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Lakshmi's liaison

Created: 04/03/20

Replies: 12

Posted Apr. 03, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
sheyc

Join Date: 02/17/20

Posts: 5

Lakshmi's liaison

Did Lakshmi's sexual liaison (no spoilers) change how you felt about her? Did anything about the incidence seem out of character?


Posted Apr. 04, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
scgirl

Join Date: 06/05/18

Posts: 182

RE: Lakshmi's liaison

I didn't feel it was out of character. The sexual tension between the two characters was palpable whenever they met. It didn't change my feelings for her although, after Dr. Jay was introduced, I hoped for a liaison between those two.


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darylb

Join Date: 06/23/13

Posts: 142

RE: Lakshmi's liaison

I was kind of surprised that she gave in to the attraction. She knew the damage that it could do to her business and therefore her life. I think it was a moment of weakness for her that she came to regret.


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paulak

Join Date: 04/21/11

Posts: 246

RE: Lakshmi's liaison

No, it didn't surprise me. After all, she is human and it was clear that she and her friend shared a bond of history. I also found the location of their encounter to be quite interesting from a symbolic perspective. I would have liked to know more about their past relationship. Unless I missed it, there were general references to their past but few specific details.


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melanieb

Join Date: 08/30/14

Posts: 265

RE: Lakshmi's liaison

No, the liaison didn’t change how I thought about Lakshmi. Considering her business circles and the nature of her customer network, I was surprised that she hadn’t previously found herself in such a situation.


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karenking

Join Date: 04/15/19

Posts: 19

RE: Lakshmi's liaison

It did not change my opinion of her at all. It was obvious there was an attraction there.


Posted Apr. 07, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
evelyng

Join Date: 02/07/18

Posts: 49

RE: Lakshmi's liaison

One of Lakshmi's most attractive traits is how warm and human she seemed as a woman. I am not surprised nor disappointed by her sexual liaison at all. She was a woman under considerable tension and stress in her life and to give vent to responding to a natural urge added to the dimensions of her character for me.


Posted Apr. 08, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
PinkLady

Join Date: 01/22/18

Posts: 140

RE: Lakshmi's liaison

It did not change my feelings about her. I was surprised and maybe for a moment judgmental then reminded myself who am I to judge this woman and her life and choices she made. I'm just sorry she suffered from it.


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lynne z

Join Date: 01/06/18

Posts: 38

RE: Lakshmi's liaison

I thought it was a dangerous mistake, but Samir had been an important part of Lakshmi's life. He had provided economic stability, societal connections and companionship. Lakshmi had always found him sexually attractive so the liaison seemed to be inevitable.


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ColoradoGirl

Join Date: 05/16/16

Posts: 140

RE: Lakshmi's liaison

There definitely seemed to be chemistry between them and Samir had always been there for her in the past. It didn't change my opinion of her, but I think in some ways she got him out of her system.


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dorothyh

Join Date: 01/23/15

Posts: 192

RE: Lakshmi's liaison

I was a bit surprised. I think there was a mutual attraction and she kept him at bay for many years. She let her guard down as she was so overwhelmed with what was going on her life.


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beverlyj

Join Date: 12/22/11

Posts: 118

RE: Lakshmi's liaison

I did not think any else of her because of her liaison.
There was definitely sexual tension between her and Samir and she definitely avoided them as she knew Samir's true nature, and also he was more valuable to her as a business partner.

But once Radha got pregnant by Samir's son she knew that her relationship with Samir and his wife would be changed and she was also at a point when she needed a little tenderness.


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beckys

Join Date: 08/12/16

Posts: 169

RE: Lakshmi's liaison

The attraction between these characters was evident from the beginning of the story, and obviously, Parvati recognized this attraction and felt threatened by it. When she and Samir finally consumated their desires for one another, I think it was due to a strong need for connection by Lakshmi, but a feeling of conquest in some ways, for Samir. I think that once it happened, Lakshmi was very remorseful...she had wanted him to be more empathetic towards her and her sisters situation, but she found out right away, that his feelings for her, were not what she thought they were.


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