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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Madam Periwinkle's: Toys for Trish

Madam Periwinkle's: Toys for Trish by Celia Kyle
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story
Other: M/F, BDSM
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by Hibiscus

"Man, I'd like a ride on the two-ton Trish train…"

Trish nearly bludgeons her boss to death for voicing his desires, but somehow she fights past the urge to beat him with her stapler and simply gets even, then quits. Just before her grand exit, she gathers her meager possessions and leaves the accounting firm without a backward glance. A block from the office, as she drops yet another stack of papers, she realizes she needs something to carry everything in. She ducks into Madam Periwinkle's Erotic Delights, where the gracious proprietor gives her a cardboard box with the promise that everything from her shop comes with a little something "extra." If
only she'd known…

Markham Woods can't believe his luck! Ten years since he'd last seen Trish and now he's nearly mowed her down on a city sidewalk. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, Mark charms his way into spending the afternoon with the lusciously curved Trish. Mark has spent the last ten years wondering if only…

I found Toys For Trish to be a very funny story that I really enjoyed reading. There was everything from a Joan Rivers joke that I chuckled at to a “praisejesusallelujahamen” that I roared at. I loved how the humor was placed in this story in a way that made very serious and very sad situations feel better.

Tish was a character that I enjoyed. She is overweight and very self-conscious about being so. I was glad when she finally decides to stand up for herself in her workplace. I was happy that Trish saw Madam Periwinkle as a large women who she wanted to emulate. I think this was a boost for her sagging self esteem. Even more, I believe a little magic was at work when she bumps into Markham.

Markham is my idea of one sexy male specimen. He seemed to know exactly what he wanted -- Trish -- and I was fairly certain he would do anything to get her. He did not want to let a second chance slip through his fingers. I liked that he kept reassuring Trish that he wanted to be with her. I'm glad as Mark seemed to really care about Trish regardless of how much time had gone by. I thought it was great that he was playful in the bedroom. Yes, the sex sizzled between the two of them but they also had fun together. It seemed to me that her size did not matter to Mark as he kept calling Trish “Tinkerbell”. I wonder where that street is so I can bump into a Mark of my own.

I really enjoyed this plus size story and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a happy if only, what might have been story.

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