by Madeline Iva
Curious about cuckholding—a kind of couples kink? (Say that three times fast!)
Then you wanna check out CROSSTOWN CRUSH. Samira is married to Mike. So Samira comes home from girl’s night out covered in men’s cologne so Mike can get jealous. (Cause it turns him on.) Then he confronts her on it, and she humiliates him with a shrugging confession of his inadequacy. (Cause it makes him hot.) She spells out her need to get a good dicking by someone other than him. Which–you guessed it–gets him horny as hell. Then he goes all cave man on her, and ‘reclaims’ her, i.e. boinks her with a fierce roughness which she really likes, so they both get off.
This was a weird book for Cara McKenna. A careful book. Samira is going along with her husband’s kink and it’s with raised eyebrows that we readers follow her on that journey.
It’s like as she wrote it Cara was thinking “This could go so wrong in several hundred ways.” And then she just grabbed her readers by the hand, saying “I’m gonna explain this, and then, trust me, it’s gonna be hot.”
And that’s what she does. Explains and explains. Then it gets pretty hot.
Because what happens is, Mike and Samira decide to up the ante and get a real guy to play the role of the man shagging Samira in their fantasy life. Enter Bern stage left. (Bern is short for Bernard) Bern is hotness on a stick.
I think this is a book aimed squarely at me as a reader. I’m like: cuckholding? Hunh? Whaaaa? I needed that intro with all it’s careful Reasons. McKenna presents Mike savoring the kink which works. But when Bern comes on stage things heat up and get mighty interesting.
If you’re a Cara McK addict, this book delivers. She has that talent for being oh-so-dirty, yet still classy as hell.
Random aside: What struck me most was the emphasis on generosity in this book. (Note to self—include more of it in my romances.)
Moving on. Mike’s kink was cuckholding, while Bern liked to be watched.
WATCHING by Bethany James is out. You may remember that I talked about her great dirty book recs HERE. Read her story, cause WATCHING is also about–you guessed it–exhibitionism. It’s a twenty-something’s gentle journey to the land of forbidden hot dirty sex with randy grown-ups.
What I liked best? Those little frissons she has during experiences that touch upon lines of naughty shame and transgression. I’d say both of these books are at their hottest when they put their finger right there and keep it there. Ooh yeah. Just like that. Don’t stop.
Finally, if you’re like: why aren’t there more cuckholding stories out there? Why? Why? Why? Then check out our very own Isabelle Drake’s cuckholding short story THE PINK BOW. It’s a short little f–kfest with a charm all its own.
And if you’re looking for the perfect dirty date for your own couple-dom, look no further. Rachel Kramer Bussel edited this great little DIRTY DATES anthology just for you. Buy it HERE.
Th-th-th-that’s all folks! See you next week. In the meantime follow us at Lady Smut. We’ll never lead you astray. (Only because you want us to.)