Can fantasies come true? Asia Kendell hopes so. She's allowed two men to wrap her nude and eager body in red rope and leave her as a birthday present for their best friend, Ritter. Will Ritter be man enough to fulfill her dreams? Can he possibly guess what she really wants? Ritter's pretty sure he can and he's not going to waste a moment of his time with this delicious, naked, bowtied package waiting for him in hotel room. Sometimes a man and a woman get exactly the gift they want.
Don’t let the lack of reviews and the low price of this book fool you. I downloaded it on a whim to have something for my wife and me to listen to while traveling on a recent trip. We like to listen to erotic type stories while traveling, however, most are so badly written, lack a story, unrealistic, predictable, juvenile, etc. they are painful to listen to.
This book was a pleasant surprise! I would put it in the same general quality category with “A Good Student” by Elliot Mabeuse (except the narrator doesn’t sound like a dirty old man, this is well narrated), which has hundreds of good reviews, and I personally liked very much. I felt the story what not too unrealistic and it was written as a story with a plot that could even continue into sequels (might be nice to see where couple goes from there) and not just cheap erotica, poorly written and only focus on the erotic part and not the story and writing.
It was also nice to have a story that did not include infidelity, multiple participants, gay or incest, extreme kink, etc. Not that I’m opposed to those themes, it was unique to have a book that focused on one theme, without feeling the need to sensationalizing into other venues to attract or keep a reader.
The writer gave us a good erotic book in what evidently (by the number of bad books/attempts there are) seems to be a very difficult category to write and deliver a quality product.
23 of 23 people found this review helpful
Where does Roughing It rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Compared to other erotica, this is a good listen. I like the fantasy world created by the characters to help move their night together along.
What other book might you compare Roughing It to and why?
Other BDSM books may be more graphic with multiple partners. But this is one night between two consenting adults. The fantasy plays well into the scene.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Will fantasy become a reality for these two stranger?
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I like my romances erotic and I liked the idea of this story, but it just did not deliver. I did like the fact that the male character was real in some ways because he couldn't do everything due to having bad knees. I found it hard to follow the fantasy within the story and kept rewinding to see if I missed something. It was just a little odd to me that the guy got his fantasy wish from his best friends, but as soon as he got into the room, he really did not appreciate what he had as he had to go into a fantasy mode to get into the sex. Usually I want to listen to Ms. Harper's books as I find them exquisite, but in this case I was not happy.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Any additional comments?
The most interesting part of the book was the bad knees of the male lead. The narration is unspeakably Awfull.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
these are good short stories if read by a good performer
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Gena Maravella?
Isabelle Gordon gets the job done
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
It just didn’t seem to go anyplace. Not a waste of time, but not exciting either
Would you be willing to try another book from Vonna Harper? Why or why not?
What does Gena Maravella bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Good reading but not much to work with
Do you think Roughing It needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?