I'm a pretty loyal reader. Once I decide I like one book in an author's catalog, I'm pretty sure I'll like the others, and I'll try out anything they've got based on that assumption. When Lisabet Sarai, ya know, the author of the Gazillionaire and the Virgin, contacted me a few weeks back about a new hot and quick read, Hearts & Handcuffs (which I received in exchange for an honest review), I was in.
Even better, I've got an excerpt for you so you can decide for yourself if it's worth a peek!
Hearts & Handcuffs: Romantic Kink
Kink can be life-changing, cathartic, a spiritual experience. Sometimes, though, it’s just plain fun—particularly when your partner is someone special. Hearts & Handcuffs present the lighter side of BDSM—the naughty joy to be found in exploring your kinky fantasies with someone whose desires complement your own—in six sizzling short stories that showcase Lisabet Sarai’s famously sexy prose.
Excerpt from "Spank Me Again, Stranger"
Jake retrieved her shoe. She remained there, unresisting, while he slipped her foot back into the sandal and tightened the strap. “Happy Birthday, Audra! You took that like a trouper.” His lips brushed hers for a moment, but were gone so swiftly she thought she might have imagined the gesture. “Everyone, let's give our birthday girl a big hand...”
Audra stumbled off the stage and pushed her way through the cheering crowd. The pressure in her swollen pussy and the ache in her punished ass were her only realities. She had to get away, find some privacy, give herself some relief.
The ladies' room was outside, behind the building. Audra followed the signs. She practically burst into tears when she found the one-person facility was occupied.
She couldn't wait. Slipping into the shadows, she crumpled her skirt to her waist and yanked her panties down to her knees. The fabric scraped over her pummeled ass. Damn him! She wouldn't be able to sit down for days. The perverse thought just made her hornier.
Spreading her thighs wide, she plunged two fingers into her slick hole while settling her thumb against her clit. Pleasure arced up her spine. She squeezed her eyes shut. “Yes...” she hissed. “Oh, yeah...”
She was on the brink already—right where that bastard had left her. Her clit spiked up, engorged and hungry. She worried it back and forth, rubbing furiously. No time for teasing. She needed to come, right now.
Her climax gathered, winding tighter, drawing closer but still out of reach. The wail of a bass guitar leaked into the night as someone opened the door of bar. He was in there, playing his music as if nothing had happened, while she pinched her clit and ground her fist into her cunt like a maniac. Damn him, she'd make him pay, she'd make him...
“Let me do that.” A massive man-shaped silhouette blocked out the stars.
Review of Hearts & Handcuffs
Lisabet gets kink on a lot of levels. When you read her stuff, it's hot but it's also fairly realistic (which is something that makes me very happy). So imagine my shock when I get into the first story, and we've got a bit of dubious consent. Oh, don't get me wrong, it was hot as hell. And ultimately, the players wanted everything that happened, but my eyebrows went up a bit.
No, she hasn't gone off the deep-end and thrown safe, sane, or consensual out the window. These short stories are your wet dreams come true. They're the fantasies that you use to wank off to. They're things that would likely never happen in real life brought to life in the pages of the book. In a word, they're hawt.
The moment I got over my own hang-ups about realistic kink, I was able to fall into each tale. Truly, this was one of those times when I was left wanting more. Lisabet develops interesting characters and in such short snippets, she made me want to know them a bit better.
No book is perfect, and I did find a typo or two, but nothing that took away from the story. By the end, my biggest complaint was that I wanted more stories or for the stories she wrote to be longer which is never a bad problem to have.[wp-review id="16180"]
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About Lisabet Sarai
Lisabet Sarai writes in many genres, but BDSM will always be her first love. Her debut novel Raw Silk has become a kink classic, and her recent genre-busting BDSM erotic romance The Gazillionaire and the Virgin has been praised as “realistic D/s with hot as hell kinky sex”.
You’ll find information and excerpts from all Lisabet’s books on her website, along with more than fifty free stories and lots more. At her blog Beyond Romance, she shares her philosophy and her news and hosts lots of other great authors. She’s also on Goodreads and finally, on Twitter.