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(Curio #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  820 ratings  ·  91 reviews
This is the first title in the Curio Vignettes series, follow-up stories to the novel Curio.

June has come to Paris. But while his neighbors are shedding layers and going out in search of spring sunshine, Didier Pedra prefers the quiet sanctuary of his garret, content to watch the city’s bustle from the safety of his windows. He’s shaped his life around venturing inside of
Kindle Edition, 48 pages
Published August 29th 2012 by Ellora's Cave
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3 weak stars.

I guess it was neither eventful nor important because I don't even remember what I have been reading. Except…oh, wait! He's the most handsome man she's ever met and he's so bloody perfect. It's the beauty worship that stuck to me.

I am shocked though. Everything pales next to Didier. This dress must be magical to warrant notice with him so close by.

The most handsome, elegant, kind man I've ever met, and he wants to be with me.

He's more perfect than any man has a right to be.

All at once I want to be a hundred different men for her, so many she'll never need anyone but me.

COERCION is a short novella in the companion series that follows the initial story in CURIO. This time we get Didier's POV and.. wow. All I can say is wow.

It's too easy to love inside this safe place, too easy to feel such things for most any woman who invites me to spoil her rotten for an evening. I will tell Caroly someday soon. I'll tell her as I'm trembling, amid all those buildings and all
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
"But why eat grapes when one can drink wine? Why behave when sin feels so natural?"

Didier, you can sin with me anytime.

*Note: This is not a stand-alone. You must read Curio first, and actually there might be minor content spoilers in this review*

Cara McKenna has me totally hooked on this series. She writes the best erotic shorts out there, I'm telling you. This stuff is smart erotica. I felt like I was inside Didier, mind and body. The reader gets to experience these characters on a deeper level
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit. I was a little nervous before I started reading this book. I loved the first book, Curio, so much I was afraid to be let down by a follow up. But at the same time I've been waiting for this book for months, ever since Cara McKenna announced she was writing sequels.

Ms McKenna's voice is just as haunting in this book as it was in the first one. Didier is even more intense in his own voice. It's both painful and beautiful to read the story from his point of view. He's much deeper
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
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Coercion is book two of the five novellas following Curio. Caroly and Didier are continuing along their relationship, not really defining it. Didier is still a prostitute but holds every Friday and Saturday night aside for Caroly...for their time together as a couple and not a client/escort.

In Coersion, Caroly has questions regarding Didier's other clients...what do they like? Are they into role play? Kinks? There's an extremely sexy role play scene that accounts for a large part of the book.
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2readseries

"With my tongue and mouth I tell her, Just try to forget me. I won't make it easy."

Well let me just tell you that once you experience Didier, you will never forget him! I savored this very short day in the life of Didier and Caroly and it was as beautiful and breathtaking as I expected it to be. The only problem was it's just a taste of the extraordinary couple Cara McKenna has created and I could have read 300 more pages as opposed to the mere 49. But, I will take everything I can get with this

3-3,5 stars

As I said in my review of Curio, I had a lot of ideas about this series, and some high expectations, but in the end I was left feeling rather disappointed with the main book. After that I was a bit reluctant to continue with this couple, but still I was not ready to give them up. I believed I would enjoy this follow-up story more than Curio, and I was correct. I also got more from Coercion than I expected, so it's safe to say I'm glad I didn't give up on Didier & Caroly. At least
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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COERCION is the first title in the Curio Vignette series. Note that you should read CURIO first, otherwise you probably won’t understand the context in which these subsequent scenes stem from. COERCION is written in Didier’s POV and I must say, this POV was so much more compelling than Caroly’s. As I was reading CURIO though, I didn’t feel as if it was less engaging. But for some reason, I devoured this book much quicker because it was from Didier’s POV.

First things
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
We return to the story of Caroly and Didier for a short vignette that continues their relationship and exploration of one another. Caroly is still inexperienced in the world of passion and desire. But she has a window to this world that not many have. She can experience all of her hidden desires through the eyes of the faceless women that share Didier's bed.

This is first experience is dub-con, coercion through seduction. Didier taking from her what he wants, what she is too shameful to willingly
Mandi Schreiner
Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really like where this series is headed. This is the short sequel to Curio - Didier is still an active prostitute, while Caroly (a virgin in Curio) is still exploring a relationship with him. His profession doesn't make her jealous, rather more fascinated. She likes to explore what the other women want, with some role play.

Didier still struggles with leaving his apartment, only doing so for brief times with Caroly. He almost feels punished by her when she makes him leave, yet he is terrified
~ Cariad ~
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
A solid 4 star, smart smut, dub-con read!

Dub-Con? Well, it was fantasy forced role play, but hell, I loved it!!

Continuing the story of Didier and Caroly this book is a quickie from Didier's POV - what's not to love! As always Ms McKenna you write beautifully.


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Well, well, well. Haven't we got a gem in this tiny short story. This short was a lot of what I wanted and much more.

Being from Didier's Pov, we have the other side of the story we didn't get in Curio, and I was so pleasently surprised.

Is it hot? Yes.
Is it still a bit controversial? Yes.
Do I want more and more of this author and this series? Yes, yes, YES!

This little ebook packs a punch and Cara McKenna is NOT kidding when she says she writes Smart Erotica. Bravo!

4 stars
Carina Approved
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
***3.5 stars***

I've got two words for you......ROLE PLAY!


Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
LOVE *swoon* My only complaint, it's too short. Merely a day in the life Didier though in this single day you are bombarded with new information about him, especially his emotions. Not a standalone. You will have to read from the begging to understand what is happening in here.
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved Didier's perspective.
Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~
3.5 stars

Who knew hot sex could be written so beautifully. CM is a phenomenal writer and proves her prowess once again by transforming a sensuous encounter between lovers into a lyrically poetic paradise. With Didier and Caroly slowly working their way to a HEA, having this vignette from his POV gave much needed insight into who he really is.

My only issue was that it dragged at times, otherwise it was a delectable read. Definitely looking forward to the next vignette.
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 Sizzling HOT Stars the pages will burn in every scene keep your eyes wide open:)

YES Didier love Caroly but how and when will he tell her???

I love Didier in Curio 1 now I love him more because this book its his POV..his vulnerability shows in his thoughts....he wants to tell Caroly that he loves her but can't 'cause Caroly knows he would say the same to his clients...he's scared that once Caroly might tired of him and look for a man who can show the world unlike him who's agoraphobic

..this book
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-reads, august-12
It is so great to spend some time inside Didier's head. He's so much more complex than a male prostitute and it's so interesting to see his vulnerable side in how he sees himself and his relationship with Caroly. He is starting to wish for things no male prostitute should and I really look forward to the resolution.

I do wish Curio and all these future vinegrettes were one whole book instead of split up into smaller pieces, but I know I will be rereading these many times so I'm happy to have
Maria Rose
I really enjoyed this sequel to Curio which tells the story of Didier, a French male agoraphobic prostitute (try saying that 5 times fast!)and Caroly, who comes to him to lose her virginity and ends up in a relationship with him. It's a short story, but told all in Didier's point of view so we get a wonderful glimpse of his evolving feelings for Caroly. They try some steamy role playing in this story, a well written, sexy and emotional scene. I look forward to seeing more of how their ...more
Charlotte Stein
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent novella from Cara McKenna. I'm soooo her fangurl but I don't even care. This book is lyrical, lovely, a fantastic follow up to that, then this if you haven't already.
Ana Trofin
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
the story continues... that is wonderful :)
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Actually enjoyed this more than the first book--well written short story
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is going to be the death of me. I feel completely gutted after I finish reading each book.
Wang  Mu
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
kind of bored at the sexual plays
This a serial book and basically just a short story about a fantasy reinactment. He combines the personality of a few of his clients together and tells her what that person would be like and how he treats that customer and they become those people during sex. I would skip this read unless you want to read it just for the sake of erotica.
Sep 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars, rounded up.

B-/B I loved Curio and snapped this one up from Ellora's Cave on release day. There are 4 more (I think) to come over the next few months. I think it wouldn't work as well as a stand alone - Curio is wonderful anyway, so I'd recommend reading that first. What's special about this one is that it is from Didier's POV instead of Caroly's. I'm a sucker for the male POV in general and for Didier in particular. The reader advisory talks about rape fantasy but for me, it was
Taryn Elliott
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fangirl, hot, ellora, emotional
My Goodness...What a beautiful book. I'm a huge fan of the first book, Curio, which was all Caroly's pov and now we delve into Didier's psyche. To see just why he is the way he is.

I'm fascinated by the male POV in this book. The lyrical way Mz McKenna explains the terror of agoraphobia, the happiness of falling in love, the absolute trust Didier has with Caroly. All of it should not be. He's a male prostitute. Yes, you read that right--he makes his living by creating fantasies for women. And
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Cara McKenna's Curio is about an American living in Paris who seeks out a male prostitute to lose her virginity with before her 30th birthday. Before you judge the plot based on that woefully inadequate summary, please peek at my review here on Goodreads. I loved Curio for the thorough character development and the hot sex, and most especially for the way those two things fed off each other so neither would have been complete without the other. Cara’s ability to make intimacy integral to her ...more
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-f, erotica, novella
4.5 Stars

After listening to Caroly's inner voice, in the next installment of "Curio Vignettes" we get to hear Didier - The way he perceives his world and the way he perceives her.

Didier is just a man. A beautiful man, a man who knows how to satisfy women, but also a man who cannot leave his own flat due to Agoraphobia. In the first installment, he goes outside to the museum Caroly works to resume their relationship and make it a friendship kind of relationship and not a costumer paying for a
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Cara McKenna; folks who are okay with thoughtful at the expense of heart hammering
kick mckenna pwns me. i enjoyed but didn't loooooooove Curio, her novella that begins the tale of didier and caroly's unlikely relationship, but as she has expanded their story with a series of shorts, her writing -- strong and intelligent and coherent -- keeps me coming back for more.

not long after reading Curio i became mckenna's fairly rabid fan, as she consistently raises the bar on character development and plot cohesion. her stuff just makes SENSE like a laura kinsale romance makes sense:
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Since she began writing in 2008, Cara McKenna has published nearly forty romances and erotic novels with a variety of publishers, sometimes under the pen names Meg Maguire and C.M. McKenna. Her stories have been acclaimed for their smart, modern voice and defiance of convention. She was a 2015 RITA Award finalist, a 2014 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award winner, a 2012 and 2011 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award ...more

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