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Monday, July 18, 2011

Sex and Chocolate: Double Dipped by Selena Illyria



Sex and Chocolate: Double Dipped by Selena Illyria
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (47 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Spanking
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

Burned by love, healing witch Melody decides to jump back into the singles pool after taking some time to heal herself. She meets two sexy brothers who turn her world upside down and make her feel good again. When love comes calling, will she accept it? Even if it comes in the form of two sexy shifters?

Melted chocolate isn’t the only thing that melts when reading this story. A reader has a good chance of filling their erotic quota when they read through this little book.

The author does a nice job of setting up the heroine, Melody, as a woman who is successful in everything in her life except her place in her own family. Insecurity and emotional pain are her internal aches to bear and she’s not sure how she’s ever going to heal.

The heroes, Mitch and Sean, have had their own brushes with rejection and their feelings are wary at best. I liked their relationship and thought it sweet. I also enjoyed tremendously how the author had them referring to the antics of their tigers. It was adorable and the descriptions provided a good visual image that I enjoyed.

The book initially came across as a narrative. There was a lot of telling going on as the author set up the environment that would enable the main characters to meet, greet and hit the sheets. At first the book had a text book feel to it until Mitch and Sean made their move on Melody. Then things really picked up, the author’s voice strengthened and the story became more active, engaging and entertaining. At that point, I couldn’t read fast enough because one of the things that Ms. Illyria sure does well is explore with fun and abandon all the ways to physically show love to another person, or in this case, both Mitch and Sean with Melody.

The happily ever after is fairy tale sweet with hints that other issues that always bothered Melody might be resolved, making her happiness total.

Sex and Chocolate: Double Dipped is just plain fun and a delightful story to pass the time with. True, it’s not a heavy hitter, but reading is supposed to be enjoyable and help pass the time in a happy frame of mind. This book absolutely does that and it has the makings of giving satisfaction to erotic romance readers who are looking for a short, entertaining and sweat inducing read.

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