Thea Bennet is twenty-eight, independent, worldly-wise and hoping that the sixty-eighth apartment in her search for a new home is going to be the one. When Tom opens the door and shows her into a dream apartment all her disappointments disappear and she is confronted not only with the chance of a new, spacious apartment, but also a new life, and that life, with three others in the same space, is going to get complicated. It’s not just the fact that Tom is a hunk, with tattoos, but also her room, the whole apartment, seem like a dream come true. And that dream, in more ways than one, takes form very quickly indeed.
Annie Stone’s Erotic Love Story is something more than your normal tale of a woman lost, a love sought and found, a happy ending: the other two who live with Tom, Matt and Will, are also hunks and, for a twenty-eight year old woman who hasn’t had any form of love life for over six months, temptation looms. Her life, as anyone can imagine, takes a series of turns in directions she had never imagined.
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As far as sex goes, this erotic novel fills almost all desires to overflowing. Thea moves from one experience to another in rapid succession, learning to expand her horizons beyond what many would consider normal, what many may dream of but never be allowed to experience. All three men, living in close quarters to one another, are hot, willing and available. There are few who would not take advantage of such a situation, given the chance.
And yet there is much missing which could have enhanced this well-written work: characterization waits, other than descriptions of the three men; subplots are brought in to the tale late and not explored further; the speed with which everything sexual begins falls like a thunderbolt from the heavens in a stormy night, unexpected and a little too soon. The sense of time is lost, for the reader, as one bedroom experience moves straight to the next seemingly without a break, without a clear definition of time. As a reader I would have liked to see some of the subplots – working life, friendships, San Francisco – explored in greater detail and, perhaps, a greater and earlier introduction to the interests and lives of the characters.
That said, Annie Stone has cut herself a good position as an independent writer with an appealing, imaginative storyline and some in-depth, explicit descriptions which fire up the imagination and bring otherwise hidden desires to the fore.
Privately Published (German language). ISBN: 978 1 497599 59 8.
- Viktoria Michaelis.