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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Getting Intimate by Victoria Blisse



Getting Intimate by Victoria Blisse
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (48 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

The sequel to Getting Physical!

John and Terri have been dating for six months now, and John is anxious to commemorate this special anniversary. As much as Terri loves the time she spends with John, she still can't shake her negative self-worth. When a series of misunderstandings drives the two apart, it's up to John to convince the woman he loves that she's the only one with whom he wants to be intimate.

Have you ever had that one special someone in your life? You want them so badly, but when things get sticky, you push them away? How do you get that trust back into the relationship? And how do you prove the relationship is stable?

You’ll need to read Getting Intimate for the answers to these questions and more.

I like unconventional love stories. Not every heroine has to be a stick-thin blond. Not every hero has to be buff and brawny. Readers can identify with the characters in Ms. Blisse’s story. You feel like they are friends you know in real life.

Terri has a weight issue—she’s not rail thin and she thinks it makes her hard to love. Many women can relate to her feelings of being judged by her size. She has a certain fragility that makes her more realistic. You want to see her get her guy. There were times though, when I thought she jumped a bit too far without looking where she leaped and that drew me out of the story. Still, her reactions are how many people would deal in the same situation.

John is buff—he’s a health nut and a workout freak. Is that bad? No. It makes him approachable. There’s nothing wrong with being conscious of one’s appearance. What I liked about John is that he’s not a brawny, bully alpha male. He has and willingly shows his emotions—a bit too much on occasion, but it didn’t detract from the story.

And when they make love, whew! It’s hot. The trust between them when they make love is a thing of beauty. Really.

If you want a steamy story for a cool evening, then you need to read Getting Intimate. I give this novella 4 cherries.

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