. Devi is a compelling character with which women can easily identify, and I loved that the men believably celebrate her soft, full figure. Devi’s reservations, and more importantly, her willingness to give over to her desires without feeling ashamed, make for a refreshing read. As, indeed, does the fact that the book features a protagonist of South Asian descent. I guess I had to sometimes prevent my mind from enquiring whether Jace and Marcus’ preference for, um, sharing might edge into some rather intriguing psychological territory in terms of their feelings for one another as brothers – the motivation for which is at least addressed to some extent. But at the end of the day, this isn’t meant to be an in-depth psychological study. It’s a sexy romp by a writer whose work I shall certainly seek out again. Tasty.

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Cringe Factor                                   2/5

Is it Hot in Here?                             4/5

For the Love of Feminism!              4/5

Overall Tasty Goodness                3.5/5

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