This book is so hot. It is not for the faint of heart. But, being between a couple, it has a level of romance, which keeps it from being unwarranted gratuity. It's definitely a keeper. It'll keep you warm replaying it on those very cold nights.
For me, what made these stories so enjoyable was the degree of depth and poetic-type writing. I love erotica, and this book had it but in a different more poetic way. And I really enjoyed that. I think poetic erotica done in ways that most people can understand and relate to is hard to do. Of course, some stories were better than others. And some were very brief. But there wasn't one story that I thought was unenjoyable at the end of it. And none of the stories were over-the-top or unbelievable even though they were of "fast women." I thought the stories brought out the strength along with the vulnerablity that's the essence of all women, whether we know it or not. I rarely relisten to books again, but this book will be an exception.
I think that's the first time I've used the word stupendous, but Ms. Hart brings so many things out in me when I listen to her books. She is one of only two authors who I can say have never, ever disappointed me with the books they have offered on Audible. And I've purchased over a 1000 books, so I've listened to many, many authors. She just works for me in every aspect. This story of an affair is one that's been told many times. The subject matter is nothing new; it's just that Ms. Hart's spin on it, her way of telling one woman's journey, is exquisite, meaningful, sensual, sexual, and honest. And the narration was spot-on. There are few things better than when a good story and a good narrator come together. It's the perfect marriage, and you'll find it in this book. Don't buy it if you have a problem with detailed sex scenes. But Ms. Hart does what she does so well and what so few can do; she makes the sex scenes both explicit and romantic without being raunchy. That takes a pro. Usually, you either have detail and raunchiness--which is okay by me--are just sensuality and romance. But Ms. Hart covers all corners. Don't buy it if you have to have the happily ever after in your romances either. This book is for adults who live in the real world and realize life so rarely gives us the HEA, though those books have their place too. Overall, luv, luv, luved it.
This is the first book in a series that on the face of it appears to be another attempt to take advantage of the 50 Shades hype. But it is not a 50 Shades wannabe. It is a good book. A very good book. The writing, pace and characters are all better developed that 50 Shades and definitely better than any of the 50 Shade clones.
It is formulaic, but it works and it includes an element that seems to be lacking in the angst-filled batch of erotic romance novels published lately. It is funny. There are some laugh out-loud funny lines. The characters take their relationship seriously, but they are also having fun. No brooding stares, no meaningful silence. The hero doesn't have an unbelievable medical condition that makes him violent in his sleep, he isn't obsessed with a medieval author to the point that he almost channels him and he is not the most wealthy, wildly successful, way too young for his success, handsome man in the entire world, or at least the Pacific Northwest. He is rich and good looking, but not the richest and best looking. So he comes across as more real than the heroes of several recent books.
It passed my sure fire test with flying colors. When I was done reading the book I wanted to know what happened to the characters next. I wasn't ready to let go of them. If a book makes me feel that way, I can forgive a lot.
If you like this genre I really recommend this book. You will not be disappointed.