A young country girl searches for a life of adventure in the city, and finds herself involved in the night-time world of a series of several strangers, in this dreamlike tale of scintillating sexual awakening.
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I very much enjoyed the way the character's fantasies took on a dimension of reality, like her thoughts were so potent they made her actually live out the scenes she was imagining. This aspect was so engrossing, in fact, I'm not entirely sure if the ending was "real" or a real-ized fantasy!
I have to go with 50 Shades, because whatever a person's opinion on that work, it seems to be the benchmark everybody is familiar with for this genre. Say what you will about that author's technical ability and style, ultimately a book's "goodness" or "badness" comes down to how it makes the reader/listener feel, and how well it does it. THAT is why 50 Shades was so popular. In that regard, despite the much shorter length, I enjoyed Dark Secrets considerably more than that other story.
Alexandria does a superb job of narration - storytelling, really. The difference is that she made me feel like I was sitting face to face with the character, in person. She made me forget that this was a fictional story being read to me and made it more real in a dimension wholly different from any available to even the most talented author.
Sometimes you find exactly what you're looking for
I could go on and on about this story, but nobody wants to read literary analyses. Bottom line: even if you're NOT a fan of erotica, this is an entertaining, engrossing tale, and well worth your time for the experience.
Me Grimlock say you full of cesium salami!
Deliciously provocative. Arousing.
The narrator is what makes the story come alive for me. I wouldn't imagine reading this and having the same reaction.
It was a thirty-minute listen, so it was quite easy to listen to all at once.
Yes, I do plan on listening to it again just because so many things happened so quickly I couldn't keep up with everything that was happening while holding off my own desires.
The narrator of the story’s voice rang true to the character of an inquisitive virgin about to begin her discovery of the dark pleasurable side of life. I felt like Alexandria was in the room with me, teasing me, inviting me to participate in the story as it unfolded.
I did have an extreme reaction to this book, but laughing or crying was no where to be found. Fortunately, I did not have to stand up for awhile.
I am not an avid reader or rather a listener in this case. However I came across this audio book and decided to try something new. I really wasn’t sure what to expect as I began listening to the story of a country girl moving into Chicago to experience the thrills of life. However, 12 minutes into the story my attention was completely raised, in the most literal sense.
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