Laura May Diaries: The Bare Naked Truth by Laura May
Publisher: Self published
Length: Short Story (92 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Clover
Laura May, a thirty something professional, driven, career oriented woman started writing and recording an erotic podcast back in 2010. The podcast became highly popular and Laura's life changed forever.
On the last episode of the Laura May Diaries podcast, Laura reconnected with Trevor, a young, successful businessman from out of town who she met back in 2009 as a one night stand. The two fell in love and jumped into a meaningful relationship right away, but agreed that sex would be the last thing they do this time around.
The Bare Naked Truth reveals Laura's personal life, the steamy love affair between her and Trevor, and how she secretly balances a respectable job with her erotic podcast. Her sense of humor, imagination and sexuality are highly entertaining and captivating.
Can abstinence really make the heart grow fonder?
The Laura May Diaries is an interesting concept for an e-book. It was originally an iTunes Podcast, very popular, very erotic and read by Laura May herself. She then put the podcast into words and published it as a diary.
The diary tells the story of Laura and Trevor, a handsome businessman from out of town who she met on a one night stand. They decide to hook up again, he comes to the city and they make a deal not to have sex for eight dates. She can choose where they go on four, and he chooses the other four. This is the story of how they cope and whether or not they manage to control their lust – it’s a slippery slope at times!
I really enjoyed this book. It definitely had the laugh-out-loud factor. Laura’s voice is fresh and fearless. There are adjectives and phrases within these pages that I completely adored if at times was a little shocked by! She is, as a character, hugely likeable; I’d happily be her friend. A night drinking wine and chatting with her would be enormous fun, and actually I did feel like I was doing this at times. There was no doubt in my mind that I had invested in her happy ever after.
Trevor, the hero, is human, ordinary, delicious, handsome, witty and so right for her. But is he? There is enough of a plot and a back-story to leave you wondering at the end. Is it a happy ever after or a happy for now?
If you want to try something a little different, enjoy simmering sexual tension and a good dose of humor with your erotic romance, I would absolutely recommend you pick up Laura May Diaries. For me this was a real find and a great few hours lost in a page-turner. I’ll probably read it again!