Caught Looking - erotic book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by Dangerous Lilly

Caught Looking

Book by Cleis Press Inc.

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You'll find yourself envious of some of the characters

If you get off on watching, or being watched, sex with the possibility of being seen, or sex so hot you don't care if the world sees, then you need to read this anthology. There very few duds, and a lot of great fantasy-fuelers.
There's a theme, but it has a wide range of appeal.
A couple stories have been previously published elsewhere.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
I'm a big fan of anthologies. Short stories that are short enough to grab my attention span, and just long enough (usually) to give me some info on the character, or at least the situation.

Another reviewer complained that one or two stories were unrealistic. But that's the beauty of erotica - it doesn't have to always be realistic, it just has to appeal to you. If you take everything literally with sexual fantasies, you're limiting yourself. I know that past lovers and I have spun tales of very hot fantasies to each other, that we knew just could not possibly happen in some way or another. It didn't make them any less hot.

One such story was one of the two D/s based stories. The woman seemingly goes from tough boardroom bitch to submissive in no time flat. Is the scene of them in the restaurant, him teasing her nipples with an ice cube, really very likely? Probably not but it reflected a fantasy with my ex-Dom, that was similar, and I really liked this one.

There were only two stories that I didn't like much. One of them was the only gay male story in the book. It is about a dying old man, who essentially orders two young male sex workers to perform for him. The other story was subtly sexual and more... dreary? Either way, it did nothing for me.

As I said above there are a couple stories that have been published elsewhere. The most notable being the first one in the book, ‘Curtain Call’ by Thomas S. Roche. Luckily it had been awhile since I read it, so I still really enjoyed it (it's a favorite, actually), but it disappoints me when the same story shows up in multiple books.

There are two lesbian stories, one gay male story, a few stories of threesomes that are more about one person wanting to watch than join in and two male Dominant/female submissive stories.

All in all, I'm really happy with this book. I've yet to read an anthology where every single story made me wet; some have been mostly bad. This one is mostly great, with a little bit of so-so.
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  • Lady Neshamah
    great review
  • mikebooks
    Great review Lilly
  • ViVix
    I'm also not a fan of stories that are published in more than one erotica book. Great review!
  • Terri69
    Thanks for the great review!
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