These days I'm trying to go through my TBR, but I couldn't say no to this scrumptious anthology of short stories: NAUGHTY DESIRES, by Ann Mayburn. Really interesting, let me tell you ;o)
I must admit I was very curious about this assortment of fantasies, in particular the first one as it entails a pretense scenario of an escaped convict who takes a woman and pours all his pent-up sexual appetite free on her. The best thing about this story is not that it's well written and playful, but that its double POV shows a wife and a husband playing out a fantasy of hers that the agrees to because he loves her.
Wow, that was fun, erotic and really enlightening. Can trust lead to new possibilities in a marriage? It was really beautiful to imagine it. The author proposes this game as if a real couple actually tried it and it really pays off. I loved it.
With the next story, I was thrilled with another sexy fantasy that appeals to the primitive side of sensuality. A fake break-in at a hotel room where the girl is expecting to be ravaged by the big, strong man she's asked for at Madame Colette's, a place that caters to unusual desires. While reading this story, I started to think that a service like this would indeed come in handy in real life ;-)
I felt an intimate connection with the writing style as it showed me two characters who complement each other in nature and needs. Jonas was a sweet brute with as many scars as tender yet naughty skills. The passion scenes were rough enough to spark up the heat, but sensitive and even romantic. Great story. Especially because I also felt curious about Erica's brothers and their potential stories?
Another story that I liked a lot starts with a lovely, enlightening warning about the wicked pleasures of peppermint oil. It shows care from the author, and knowledge, both of them to be grateful for.
It's a fun, arousing scene that shows a girl with a huge crush on her two Dom bosses, and a submissive auction that ends up in a deliciously hot ménage. I highly recommend it. Sexy as hell.
The next story has a theme that I'm not particularly drawn to, but I admit it is well written and has an extremely exciting description of a couple experimenting with some back action for him and a project for women's pleasure in the name of science.
And the last novella is one of my favourite with a beautiful style and a setting that's both bold and loving. Both characters crave to fill the emptiness that their deceased loved ones have left. They meet for a one night-stand to fulfill their desperate need.
They find pleasure for the body and the heart. The fact that the submissive in this scenario is a strong football player with ebony skin adds a feverish edge to the overall heat of the story. I really liked this one for its double POV, the Mistress who knows how to command but is feminine and sexy, and the delicious, fun scenes at the end. The author makes it work because the woman is always in control but the man still retains all his glorious strength and virility.
Favourite quote: She loved taking an alpha male and making him her own.
As an anthology, it's a perfect bunch of exquisite desires that veer to the naughty, but always stays true to wonderful erotic romance.
A steamy collection of scandalous novellas exploring women’s secret, naughty desires and the amazing men who bring those fantasies to life. The short stories Captive Fantasy and For Her Eyes Only can only be found in this anthology.
Mary has always had a fantasy about a dangerous escaped prisoner kidnapping her and forcing her to sate his brutal, pent up desires. When she receives an invitation from the IWSS to live that fantasy out in one of their research facilities she jumps at the chance. Now she just has to convince her gentle giant of a husband to take control and make her his willing love slave.
Retired German cage fighter, Jonas Becker, has a chance meeting with his dream woman at a charity ball. Unfortunately she leaves before he can get her contact information. When he sees her again at a coffee shop he overhears her talk about the perfect, kinky, opportunity for Jonas to win her over. Erica signs up with the Collette's List dating service, a dating site that specializes in pairing up sexually adventurous couples. Her request is simple. She wants a dangerous, rough, intimidating man to fake break into her hotel room and force her to submit to his wicked demands while giving her multiple orgasms. Using every ounce of his skill as an experienced Dom, Jonas hopes to win Erica over before the night ends. He can only hope that the pleasure he can bring her would make the beautiful woman look past his scarred and battered exterior to the man within who can give her sensations like no other.
Shyla has dreamt about, lusted after, and fallen in love with her to hot as hell bosses over the past year that she's for them. With only a few months left before she graduates and earns her teaching degree, Shyla decides to make her move at the company Christmas Party. Trent and Jack have been fighting a losing battle to keep their hands off of their beautiful and innocent waitress, Shyla, until she graduates. When she surprises them by arriving at their Christmas party dressed like a wet fetish dream, and they learn she plans on being part of the submissive auction, the men quickly decide that the time to show Shyla who she belongs to, and who truly loves, her has arrived.
For Her Eyes Only
Amanda accepts an invitation from the prestigious Institute for Women’s Sexual Satisfaction. Volunteering for their study means she must divulge her deepest, naughtiest fantasies and then act on them. But one wicked fantasy involves watching her boyfriend do something so intimate, so forbidden that she’s afraid he’ll refuse and may even break off their relationship. Jared can’t believe his gorgeous girlfriend wants to see another woman don a strap-on and take his anal virginity. But he wants to make her wildest fantasies come true -- and maybe finally indulge some secret fantasies of his own.
Bound for Her Pleasure
Football star Tycen Preston has everything he could ever want, everything except the healing release of subspace that he desperately craves. After four years of searching for the right Domme, he finally has the opportunity to indulge in all the dark, forbidden desires that would ruin his carefully crafted image if they anyone every found out. Lara Perez is tired of the weak submissive men that offer her no challenge. She yearns for a strong Alpha male to tame and call her own. A blind date seems to be the perfect arrangement for fulfilling both of their decadent cravings. Unfortunately a scheming paparazzi photographer is hot on their trail, and will do anything he can to get a scandalous picture of Tycen that would destroy his career.
ABOUT THE MASTERMIND
With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened. From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she's never looked back. Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her 'sexy space' and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.
I hope you liked today's post, book buddies :o)