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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Telling Tales by Charlotte Stein

Adult Content Warning: The book being reviewed is an erotic romance for 18 and up

Title: Telling Tales
Author: Charlotte Stein
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, xcite
ISBN: 978-1-4022-8959-0
Format: Trade Paperback $12.99 U.S.
240 Pages
Release Date: March 2014
How I Read It: Trade Paperback Arc from Publisher
Rating: 3 Crowns

One Steamy Reunion 
Back in college, Allie and her friends used to come up with the wildest stories. When a professor bequeaths his mansion to Allie and three other former students, it's the chance they've all been looking for to get back together. But there's more than friendship bubbling beneath the surface... 
As secrets are revealed and relationships rekindled, the stories get dirtier and the stakes get higher. And now Allie's realizes that she isn't quite sure who she wants...fun-loving Wade or quiet, restrained Cameron. Neither has been honest about their feelings, and now they have the chance to act on all of the tales that ignite their most primal desires.  (taken from the back of the book) 

Allie, Wade, Cameron, and Kitty were known as the Candy Club, a group of college students who used to meet at Professor Warren’s house to tell their stories.  Years have passed by and the group, who have all gone their separate ways, is reunited once again when their old professor leaves them his mansion.  

Secrets come to light, relationships are restarted, and a whole lot of smutty stories are told all while Allie tries to figure out if she wants Wade or Cameron. 

Okay….so if I’m being honest I found this novel a little boring, which surprised me considering that I have enjoyed Charlotte Stein’s work in the past.  I found the characters to be a little flat. I couldn’t connect with Allie, who is telling the story, and I found her propensity to ramble to be annoying. 

While this book is filled with kinky kinkery, it lacks focus and you can tell it’s one of Charlotte Stein’s early works. If I would have read this first, I don’t think that I would have wanted to read her other books.

Overall, this is one of those books that I had to force myself to read because my eyes kept glazing over.

Skip it if you are looking for an actual story with your smut.

Read it if you are into over the top porn with no plot.
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1 comment:

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Hmm I remember someone telling me about this storyline and thinking it sounds so good! But hrm. Maybe not so much. I'll try one of her others instead. Thanks for the heads up