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Reluctant Cuckold [Kindle Edition]

David McManus
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Dave is a young, successful, upwardly mobile New Yorker with a great job, a dream apartment, and a wife every man desires. Then comes “the rumor”…. At a party Dave and his wife are both attending, Ashley locks herself in the bathroom with a male co-worker and her best girlfriend, who goads the other two into having sex. Only later, when the co-worker brags about the incident, does Ashley admit the truth of the rumor to Dave, along with the devastating detail that the co-worker is “just bigger, OK?” So begins Dave’s initiation into the “cuckold” lifestyle, practiced by a large community of men and women who have embraced their dominant or submissive natures in pursuit of sexual satisfaction. Everything Dave holds sacred is at stake. Will adopting the cuckold lifestyle help him preserve his marriage and his sanity, or will it destroy him? Is the scene legit, or just a colossal mindf**k?


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About the Author

David McManus is not part of the "one percent," but he does work in finance and lives with his wife in New York. He never imagined writing a book, but always thought that if he did, it would be about his industry. But circumstances changed. This is his first publication.

Product Details

  • File Size: 477 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Fanny Press (December 13, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006M4A7Z6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,919 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Literary Foreplay September 16, 2013
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First of all, I'll agree with the majority that David McManus can write. Saying that, this could have been a much better book if it had ever really got going. Generally, I would classify the majority of the book as 'literary foreplay'....a psychological introspect into the mind of a walking inferiority complex. I'll give the author credit in the dept. of character development, (perhaps a little too much development). The most common concern voiced among readers is the 'lack of communication' by Dave (main character) with his wife. The author intended the relationship as such to emphasize the main character's submissive personality and his perceived inferiority to his own wife. Dave is quite literally afraid of his wife, because she holds the power to destroy his life by leaving. His entire being is built around her. From the first paragraph, the author pounds out Dave's submissive role in the relationship. He cleans the house, the toilets, the dishes. He cooks the meals. His wife, contrarily, wonders in after work and a workout, eats, and leaves to drink with her promiscuous friend at the bar...the ultimate in role reversal. Predictably, the wife becomes interested in more dominant men to whom she herself can be submissive. She admits to a 'sexual liaison' at a work party only out of concern that her husband would hear from somebody else. But even when confronting his wife about 'the rumor', Dave is in the process of back peddling an apology for fear that it will start a conflict. By virtue of this, Ashley (the wife) confirms that she is free to pursue her interests. A large majority of the book is dedicated to Dave's conjured images of his wife with other men, to the point that the reader is literally starving for some sort of actual footage. Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A interesting and gripping read December 17, 2014
By Larry
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David McManus quickly became my favorite author of erotica when I first read Reluctant Cuckold. When I finished that book I immediately read his other book Cuck Storm Horizon a great sequel.

I first read Reluctant Cuckold a month or so ago. I recently read it again. McManus is a gifted story teller and that, in my opinion, is what separates him from many other writers of this genre.

The story is about two sexual submissives that end up married to each other. The wife comes under the influence of her best girl friend, who has a dominate personality, and she exerts her influence over her married friend. The dominate friend eventually persuades the wife to be unfaithful to her husband. The author hints this may not be her first adulteress encounter but offers no details.

The adulteress encounter occurs at a party with coworkers. The male participant brags about his conquest and it soon becomes a rumor that spreads rapidly throughout the company. The author begins the story with the wife telling the husband about the rumor, but implies it isn’t true.
The husband appears to accept his wife’s version but his doubts escalate and he eventually confirms the story is true and confronts his wife. She admits to her adultery but offers no details or explanations for her actions. And her husband strangely enough doesn't request any either.

It is at that point the story takes form. The husband becomes deeply conflicted. His wife’s adultery terrifies him but it also excites and arouses him. He discovers he is incapable of confronting her, for fear she will leave him, and this fear paralyzes him. He becomes unable to have normal sex with her. He becomes fixated on the erotic aspects of her extra marital encounters.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best! August 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book drove me insane!! One of the very best cuckold stories I've ever read, if not the best. The author has a real gift for ratcheting up the sexual tension without resorting to blatantly ultra-graphic descriptions of the act. It's far more about the people than the sex, which is where the focus really belongs, in my opinion. The very best erotica I've read is always about people, with sex added, rather than about sex, with people added. You can really empathize with the poor sap who's marriage is spinning out of control, one little piece at a time. I really wanted to grab him by the shoulders and shake some sense into him... "TELL YOUR WIFE! TALK TO HER!" He's his own worst enemy! Highly recommended for fans of cuckolding. I'd rate it as six-stars, if possible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Erotic, and Well Written April 17, 2014
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I've read a great deal of erotic fiction, especially stories with a cuckold theme, and this is one of the best I've ever read.

Excellent story, extremely erotic, and very well written. Sexually charged, but also detail oriented with good character development. I highly recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best Cuck stories of all time September 9, 2014
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This is one of, if not The, best cuckold story i have ever read. if the author is reading this PLEASE consider doing a sequel. you left it open. this story is amazing. i loved just about every aspect, it really hit home
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Odd story line June 27, 2014
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Not the kind of book I normally read.
I did an e-book search for something else and this was one of the things that came up.
It had a decent rating so I bought it. The story line is thrilling, the wife and the other guy really screw with the husbands mind.
Not believable storyline, but a good one all the same.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea.
Well-written, but not my taste. I generally like hotwife stories, but I have to like the wife and like and respect the husband. Read more
Published 3 months ago by samuel c.
1.0 out of 5 stars Dumb Book
Would not recommend this book to read. Zero story and ignorant writing. Unfortunately, I wasted my money to find out - don't waste yours.
Published 11 months ago by R. Bunting
3.0 out of 5 stars Should be called Dave's Obsession
I bought this book because it had good reviews and good reviews are few and far between when it comes to cuckold stories. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Christopher
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Really my cup of tea.
My biggest problem with this book is the the protagonist does not really communicate well. He lets his imagine run wild. Read more
Published 18 months ago by I. Guistino
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
This book held my interest all the way through, and I really got wrapped up in the feelings and inner-turmoil experienced by the main character - and so well described by the... Read more
Published 21 months ago by lmnopq
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best
One of the best stories of this genre that I've ever read. Well developed plot that realistically moves from scene to scene. Read more
Published 22 months ago by C & C
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting take...
Interesting take on the topic, although I am not sure if the story is very realistic. Overall it kept my interest. Ending was odd/unexpected.
Published 23 months ago by john williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely well written!
One of the best written erotic books I have ever read. You cant help but get sucked into
David's life and how he becomes more and more involved as the tale makes its twists... Read more
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