She's On Top is a collection of stories showcasing women in a dominant erotic role with men as their subservients. Despite great advancements in
our social development, our culture is still permeated with sexism and misogyny. That being the case, a book of stories about women taking the lead in the bedroom (and elsewhere) is a refreshing treat. The collection sizzles with promise and potential and fulfills it all in a big way. Much credit to editor Rachel Kramer Bussel for assembling such a fantastic group of stories.
Among my favorites:
Saskia Walker's "The Inner Vixen" describes a very private encounter that unfolds in a very public place. A submissive man senses the
heroine's long to dominate even before she does, and guides her with himself as the offering on the altar of her superiority. With his help, she sheds her chrysalis of conventionality and becomes a radiant (and
"Working Late" by Andrea Dale is an extremely hot story about sex over webcams that ends with a mind-blowing twist worthy of The Twilight Zone.
The editor's own "His Just Rewards" shows a heroine who can't physically
overpower her larger, stronger partner but more than compensates with
intelligence, erotic cunning and sheer force of will.
"Room 2201" by N.T. Morley explores just how far a man will go to prove
his subservience to his domme. He consents to being ravaged by another man purely so she can have the pleasure of watching.
Teresa Noelle Roberts' "Mark of Ownership" is a wistfully poignant tale of
two lovers who must part and never see each other again - and gives new erotic meaning to the phrase "something to remember me by".
Lovely "Waiting for Me" by MinaRose portrays a dominant wife and submissive husband team who use their sexual dynamic as a salve for the
frustrations of daily life.
My absolute favorite story in She's On Top is Lisette Ashton's "Victoria's
Hand." Set in London in 1890, the story is a small masterpiece of erotic
surprises in which a young woman is proposed to by an earnest young
gentleman. He finds the tables turned on him when this "proper" young
maid shows him exactly who will be in charge of their potential relationship. "Victoria's Hand" ends beautifully with a wicked
laugh-out-loud punch line.
All in all, She's On Top is a fantastic collection. I am excited to read
its companion volume, HE'S ON TOP: Erotic Stories of Male Domination and
Female Submission, also edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (ISBN: 1573442704)