Bon Appetit by Ashley Ladd
Length: Short Story (50 pgs)
Other: M/F, menage, M/F/M
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Stephanotis
Being a lexical gustatory synethesist is the least of Demi’s secrets: her husband’s impotency and engaging in a ménage with his super sexy cousin would really make her friends’ heads spin.
Demi is a lexical gustatory synethesist. In other words, she tastes words. Penises taste like mint chocolate chip ice cream, one of her favourites. Sex toys taste more like dry toast.
Too bad as her husband, Alex, is impotent and she longs for a hot, hard, juicy penis, not that she’d ever crush him with that information.
But Alex isn’t stupid and he’ll do anything to make Demi happy. So he invites his cousin Matt into their bed and wishes them all a bon appétit.
Demi and Alex have a great marriage but after Alex is diagnosed with diabetes and becomes what they hope is temporarily impotent, Demi realizes just how much she loves and misses having sex.
I liked these characters from the first page. The author did a great job at establishing what a loving relationship this couple had. So real in fact, that you experience first-hand what these two are going through. You feel Demi’s frustration especially when she meets with her friends for lunch and they discuss their very hot sex lives. The author delves into Alex’s POV and through that we also experience what he’s going through too. He doesn’t want to lose Demi or her love and knows his wife really wants a baby. Things heat up when the couple decide to try a ménage and invite Alex’s cousin into the bedroom.
The dialogue was natural sounding in this story and I liked the deeper POVs the author used. I put me right into the story so that I heard, saw, felt everything the character's did. It’s a sexy, hot read and what made it unusual was that Demi experiences the world primarily in tastes, like chocolate and caramel. My only complaint….the story wasn’t long enough. I wanted to see what happened to Demi and Alex next.
If you have an hour to spare, read this one, it’s fun!