Happily ever after doesn’t look the same for every couple.
In Raw Silk, June and Ashlyn Phillips, happily married, occasionally enjoy adding another dynamic to their sex life. When Katerina “Kat” VanderVort enters June’s office one day, she sets her sights on June. Lucky for her, Ashlyn loves to indulge her wife’s fantasies.
In On Her Knees, Simone Davies is finally happy. That is, until her chief tormentor and biggest crush, Abby Nelson, shows up at her firm’s holiday party. Together they struggle to forget the past and build a future together.
In Hollis, homicide detective Jude Lassiter pushes a little too hard, and her instructor at a FBI anti-terrorism training session, Special Agent Beverly Hollis, knows exactly how to punish her. Jude is all too willing to submit.
Simone poured herself a glass of wine and sat on the sofa sipping it. Either Abby would show up and be impressed with the wine selection—it was a damn fine bottle—or Simone would move from sipping to gulping and finish off the damn fine wine by herself. Nothing pathetic about that. Not at all.
She’d debated waiting naked, but the possibility that Abby would be a no-show compelled her to dress. She’d rather have Abby take her clothes off than have to get dressed alone later when she was drunk on a bottle of wine she also drank alone. When she’d told Abby to get her ass to her place, Simone had felt brave. The sound of Abby on the verge of release, the heady power of knowing she’d caused the desperate way Abby gulped air, her breathing choppy and uneven, had made her overconfident. The longer she waited, the more foolish her demand seemed. An orgasm with the woman who twisted her insides, even via phone, was better than not having one at all. Wasn’t it?
She was on her second glass of wine when she heard a faint almost-not-there knock at the door. It was so soft she wondered if she’d imagined it out of desperation. A few seconds passed and she heard it again. Definitely not a hallucination.
Simone finished the glass of wine in a final gulp before opening the door. She needed the brief reprieve before she crossed the point of no return. When she opened the door, there’d be no turning back.
Abby looked as uncertain as Simone felt, like she wasn’t in complete control of the actions her body was taking, but she knew it probably wasn’t the smartest thing she could be doing at midnight on Thursday. Simone invited her in before either one of them could change her mind. Again.
“I wasn’t sure you’d come.”
“Neither was I.” Abby clutched her long overcoat tight around her body. Her knuckles were turning white.
“You want me to hang that up?” Simone touched her fingers to the lapel of Abby’s coat, just let them rest there lightly for a moment. She’d demanded Abby’s presence so she could touch her with a lot more than just two fingers skimming along fabric, but the action still felt overly intimate to her.
Abby chewed her bottom lip. “Ummm…” She unknotted the belt slowly. “I think so.”
What the hell was the big deal? It was just a coat, for Christ’s sake. Abby’s hesitance confused and annoyed Simone. What did Abby think would happen when she took it off? She’d be trapped in Simone’s apartment forever?
Then Abby parted the front and let it slide off her shoulders and Simone was staring at breasts. And legs. Perfect breasts and legs that made her want to prostrate herself in worship.
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Uncommon Romance is 3 short Erotic Novellas, each with their own theme.
In the first novella Raw Silk we are introduced to a Lesbian couple named Ashlyn and June who enjoy a healthy sex life. When a prospective client comes to a meeting in June’s office, sparks will fly. Kat has one goal, to get in June’s pants. June finds it hard to get Kat out of her mind. When faced with making a decision that will impact her married, June has to decide how to please everyone.
Of the 3 novellas, this one was my favorite, its a fast paced story that you will devour in one sitting. The sex scenes were really well written, and the storyline was believable.
On Her Knees:
When a blast from the past shows up at the holiday party of her “boyfriend” Gavin’s firm, Simone is forced to face the past and follow her desires. Abby and Simone were high school friends, both hiding their sexuality. Can these two let go of the past and find a way to start anew?
This novella was pretty good, I wish there had been a little more detail written about what went on previously between Abby and Simone. The ending of the story, just kind of dropped off and left me wanting just a little bit more.
Detective Jude Lassiter arrives a day late for FBI training, and her trainer Hollis takes notice immediately. Hollis is a female “dom” who seduces Jude and pushes her limits.
This was my least favorite of the 3 novellas, though the subject matter of BDSM always appeals to me, I was not feeling the way this was written. I was looking forward to a good F/F dom/sub short, but this one just did not do it for me.
Overall, these are super fast reads that will keep your attention. Although the third story didn’t quite do it for me, the premise is intriguing. If you are looking for some short stories with lesbian as the main characters, then these novellas are for you.
**A gifted copy was received by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review**
Jove was born and raised against a backdrop of orchards and potato fields. The youngest of four children, she was raised in a conservative, Christian home and began asking why at a very young age, much to the consternation of her mother and grandmother. At the customary age of eighteen, she fled southern Idaho in pursuit of broader minds and fewer traffic jams involving the local livestock. The road didn’t end in Portland, Oregon, but there were many confusing freeway interchanges that a girl from the sticks was ill-prepared to deal with. As a result, she has lived in the Portland metro area for over fifteen years and still can’t figure out how she manages to spend so much time in traffic when there’s not a stray sheep or cow in sight.
She lives with her partner of seventeen years. Between them they share a collection of six children, one dog, two cats, a mortgage payment, one sedan, and a cushy SUV big enough to hold the Lesbian Brady Bunch on their family outings. One day she hopes to live in a house that doesn’t generate a never ending honey-do list.
Incidentally, she never stopped asking why, but did expand her arsenal of questions to include who, what, when, where and, most important of all, how. In those questions, a story is born.
Her books include The Job (coming October 2014) Uncommon Romance, Love & Devotion, Edge of Darkness, Split the Aces, Chaps, and Indelible. They are available at http://www.boldstrokesbooks.com
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