July 21, 2013
Connie Chatterley isn’t exactly thrilled about the move to Palo Alto. What will she do in the land of tech billionaires and IPOs? But when her boyfriend Cliff says he needs to do it for his company, she agrees. Isn’t compromise a part of every good relationship? Once in California, Cliff spends all his time with his demanding assistant Ivy Bolton and shark-like investment banker Tommy Dukes, leaving Connie with nothing better to do than go to the gym. But when she starts training with rugged CrossFit coach Oliver Mellors, Connie feels a dangerous attraction to the sexy stranger. And after one shocking moment of weakness, the move isn’t the only thing Connie starts to question.
Connie and Cliff have been together for four years in New York. Connie has just graduated from college and has plans to start her master’s program in the fall. Cliff is an up and coming software designer and his future is in Silicon Valley. Can he convince Connie to give up her dreams and family and follow him to California?
Connie is having trouble fitting in now that they have moved to California. It seems like Cliff doesn’t desire her anymore, much less have any time for her. He spends all his time at Chatterbox with his assistant Ivy and Connie is feeling dejected. She and Cliff are invited to a party at Tommy Dukes house but things with the Mr. Dukes aren’t what they seem. He has an agenda where Cliff is concerned and Connie doesn’t trust him. Ivy, on the other hand, has become his eyes and ears into Chatterbox.
After seeing the CrossFit trainer at the local gym, Connie decides to give it a try. The sexy trainer, Oliver Mellors, puts her through the paces and she almost doesn’t go back but there is something about him that pulls her back for more. After a particular grueling session in the park, things between them are taken to a new level and it could jeopardize her relationship with Cliff.
I haven’t read the original Lady Chatterley’s Lover but I loved this take on it. The first installment is mainly an introduction to the characters and background about the situation. It’s easy to see the connection between Cliff and Connie from the beginning and the issues that they are facing are issues that a lot of people face in everyday life. The characters are likeable and interesting and I wanted more, especially the way the first installment ended. I give Hungry, Miss Chatterley Part 1 3½ Flaming Hearts.