At eighteen, Jillian Lauren was an NYU theater school dropout with a tip about an upcoming audition. The “casting director” told her that a rich businessman in Singapore would pay pretty American girls $20,000 if they stayed for two weeks to spice up his parties. Soon, Jillian was on a plane to Borneo, where she would spend the next eighteen months in the harem of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, youngest brother of the Sultan of Brunei, leaving behind her gritty East Village apartment for a palace with rugs laced with gold and trading her band of artist friends for a coterie of backstabbing beauties.
I really enjoy reading Biographies, and I really liked this book. Jillian takes us on an adventure into the luxury of this modern day harem. While reading this book I felt like I was was experiencing the frustration, admiration and jealousy of the characters. Even though this is a book about a Harem, Jillian didn’t center the book around sex, there are sex scenes but she was careful not to allow those scenes take over. This was a pretty fast read, it would have been fun to read this on a long flight or laying poolside or on the beach.