‘Communication Skills’ by Minxie Wells

Let's get straight to the point: this is a BDSM type erotic novella, which is normally not really my thing, but I liked the premise of this story - board games, Scrabble, playing with words, communication...mind games. It sounded like an interesting twist to the genre/theme, and since it's only a novella and not a full-length novel, I decided to read it. I'm still not sure if that was a good decision or not...

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‘A Delightful New Year’ by Rich Rubin

I was thinking a lot before posting this review. It's always hard when an author reaches out to you, trusts you with their work... but you can't honestly provide a positive review. I considered not posting it at first, but that didn't feel right either. For one, my loyalty is with the readers first, and they deserve to know what they get themselves into. I also wouldn't feel like it would be fair with the authors and books that I choose myself and give a bad rating for. In the end, I double-checked my review policy, and I did say there that there were definitely gonna be a review, either good or bad... and that decided it for me. Now, this is the first erotica book I've written a review for since I started my blog, and I want to emphasize that though it might seem like it's out of my usual reading habits, this in no way influenced my opinion badly. I've read erotica before in my life, and I do think it can be written well.  This book, on the other hand...