Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Review: Bedded Bliss: A Couple's Guide to Lust Ever After ed. by Kristina Wright

Synopsis: Award-winning erotic writer and editor Kristina Wright is a cheerleader for a lifetime at lust. Bedded Bliss, a celebration of long-term, committed relationships, gathers real-life experiences, sensual fantasies, practical advice, a dash of humor, an a lot a sexy erotica to show couples how to build attraction and love throughout marriage. Enjoy the stories here and then write your own story together, whether it's in ink on the page or whispers between the sheets. (from the back of the book)

Review: I'm not sure what motivated me to request this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer's Program. I'm not into erotic fiction, nor do I wish my request to make a comment about my marriage. Curiosity is the most likely culprit. I was not disappointed.
Wright has gathered a fine collection of married authors of erotic fiction writing about their own marriages.
What struck me first is how marvelous, how refreshing, how lovely to read works celebrating sex between married people. Media makes it seem as if the only people enjoying sex or who can enjoy sex, are young and single and promiscuous. In fact, one author even mentioned that. We never see anything praising monogamous sex in a committed relationship.
The next thing to strike me was the diversity in the stories - strung on a common thread of sex in marriage - each spoke about different people with different needs overcoming obstacles, exploring, learning, growing, all within the context of marriage. While not every story touched me, each had something important to teach.
The last thing to strike me was how deliciously wicked, sensual and sweet, full of love and lust, each story was. Hot, as only good sex can be and romantic, as only true love can be.
Wright accomplished her goal. This work encourages the reader to be brave, to trust, to explore and to find the lust in the love of their marriage.

I received this book free in exchange for my fair and honest opinion.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-1-57344-964-9
Date Finished: 10-29-2013
Pages: 228

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed Bedded Bliss!