So, I did an ARC (Advance Review Copy) for Brianna Skylark for her book Play with Us: An Urban Game Night Foursome – find it here on Goodreads or here on Amazon – and one of the things that she asked for was to review it on Amazon. I was happy to do that. It’s a great story, I enjoyed it and I’ll follow the series. Play with Us is the second in her Erotic Swingers series. I haven’t grabbed the first story yet, but I intend to. She’s a great writer and if the rest of her work is like this, I’ll be following her.
Anyway, the review went up on Goodreads just fine. It went up on BookBub just fine. Amazon though…I’ve submitted that review FOUR times and it still hasn’t shown up. I haven’t gotten any emails that said that it was rejected or that there was any issues at all. Just to be on the safe side, I changed the word ‘anal’ to ‘rear’. Still nothing. I sent her an email explaining, but I’m still ticked at Amazon. So, I’m going to drop the review here as well:
“This book was very enjoyable to read. It has a slow build-up but it’s a very pleasant journey. All of the action is driven by the women, Emilia and Amy, but that shouldn’t confuse you into thinking that these are female-led relationships. They come across as quite balanced actually. It’s written as if the husbands are both acutely aware that for the relationship to form in a sustainable way, that it must be driven by the wive’s mutual attraction. There is a lot of flirting and teasing, and in fact, one of the characters complains about just that and how the situation makes that virtually unbearable at times. I can certainly empathize with their view. I’d be quite frustrated if I was in their position as well.
“There are a few things that did strike me, but I don’t think that they detracted from the story. For example, much ado is made about Cassian’s length, yet Amy easily took him fully in a single thrust. The same with Mark’s girth and Emilia’s anal penetration. There are often elements glossed over in stories with a high focus on romance, but the men’s physical attributes are iterated enough that I would have liked to see a bit more reaction from women with regard to them. Those issues aside, it’s a great story and well worth the read.”
So, go grab a copy and read it!