This is an irresistible glimpse into erotic desires among couples, specifically focusing on that point in a relationship where one partner opens up to the other about a certain fantasy, kink or even fetish they harbor.
The Blurb: In Sweet Confessions, Violet Blue showcases inspirational “you can do it, too” tales that are perfect bedtime reading for lovers. These outrageously sexy stories break the mold in literary excellence. The lust-inciting fantasies include spanking, exhibitionism, role-playing, three-ways and sensual adventures that will embolden real couples to reach new heights of passion. “Waisted,” by Angela Caperton, is a Cinderella story of corset fetish sex, while Liv Olson’s couple in “All Shaved Up” take turns daring each other to smooth down and go further. “The Female Gaze” by Rachel Kramer Bussel is a showstopper of sexual confession and romantic lust and risk, and Alison Tyler’s nooner in “Counterpane” proves just how exciting the familiar can be when you fully unleash your fantasies. In Violet Blue’s own words, “The stories I’ve chosen are explicit, well thought-out, cleverly crafted and arousing as hell. Trust me. I tried it all at home.”
The Review: This collection of beautifully written stories explores a variety of common sexual fantasies among couples, with each story generally taking the form of a person revealing to his or her partner their particular secret kink or fetish, with their partner then helping them to fulfill their heart’s desire.
There’s a strong message in the anthology regarding the importance of sexual communication within a couple, that taking a risk and opening up to your partner can be well rewarded. There’s a good blend of tales, though there’s a clear female perspective through almost all, with each story believable with likable characters.
Progressing through the collection there’s a fun sense of suspense in trying to predict which fantasy will be exposed in each and how it will be explored. The high-points in the collection will no doubt depend on your particular kinks.
For me, Portia da Costa’s “Silver Screen”, Kay Jaybee’s “Underwear”, Andrea Dale’s “New Day, New Life” and Heidi Champa’s “Smell as Sweet” were favorites, but the others were not far behind. But, with sizzling language and intriguing scenarios, even if you don’t share the fantasy of each story in turn, those pages keep on turning and in some cases you might even gain a fresh understanding for those kinds you don’t share, as well as validation for those that you do.
It’s all relatively gentle and perfect to share with a partner, even as a first step towards truly opening up. There’s probably little here that will really shock, but these stories will certainly raise temperatures and quicken the pulse. Very enjoyable.