Author: Simone Freier
Genre: Erotic Romance
Beyond 50 Shades … Way Beyond!
FIRST EXPERIENCE is an intimate exploration of kinks and fetishes by an unlikely couple, with thoughtful and philosophical discussion by the characters, and graphic descriptions of their erotic adventures.
Sam meets Kelly, a beautiful but troubled woman half his age, leading to a ‘first experience’ exploring the surreal world their fantasies. Sam realizes that he desires more than a play partner. And Kelly knows that she needs more than a lover: Someone to whom she can expose her inner soul; someone whose values transcend the ordinary; someone who will fulfill her own dark fantasy world.
The Experiences series is an epic love story of erotic relationships and sexual desires. Written in a ‘literary realism’ style, the series introduces Sam in the prequel, and the blossoming of his intimate relationship with Kelly as the series progresses. Fantasies and real-world adventures coalesce to mold a unique bond between unlikely lovers. Where needs are mutually satisfied in an open, creative and trusting environment. Where physical and mental boundaries are pushed. Where the concepts of love and sex are never confused, but sometimes confusing. Where openness is required and intimacy is expected. And where fair-is-fair, regarding the punishment of transgressions.
This is, hands down, one of the best erotic romance novels I’ve ever read. And I’ll tell you why.
Because there was foreplay, and a lot of it. The book doesn’t just dive into a relationship, doesn’t just introduce two characters and bam, have them wind up together, sharing instant chemistry and of course, acting out on that almost right away. You know – insta love. “First Experience” is nothing like that. Sam and Kelly meet and share an instant connection, but nevertheless, we first find this explored in their fantasies. They don’t act on it right away. There’s a lot of build up, which makes it easy for the reader to connect to the characters.
Sam and Kelly are two quite different people, but they form a good match all the same. The story doesn’t just focus on their relationship in bed, or their fantasies, but also on the growing attraction and bond between them, setting up the scene for the next book in the series.
The two characters have several conversations about fantasies and boundaries and limits, and if you’ve ever been interested in the BDSM scene and wanted to know more – be it just fiction, or to use in real life – I’d say this book is a good place to start. It makes it clear how to fulfill one’s fantasies without losing respect for one’s partner.
An amazing intro to this series, and I look forward to reading the sequel.