Interestingly, Varra herself is not looking for another husband; she is focused instead on her booming business. Varra's basic approach is to teach women how to gain power over men by using classic feminine and sexual wiles. To the Western feminist mind, it might seem a bit retrograde, yet Varra insists that Russian women are the ultimate post-feminists. During the Soviet era, which ended in , millions of men died in wars and labor camps. Women often ran their households alone, while also working in factories.
The problem is that Russian men, says Varra, remain deeply patriarchal and still expect women to be subservient. Perched on a sofa in the correct femme-fatale posture of "chest out, stomach in, ass out," Maria Markova, 24, nods in agreement.
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She found it so enlightening that she joined the "Lover" class, too. What she wants, she says, is a "real man who will take care of me. Is money really so important? It's not hard to see how style- and status-conscious the country has become. Even the former Soviet president Mikhail S. Gorbachev has embraced luxury, appearing in a recent promotion for Louis Vuitton luggage.
Markova isn't married yet, although thanks to Varra's lessons, she says she is dating a wealthy businessman who she believes will "propose any day.
Foxy grandmother Ella Videnina, 60, is also a graduate of the marriage class. She succeeded in getting hitched at the end of it — to her fifth husband. I wanted to reverse that," says the slim Videnina, a government office worker. When she joined the class, she was dating a new man who seemed promisingly generous. It worked. Married women are also flocking to Varra for help in holding onto the husbands they already have.
Rosnina joined Varra's "How to Bring Back Your Honeymoon" course, which involved "advanced" sex tips , as well as advice on how to spice up daily life. Combined with her new bedroom skills, the effect on her husband was instant. For women who can't get into Varra's overbooked courses, there are plenty of other options.
One of the latest trends is "VUM-building," which sounds like a doomed Soviet industrial project but is apparently a surefire way to get your man addicted to you. VUM stands for "Vaginally Used Muscles," and a number of schools are offering courses in strengthening and toning the muscles using special equipment — a kind of gym for the vagina. The core device is a small silicone balloon that is inserted in the vagina and inflated with a pneumatic pump.
Fine-tuning can be achieved by learning to shoot out pebbles onto a metal target. Homemaker Eliso Torgvaidze, 41, credits the program with saving her rocky marriage.
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If the latter is true in Russia, it certainly helps explain why sex schools are so popular. Moscow even has a geisha school that teaches seduction arts from the Far East, such as erotic dance. There's also a "bitch school," where women can learn cunning tactics for beating out female competitors. His chance at fatherhood was taken from him long ago, and an IED in Iraq ensured he would never get another. In Big Falls, Oklahoma, the McIntyre brothers hire him to keep an eye on their beautiful cousin Sophie in case her criminal ex shows up. He doesn't expect to fall head over heels.
Claire set on the sun-drenched beaches of Barefoot Bay, where love is always in the air!
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Like everything in his life, becoming a billionaire was easy for Elliott Becker. He bought some land in Massachusetts and discovered he sat on two billion dollars worth of rare Goshen stone. Lucky, charming, and blessed with every gift from every god, Elliott expects his simple purchase of property in Barefoot Bay will go the way everything does for him in life - easy.
Until he meets the woman who currently owns that land and suddenly everything is - hard.
Frankie Cardinale's fondest memories took place on the tiny goat farm owned and run by her "Nonno" in the heart of Barefoot Bay. While she held her Nonno in her arms on his deathbed, she promised his land would never leave their family and that she would continue his legacy. Nothing - not even a sexy, playful, intoxicating billionaire who always gets his way - will convince her to break that promise.
Except Elliott Becker is a man who always gets what he wants even if that means a little seduction and double-crossing of a humble goatherd. But will his lucky streak hold long enough to keep him from making the biggest mistake of his life? Because it doesn't take long for Elliott to realize that all the money in the world can't buy him what he really wants the most - her love.
Seduction on the Sand was nowhere as good as Books 1 and 3 there were goats in the story and it just got too much.
They could have been in the background but I skipped thru this needed more story. Another good story. I Loved Elliot and Frankie, and I loved all her goats and dogs. The animals made the story much more fun. It was funny to read how this billionaire insisted on staying on her farm and sleeping in the barn, then on her couch in her double-wide trailer. And all the really great names he came up with for her goat-milk soaps. And, Of course, how Elliot screwed up their relationship and had to do some groveling when he realized how much he loved her. It was nice to see Zeke and Nate again.
And the F-bomb is used 2 times. As to the narrator: Kaleo Griffith was great once again. Sounding as sexy as heck. Awesome job. Roxanne's Barefoot Bay series was a brain wave, every book has been ultra successful, books that you can read time and again. By: Roxanne St. Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith. Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins. People who bought this also bought
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