Sweet love - erotic book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by Kayla

Sweet love

Book by Cleis Press Inc.

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"Sweet Love" is one of the better erotic anthology books out there. By using that "Gotta Have it Now" feeling, Violet Blue chose a lot of stories that show how couples can live out their own fantasies in a hot and sexy manner.
Arousing stories, Nice varied plots, Not formulaic sex, "Gotta Have It Now" aspect
Some stories are a bit "meh", One re-used story from another anthology
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"Sweet Love" is a Cleis Press erotica anthology that is edited by Violet Blue. The book is a softcover book with 214 pages. In those black-and-white pages, there are 19 different stories. Each story averages about ten pages and includes a bit of plot with a lot of sex. A lot of different authors are represented. The book cover isn't too explicit, but it's probably something you'd want to hide if you were trying to read this in public. This book is eight inches tall and about five inches wide, and it was published in 2010.

"Sweet Love" is probably one of the better erotic fantasies erotica books. I think Violet Blue and I must have the same preference in erotica stories. She does a really great job of making sure that all of the stories are unique in content while still being hot and sexy. To this end, this book is hot. It's one of the best books for having decent, sexy content.

The "theme" of this book is erotic fantasies that couples have. In the introduction, Violet Blue states that she was looking to include stories that couples could actually act out in their own homes. She does a good job of doing this. They all wouldn't be easy to act out, but it would be possible (and realistic) for couples to be able to act out all of the sexy stories included in this erotica collection. The book includes mentions of threesomes, (fake) rape, anal sex on men/women, domination, spanking, shower sex, and tons of other sexy, fun things.

All of the stories in this book are heterosexual-focused. It involves two people (usually a couple) acting out some sort of fantasy the two of them have had. It's actually really hot because Violet Blue does a great job of including tons of fantasies that aren't "the norm". You'll read about strap-ons, threesomes, people sitting into watch, kink, and tons of other sexy stories. While the plots are sometimes there, the sex is always hot, and the book, surprisingly, gives a huge variety of sex compared to most of the erotica anthologies out there. You won't be stuck with bad writing, bad euphemisms, or boring plots. The sex stories in this book are unique, and I was always surprised to find where the plot of the next story was going to lead me.

I never was left feeling bored with this collection. With some erotica books, I have to force myself to keep reading in order to finish and have a good enough opinion to write the review. With this one, while not all are hot, I found a lot more of them hot than I usually do with an erotica collection. Violet Blue ends up including a lot of hot stories that deal with the "gotta have it now" aspect which is something I think is missing from most erotica collections.

I wasn't impressed by *all* of the stories, but there were none that bored me. Most of the stories were new. I've only read one of the stories in this collection in another erotic anthology book. Some were "meh", but this book did have a higher-than-average amount of stories that actually really impressed me. Here are some of my favorites:

In "Clearing the Air" by Thomas Roche, a newly opened-to-threesomes couple is having over the boyfriend's ex-girlfriend while she's in town. The two girls have an outing planned for the day, but the girlfriend and the boyfriend spent all night having loud sex, and the girl is afraid what the ex-girlfriend will think. Of course, when the girl notices a used vibrator on the ex-girlfriend's bedside table, it turns into a playtime for two - until the boyfriend comes home to join.

In "Clothes Make the Man" by Emilie Paris, a kinky couple decides to switch it up. He's normally the Dom, but when she puts on a suit, binds herself, and dresses as a male, it's his turn to submit to her spanking.

In "Searching for Her" by Kay Jaybee, a man and woman are searching for a third partner to add to their play. The woman finds the girl at a cafe, and they get to discussing what she's done in the past. That night, the woman and girl come by the guy's house, and the guy sits back and commands the two of them to do things to each other. It's a very sexy story.

In "A Little Push" by Felix D'Angelo, a couple makes the deal to try anal sex - as long as they both have to try it. He first slides into her, and then it's his turn to take it anally with her strap-on. The author does a great job of explaining the sensations and desperation both characters face.
I like "Sweet Love"; I really do. The book is hot, includes sexy stories that are nice and varied, and I never once felt like the stories were just the typical "lets have sex" stories. They all were unique, fun to read, and arousing. While "Sweet Love" isn't my favorite erotic anthology book, it definitely stands above most of the ones I read. I think I'm going to have to check out other Violet Blue edited anthologies. If you enjoy heterosexual couples exploring their fantasies in a well-written manner, this book is worth checking out.
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