Belle (Love & Devotion) explores three different flavors of erotic lesbian romance in tales that incorporate threesomes, bondage, and domination. In “Raw Silk,” happily married financier June becomes the target of a new client’s relentless flirtation. June demurs until her wife, Ash, gives the green light to bring the other woman home. In “On Her Knees,” former high school frenemies Abby and Simone meet after 10 years apart, and the sparks immediately fly, pent-up desire warring against old hurts. “Hollis” sees a Portland homicide detective meet her ideal match at an FBI training session. The submissive Jude is thrilled to give herself to the dominant Hollis in a series of intense BDSM encounters. Though all three novellas are complete, satisfying on both emotional and sensual levels, they could easily be expanded. The plot often takes a backseat to the frequent, creative, and extraordinarily evocative sex scenes. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 11/18/2013 Release date: 04/01/2014 Genre: Fiction
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