Read on 21 November 2020.
Synopsis: Nik Adersol harbors a dark belief after the death of his first wife, Lira. Having loved him from afar for years, Sirene Dulantz is thrilled when contracted to become his new bride.But Nik’s not at all pleased to be presented with her, and Sirene wonders if she’s up to the task of healing the wounds Lira left behind. (An erotic novellete)
Bookish Things: 26 pages. The cover is pretty basic.
Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $3.11.
The first of G.L Drummond’s (A.K.A Gayla Drummond) stories I’ve read, this was merely a teaser.
The story is light, the characterisations not much heavier, but the writing was pretty solid and as such the story read easily.
This could easily be fleshed out and given much more depth of character. Doing so would allow the reader to care about Sirene and Nik.
What didn’t sit so well with me was the language used during the sex scene with Sirene. Now don’t get me wrong, I have no issues with the c-bomb being used in erotica, but it didn’t fit the tone of the scene and really threw the whole thing off. Everything else about the scene was gentle and tender but throwing in the c-bomb says the complete opposite. Talk about a cold shower!
I noticed one typo:
71% – Sirene had vaguely becpme (become) aware that she…