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Weekend Experience: Exploration of fetishes and the flowering of love in an unlikely couple (Experiences) (Volume 3) Paperback – July 1, 2014
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These concerns are addressed in the trilogy’s conclusion. While they certainly explore the fetish world a bit more, Sam and Kelly also have sex for the first time. It is a staggeringly honest depiction. While it is highly romanticized, Kelly also takes a moment to note that rose petals on one’s bed are not really a practical addition to sex. It is not long after this experience that their relationship grows from fetishistic lust to what Sam and Kelly consider actual love.
Once there is a true level of trust established between them, they each get to live out the versions of their fantasies that they had wanted. Kelly’s friends come over and allow Sam to experiment with them, and Sam allows Kelly to give him a medical exam. There are times at which Sam feels their trust may be in question, such as during an encounter with two women at the pond. But by the end, we see through Kelly’s eyes that their relationship has become open and trusting in new ways. There is still a hint of the future left in the end, leaving us to wonder if this series may end up being more than a trilogy, but there is certainly a happy ending for the time being.
This third (and possibly final? The ending made that up for discussion...) book in the trilogy really lets the idea of romance play a large part--it is not just about fetishism and the results of exploring fantasies, but it focuses on the emotional connection between Sam and Kelly. This is what makes this book stand out--the growing love and trust between the two characters seems so real. It definitely offers a mature viewpoint as it focuses more on inner reflection, doubt, emotion, and the balance between being psychologically aware while still giving into your fetishes.
I really enjoyed the parts where Kelly was the narrator, since reading things from her perspective added a lot more volume to the situations in the book and gave a good, varied interpretation of evens. Very rarely does an author seamlessly provide the switch in viewpoints, and dedicating entire sections for Kelly to explain and reveal her thought process was a good quality in the book.
However, reader beware, it is definitely one of those books where you really need to read the previous one to understand the trilogy. This book references a lot of what happened in the previous book, and I can imagine a reader could get very confused by some of these referrals to past situations. It is by no means repetitive, though, as the plot expands on the events of the previous book and adds a fresh perspective.
This is a five star read and I would strongly urge readers to try the series. It's inventive, thoughtful, fun, sensual and definitely worth the read!