This irresistible listen features stories of couples turning their deepest fantasies into reality for uninhibited and imaginative sex. You'll delight in discovering all the exciting erotic possibilities, and ways of getting and staying turned on. It all starts with a little sexting in A.M. Hartnet's sizzling "Safe for Work" office tryst and Cole Riley's moving "Same as it Ever Was" shows that makeup sex can be the start of something new and better. Dirty talk leads to lustful surprises and inspiration for the neighbors in "The Mitzvah" by Tiffany Reisz.
Editor Rachel Kramer Bussel notes that the lovers in this daringly romantic anthology are able to open up in the ways they do is precisely because they have another person to rely on, coax them, challenge them, tease them and seduce them into traveling down a new sexual path. Whether that means outdoor sex, kink, a trip to a strip club or a very sensual massage, we get to see how the layers of trust that have been built up get used to stoke the fire that burns between them.
©2012 Cleis Press (P)2014 Cleis Press
This was a very enjoyable listening experience as far as erotica goes. Typically you have to listen to just one narrator either doing the voices of both male and female, or worse, not doing voice work at all. By using both a male and female cast, the narrators lend an almost sense of realism to the stories and allow the listener to be pulled further into the tales.
The only downside to this is that you can tell it was not all recorded together, as the background noise changes between voice actors. However, this is the ONLY negative aspect to this work.
Have you heard Avery's voice? Come on..... Deep, gravelly, wonderful.
Some of the voices I didn't care about, they got lost in the mix or just faded into the words they were saying, but I thought overall everyone did a great job. I can't imagine erotica is an easy genre to narrate well.
I would not generally consider myself an erotica fan because I frequently find the situations incredibly unrelatable and too far removed from reality to be properly enjoyed. I know some people want extreme fantasy, it just usually isn't my cup of tea for written erotica. While some of the stories are entirely unbelievable (but still hot, don't get me wrong), there are several gems in this compilation that I've already listened to a few times. I love the variety of couples featured in the stories, from new couples to those who have grown children and are rediscovering each other. I also greatly appreciate the range of situations; there is a story for everyone in this--sweet to smoldering and all very sexy.
I didn't listen to this with my husband, he's not too keen on non-visual erotica... yet. But he has definitely benefited from these stories.
I already have! Certain stories were more...inspiring than others, but that's just personal taste.
I liked the variety of situations and experiences each character was placed into, all of them supporting their partners as they went.
I would say that both characters in "Out of Control" were my favorites.
I cried a bit at "Warrior", making me glad I had listened to it on my own and not in the middle of things.
I wish my Audible version had come with a short teaser for each chapter, especially "Repaint the Night" and "Warrior". Both of those included subjects not conducive to lovemaking in my book.
I actually haven't read the print version, However, I would say that the characters voices brought to life bring a new dimension to these stories and makes the them even more enjoyable.
Irresistible has something that I'm not used to in erotica, in that the main characters are long standing friends or couples and they are evolving within the story. However, the tone and lilt, teamed with the stories overall vocabulary are very much reminiscent of the House of Delights Series, in that you are eased into the story and coasted along on pure enjoyment.
Well Averys voice is nothing to be shy about. It's like Sandpaper, wrapped in granite and then covered in silk. It definitely brings the male voices something different. The Female narrator has a light and airy voice that lends the listener to be relaxed into the story. While on certain parts, there was the faint hum or sound of audio noise, when Avery or the narrator where prevalent is wasn't an issue.
All in all it's a fabulous collection of both sweet and "Savory" stories that lend themselves different from what is offered out there.
This book is a series of smexy little reads. Some of them were really hot and others only made it to lukewarm. I don't mind quick hot reads, I have just come to a place I prefer a story around my steam. This is great for somebody who is looking for the steam alone. Each story has a little set-up, but the sex is more the point than an in-depth story.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Avery Wolf and a host of other voices. It has more of a radio play feel. Personally I found the changes jarring, but I was doing a one sitting listen. I am sure if couples listened they would space things out and probably not notice the changes as much. I liked the tone and pace, just wasn't feeling all the extra voices.
Overall this was a smexy read but I think it is more for couples to listen together or somebody only looking for steam to heat them up.
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.
the story lines are very hot, but the British accent male narration is very stilted and poorly recorded with variations in sound level and short, staccato responses. So I only have 4 stars on the performance. All the female narrators were very good. Overall, it was worth listening to.
Stories range from original creative to mostly "paint by the numbers" man/woman stories. Narrators , especially one male narrator sound unpolished, even awkward and quality of recording, itself, sounds like it was done in a basement.
I'm not sure really...
It wasn't the stories that were bad, in fact they were pretty decent for the most part. It was the reading/acting that took away from the stories. The performances were so bad sometimes (especially the guys) that it made it difficult to focus on the story. It was more comedy then erotic at times.
If they would have just been more natural, rather than trying for these macho sounding guys. It just sounded ridiculous at time. And that sucks because the stories were good, and I would have liked it better just reading it.
Can't say I would cut any one Character. There were no issues with characters. Each story presented it's own take on a type of person (different cultures or backgrounds). Like I said, it was more of the performance then the stories that I didn't like
I would consider maybe re-recording this with better acting.
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