Story rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting factor (kink): 2 out of 5(Yes, I know that’s low—read the review to figure out why I think you should read it anyways.)
Note: Though I would classify this book as erotica it has very mild BDSM elements—honestly, there aren’t enough to really even justify putting it in with that sub-genre of erotica.
Infidelities is a collection of 7 short stories about relationships. The spotlight is on love, lust and sex, but mostly desire. What happens when you look outside your main relationship? Do you just look or do you act, unable to remove dangerous illicit thoughts from your mind? Should you give into your desires, ignoring the consequences of your actions, for you and for those you claim to love? Can a marriage survive infidelity? Read the 7 stories herein and see what happens when seemingly respectable women, those with children and good jobs, living quietly in their lovely houses give into their desires. It’s not only the heat of the tropical settings, it is the heat of their passions that will inflame your own senses.
First off before I start the actual review of the content of the book, I’d like to warn everyone NOT to judge this book by its hideous and inappropriate cover. For writing as deep and utterly enveloping as what the author has managed with these short stories, the cover is probably one of the reasons more people won’t take a chance and might miss out on a really talented author. And that, ladies and gentlemen, pisses me off. I understand most authors don’t have a lot of say over what their covers look like—unless they’re self-published—but I strongly recommend this author see about having this cover changed. A half-naked woman in a bathing suit (who is wet for no readily apparent reason) does not say: “Read me. I have substance.” Just say’n.