Blind Dates, and Blindfolds, and Bondage, Oh MY!

Blind Sensations

By: Jenny Foshia

So What’s the Deal: 

Samantha has gone on one blind date too many and she is officially done with her friends fixing her up with one dud after another. She is also bone-tired of taking blind chances on love. At this point, much to the dismay of her friends, she seems done with love all together. That is, until she receives a mysterious email from a complete stranger urging her to take one more chance on romance. She has a host of reservations about this set-up with a man who leaves himself unidentified and would prefer to remain nothing more than her “teacher”, but in the end, she accepts the challenge. In her acquiescence she opens herself to a man who teaches her as much about herself and her inner desires as he does about new ways to experience sensuality.

“He leaned closer to her ear and quietly said, “When you are ready; when you are fully prepared, I will give you exactly what you want. I will bring you to the height of passion over and over again with my hands and my lips. I will kiss, suck, and caress each and every inch of your luscious body. And then, when you are at that peak, I will drive into you and send you soaring over the edge.”

Real Talk: 

I came across this novella scrolling through Twitter, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. The pacing of the entire story was beautifully done. The seduction was dolled out in little bits instead of meted out in one fell swoop which is sometimes a complaint of mine when reading erotic romance. The interactions between Samantha and her mystery man were drawn out just enough that I was kept engaged, but not so long that I lost interest and got bored.

Samantha felt real as a full character which I appreciated also, looking at it as a shorter work. The entire scenario seemed plausible which is always a plus. Samantha’s frustration with her romantic situation coupled with her successful career made her a strong, independent character who was looking for something more, something that the men she had been out with definitely could not seem to give her, and perhaps I can only speak for myself, although I doubt it, but I have definitely been there. However, a mysterious stranger jolts her out of her jaded mindset and launches her into an exploration of sensuality that was as steamy as it was romantic. I enjoyed that her “teacher” didn’t simply treat her as an object. She was a woman who deserved to be shown the kind of treatment that a lot of women dream of.

Samantha is kept blindfolded during each of their sessions which begins to bring somewhat of a pavlovian response to both the blindfold and the sessions themselves. I loved the idea of the blindfold. The object itself was beautifully described and the significance that it took on during the course of the story felt really thought out and complete. I kinda love it when authors treat even the shortest stories as “craft” and not simply “hobby”.

We readers get tidbits of the story from the man’s point of view occasionally which I found refreshing. It was nice to get out of Samantha’s head for a moment or two, especially when the moment was surcharged with passion and poor Samantha (and the reader by extension) was left hanging on the edge of release. But Ms. Jenny Foshia came through in the end and made up for all of that nice and slow pacing with a magnificent build up and yes, an extremely pleasurable release in the end. There was some light bondage which fit perfectly with who the characters were. I think that was maybe one of my favorite parts about this novella. Whatever happened seemed as though it stayed true to who the characters were and what they would do. It took some suspension of disbelief as all stories do, but it wasn’t so outlandish that I was rolling my eyes.

The writing was beautiful with sentences and passages that I wanted to tack onto pictures and scrap book to keep for later. My crafty mind was going crazy with the media possibilities. And I am such sucker for lovely writing.Without the use of her sight, Samantha had to rely on her other senses to connect with her man. I enjoyed taking a trip through each sense and what each sense could do to enhance the experience of pleasure because it seemed so real. It was so well written and explained that I could experience all of what Samantha was experiencing. And that made this book a beautiful read for keeping warm on a chilly October night.

My only bone of contention was that I would have liked the ending and the big reveal at the end of the story to have been more drawn out. it seemed very abrupt for a story that took its time everywhere else. Almost as though a word quota had been reached and the author was simply done. That was the only thing that let me down a little from the super high that the author had me on for the rest of this amazing ride. But it’s always a compliment when my only complaint is that there should have been more.

I am happily giving this novella four stars because I wish the ending would have been as fleshed out as the rest of the beautiful work, but it deserves a full bouquet of roses for the romance because it was both sweet and hot, and both were handled in perfect tandem. I am definitely looking forward to reading more from Ms. Jenny Foshia and JOY! She has other works out!

Go on, take a look and her work, lovelies

Blind Sensations on Amazon

Jenny Foshia’s Website

Connect on Twitter: @JFoshia

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Wishing you Romance and Whimsy

Ava~

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About Avery Rose

I'm a 30 year old living in my native New York...I adore the city, writing, books, tea, music, long walks and rainbows :) Aaaand What happens to a dream deferred? In my opinion it gets sucked up dry and spat out as a gnarled petrified mass of what the heart used to be...so I'm also coming out as a writer who wrestles with questions of identity, reality, race and even sexuality. I'm having fun finally writing my own story. Feel free to help :)

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