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Okay, I had to try this author and narrator combination again to see if my first and previous impression was just good luck. I’m happy to say that this combination is the best thing since chocolate and peanut butter or, better yet, strawberries and chocolate. And this combination is calorie free while being oh-so-delicious!
Once again, we have a historical romance with immense sensuality and erotica. And the sex part of the story, like most, if not all, brief erotica, covers one sexual encounter. I dare you to find one thing this narrator says as the male character that’s not sexy. A smile or smirk sits on my face during the entire story. And this one, unlike Just One Night, has a bit of wit and deceit and more seduction, which just upped the yumminess factor. Also, like Just One Night, we are left with only the possibility of a HEA but not the certainty, which I enjoy. I think it’s more realistic.
Though I loved almost every aspect of the story, there are some things that would’ve made it even better for me. I know the story is short, but I wish that Grace struggled a bit more before acquiescing. And I never like it when the uncomfortable aspects of anal sex for a woman, especially the first time and most especially for a virgin, go unacknowledged. This time, the h, Grace, asked if it would hurt, and Simon, the H’s response was, “I’d never hurt you.” That’s not an answer to the woman’s question; so just acknowledge this aspect of anal sex, at least. Finally, I wish the listeners/readers were privy to how Simon’s deceit was overcome after his tryst with Grace ended.
Still, the absence of these items on my wish list does not detract from the story and my thorough enjoyment of it. My $3 has never been better spent on Audible. So I eagerly await more of this author and narrator combination.
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