Friday Afternoon

Sylvia Ryan
Friday Afternoon
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Lyrical Press
Release Date
September 2013
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

BDSM never gets old...

Before kids and the responsibility of life, Levi and I shared a spontaneous, erotic, and deliciously deviant marriage. Years transformed what we had into something comfortable and worn. It hurts me to think his desire for me has cooled. I miss that look of his. Slightly evil and totally hot, like he wanted to devour me. Haven't seen it in ages.

When I first married Mia, she submitted to every one of my erotic needs. Then came the children. With little complaint, I abandoned my pursuit of kink, content to be married to a beautiful, intelligent woman who's a great mother to our twins. Out of the blue, Mia confesses she misses the intimacy in our marriage, misses the sex. After this enticing revelation, my plan to reconnect with her unfolds.

In our secret, kinky, Friday afternoon meetings I'm going to give her everything she wants and take everything I need. Will this be the answer to fixing our marriage?

CONTENT WARNING: This book contains explicit sex, graphic language, and strong elements of BDSM including the use of toys, bondage, and pain
A Lyrical Press Erotic Romance

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Oct 13, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
276 people found the following review helpful
I have to admit that when I was approached for an ARC of this book, I looked up the synopsis and I was instantly intrigued. The tagline on the cover: "BDSM never gets old"...oh yeah, that totally got me.

So, this is a story that is a bit unique in a way. It starts with a couple that's already married. Levi and Mia have been married for 15 years, they have teen twin girls, and their love life has been stagnant. Mia remembers a time before kids and responsibilities when their sex lives was explosive. Not so anymore. Everything kinds of comes to a head when one night, Levi can't perform, and Mia is sure it's because Levi is no longer attracted to her.

Determined to save the marriage she's positive is crumbling, Mia brings up her concerns to Levi. Levi is surprised as he was thought that he was being sensitive to Mia's needs by not pushing her, but now that he knows she too misses their previously hot sex, he devises a plan to reconnect with her in that way. So, they start meeting on Friday afternoons in order to rekindle their intimacy.

As Mia and Levi rediscover their love life, they open up a world that brings them together closer than ever.

Well, let me just start off by telling you that I.LOVED.THIS.BOOK! There's really nothing more that I can say than that. It just got to me. It was totally my kink, and I fell into the story right away. The characters were so real, I could easily identify with them and that added to how immersed I got into the story. I loved watching these two finding their way back to each other and was so happy that they were able to do it.

And then there is how extremely HOT this story was. Levi was absolutely delectable. I'm not exactly sure how Mia was not a puddle of goo at his feet long before now. But most importantly, this book was absolutely realistic. And it was still incredibly sexy.

There was the right mix of kink and vanilla and seemed to fit more into a world filled with curious kids and work. And it gave me more than a few ideas. ;)

I would describe this book as BDSM-lite. There's bondage, discipline (spanking, paddling and a little flogging), D/s, but nothing too heavy. I think it would be a great book for people who like BDSM romance and those who are new to the sub-genre alike.

I actually think that people who may be curious could use this book as way to broach the subject with their partners. I think it would be a great place to start a discussion.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON absolutely was a five-star read for me. It just spoke to me on every level: as a mom, as a wife, and a sexual woman. Sylvia Ryan has taken a departure from her usual style to bring us this story and I'm so glad she did. I hope you give this story a try. I really don't think that you will be disappointed.
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