Rock My Socks Off Paperback – Jan 11 2010
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"A blisteringly good read. From the opening lines the story is charged with chemistry between the central characters. -Erotica Readers & Writers Association
"Mr. Edwards paints a delightful picture of a relationship grounded on mutual respect and mutual horniness. The result is satisfaction for all, including the reader.... If you're in search of some good-natured, cheeky entertainment, I recommend it highly. -Erotica Revealed
"What makes this book truly special ... is the raucous sense of humor upon which the sex is buoyed.... There is not a cliché to be found in the entire novel and, when it comes to erotica, that alone is quite a feat. -Oysters & Chocolate Erotic
About the Author
Jeremy Edwards work has appeared in over thirty-five short-story anthologies including three volumes in the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica series. He contributes frequently to Scarlet and Forum, and has read at New York's "In the Flesh events.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Jeremy Edwards must actually know some strong, smart, educated, sexy women, because his Normandie (née Brittany, but in her disgust at having been stuck with such a trendy name explains that she took the next French province over) is, well, strong, smart, educated, and sexy; and this is perfectly natural. Her boyfriend Jacob is no slouch, but Normandie is better-educated and in a higher-level job. And what makes that so enchanting to me is precisely the author's not making a big deal of it. So that is Good Point Number One (there will be four, if you're the sort who likes to keep track of these things, and GP#3 was what I liked best about this book).
Good Point Number Two is that I see why Normandie and Jacob like each other. You know? And it's not just because they're too sexy for their pages. Lots of characters in erotic romances have luscious bosoms and throbbing members (not on the same character) (usually), so I want to know what about the characters' personalities attracts them to each other. These are two wise-cracking, affectionate smart-asses. They're a good match, and it's a pleasure to watch them interact. Their sex is believable (and hot) because their attraction is believable.
Now, these two characters have a lot of sex. I mean... they have a lot of sex. From their first encounter, they have sex every few pages. And yet I'm going to say that Good Point Number Three is the plot. If you took out all of the sex, you'd still have a great story (although you'd also have a much shorter book!). It's the sort of plot you often see called a "romp"--fast-paced and just a heck of a lot of fun. There are twists, there are surprises, there are Oh, I hoped that would happens, and there are Oh, my, s/he couldn't really haves.
However, this is an erotic novel, not just a novel, and so the sex counts. That is Good Point Number Four. Did I mention these characters have a lot of sex? Because they have a lot of sex. However, it's different every time--by which I mean both that the characters go for different positions and locations every time, and that the author describes it differently every time; sometimes in graphic detail and then sometimes just by ending a chapter with something as simple as She took his hand again. They have sex predominantly with each other, but sometimes a friend joins the two--some of my favorite scenes. The side characters are quirky but believable, and I'd call the actual sex scenes among them `quirky but believable' as well. Third partners have their own lives and personalities and motivations, and aren't just tossed in there to get a threeway into the book.
Finally, I liked the rocking horse theme--which shows up in various and sometimes surprising ways throughout the book. And yes, there are socks, too.