Trapped in a sexless marriage, Paul, an aspiring author, finds himself slipping into the alluring world of erotic prose. Flattering reviews from his number one fan lead to a virtual relationship of a different kind. Role play becomes real play. Then his secret is uncovered by his wife, Samantha. Caught in the ethereal glow of his monitor screen, he freezes like a rabbit caught in headlights. Sam freezes in denial.
When Samantha finds Paul engaged in cyber-sex with a man, she fears for his sexuality, and their marriage. Realizing that she has been neglecting their physical relationship, Sam wakes her husband with hot passion on her lips. With intimacy restored, she allows her curiosity free reign, unwittingly igniting deeply buried primal fires. When Sam is left alone with Paul’s virtual bull, she takes matters into her own hands. A meeting is arranged.
Will his reader inspire an exciting new chapter in Paul and Sam’s relationship, or will he be the author of the final chapter of their marriage?
Innocent online flirtation leads to cyber sex. I wasn't sure how to feel about that as a story line We aren't given long to feel bad for the wife though, when it becomes obvious that she wants in on the fun. This was a short story about what happens when an online indiscretion is discovered. Once the wife joins in, there is the potential for marital growth.
As far as the wife goes, I was a little confused. At times, it seemed like she was punishing her husband and others indulging her fantasies. I found her to be quite selfish, although given the circumstances…The husband was the instigator, but he seemed ill at ease though the whole thing. It was really a case of “be careful what you wish for” All in all; I found it to be a quite realistic short story. I could easily see that happening to someone.
The only quarrel I have is that I felt it ended abruptly. Possibly there are plans for more in the future but I found it an unsatisfying end. Overall it was an interesting take on using sex to spice up your marriage. I am happy to have had the chance to review this book.