I love reading all different types of erotica but lately I’ve been tending towards BDSM-type reading. One of my favorite writers/editors is Rachel Kramer Bussel in any genre, so when I got the opportunity to get a copy of one of her newest releases Irresistible: Erotic Romance Couples I was excited and ready to switch gears. This is not a BDSM book of stories but a collection of hot sex with couples. And I do mean hot sex. Naturally, I thought this book might be a bit tame compared to what I’ve been reading but it just reminded me how great sex with your partner can be in any format.
There are a total of sixteen stories, all with couples but in varying stages of their relationships. There were no stories with same sex couples though, which was a bit of a disappointment. The longest story is 18 pages long and the shortest is 9 pages long. All the stories are quick reads and enjoyable. My favorite story was probably Predatory Tree by Craig J. Sorensen and my least favorite was Same As it Ever Was by Cole Riley. Predatory Tree was a sweet story about a couple who was there for each other and understood each other so well that they picked up on things that were left unsaid. The characters reached out to each other and after an emotional release, celebrated their love together in a unique way. Same As it Ever Was just kind of made me sad. The story was about a couple and their infidelity. It saddened me because it seemed like the characters left their issues unresolved and to me that wasn’t a happy ending.
Between those two stories were plenty more to love. If you’re into dominance and submission, check out The Netherlands by Justine Elyot. Monogamy isn’t the only option either. There are two stories that involve consensual partner sharing that are very hot (After the Massage by Kay Jaybee and Hypocrites by Alyssa Turner). Into single partner play? Lots of couples getting each other off in interesting ways in the other stories as well. I think the nicest alternative these stories offer is a familiarity between the characters. They know each other’s buttons and they aren’t afraid to push them.
Two more great stories include The Mitzvah by Tiffany Reisz and The Pact by Elizabeth Coldwell. The Mitzvah is about a wife being there for her husband every way she can, even when its hard on her, and the rewards that come from that. The Pact is about two old friends who reunite after years of distance to discover a spark and talk about an old pact. These descriptions don’t even touch on the hot sex included in each of theses stories. You just have to read them!!
This book was provided free for an honest review.
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