Your Best Damn Girlfriend Ever is so much fun, it should come with an over-stimulation warning label. It has sex, comedy, sex, drama, sex, romance, anYour Best Damn Girlfriend Ever is so much fun, it should come with an over-stimulation warning label. It has sex, comedy, sex, drama, sex, romance, and . . . oh yes, sex! Seriously, R.U. Wild does a superb job here, exploring two overlapping romantic triangles, and getting deep into female domination from two physically different perspectives, but with the same emotional and intellectual issues.
Thomas is a great main character, a horny college student with an eye for the ladies, who becomes infatuated with the statuesque beauty, Angel. She takes charge of their relationship, even before their first date, giving him very clear instructions on where, when, and what to bring. The way they come together is glorious, but it is the way Angel reveals her gender that really wowed me. There is no shy, tentative reveal here, and no moment of visual shock. Instead, we get a frenzied scene of erotic adventure, with Thomas sitting on her lap, so lost in the feel of her hands and her breasts that she is almost ready to explode before he realizes it is not a strap-on inside him. What follows is a night and a day of uncontrollable passion, in which she has her way with him in every position imaginable. Angel is horny, sexually insatiable, a committed top, and an extremely dominant personality.
Ironically, it is not being a sexual boy-toy bottom that breaks Thomas, but her spankings for not cleaning her room properly. For an erotic comedy, the book does a fantastic job of exploring the difference between submission and slavery. We get as deep inside his head as Angel did his behind, and the way he struggles with his identity is fascinating - especially once we understand that it is stories of his strap-on pegging by another girlfriend that led Angel to target him. I do not want to say too much more, but Mandy presents and interesting flip-side to Thomas, an ordinary girl who struggles to understand her own dominant desires, caught between boyfriends, lust versus love, and the guilty, burning desire to once again wield the power of a strap-on. Thomas is torn between these two women, both unattainable due to other relationships, yet irresistible every time temptation crosses his path.
The story does get a little dark in the closing pages, with some issues of abuse that provided yet another interesting contrast (this time to consensual BDSM), but the way in which those overlapping love triangles come crashing together is fantastic. If you are a lover of dominant women, dominant transsexuals, and submissive boys, and love seeing a boy exploring the erotic pleasures of penetration, then this book may very well be Your Best Damn Girlfriend Ever.
Our Bicurious Boy Toy: A Submissive Stud Gets Shared by a Dominant Bisexual Couple is truth in advertising, with no surprises - you know what you wantOur Bicurious Boy Toy: A Submissive Stud Gets Shared by a Dominant Bisexual Couple is truth in advertising, with no surprises - you know what you want, and that is exactly what you get. Okay, so maybe that is not the whole truth, but you do get there eventually. First, there is a really hot story of female domination, spurred on by a young stud who admits that sometimes he just wants a woman to take charge - even though he has no idea where it will lead. That aspect of the story is more verbal and mental that physical, with Gina dominating Kurt more by force of will than any physical means of control or restraint . . . until, that is, she takes him to the bedroom.
While it takes a while for her hubby to arrive on scene, Kurt's first time with another man is well worth the wait. Rather than being a story of forced, or even reluctant, bisexuality this turns into an adventurous tale of coerced bisexuality. Being helplessly bound opens Kurt to the experience, but he quickly warms up to the idea and allows his curiosity to get the better of him. It makes for an exceptionally hot threesome, with Kurt getting the best of it, but the important thing is that it is all in the name of sexual exploration.
I definitely need to showcase Simone Scarlet a bit more often, rather than just enjoying her stories on the sly. Oh, and one more thing, I am not sure anybody has a cover style or themes as consistently delightful as hers, so go ahead and judge these books by their covers.
Although it always makes my stomach churn when stories like this get to the character's transphobic moment of self-doubt and self-disgust, Lisabet SarAlthough it always makes my stomach churn when stories like this get to the character's transphobic moment of self-doubt and self-disgust, Lisabet Sarai does a lovely job of coming to that point, and an even better job of transitioning out of it. It does not make the words or the sentiments any easier to hear, especially when you have come to like a character, but that honesty is important.
But I am getting ahead of myself.
Butterfly is the story of Pat, an engineer from the Bible Belt of America, on assignment in Thailand. He is fond of neither strip clubs nor prostitutes, but agrees to accompany one of his coworkers to "the real Bangkok," where he finds himself instantly infatuated with a dancer by the name of Lek. It's a sweet sort of romance that is kindled between them, and their erotic encounters are delicious. It is a personal relationship, not a professional one, and that makes the pain that much more intense when the club's mamasan betrays Lek's secret.
I loved the fact that Lek is presented as a transsexual woman, surgically transitioned, and completely indistinguishable from any cisgender woman. When you hear Asian Adventure and Bangkok, you expect a ladyboy representation, so that was wonderful. Back to where we started, Pat does not deal well with the news, says some horrible things, and drives a wedge between them - even though it is clear Lek still loves him with all her heart. I do not feel I am betraying any developments or spoiling any surprises when I say this is a romance, complete with a happily ever after, but Lisabet Sarai does not make it easy on us or her characters. There is a lot of soul searching and self-loathing to be dealt with, but it is because it gets so dark that we can appreciate it at its brightest.