This book features couples who make their fantasy a reality. This book is deliciously good in a very monogamous kind of way. Some of these stories are about re-kindling the fire. Others stories are of couples that are quite familiar with their lovers. The know how to please each other, no glamorous seduction is necessary. What I found in this book were cut to the chase stories full of sexy kink. Cleis Press publishes this book and it is edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. The book is 206 pages and includes 16 stories by various authors, including the editor. There are a few authors in this collection that I didn’t recognize, but all the stories were richly told.
- Twice Shy by Heidi Champa
- Safe for Work by A.M. Hartnett
- Repaint the Night by Janine Ashbless
- Same As It Ever Was by Cole Riley
- Out of Control by Karenna Colcroft
- Warrior by Kate Pierce
- Hypocrites by Alyssa Turner
- The Pact by Elizabeth Coldwell
- Exposing Calvin by Rachel Kramer Bussel
- Six Eyes, Two Ears by Kris Adams
- Renewal by Delilah Night
- The Netherlands by Justine Elyot
- Predatory Tree by Craig S. Sorensen
- The Mitzvah by Tiffany Reisz
- After the Massage by Kay Jaybee
- Pink Satin Purse by Donna George Storey
I thoroughly enjoyed the stories in this book. With the exception of two stories, all of them were about established couples. I think this book will appeal to people that are already part of a couple and also serve as inspiration for singles that there is a great sex life to be had beyond the vows. Some of these couple’s find the fire needs kindling. Once the wedding is over and the kids have taken over some may think there are no surprises in the marriage bed. This book puts to bed all those myths and features just enough kink to keep it very sexy.
My favorite stories in this book told just enough about the characters to hook me in. Twice Shy was about a little bruise. I loved how she obsessively dwelled on it. The little bruise opened the couple up to exploring pain with pleasure. “Do you want more?” “Yes, More!” Delicious how innocently it begins!
Safe for Work was another one of my favorites. It starts out with a dirty text. Lucky for these two they work for the same company and he’s the boss. The thrill of making her all business husband pay attention and give her what she needs for lunch are fun and flirty. Sounds like something I would do.
The story Renewal was really sweet. It stars a mother of two who let herself go and a guy trying hard to be a good dad and provider. The woman sets up a date to remember for her over-worked husband and a renewal to their sex life. This story had some sex flash-back type scenes. It is very well written.
I received this book from Cleis Press free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.