|"It's not the explicitness of the sex that gives FOREVER AMBER its salacious kick, but the nonchalance of the book's attitude. Like her heroine, Winsor takes a sophisticated d?gag? attitude to all the infidelity going on. Marriage, in the book, is a social institution to be continued and respected, but hardly the death knell to the sexual appetites of either man or woman. Because being honest about your sexual appetites is one of the hardest things to do, FOREVER AMBER was shocking, and it's what will keep the book shocking -- and bracing."