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Ruth Gogoll’s Taxi to Paris by [Gogoll, Ruth]
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Ruth Gogoll’s Taxi to Paris is the best selling lesbian erotic novel in Germany.

“I savored the view of her naked beauty for a moment. I walked up behind her and kissed her between the shoulder blades without kissing her anywhere else. She yelped with surprise. Then I saw her shiver from head to toe, and a relief of tiny dots covered her skin. She laid her head back. Otherwise, she didn’t move. ‘More,’ she whispered.”

In 1993 Ruth Gogoll wrote her first book, “Taxi to Paris”, which has become the most bestselling lesbian erotic romance novel in Germany. In 1993, though, nobody would print it. So Ruth Gogoll founded her own publishing house, el!es, which has become famous for Lesbian Erotic Romance, publishing more than 100 romances in German. Now these thrilling books are available in English.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 630 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: édition el!es (15 November 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004CLYIRE
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #548,679 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is one beautiful taxi 12 July 2014
By nameless - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Taxi To Paris may be odd because of how the two characters meet and all the non-romantic aspects to their first encounter, yet it becomes a very endearing, even beautiful, odd as the novel moves slowly (and it does move slowly, though 'good' slowly) from something pedestrian to something special.

There's a lot of conflict, but it's not the standard Harlequin kind of contention (where two people act out their dislike because they secretly have feelings for each other). Instead, it's an honest one, given their circumstances and how difficult it is for both women to trust.

It's raw and uncomfortable at times, but oh most definitely a worthwhile read. The fact that both women remain nameless throughout the tale somehow gives Taxi an even more honest, despairing, unflinching feel.

In the early stages, the sadness is all about each woman's isolated feelings and the need to eradicate what she feels for someone she can't be with in any kind of way. The main character, in particular suffers: "If ever a thought of her entered my mind, I hunted it promptly to extinction."

The novel is unique because it takes a premise that is usually one big dangerous cliché ("Pretty Woman") and makes it grim and gritty, far more fragile and not only believable and far from romantic, but somehow necessary to the storyline.

And, as with any two people coming together as a possible couple, there's always conflict: "It seemed that there were never two free minutes in which we could just be together calmly and happily. Every time, something unpredictable happened."

Prostitution would seem to be the elephant in the room, but it's actually love and how foreign and inaccessible it is to a woman who has never really known it and the person who wants to share it with her: " 'Then I can't love you either?' I said it for her. 'Do you think that my love for you depends on the availability of your body?' What should I do with all my love if I couldn't give it to her?"

There is so much here that surprises me with its easy to relate to components, but none so much as when the narrator decries the "other fish in the sea" advice people always give those who have just lost in love: "I'd remain alone instead. That situation seemed the most desirable to me at the moment. If I couldn't have her, the difference didn't seem that great."

Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Ruth Gogoll offers so much struggle and going back and forth that by the end the reader is almost dizzy...yet it's a pleasant, gentle kind of vertigo.

There's always a risk in romancing the impossible, but here it works, precisely because it isn't romance so much as a very long and very painful journey to love. I guess that sounds so corny, but it's what I get from Taxi To Paris.

Ruth Gogoll's novels are all so different from each other (except for the four English books in the L As In Love series) that that alone makes me want to praise her.

The open and sometimes even awkward emotions also pull me in, though sometimes as if against my will. Unfortunately, none of her newer work (a fifth part in the L As In Love collection and the sequel to Forbidden Passion, a horrible title for a great book), has been translated into English. This makes me want to immediately learn German! :)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice romance 16 January 2012
By Telstar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is rather different to any other book I've read. There are two main characters among other minor characters. But we never get to know the names of the main characters.

One woman is a project manager for a large company. The other woman is a high class prostitute who caters solely for women.

The two women meet quite by accident and after a misunderstanding and hot sex, the prostitute decides that she won't charge the project manager for the sex they had.

As the story progresses we see the struggle both women have in coming to terms with falling in love.

The project manager can't bear to think of the prostitute working. She has always had a jealous streak in her. The prostitute is hiding secrets from her past and has other issues also. She won't allow herself to fall in love.

The two women go back and forth between being together and taking time out apart due to the issues between them.

When the prostitute is badly assaulted, she turns to the project manager for help. The project manager drives them to Paris to an apartment the prostitute owns there. This appears to be the turning point in their getting to know one another properly. It is a safe place for both of them. But both women are still pulling away from love. Will the project manager ever be able to accept the prostitute as she is and her job? Will the prostitute put the past behind her and allow herself to fall in love? Will she reveal her secrets to the project manager?

I found this book rather strange to begin with. It is told entirely from the point of view of the project manager. The fact that the two main characters are nameless, bothered me at first. I like to know all there is to know about the characters I'm reading about. But as I read on, it no longer seemed important.

The story of the prostitute's earlier life is harrowing. But it explained why she became the person she was.

There are other characters interspersed throughout the story. They do play a part, but the story is mainly centered on the two main characters and their inability to fall completely in love with one another. There is hot sex throughout this book. But the story goes far beyond just sex.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Although I have to admit, that I found writing why I liked this story quite difficult to put into words. Quite simply, I found the book intriguing. I had to know the reasons why the two women were so attracted to one another yet couldn't let go and be together. I also had to know if they did eventually get together.

This book has been translated from German. Had I not known beforehand, I would never have known from reading it. It is very well written and well translated. I look forward to more books from Ruth Gogoll in the very near future.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice romance 4 January 2012
By Telstar - Published on Amazon.com
This book is rather different to any other book I've read. There are two main characters among other minor characters. But we never get to know the names of the main characters.

One woman is a project manager for a large company. The other woman is a high class prostitute who caters solely for women.

The two women meet quite by accident and after a misunderstanding and hot sex, the prostitute decides that she won't charge the project manager for the sex they had.

As the story progresses we see the struggle both women have in coming to terms with falling in love.

The project manager can't bear to think of the prostitute working. She has always had a jealous streak in her. The prostitute is hiding secrets from her past and has other issues also. She won't allow herself to fall in love.

The two women go back and forth between being together and taking time out apart due to the issues between them.

When the prostitute is badly assaulted, she turns to the project manager for help. The project manager drives them to Paris to an apartment the prostitute owns there. This appears to be the turning point in their getting to know one another properly. It is a safe place for both of them. But both women are still pulling away from love. Will the project manager ever be able to accept the prostitute as she is and her job? Will the prostitute put the past behind her and allow herself to fall in love? Will she reveal her secrets to the project manager?

I found this book rather strange to begin with. It is told entirely from the point of view of the project manager. The fact that the two main characters are nameless, bothered me at first. I like to know all there is to know about the characters I'm reading about. But as I read on, it no longer seemed important.

The story of the prostitute's earlier life is harrowing. But it explained why she became the person she was.

There are other characters interspersed throughout the story. They do play a part, but the story is mainly centered on the two main characters and their inability to fall completely in love with one another. There is hot sex throughout this book. But the story goes far beyond just sex.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Although I have to admit, that I found writing why I liked this story quite difficult to put into words. Quite simply, I found the book intriguing. I had to know the reasons why the two women were so attracted to one another yet couldn't let go and be together. I also had to know if they did eventually get together.

This book has been translated from German. Had I not known beforehand, I would never have known from reading it. It is very well written and well translated. I look forward to more books from Ruth Gogoll in the very near future.

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