Full Frontal Fantasy by Lyla Sinclair
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Length: Short Story (82 pages)
Other: M/F, light BDSM, anal sex
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Carnation
When Murray Training V.P. Celeste Phillips realizes she’s drained every drop of excitement from her sex life with her own anti-sexual harassment trainings, she decides to visit a fantasy-fulfillment center for a night of anonymous sex. Finally she’s living her lewdest, most politically incorrect dream—with a younger man, no less—and no one will ever know.
Until “The Warden” from her fantasy shows up at her office…as her new coworker.
Ryan Marshall is more than just a coworker, a fact he’s sworn not to reveal. His unusual situation makes it even more difficult to gain Celeste’s trust, but she seems to be staying as far away from him as possible anyway. However, Ryan knows her darkest secrets…her deepest desires…and he’s more than willing to use his knowledge to lure Celeste back into his life.
If you're ready for a tension-filled, sexy and energetic reading ride, then grab this well-rounded romance by Lyla Sinclair. There are several dynamic layers to this delightfully well written story, but it starts out with fun. And hot, carnal fun, it is. The fantasies in this tale are gripping and intensely hot. I loved the way I was drawn in immediately.
The arranged and acted out fantasy that the title refers to is riveting, blazing and fun. Something that the heroine has denied herself for far too long in the pursuit of her very successful career. Fun and men. Celeste is an ultra-conservative business woman who desperately needs the easygoing, open-hearted, yet dominant Ryan to teach her to let go and enjoy her life. Although conservative, she is incredibly passionate, and in this has met her match in Ryan.
Their meeting in the fantasy fun house sets the tone of intense sexual tension and anticipation that builds into a lover's unique and fascinating problem. The conflict between Celeste and Ryan is an unintentional situation of seemingly insurmountable facts that drives the story and the couple into a climactic solution which will inevitably be either devastating or wonderfully life-transforming.
Ms. Sinclair has written an absorbing story involving a thoughtful and realistic dilemma that plays out with believable situations, characters and meaning. The hero, Ryan is irresistible and I fell in love with him, immediately. He's everything that Celeste needs and more than she ever thought she would find in a man. I became emotionally invested in these characters right from the start. I enjoyed Ryan's gentle seduction and powerful, dominant lovemaking. I was able to mentally and emotionally embrace the characters who were fascinating, multi-dimensional people. I admire any writer who is as adept at this ability as Ms. Sinclair.
The only fault I found was that the story would be better if it were longer. It is ripe with opportunity and it would have been interesting to me to add to the good thing the author has going with even more in depth detail and secondary character development. Ms. Sinclair's writing is filled with sensitivity, charm and intelligence. I loved the ending, but didn't want it to end. This is an uplifting romance with a good dose of fun, and I recommend it to everyone who likes a sexy-hot, engaging read.