With all of the publicity going around for the 50 shades stuff, many people are getting a taste of what many considered taboo. I will say, I have yet to be able to sit through even the first book, but I will try just so that I know what everyone is going on about. What I wonder though is, Why do people see this as the start of something so huge that everyone wants to get in on it? Great erotica has been going on for years before that author probably even thought about writing that book. There are so many great authors who write so well, it doesn't even seem like erotica when you're reading it. I think the best authors are the ones who write so well, it sucks you into the story and doesn't let go til the end. That's what happened to me when I picked up this book.
My absolute favorite story- Spring Training by Donna George Storey
To give you a little taste about this story, this is how it should be, in my opinion. The first paragraph from Spring Training:
I wish I'd never been with any other man but you."
"No, you don't."
Josh had a provocative habit of telling me what to think.
I rolled onto my stomach to look at him straight on. His eyes
were a bewitching velvety brown, the lashes as thick as the ones
you can buy at the drugstore.
"I do," I insisted.
"You don't," he repeated.
"I do. It's so damned hot with you. The others were just a
waste of time. Pathetic, really, what I thought sex was."
He smiled. "See, you have a point of comparison. Otherwise,
no matter how hot it was with me, you'd always wonder."
I love the idea of her man laying claim to every part of her body, to wipe out any memory of everyone else that she had ever been with. Makes my heart beat fast just to think about reading this story.
These stories struck a chord with me for some reason. I am not "into" the bondage scene but these were very intriguing stories. While I am not going to run out to the store and buy bondage equipment, I might run to the bookstore to find more books like this. Sexy stories with a hint of the unknown, because you don't know exactly how you will be affected by what you're reading. This is definitely a book that you need to read in the privacy of your own home, at least the first time you read it. And you will read it again....