Today I have an erotic romance title for your reader: don’t forget to check the other tour stops to see what everyone thought about the book, and do be sure to enter the Tour Wide Giveaway where you could win A Print Backlist titke from Lynda Bailey and Matching Custom Necklace (Winner’s Choice)).
Anyone who has been in a long-term relationship can relate to the sense of ‘sameness’ that can creep in, perhaps causing you to take your partner for granted, loss of communication and even an underlying ennui that will affect your entire life. What Lynda Bailey has managed to offer here is a couple, determined to NOT reach that level of sameness: secure in their relationship with one another, and honest and brave enough to communicate about everything, even fantasies.
Three stories are contained within this book and focus on Deana and Griffin and their exploration of their fantasies. Both of these characters are well crafted and obviously care for each other, although both have a sense that something is missing. Deana is a touch on the whingy, insecure side, although with Griffin’s history (he is bisexual) before their marriage, I can see that his actions may have been perceived as trouble. For his part, I don’t see Griffin needing to ‘add’ more to their sex life, but he does have several moments where a slap to wake him up would not go amiss. All of the experimentation is with their friend Vance: who appears to have it all together: suave, determined, even a touch alpha: but his pov in their scenes where he discovers that he wants a relationship as secure and strong as Deana and Grif’s gave him some added depth that was unexpected and very welcome.
So – we have Deana’s desire for a ménage, the sexual attraction between Grif and Vance, and the display of the potential emotional and relationship pitfalls that would shatter a couple less devoted and determined. Don’t get me wrong: the scenes between the three are knee-shakingly, grab a cold drink hot: but the real treat here, and found only in the better erotica that I have read is the emotional component: raw, real and an honest exploration and display of some of the possible issues for a couple looking to emulate the story.
Not a story for those who are uncomfortable with Male-Male scenes, or overt and explicit sexuality, those who choose to read will find an emotionally laden read with characters that could be in your neighborhood.
Title: Erotic Escapades of a Married Couple
Author: Lynda Bailey
Published by: Self-Published
Source: Author via Tour Company
Heat: Get Your Copy: Amazon
Being a settled, married couple doesn’t have to be boring…
Griffin Jensen has it all. He owns a successful advertising agency, has a great kid, beautiful home and the hottest wife known to man. He and Deana make it their mission to fulfill each other’s every erotic fantasy. So why does he feel like something is missing?
Deana Jensen has been head over heels in love with her husband since they first dated in college. Back then, Grif was a player—with both sexes. Deana never considered his bisexual past a threat, but after twelve years of marriage, she fears she’s no longer enough for him. She’ll do whatever it takes to satisfy her husband, but can she share him with another man?
Vance Korbett swore off women years ago when his fiancée left him at the altar. Now he finds “love” in the arms of different men. It’s simple and easy. Eat. Sleep. Screw. Nothing could be better—other than the marital bliss he sees with his best friends, Deana and Grif. Too
bad three’s a crowd. Or is it?
A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.