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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dreaming of You by Cat Marsters

Dreaming of You by Cat Marsters
Publisher: Changeling Press
Length: Short Story (111 pgs)
Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Sci-fi/Fantasy (Time travelling)
Other: M/F, BDSM
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Bittersweet

Two thousand years ago, Tamenorix of the Segovantes was cursed to live forever as a slave, providing pleasure to whoever wears his torc. A torc bought centuries later by a lovelorn academic for his best friend's birthday.

Matt's been in love with Amy for longer than he can remember. And Amy's just as mad about him. The only problem is neither of them will ever admit to it. But when he gives Amy a gold torc for her birthday and a muscular warrior turns up to start having sex with her right under his nose, Matt realizes something's got to be done...

Friends that have been in love all their life and never dare take that first step is a common recurring theme. But, if Cat Marsters is writing then there is an unexpected highly erotic twist. In this case, the third member in discord is a cursed but very handsome, able and kindhearted Briton.

I’ve never been in love with a friend but Marsters' characters are easily related too in the way that they’re so human: career problems, money problems, shyness, awkwardness, being afraid of confessing ones feelings, of losing a friend, of being alone… I could relate to any of these things at one point or another.

Tam, the time travelling sexual slave is a big enigma. He is cute, kindhearted and sweet and at the same time sizzling hot! Though we learn of his life story and his pain (my heart went out to him) at the end of the story…he is left with an open and uncertain ending. I hope that Ms. Marsters has more plans for the handsome brute because I’d love to know what happened to him.

Hooked from the prologue, the plot runs easily with a lot of sexual intercourse neatly and very well described tucked in the way. There are also several humorous points and in general a happy good to go feeling that made me read the story with a smile plastered on my face.

Dreaming of You is a full-blown novel but it’s such a seductive addiction that it is easily and pleasurably read in an afternoon.

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