Publisher: Carina Press
Mandy is content with her job as a librarian, her longtime boyfriend, Martin, and the lovely home they share. So what if their sex life is vanilla? She’s not the wild type anyway.
But when she wakes up one morning-unsatisfied-from an erotic dream starring her favorite movie star, Mandy starts to crave sexual adventure in real life. Too bad Martin won’t oblige, because it’s not Tuesday or Friday. Then Mandy finds out what Martin’s been doing the other days of the week-or rather, who. And suddenly she needs to prove to herself that she’s not boring in bed.
Fortunately, there is no shortage of smoking-hot men willing to help her on her sensual quest: a nameless library patron who could be Brad Pitt’s twin, a coworker she suddenly sees in a different light, and the neighbor who usually rubs her the wrong way wants to show her he can rub her the oh-so-right way, too! Lucky for Mandy, her lovers are more than willing to share…
Overdue for Pleasure by Shelley Aikens is a book that I received for review from NetGalley. I’ve been trying to read books outside my comfort zone lately, and thought this book would fit the bill!
As you can read from the blurb, Mandy, the main character of this book wakes up one morning and her whole life changes. She goes to work at the library, only to be tempted by a stranger. This encounter leaves her so unsettled that she decides to head off on a buying trip, only to have a fantasy encounter with another stranger on the bus. At this point, she is so unsettled that she decides to abandon her day and head home, only to find her long time boyfriend, Martin, at home, obviously having recently had sex with someone. In a fit of anger, she throws Martin and all his possessions out of the home they were sharing. What a horrible day!
This book is written from the point of view of Mandy and written almost as a dreamy fantasy. It seems that Mandy feels out of control of her life and she is drifting from one fantasy encounter to another. She goes from being a person who has her life all set for her at the beginning of the book, through a period of uncertainty and exploration, to finally a more settled state at the end of the book. This book is quite graphic; it is billed as Erotica. As such, there is alot of sex in the book, but there is also a good story line. The life of Mandy over the short period that the book covers is well conveyed. Her character goes through alot of change. Although some of the characters are a bit inconsistent, the character of Mandy is well fleshed out.
The pace of the book is good and this book can serve as some nice light, spicy reading for a few hours. Not for the faint of heart!