Saturday, December 2, 2017

Review: Bound by Desire: Age gap love stories

Bound by Desire: Age gap love stories Bound by Desire: Age gap love stories by I J Stinington
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Bound by Desire is a collection of short, erotic, fantasy stories. There is something included for those with sexual fantasies of many different persuasions. Erotica is a tough genre from my experience; a thin line between sexy and pornographic exists and riding it just right must be precarious. As far as sexual content, I would say that I J Stinington did manage to land on the less tawdry side here.

I tried to keep in mind that characters in short stories cannot be as fully fleshed out as they might be in a full length novel. Having said that, none of the characters in these stories were impressive; I know that I will not think of them beyond posting this review. They served a specific purpose for each narrative only, mostly by way of unapologetic cliche. The dialogue in a couple of the stories was done well but more often it lacked the natural cadence that gives a realistic touch to it. Overall, for erotica, Bound by Desire was adequate.

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