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Rating: 4 out of 5 Paddles
What a delightful experience I had reading this short novella. Naughty Rendezvous by Victoria Blisse is the first publication in a three part Rendezvous Series. The story revolves around Joe and Leanna. They’ve been chatting on the Internet and even though they have met before in person, Leanna has always had her baby with her so getting down and dirty with each other has been out of the question. Naughty Rendezvous takes the reader along on the couple’s first naughty encounter.
Even though the story is only 47 pages in length, the characters are quite well developed. You get to know the background to each, or some of it, and both Joe and Leanna are very likable. Joe is a Dom and Leanna is keen to learn a little bit about being submissive to him. Joe lovingly leads Leanna into some light activities. Spanking, some role play, and light bondage have Leanna wanting more. And I’m hoping she gets more in the second book. It was nice to read a story where the author allowed the outside activities of the characters to co-exist with their sexual appetite. There is discussion within the story of Joe’s commitment to work, Leanna’s status as a single mother and of course, concerns where the budding relationship will lead. BDSM is something the characters are interested in, the story isn’t an expose on a weekend of intense training, or two people involved in a 24/7 lifestyle commitment. The characters fit their activity into their everyday life, it’s an in the bedroom activity, and that’s how Joe and Leanna both seem to like it.
As I read the book I was taken by the casual tone that the author’s writing style emitted. It was almost like I was sitting having coffee with a friend, listening to her tell me about the dirty weekend she’d just had with her new man. I think that was one of the things that made the book enjoyable for me. The only drawback was I wanted the story to continue and I needed to find out more about the characters, what they got up to and where the relationship went to next. Thankfully the trilogy continues with two more books about Joe and Leanna’s lives together. A side issue to the storyline is the cover. I loved it, there’s a real woman on the cover of this book, not a stick insect. Yes, the book is part of Xcite Books Ltd Ultimate Curves Rubenesque range, but I’ve read books that are supposed to be about curvy and voluptuous women and the cover goes nowhere near conveying that. This cover nails the curvy girl described in the book and then Joe does the same in the story line.
So the book is definitely on my recommended reading list for absolutely anyone. Kinky or not you will probably enjoy it. It’s a short, quick, easy, read with promise of more to come in the rest of the series. If you looking for heavy BDSM scenes you would need to look somewhere else, but as light entertainment goes Naughty Rendezvous has what it takes.
Reviewed by JannyGee