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Bawdy Bedtime Stories by Joan Elizabeth Lloyd
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Dec 30, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: anthologies-and-short-stories, erotica

This collection of “erotic” short stories proved to be a fun, sexy read, but classifying it as truly erotic seems to a little too generous. Yes, they were explicitly detailed and highly sexual, but there wasn’t any exploration of the characters in a non-sexual manner. To me, gratuitous sex scenes without any back-story can be sexy, but for something to be erotic, it needs to be explored in a slower, more seductive manner. Perhaps the stories would have benefited from some additional length in order to reach a more arousing level.

Bawdy Bedtimes might be amusing for couples because the stories were quite short and wouldn’t take up too much time that could be spent on other things. *wink wink* The fantasies included in the stories were fun, but not highly original. Nothing was overly daring or taboo. An informal writing style was used in this book which would lend itself well to reading these stories to one’s boyfriend or girlfriend.

I’d recommend Bawdy Bedtime Stories to someone new to erotica or to someone looking to introduce a shy partner to erotica. It was a light read, but it has the potential to inspire some enjoyable ideas.

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