To say that I’ve had some bad experiences with erotica novels would be a gross understatement of fact. (I’m looking at you Gifted to the Wolves) So when Caitlyn Lynch asked me to read her erotica novella, I was skeptical. Kind of like my son was skeptical when I told him he’d like cauliflower. (He didn’t) But she’d written a lovely query letter and seemed super-nice, so I said, what the hell? I’ll give it a read. And I’m glad I did.
The story was a nice, flowing, quick read. I finished it in about ½ an hour. The sex was steamy (although I’m sure piano tuners all around the world would cringe at one scene. That CAN’T be good for your piano.) and the characters had great sexual tension. Dialogue was realistic without any weird euphemisms (I hate purple prose and overly flowery descriptions). There were no annoying typos and grammar errors to pull me out of the story, leading me to believe this had been professionally edited. (Never underestimate the value of a good proofreader.)
I will say, in all honesty, that erotica as a genre is not my favorite. I have a definite preference for romance. That being said, this novella was so beautifully written that I found myself wishing the author had opted to make this a longer novel (this is a really short novella, just about 26 pages), and added a bit more backstory about Mike and Heather. They had the potential to be super-interesting (he’s a war vet, she’s a classical pianist) as a couple, but in short-form erotica, I didn’t really get to know too much about them (other than preferred positions and erogenous zones and such).
All in all, for lovers of erotica as a genre, I’d highly recommend this one.
Full disclosure: the author generously offered a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review, but I didn’t take it. I downloaded via Kindle Unlimited.
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