Roughly 27,000 words
Published: 5th March 2012
Genre: BDSM/ Erotica/ Adult
Format: Ebook [Courtesy of Carina Press]
Date Finished: 5th March 2012
After fifteen years of marriage, Jessica Meyers's sex life is, well, a little predictable. Her handsome husband turns her on, but missionary style once or twice a week? It just can't compare to the hot new world she discovers in the pages of erotic romances. Her fantasies fuel the fire of her desire, adding a new spark to her and Alex's lovemaking. But Jess is afraid to tell her husband what she really wants in bed—and her secrets start coming between them.
State trooper Alex Meyers is a master at uncovering the truth—except when it comes to his sweet, shy wife. She's clearly keeping something from him. An affair? She wants out? When he finally confronts Jess, he's shocked to learn she wants to turn her forbidden fantasies into nightly realities. But when he takes her to a unique B and B—Bondage and Breakfast—catering to couples and multiples, Alex is about to find out just how far he'll go.
Don’t get me wrong. There are days when like most people I want to read the raunchiest erotica available. Something with no plot and that is more pornographic than romantic, but going into Forbidden Fantasies I was soon delighted to know that I could enjoy both aspects in a way that would leave me feeling sated [erotically] and yet romantically satisfied as well.
I am a big fan of progression and growth and you don’t get to read a lot of adult fiction where the couple is married and who truly love one another to the point that they would try and do anything. Forbidden fantasies hits close to home and is relatable and hilarious with warmth and sensuality and yet there were so many emotional layers that made me enjoy this story so much more. Jodie touches on the key elements of a relationship and explores them, opening a chest of possibilities and a world to her characters and to her readers.
Forbidden Fantasies was one of the best novella’s I have read. I loved the gradual learning between the two main characters Jess and Alex and the understanding that comes from experiencing their fantasies together. It truly is a beautiful and believable story. There were times when it was so hot and I was so emotionally engaged with the plot that I had to put it down for a few hours just to calm myself.
Jodie’s writing style is easy and it flows with every page full anticipation and delight. Will I be reading anything by this author again: Hell yes anything I can get my hands on and if you aren’t afraid to dip your toe into some dark water or are already a fan of BDSM with realistic emotions than you will be sure to love Forbidden Fantasies.