Sudden Sex from Cleis Press is a collection of erotic short stories brought together and edited by Alison Tyler. This collection has 69 stories each one different to the last, what they do have in common is that they are all super-steamy and max-out at 1500 words. In her introduction Tyler says:
“My favorite short stories brand new. Crisp and focused, taut and tight. The pieces in this collection are waiting for you to slide them on, button the fly, then turn and admire how well they fit your kink. Because—as everyone who knows me understands by now—I’m all about the kink. This collection features BDSM, spanking, toys, tools, girls gone bad and men who need it just as bad.”
Each of these is a quick read meant to excite and inspire the reader, and they do that; from Riding The 5:15 by Sophia Vlenti to TickTock by Rita Winchester to Dress Code by N. T. Morley. And all these sultry tales are perfectly sandwiched between Booked and BookEnded by Alison Tyler. This is a great book to keep on the bedside table and dip in and out of as the mood takes you. Not every story is going to work for everyone but there is definitely something for everyone. If I was the sort of person who ‘dog-eared’ favourite pages this book would be full of them, maybe it’s just because I love books and bookshops so much but my favourite stories were the two by Alison Tyler bookending the collection.
*I was sent this book in exchange for an honest and open review.