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- Print Length: 147 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 27, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CKH0X2G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,975 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Consenting Adults: Short Stories about Life, Love, and Lust Kindle Edition
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I will be the first to say that as a fellow reviewer I try to respect all people's opinions on here, whether they agree with my own or not. But I can't help but feel like majority of the people putting this down seem to be turned off by the fact that these stories are actually what the author said they were - short stories. How are people putting this down when it says in the story info that these are specifically for people liking short stories! It also tells you without giving away any detail what one can expect of the content itself. I'll admit the only story that I was kind of lost on was the second and that's because it held no real eroticism at all (I could probably say the same of the one about the woman who wanted to find a pair of shoes to fit her unusually wide feet), but the other three stories in here were on topic and very arousing.
Frankly, I will agree that this book is a bit misleading for those expecting to read your typical exaggerated smut where the man and woman involved do little more than say hello before they get the lights, camera, action started. If you like your erotica straight up with no storyline whatsoever and the men and women involved are the carbon copies of all the other cliche characters you've read, regardless of the author who wrote it, then you won't like this. But if you're like me and can appreciate good writing in any form, regardless of the nature of the content, then you should enjoy this anyway like I did.
I normally don't pay a lot of attention to reviews - particularly the 5 star reviews. I often suspect they are given by family and friends of the author. That being said, you should know the author is neither friend nor family of mine.
These short stories are very well written. Comprised of good grammar, good sentence structure, very believable dialogue and situations. I sat down after midnight, intending to just give it a quick look to see if it was, indeed, something I wanted to add to my reading list for another day. I couldn't stop reading until it was finished and then still wanted more.
At the end of this collection of short stories, the author has included the first three chapters of her next book titled "Sorry's Not Enough" due out before the end of this month (May of 2013). I'm anxiously awaiting that release.
Kudos to J. Lea Lopez for a job well done!
The one shining star out of the five was "The Adventures of Sasquatch." That one was definitely my favorite and it was very sweet. It had the best characters and an interesting and engaging story.
While "The Adventures of Sasquatch" was definitely my favorite, my least favorite was "The Haricot Verts" at all. It was short, even for a short story, and kind of pointless.
As for the three erotic stories, while all three are well written, I found all to be lacking. "Consenting Adults" was good and spicy, but the constant reminders of consent got to be too much. While I like the message I don't like feeling like I'm being beaten over the head with it.
"The Reluctant Exhibitionist" isn't really my kind of fetish, but I could see others getting into it.
"Between the Lines" is again alright. I did appreciate that it covers online relationships, something that is more pertinent to modern dating and something I personally could relate to. Despite this, I just didn't care enough about any of the characters.
I liked the preview for "Sorry's Not Enough" quite a bit, the three chapters that were included were better than all of the short stories. I think that the author should definitely keep writing and I'd be interested in reading some of her other work, this one just didn't do it for me.
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