In J.D. Riso’s book Blue, forget about anything you might think you know about exotic dancers, or strippers. On the fringes of society, strippers and exotic dancers, if they’re thought of at all by mainstream America, are often thought of with contempt, disdain, or out-and-out hostility. At the very least, total misunderstanding.
J.D. Riso changes that.
Blue River is a product of rape; unwanted and treated as invisible, it’s not until she meets up with Kevin that she starts on the path to finding her own identity. By becoming what she thinks the man she loves wants, she believes she can make him love her. She doesn’t realize until she can love herself, no one else will.