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Posted September 21, 2011
Everyone has some type of obsession in their life whether it be the pursuit of a secret fantasy, or something we experience that creates the obsession that always pulses just under the surface. An anthology about obsession is perfect for readers who need or want to feel that they're not alone in their compulsions. This book covers it.
Silent Treatment by Donna George Storey
This story makes it evident that you do not need a voice to be heard. It was a good tale to begin the anthology but the obsession wasn't altogether clear. I did enjoy the anonymity of the heroine because it added a mystery to the story. It also allowed me to interpret the heroine the way I would picture her. .Based on the writing, I wasn't restricted to how the author wanted me to view her heroine.
One Night in Paris by Kayla Perrin
This story showed and even demonstrated the theme of obsession perfectly. I was completely enthralled with the storyline from beginning to end. Not only was Vivian's obsession with her boss explored, but the author delved into her obsession with the fantasy itself. And let's face it, we all love a good fantasy now and then.
Concubine by Portia Da Costa
Even though it got of to a slow start, this story had a very interesting ending. I liked the whole "story within a story" aspect of Concubine. Additionally, these characters connected on a deeper level than the previous tales. It created a nice little romantic feeling to it.
Love and Demotion by Logan Belle
This story was all about raw animalistic sexual urges. Cat is tame during the day, but a sex kitten at night. At this point in the anthology, Love and Demotion was my favorite story. It revisited the secret obsession of sleeping with your boss. The author added a twist to the storyline that really entertained me.
Mephisto Waltz by Justine Elyot
This installment was entertaining, especially the way the author used music to build up and develop the relationship. While I am not a classical music fan, I could appreciate the correlation between emotionally connecting a good piece of music to a good piece of man candy. In the end, Lily gets to thoroughly enjoy both.
Then by Emerald
This was by far the most erotic story within the anthology. Valerie may love Chris, but her body sure wants a taste of Hayden. The reality is, even while people are in a monogamous relationship, everyones eye wanders occasionally. We cannot help but appreciate an attractive man. What's worse for the heroine,Valerie, is this attractive man is constantly being thrown in her face. The sensual tension escalates because she can't touch him ...or can she?
It's Gotta Be Fate by Jennifer Peters
This story was not only interesting but it set itself apart from the others because of its uniqueness. It encompassed a BDSM theme with an titillating twist. Occasionally, submissives need to know what it is like to dominate someone. By the same token Doms need to experience the feel of someone else's ties around their wrists. In this story, I get exactly that. What was better, was the hint at maybe a new beginning. This was a light BDSM story, but be prepared because it's emotionally charged.
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Posted February 17, 2012
Romancing the Book
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Sexual urges. Everyone has them, right? Men and women, alike. Well, Rachel Bussel takes these “urges” that women have, combines them with the stories of many other writers, and puts them into a collaboration of erotic, hot, steamy, passionate stories that ladies will want to read....and then crawl in bed to act upon the urges that it puts in the women's mind.
Each of the stories held something new, but they all had the same erotic theme: sex...and lots of it. Each story is written by a different contributor but each one definitely holds enough sexual tension through the story that the reader will be left needing a fan for hours to cool off....at least this reader did.
I loved the way the collaboration was put together. It was actually more captivating than I thought it would be. Being divorced as I am...well, lets just say that this book leaves the mind REALLY working about the things that can happen if you want to fulfill that sexual urge.
While being extremely erotic, I do give this book a 4 in the rating department. It is definitely a book that will capture the attention of women...and even men, too! I'm sure there are men out there that would like a little “boost” in their readings. This is one that will go above and beyond that “boost” and I highly recommend it if you love the erotic feeling of reading a book filled with cravings and desires.
Posted August 23, 2011
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