Last month I was asked about my criteria when reviewing erotica. I do look at many of the same things I would look at in a full sized novel, but not quite in the same way. Erotic literature is short and to the point, like a snapshot, a snippet of a novel boiled down to emotion and sharp imagery. I don’t expect complex character development, but I do expect to identify with the individuals. Often there is no plot, but there should be a theme and a contained event. I still expect a beginning, a middle, and an end, although those can look very different then they would in a larger story. Most importantly I expect to be transported right into the action, to feel as if it were happening to me. When the story is done, I want to feel breathless, alive. Added points if I feel the urge to go find Sweetie and attack him mercilessly. Super added points if I can’t even finish the story before I have that urge!
This week I’ve got three to review. Eight actually if you take the last two stories as segments. That’s a whole lotta lovin’ to start out your summer right!
Sarah’s Chase – by Lacey Wolfe
Sarah has been abstinent for a year following her second divorce, and she’s ready to break that cycle. The neighborhood player, Chase, seems an ideal candidate for a no-strings-attached sexual encounter, but he’s twenty-eight to her forty-five. With all the young hotties lining up for his attentions, Sarah doubts Chase will be interested, but she takes a chance anyway. Chase sees right through Sarah’s “can you help me change a light bulb