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Desperate Thoughts: The Gift (Victoria Wilde .5)

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  268 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
Desperate Thoughts is the 40,000-word prequel to the Victoria Wilde series.

While struggling to move on with her life, a young widow tumbles into a clandestine sexual encounter with a shy college freshman who reminds her all too much of her late husband. Afterward, she’s re-awakened sexually and motivated to pursue her desperately unfulfilled desires. With each new encounte
Kindle Edition, 118 pages
Published November 25th 2011
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♥♥Deborah♥♥ Is A Brian Kinney Groupie
2 3/4 for for some sexy scenes

I've been meaning to review this story, but this is the first chance I've had. Just a quick one though:

There were some really sexy, titillating moments, but mostly it was a man's wet dream. This makes sense since it was written by a man.


I'm personally not a fan of "cougar" stories. I am a mother of teens. My oldest son is in college and turning 18 in a week. It really creeps me out to imagine having sex with one of his 18 year old friends. I just can'
By: Ian Dalton
Published By: I.D.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Series Victoria Wilde .5

"Desperate Thoughts" by Ian Dalton was definitely a read for the adult who enjoys erotica and romance with a twist. So, let me say this is a very adult content read that is very explicit. Now, with that being said I did find this novel interesting and really well written. The story was of a widow who decides to honor her now dead husband 'by re-enacting the story he had once tol
Dave Thome
Apr 08, 2012 Dave Thome rated it really liked it
I guess everyone has a different way of mourning, and Victoria Wilde's way is entertaining, to say the least. I haven't read a lot of erotica, mostly because in the examples I have read the descriptions of sex get boring and the story lines are a little weak. That's not the case here, mostly because there's some psychological heft in Desperate Thoughts. Victoria thinks she's in control. She thinks she's paying homage to her late husband. But on both counts, is she?

Different readers might reach d
May 12, 2012 Pete rated it really liked it
This was a delightful read of a strong female principle character fourteen months after the death of her husband from a tumor. Her memories of her sexy husband and the raucous fun they had together during movie nights in the dark of the theater were painfully haunting her.

Her husband had left her an unusual gift to remember him by which became a key element of this fun story. Victoria began a unique sexual recovery course with a plan to give as much pleasure like she had received from her husba
Jul 19, 2012 Renee rated it it was amazing
**4-1/2 Stars**

I received this book free from Amazon for my Kindle and decided to read it for an ebook challenge. It sounded pretty good and had good ratings but was written by a man so I approached it with caution. I have to say I was extremely surprised because Ian Dalton can write some erotica! He can also write a good, funny, quirky, sexy storyline with interesting characters. It was good enough that I had to continue with the series immediately. More reviews coming for future books...
Sep 18, 2012 Annabella rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic read by an awesome writer. This book may not be as funny as Inappropriate Thoughts or Friends with Partial Benefits but it's a very emotive book and written by a man no less. In no way does this book lack genuine feeling and emotion of what Victoria is going through. I often felt a tear welling however it is still a funny book and a.compelling read.
Riana Elizabeth
Oct 20, 2013 Riana Elizabeth rated it did not like it
This reads like a long version of one of the letters in the Penthouse forum. At least with the letters, you can excuse some sloppy writing because it's meant to be amateurish and you won't have to suffer long because they're so short. Not so with this book; it reads as if a teenage boy wanted to jot down his own masturbation material...and it goes on forever.
Dec 04, 2011 Cindi rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Well reading this certainly explains a lot! I was in tears at the begining I was so pulled in to the story. In this prequel we get the back story to that which is Victoria. It makes sense why she is the way she is and why she did/does the things she does. I really recommend you read this to get the full picture of Victoria's character. It is well written, well paced and simply a great read!
Aug 16, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was ok
Clearly written by a man.... This was a strange book, glad it was short as I suffered through it...
Jul 31, 2013 Hbeebti rated it it was ok
Shelves: didnt-finish
DNF I cant do it, I just cant. I really liked book one but Victoria is just nasty.
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3.5 Stars, this is the Prequel to Inappropriate Thoughts and also Friends With Partial Benefits but only tells the story of Victoria Wilde, the libidinous, Samantha-esque (from SATC) sexual cougar/creature.

When the story begins, she is newly widowed, and is fantasizing about her husband David, who left her a replica of his magnificent organ, which she keeps in a red velvet pouch and looks at every evening. She used to tease him in movie theatres and she is in a movie theatre with her friend Rebe
Victoria has trouble coping with the loss of her husband to cancer at an early age, but as he wished for her to go on living her life she tries. Outside the cinema she sees a shy young man and remember her husbands story about how he found his sexual confidence..

This is a well thought out erotic story, with a slight blue tinge of sadness. It's well written and you get to see things from Victoria's perspective. It's not always coherent and she doesn't make all the logical choices, but as struggli
Diana (DomesticGoddess)
Hil-fucking-larious. Although probably not meant to be. Desperate Thoughts is the short (but longer than most novellas) prequel to the Victoria Wilde series. Can you say nympho? How about cougar? Definitely written by a guy; no romance here, just male-fantasy erotica: sex, sex, and more sex. Remember guys,
"Be confident, pay a little more attention to your appearance and take some chances. If you don't, you'll never have a good life. And your penis is exquisite. Don't keep it all to yourself."
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
If you like creeper cougar stories...check this one out

I'm not a fan of M/F books anymore and strong female characters were never my favorite when I did read M/F. Anyway this book was picked for a challenge so I bit the bullet and read it. (I had read book 1 already and that one I didn't mind so much...I think I just like the guy and his pancake skills!) This book had it went a couple different ways throughout the book, I think it might have been a better fit for me.

Please don't base your decis
Kim Chappell
Dec 26, 2012 Kim Chappell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, purchased
I loved it!! I have already read the Friends With series and need more Victoria. She is a strong sexual character trying to cope after losing her husband 14 months earlier. She decides she wants to relive a memory David told her that happened to him when he was young and inexperieced. A hot older woman gave David some confidence and she decides to do the same for some lucky young men but it leads to trouble and heartache. A must read this one isn't as funny and not much romance but if you like V ...more
Apr 09, 2013 Liza rated it liked it
Adult content, very adult content. Book is for those who would rather read about sexual relations than watch movies lol. Victoria loves to gobble 'em up and makes no qualms about it. She goes in search of giving the gift that her dead husband received as a young man that made him the man he was (before he died).

She goes on a hunt for fresh freshman at the college campus her husband used to work for and gives them an ego boost. But she only goes for the nerdy and inexperienced looking guys. Until
Karen ♐
This is the story of Victoria reminiscing about her deceased husband, David. She decides to basically do the same thing as a woman had done for David when he was a freshman in college. She starts contacting young, nerdy freshman offering them one night. This was funny, very hot and a good story.
Michelle Tempted By Books
Sep 07, 2012 Michelle Tempted By Books rated it did not like it
Wow! You can clearly tell this was written by a man. There was no romance at all, just smut. Reads like a Penthouse forum letter it was just not enjoyable. I skimmed most after I found some typos and was unable to connect with the main characters. I don't intend to read the rest of the series.
Cecily Bonney
Jan 10, 2015 Cecily Bonney rated it really liked it
This is a very hot steamy read! Victoria is fierce and she is a woman who has a thought and runs with it.

I will not lie I did say WTH a few times....I think out of jealousy. Yeah I said it!

Good book! Well written and had my mind thinking all types of things ;)
Sep 14, 2013 Mare rated it liked it
Ok, read the Luke Young e-books with the Ian Dalton option & this novella was attached at the end. It helps explain, a little, Victoria. To be exact a year after her husband dies and she kinda goes wild...but then she meets Ethan.
Aug 16, 2013 Jennette rated it liked it
short, fun, sexy read... don't over think this- just enjoy.
Aug 06, 2013 Sage rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013, e-book, adult
Not much of a plot at all and some of the grammatical errors made me wonder if the author was fantasizing as he wrote.
Jan 16, 2016 Jean rated it it was ok
boring porn
Oct 11, 2013 Rae rated it liked it
It was nothing like the other books. Kind of serious. No real laughs but tells the story of Victoria
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Ian Dalton is the Kindle-bestselling author of the Victoria Wilde novels, which feature strong, sexy female characters -- women who seize every opportunity for fun and don’t let a little thing like age stand in the way of love or passion.

Dalton brings a fresh perspective on the "erotic romance" genre -- seamlessly working it to the max while poking just a little harmless fun at it along the way. H
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