Plenty by Kelly K. Lavender


Plenty by Kelly K. Lavender
Publisher: Self
Genre: Romance, Suspense, Thriller
Length: Full length (309 Pages)
Other Content: M/F, bondage, BDSM
Rating: 4 Stars
Review by Sorrel

When Camille volunteers for the youth outreach program in the small town of Prosperity little does she know that she has put herself in harm’s way. Sheriff Griffin, the program leader, and his son, Grant, lord over an empire of criminal activities ranging from – illegal drugs, robbery, murder, political corruption and pornography. In short order, Grant becomes Camille’s lover and introduces her to life as a recreational drug user. After Camille weathers a brutal beating by Grant’s disapproving Dad, she turns to her newly-widowed, fiery friend Jennifer for help. What can two downtrodden women do to rid a tortured town of its misogynistic Machiavellian sheriff and malevolent mayor?Plenty.

Plenty, the powerful feminist flip side of Fifty Shades of Grey, captivates as a spine-tingling suspense novel about the risky yet all-important road to self-actualization and happiness in spite of a horrible family situation and consequential bad decisions. The dark side of sex kitten training will prove jarring to some readers, but others will see how evil insidiously manifests itself in the lives of injured souls – especially trafficked teens. As in life, a dysfunctional childhood, sets the stage for victimization, while violence and heroin, create the craving to please – all represent tools of the trade to control and peddle young women. Plenty holds special appeal for resilient, smart, resourceful women who rescue themselves and the men who love them. Plenty infused with spice, a lot of naughty-never nice. Not for the faint of heart or for those looking for a tame, sleepy time story. Written by a long-time James Bond enthusiast, action-packed Plenty jets along at a jolting 007 pace.

I spent a couple of days after I finished the the book thinking about how I was going to write this review.

Despite its marketing, this was nothing like the FSOG trilogy. It was a lot better.

Plenty…the name itself is strange but after reading the story I think it suits the plot.  The one thing I have to add is that I loved how the author gave names to each chapter. Some of the names were a little quirky but very understandable once you read it.

That being said, I think potential readers should be warned this story is not a soft or easy read. It delves deep in to the mind of a druggie trying to make a better life for herself. This is a hardcore story and not for the faint of heart. I had to read it in two sittings since I was crying so much I couldn’t see the screen.

Camille loves her grandma a lot. More than her parents. The book starts in the present but every now and then shifts into the future and this  really added to the story. It happens seamlessly and not too frequently.

I really loved that Camille does fall off the deep end when she meets Grant and starts going out with him. The situation quickly goes from bad to worse.  Although this is a fiction story, it draws from real life.  People in fact do use drugs and do go off the deep end when they allow themselves to be coerced by mates or friends or lovers. This makes this story so real and helped me feel for these characters.

The author did a great job weaving the story together. There were some grammatical mistakes which took some effort for me to ignore, which was a shame since the story is so solid. But the satisfying end made it all worthwhile.

Camille goes through a lot of bad but comes out stronger and with family and friends that stick around for everything.


  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. Eva Millien says:

    Thanks for sharing your review, sounds like a good book. I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, Kelly, good luck with your book.

  3. Thanks for hosting, Sorrel. More thanks for reading and reviewing my novel.

  4. Thank you for the review! I makes me want to read the book even more.

  5. What is one thing you will never do again?

  6. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a great read.

  7. I ended the tour yesterday with a bouquet of good reviews. Thanks you Sorrel for reading and reviewing my book. By the way, your articulate, moving review may appear on my print version back cover, now in the works. Good luck to Eva Millien, Ree Dee, Mai T and Rita Wray with the giveaway.

  8. I’ve enjoyed following the blog tour and learning about this book. Thanks for sharing the great post 🙂

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