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Forbidden Fantasies by Jodie Griffin
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Mar 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: erotic-romance, books-for-rntv
Read in February, 2012

In Forbidden Fantasies, debut author Jodie Griffin introduces a happily married couple with two children. Let’s face it, after fifteen years of marriage and two children, no matter how much you love each other, romance can sometimes become predictable. It’s not that the love and passion have worn away; it’s more – “do we have the energy or time to make it happen?” Add to that a woman who was raised in a puritanical household and you have the makings of a conventional marriage bed.

In the great debate between being honest with yourself and your partner versus maintaining the status quo and not rocking the both, Ms. Griffin gives us a window into the world of Jessica Meyers. Jessica has a wonderful and loving partner in her husband Alex. They are devoted to each other, and in erotic romance it’s exciting to read about a stable and loving married couple whose love and affection for one another is so beautifully written.

Jessica is a good wife and mother with a happy life but when she reads her first erotic romance and discovers a world outside of ‘vanilla sex’ her desires and sexual fantasies are ignited. Reading erotic romances inspires Jessica to want more from her relationship with Alex, but her prim and proper upbringing makes it hard for her to express those feelings to her husband. How does one go about asking their partner to experiment and try new things after fifteen years of marriage? Even when you have a solid relationship it’s hard to ask for things that are perceived as daring or even a little bit naughty.

Luckily for Jessica Alex is the kind of husband we all wish for. His love and commitment to her is paramount and his willingness to give Jessica what she needs makes him undeniably attractive and sexy. Ms. Griffin hits all the right notes with Alex. His steadfast commitment to his wife, family and career are only part of who he is. He’s also a man in love and has the wisdom that comes from really knowing his lover, and that wisdom gives him the ability to give Jessica what she wants without making her wrong for wanting it.

Ms. Griffin’s book is the rare combination of the erotic and the sweet. The sex between Alex and Jessica is enhanced by the romance and love between them. Watching Jessica take the first tentative steps toward communicating her forbidden fantasies and then having Alex reach out and support Jessica’s need for exploration is not only sexy but also extremely romantic. After all, what’s sexier than jumping off the cliff and exploring new territory with someone you love?

Full Review at B&'s Heart to Heart blog

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