To be honest, I hate the cover. It looks like a cheesy romance, which it most definitely is not! The book is intended for couples, but the cover made my husband laugh out loud.
Thankfully, the name Rachel Kramer Bussel is on the cover, and I know that name means quality, edgy, provocative erotica. A quick perusal of the Table of Contents reveals familiar names, authors I have read and enjoyed in the past: Janine Ashbless, Kay Jaybee, Donna George Story, the editor herself, Ms. Bussel. Flipping through the About the Authors section I see that all of the authors are veterans of their trade, and my expectations are set high. And it is evident from the first story, "Twice Shy" by Heidi Champa, that this anthology has bite.
Irresistible is an intimate peek into the lives of men and women who are not only lovers, but who love each other. The sex is hot as ever, but the special bond evident in each of the stories makes it all the more satisfying. Ms. Bussel writes in her introduction, "These couples, however long they've been a team, push the envelope by pushing themselves to try something new, even when they're not sure where it will lead them." My husband and I enjoyed sharing these with each other, taking turns reading, and wondering what new adventures will arise as we travel our own road together.
Share these stories with your own lover... reading together is an excellent way to gauge your partner's interests and turn-offs and maybe stir your imagination and inspire you to explore your own fantasies!
*I received a copy of this book in return for an honest, unbiased review. I have been collecting erotica for over 25 years and thoroughly enjoy the genre.