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Forbidden Fantasies by Jodie Griffin

Forbidden Fantasies by Jodie Griffin
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

After fifteen years of marriage, Jessica Meyers’s sex life is, well, a little predictable. Her handsome husband turns her on, but missionary style once or twice a week? It just can’t compare to the hot new world she discovers in the pages of erotic romances. Her fantasies fuel the fire of her desire, adding a new spark to her and Alex’s lovemaking. But Jess is afraid to tell her husband what she really wants in bed—and her secrets start coming between them.

State trooper Alex Meyers is a master at uncovering the truth—except when it comes to his sweet, shy wife. She’s clearly keeping something from him. An affair? She wants out? When he finally confronts Jess, he’s shocked to learn she wants to turn her forbidden fantasies into nightly realities. But when he takes her to a unique B and B—Bondage and Breakfast—catering to couples and multiples, Alex is about to find out just how far he’ll go.

Jessica and Alex have been married for a long time.  Things have grown comfortable between them in all aspects of their lives, until she discovers erotic romances at her local bookstore.  Will they help spice up their love life or drive a wedge between them?

Jessica has discovered a whole new world in her erotic romance books but she feels the need to hide them from her husband.  She thinks there is something wrong with her because she wants to try out some of the things she has read about.  She feels like she is cheating on him and is beside herself.  She also feels guilty because she is imagining her husband taking charge or spanking her while they are making love.  She is afraid to tell her husband what is bothering her because she is thinks he will be repulsed by what she wants/needs.

Alex loves his wife very much but things have become routine between them.  Things change when his wife starts to become withdrawn and secretive.  While the grandparents have the kids, he sits down with Jessica to find out what has been bothering her.  His worst fear is that she is having an affair, she confirms it; in her mind she is cheating on him, even if it is just through her books and fantasies.

The whole conversation was endearing.  I felt so bad for Alex when she told him that she was cheating, it broke his heart.  It was like pulling teeth to get her to tell him what was wrong and what she wanted.  She had been raised to think that what she desired was dirty and wrong; all she could think was that he would be disgusted with her.  His reaction was priceless, he was shocked that his sweet wife wanted these things but he was also extremely turned on.

The thing I loved about this book is that it was so easy to understand where Jessica was coming from.  She was raised to believe that eroticism and BDSM were dirty and forbidden.  Many women today still believe that and live their wants and desires through their erotic romance novels.  They believe that they can live vicariously through their books.  Many husbands would be surprised to learn that their wives or girlfriends have these

Overall I really loved Forbidden Fantasies and give it 4 1/2  Flaming Hearts. 

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