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Penthouse Man

2.88 of 5 stars 2.88  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  27 reviews
A socialite lives in a world of fantasy as she controls her
husband and her sister.
Stephanie loves the world of fantasy. Trix loves the real world.
The sisters battle for control of a lingerie company . . . for pajamas and lingerie . . . and for the Penthouse Man.

Reality catches up when Trix reads a letter that destroys Stephanie's power. Trix is in love with her sister's...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published September 15th 2012 by Independent Author International (first published September 13th 2012)
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Andrea
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Penthouse Man from the author in exchange for my honest review.

From the off, Penthouse Man is full of larger than life, meaty characters that you can really submerse yourself in. For the first portion of the novel, I had no idea what was going on; that is not to say that I didn’t enjoy it. If anything, like the short, sharp sentences, it served to heighten the tension contained within the pages, as I had no inkling as to what direction the characters would...more
Hollyberry
I received a an ecopy of this book from the author in trade for an honest review.

I was really hoping to like this more than I did, for me it was not the writing, it was more not being able to connect with any of the characters. I could not connect to the main character and how she was in love with her sister's husband, and the things that she did to her sister with the letter and everything, I just cannot imagine doing that to my own sister, so that is where the disconnect happened.

As far as som...more
Sharon
I have found this novella hard to rate. The reasons I gave it a low rating were not because it wasn't well written, it was. I agree with one of the other reveiws that said it was ike a play, lots of good dialogue. I thought it was fast paced, enegetic and the characters realistic but I enjoy books more if I can relate to at least one of the characters and in this I disliked all the characters, I thought they were nasty and selfish. I guess this just wasn't my type of story.
Cheryl M-M
Reminded me of a Neil Simon play..lots of dialogue and drama...
This little e-novella isn't going to be to everyones liking, because it isn't written in the usual way.
It is written like a screenplay or on stage theatre script, but without the stage directions. The whole book is just one big bag of dialogue between a multitude of characters within close proximity of one another.
It actually reminded me of a quick paced Neil Simon play. Reading it was like watching a tennis match. The ball going fr...more
Ana
A few months ago, I participated in a blog tour featuring Kea Noli’s first book, Pearl Lover. Although my review was far from complimentary, it sparked a friendship between me and Kea. And so despite the fact that Penthouse Man, in all if its adult-centered target audience, is way out of my comfort zone, I agreed to make an exception to my strict YA policy and read it. I’m glad that I did.

In this novel, Kea perfectly captures the intricacies of a family tied together by nepotism, cruelty and a u...more
Ruty  B
Penthouse Man is a fast and entertaining drama that you will read in a sit. This book is intriguing from the start, has some turns that surprise you and also has great characters.

Stephanie and Trixie (also known as Trix) are two sisters that work for the same company. Something peculiar is that Stephanie’s husband is the Company’s director. Despite that because of the book description it may seem that the main topic is that Trix is in love with her sister’s husband but the most important things...more
Leigh (Little Book Star)
Original review posted at: Little Book Star
Rate: 2.5/5

The first chapter of Penthouse Man intrigued me especially the first sentence. The story was being told by Trix, but I think the story was being focused more on her sister Steph. Like it said in the summary, it starts during a lingerie party in a penthouse. It’s also a story about two sisters (which are Trix and Steph) having conflicts with their company and of course, a boy. The book was really short and you could definitely finish this with...more
Marion
I was sent this book by the author in order to review it.

When I first started the book, I found it very difficult to put myself in context, I couldn't identify the characters, and I struggled to understand them. I thought they were lacking personality, they sound like a bunch of walking clichés with no history, they lack depth and personality.

The plot itself was, I found, rather poor. Here again, there was a distinct lack of depth and it did not seem particularly plausible. The beginning of the...more
Chasity
'Penthouse Man' was one of those stories that I read in one night in one sitting. It was such a fast paced read, I couldn't put it down, I had to see what the outcome would be. From the moment I started the book it was a roller coaster ride. There were so many suspicious things happening and it was all a big mystery. I really liked the characters and the way the story played out. I think the characters were written brilliantly they really fit the story. I loved the plot and the twists and turns,...more
Tiffany
I didn't like this book. I tried really hard to get into it. I kept reading hoping it would get better, but it just didn't. I really don't like books that are in 1st person point of view because I feel it's too limited. But that wasn't the only problem with this story. This story revolves around a husband and a wife who share a factory business with her sister and 2 cousins.
The women in this story acted more like spoiled teenage girls who were in need of a good spanking. I didn't believe for one...more
Mandy Fernandez
I was contacted by the author of this book to read it in exchange for an honest review. I was very excited because no one has ever contacted me before about a book. I really wanted to like it, I really did. But I'm sorry, I didn't. Another reviewer compared the story to a Neil Simon play but in Simon's plays, he usually has one redeemable, likeable character and I didn't see one in this novella. None of the characters had traits that were interesting or relate-able. The deception and affair in t...more
Yvonne
Socialite Stephanie Borge and her sister Trixie Brandt are co-owners of Lavender and Lace Lingerie. Steph’s husband, Vell, is the director of the company and their cousins are shareholders. Steph and the cousins all think everything is going perfectly well, but Trix is ready to turn their world upside down, with the help of Vell.

The company isn’t doing as well as the women think. Trixie and Vell are planning to take it over and oust Steph and the cousins. Not to mention that Trixie is in love wi...more
Linda
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Kirs Hall
I received this book via the author. I was unsure about how much I would enjoy this book. . . but. . .OMG! I can't say too much at risk of spoilers. . . but this is an amazing read! fast paced and riveting! If you like a book that is full of action, two sisters pitted against each other, and a twisted tale of love and scorn. . . this is a must read!!! Whatever your favorite reading genre is, you will love this! If you are afraid you won't be able to connect with the characters, have no fear. The...more
Wendy Hines
This novella is jam-packed with family drama and is very fast-paced. The book is almost all dialogue, much like a screenplay. But, the story unfolds as we are introduced to the family and the multi-million dollar business that they all want a piece of. Not to mention that Trix desires her sister Stephanie's husband, Vell.

Women can be catty, yes I'm one of them. We can also be your best friend. The dynamics of these women is very modern and easily relate-able on some levels. Not having a multi-m...more
Carey Heywood
The author gave me a copy of this book. The description of the book didn't grab me and the concept of it being controversial made me nervous as well. Maybe i assume the worst because this book was completely unexpected and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed It. My favorite parts were the arguments, the number of characters involved and how the author managed to keep the pace and intensity of the dialogue going. I also was intrigued by the setting of Australia and the discussion o...more
Elaine White
Oct 06, 2012 Elaine White rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Elaine by: The author
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Glenda
I got this book from the author and asked to give a honest review.

I struggled with this book. I could have stopped after the second chapter, but finished in hopes that it would get better. The lack of background really made the characters seem shallow. I was confused as to what the plot really was - the relationship between the sister and husband or Stephanie's obvious mental break. There could have been so much more to this story. It seem more like a draft story development than a true novel.

So...more
Vichy
If I had a sister like Steph maybe the idea that the book sets, wouldn't be considered as controversial? Really now, Steph is in a great need of psychological support and the only logical to me seemed Trix and Vell. Thank God, the policemen were there as the ones to ask questions I was wondering just to put things in place. I could not match myself to any character or couldn't find any common elements, so I decided to just "watch". The book has the characteristics of a theatrical one-act play an...more
Tara
I received a free copy of this book from the author and after reading the book description I was pretty excited to read it. I love controversy and drama! Penthouse Man wasn't too controversial however if you you consider one sister being in love with her sister's husband controverial then you are in luck! I'm glad this book was a novella because it wasn't really my cup of tea. I'm more of a contemporary book reader but I'm sure a lot of people will enjoy this story.
WiLoveBooks
This is a novella and was a quick read. I was almost put off by the fact that the woman is in love with her sister's husband because I like nice, neat romances with everything tied up in a bow. But I gave it a shot anyway. I like to try something different every now and then. This was full of family drama and sibling rivalry. The characters all have distinct personalities and motivations. There are plenty of questions to make you wonder. An interesting, psychological read.
Cindy
This book was so not what I was expecting. I think for the most part the storyline could have been interesting, however it read just like a soap opera. Nothing worse than having rich, spoiled ladies all together to annoy each other. Whining about working on a weekend. Get over it, stand up, read the letter already and move on.
Some may actually find this appealing to read, but i for one will not be recommending it to anyone.
Patricia
O.k. where to begin. Over all I enjoyed this short read. I had no idea what was going on at the beginning of the story but as the story progressed so did the characters and story line. The family dynamic could be anyones and the need to control overwhelming. The desperation for acceptance rang true as did the closing. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a quick read and an open mind.
Deanna
I got this book from the author. While I wouldn't call it "controversial", it was pretty good. It reminded me of a Neal Simon play, which I have not had the pleasure to watch in a while, so I was glad to have the opportunity to experience it again through this book. Penthouse Man was a fast paced quick read. A throw back to the classics, I would recommend this book to others.
Nicolas
I think the setting, pacing and dialogue-heavy style didn't lend itself very well to the novella format. I think if this had been written as a play with a little more structure and some lighter scenes mixed throughout it would have worked much better. Despite the flaws, this was interesting to read.
Immersednbooks (Kristen) Lynn
I received a free e-copy of the book from the author today. It was an extremely easy and quick read.

I was hoping to be able to give it more stars than I have. It just wasn't my cup of tea.
Dilys
Read this in one sitting a quick easy read & enjoyable, a very thought provoking novella.WON THIS ON GOODREADS GIVE-AWAYS.
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