Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: Mild Kink
Genre: Contemporary, m/f, m/f/f, f/f
Series: The Baumgartners #0
Reviewed by Kate
I’m not really sure where to even start with this one. Carrie and Maureen are college roommates and lovers and Carrie’s perfectly satisfied until she catches Steve “Doc” Baumgartner masterbating in the shower. What follows is a sexfest involving the three of them, but especially Carrie and Doc.
To say that this one was steamy and hot would be the understatement of the year. This is not a book that you read in the living room with the family all around. They’ll start asking questions about why you’re blushing and sweating. This is a book that requires privacy for reading.
Kink Level-No Kink
Reviewed by Kate
When I ran across this book, I got excited for three reasons. A-it’s f/f, a genre I wanted to read more of, B-it’s teacher/student, and C-it seemed that part of it would be written in letter format. I absolutely love a story written in the form of letters or journal entries or anything similar. I am so glad I picked this one up.
Tara is a senior in college who falls and falls hard for her professor, Eliza. When Eliza leaves without a word to Tara, Tara takes to her laptop and pours her heart and story out into a letter to Eliza. The entire story is written in a letter format. Tara’s words were so raw and gritty, stark and honest. The story hooked it’s claws into me and would not let go! I could not stop reading this one.
At first, the angst that Tara is feeling over being abandoned by Eliza reminded me of Bella Swan in New Moon and I worried that we’d soon find Tara curled in on herself and staring at a wall. Instead, Tara uses her words to cope with her loss. The story quickly started to remind me of The Girl in the Box by Ouida Sebestyen, a book I read as a teen that still sticks with me today (girl is kidnapped and left alone with only a typewriter-I would recommend reading if you haven’t already). There is a sense of Tara discovering herself through her own words. Almost a coming-of-age feel. This book, like The Girl in the Box, will stay with me for a long, long time. Sarah Brooks have given us such a different, unique voice with story, I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
The Girl in the Box is one of those rare books that has stuck with me for the last 20+ years. Do you have any books that just won’t let you go?