A Love Game by Nicole Dere
Story Rating: 2 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5
Uncle Folly read this book so that you don’t have to. I apologize if that seems a bit harsh, but unless you want to read about protagonists that are so totally passive and subservient that they are caricatures, then you have better uses for your time.
On the first page we learn that Marty has a very small penis, and this is the destiny of his life, a perfect metaphor for his complete passivity in life and sex. He also cannot sustain an erection and suffers from premature ejaculation. We also meet Jan, a slim woman whose lack of spine has her confined with Marty in a closet, where they are consoling themselves after their latest humiliations at the hands of Marty’s wife (Clio) and the master of the house, called Ant Van Reis. I couldn’t sympathize with these two in any way, nor could I find myself interested in their long internal monologues about how passive and worthless they are.
Set in an un-named African country so that there can be a bit more corruption and some inter-racial sexual play, the plot is about as plausible as the characters. At almost 250 pages, it goes on too long to be a fast read, and wastes too much time to be endurable. Summarizing the plot would be too painful, especially since the story has a sort of happy ending, by which time I was really hoping that lions were going to eat Marty and Jan instead.