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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sexual Healing: Too Shy by D. Musgrave

Sexual Healing: Too Shy by D. Musgrave
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (25 pgs)
Other: M/F, F/F, anal sex, Voyeurism, BDSM
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Despite being married for several years, and loving her husband with all her heart, Sophia is looking for something more--the Big O. But her deep-seated shyness has made that search all but impossible.

Can Dr. Marianne Haley show the inhibited Sophia the way to bliss? Can she guide Sophia to take what she needs, to both her and her husband's pleasure?

Sometimes you need to see what you’re missing in order to fill in the lost pieces. For Sophia, the visual learner, that’s exactly what she needs.

But if you want to know more, you need to read Sexual Healing: Too Shy.

This story is interesting from the word go. Dr. Marianne helps people deal with sexual issues through psychology and discussion. I liked her dedication to her calling and her need to help people like Sophia. I even liked the glimpses into Marianne’s personal life, but I wanted to see more. I get that the author wants the reader to come back for the next installment in the series, but I felt like things were left a little too loose.

Marianne is a different spin on the heroine. Her means to help is very passive to begin with and directed by Sophia. I liked the shared control. I liked how Sophia grew through the story and accepted her sexuality. D. Musgrave handled Sophia’s transformation well, including a bit of a ‘stepping off the deep end’ for her that made her more realistic.

The side story between Marianne and her boyfriend Tom is hot, hot, hot. The love scenes are blunt, getting right to the spicy parts without a pause. I realize this is a short story, but I felt that the relationship between them could’ve been delved into a bit deeper. We know about Marianne and Sophia, but I wanted to know more. Same with Tom — I liked his character, but felt I didn’t get a chance to really know him.

If you want a story that’s a new twist on erotica, then you need to read Too Shy. I give this story 3 cherries.

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