Naked Montreal

A Novel of Sex and the Underground City

Fiction - Chick Lit
75 Pages
Reviewed on 04/24/2013
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Author Biography

Laura Roberts is the author of the satirical novel Ninjas of the 512, the essay collection The Vixen Files: Naughty Notes from a Montreal Sex Columnist, and the editor of Haiku For Lovers: An Anthology of Love and Lust. She is the founder of the micro-press Buttontapper Press, as well as the rebellious literary magazine Black Heart. She lives with her artist husband and literary kitty in a house strewn with paper, art supplies, and catnip. You can find more of her work online at, or follow her on Twitter @originaloflaura.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Shanna Vanblaere for Readers' Favorite

This story is about a young woman in Montreal, knowing her city and more specifically, her underground scenes. She has found her calling in guiding wealthy tourists on a fantasy-come-true-trip in which she makes their dubious dreams come true. Her best friends are money and alcohol. She knows the place to be in Montreal at any time of the day and has some friends most people would be scared of. She takes the reader on her journey in which she explores, very vividly and in all details, the more sexually pronounced fantasies of some Montreal tourists. During these trips, she voices her opinion about everything that goes on and you get to know more about who she is and what she really thinks about her clients...

I found this book an enjoyable, albeit somewhat difficult, read. The author has put a lot of detail in the book which sometimes gives it the feeling of an actual Montreal tour guide. The vivid explanations of some scenes might be too much for the conservative reader, but will be enjoyable for the more experienced ones. The personally directed writing style takes some getting used to, but is definitely not a turn-off as the scenes are very well-described. The book is fast-paced and well-timed, with many different scenes being explored. My advice would be to read this book with an open mind and curious attitude towards the lesser known parts of city-trips as this book will enlighten you in things you never knew existed...