Show Off by Emma Jay

Story: 7

Presentation: 8

Total: 15

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Erotic Contemporary 87 Pages

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Blurb: Veronica Butler avoids risks as a rule, but when faced with celebrating her thirty-fifth birthday alone, she dons her sexiest dress and heads to a single's club. She’s startled when the attention she draws is that of her supervisor, Vicente Salazar. They’ve worked on the same team at an architectural firm, designing a hotel with Gaudi-influenced elements. Veronica has indulged in several fantasies starring the sexy Spaniard. Now she’s fueling his.

Though she knows it's a mistake, that this decision may affect the office atmosphere, she gives into her desire and allows him to show her exquisite pleasure in public places. From the back of a limousine to his office to an alcove in a museum, each sexual encounter is exciting, challenging, terrifying. Each encounter shows her more of who she is. Each encounter risks her heart. Now if only she can convince him to risk his.

Review: Office romances, we all love them and this one is no exception. Vicente is everything you want in a hero. He’s sexy, powerful, and successful and he knows what he wants. From the moment she walks into the bar he wants Veronica. This is a good thing since she’s wanted him for three months two weeks and three days to be exact (This made me smile in the story).

In the story, the sex is hot and guess what, yes, this erotic story has a plot. But even a masterpiece can have flaws. In Show Off, Ms. Jay gives us two great characters, but she fails to deliver on the details. For instance, Vicente is very familiar with all the remote places to have public sex for someone who has been in the country for four months, but she doesn’t tell us how he knows. Either it’s not his first time to these places, or he is lucky every time he wants to do Veronica. The other issue I have is with the crisis moment. I liked the way it ended. I just didn’t like the character chosen to be the villain in the end. Believe me, you’ll never guess who it is because their name isn’t mentioned until a few paragraphs before. The villain has no dialog, no action, no part in the story what-so-ever. So when it’s revealed, it’s a what the #*@& moment? Who is this? And a small issue, I hate a double standard. Condom use comes into question. At that point in the story, I wasn’t bothered when Veronica states she’s on the pill and “clean”. She knows this because she had a cheating boyfriend and was checked. So Vicente gives her a hot wet and wild ride (and this scene has a funny conclusion but it happens off page. You get it in backstory the next day). However in the end of the story, the assumption is given that Vicente has also been sleeping with other people. Where was his concern for Veronica’s health?

I know I’ve only really pointed out the issues I had with the story. Did it deter from my enjoyment? Absolutely not. I squirmed on my chair with the sizzling sex. I cheered for them in the end because they got what they deserved. If only we could all deserve as much. At $3.50 I think it was well worth the money.

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