The Mile High Club - erotic book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by LucyLemonade

The Mile High Club

Book by Cleis Press Inc.

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An exciting mix of stories about seduction and sexual escapades all focusing in the setting of airports and planes. Interesting scenes and changing story moods.
interesting mix of stories, inclusive, nice twists
some forgettable stories
Rating by reviewer:
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The Mile High Club edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel contains nineteen stories involving sexual escapades in or on airplanes. The stories flow well together and are complimentary of each other. The opening and closing stories start and end on high notes. Some of my favorites include:

34-B by Bill Kte'pi starts out the collection with a great starting story focusing on the strangers we meet on planes, but with an unexpected twist. An interesting take on the blind date scenario where the date begins on a flight to Portland.

The Scream Queen by Sommer Marsden revolves around a chance meeting with a celebrity. Being a fan of horror flicks I enjoyed Sommer's tale of finding a scream queen in the next seat. As the main character lives out her ultimate fantasy, I could envisioned myself in this position with a horror babe of my own. I loved Sommer's descriptive writing style.

Top Banana by Craig J. Sorensen gives a twist when it comes to a cocky salesman flirting with the flight attendents that always say "yes, yes, yes!"

Urgent Message by the editor Rachel Kramer Bussel gives an easily recreated fantasy using wi-fi to pass a boring flight for two lovers. This tale gives a good example of how to have fun in the friendly skies while your play partner is at home.

Aisle Seat by Stan Kent is a story of a trip to Rome which made me lust after the Italian femme fatale who made this flight steamy. I love Stan's name dropping of Chanel and Louboutin. His descriptive writing helped give a mental image while reading. It was easy for me to envision this siren as my latest crush, Lady Gaga dressed beautifully in designer clothes.

The involvement of lesbian and gay characters and sexual scenes in Flights of Fancy by Geneva King and Bert and Betty by Ryan Field helped to keep the stories inclusive. I always enjoy erotica that can give positive examples of lifestyles outside the heterosexual norms.

I found two stories distracting to the overall book.

A Brief Respite by Desiree is about a woman who fantasizes about a male flight attendant. But in this story I actually felt sorry for the partner in the story, instead of getting into the fantasy aspect.

Wild Child by Matt Conklin revolves around an older man teaching a young woman some mile high tricks. I however felt slightly sketchy envisioning this scenario. The main character came across as a creeper to me and lost all eroticism.

The remaining stories were either forgettable or did not strike my interest enough to hold an opinion. Though all the stories were well written, so this does not mean you won't find something you like hidden amongst the stories I've made special mention of.

I have read another book edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, about female submission, but I found The Mile High Club to be a much more exciting read overall. Plane sex stories wasn't something I had really explored as erotica, but I was pleasantly surprised.
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  • Sir
    Very good review!
  • Sammi
    This sounds like a good one to pick up
    Thanks for the review!
  • Sundae
    I'm glad to see this anthology had some great stuff in there. Planes are definitely one of those places that can inspire some crazy, delicious fantasies.
  • LucyLemonade
    Aisle Seat and Scream Queen were my favorites, I love vivid words to describe women.
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  • Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
    Great review, this certainly has an interesting cover.
  • C4ss
    Good review.
    Seems interesting.
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