by Deirdre O’Dare
Contemporary/ Erotica/ f/f/m
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Midwestern college student Geri Wilcox is striving to gain education and experience in the amorous arts that were not available in her small farming community home town. Fate puts her in a class taught by Philippe Reynard, the sexiest and most exciting male she has ever seen.
Exercising all her admittedly limited wiles, Geri brings herself to the professor's attention until, as both his public and private pupil, the lessons she desires are made available and exceed her wildest expectations. Fearlessly breaking taboos left and right, Geri forges ahead with her plan to become much more than a timid temptress...
Journal of a Timid Temptress is a quick erotic read about a young, inexperienced college student who learns more about the erotic world from a professor than what he teaches in class.
Geri is in college and wants to leave behind her boring country bumpkin upbringing to gain some sexual experience while getting her school education. Along comes Philippe, her new hot professor who readily returns her not so subtle advances in between classes. A kink enters the picture when she finds out he’s married with a daughter, but decides she doesn’t care after she sees that his wife is not so hot.
To have some contact with him, Geri agrees to baby sit his little girl. When Philippe and Linds, his wife, get home, he’s too drunk to drive Geri home so Linds does and she comes on sexually to Geri. Linds makes it clear that she knows all about Philippe’s extra curricular activities and is OK with them, but wants in in this case because Geri is so hot.
To Geri’s shock and turn on, her next babysitting job with them consists of being tied up, blindfolded and treated to being sexually seduced and very satisfied by both Philippe and Linds, who like to play games.
Yeah, umm… I’d have to say that this story, while having a lot of highly erotic elements in it, didn’t really do it for me. And it wasn’t the light BDSM in it. Mainly, I couldn’t feel anything for the characters. I didn’t like them nor could I relate to them in any way.
Geri is young and open to new experiences, but the fact that she’s willing to have what she wants with total disregard to Philippe’s marriage, wife and child before she knew their swinging situation, was a put off. I also didn't like that she's not really into Linds, but agrees to be with her to have Philippe.
Philippe is characterized as not having much of a personality except that he basically does as he wishes with nary a care about anyone. It’s obvious that he sleeps with many of his students because Linds says he does. Again, not a great character. Plus, he doesn’t really have much presence or command here. He seems to just go with the flow or does what his wife tells him to.
The only interesting character was Linds, although she was rather unlikable as well. She’s characterized as homely, dominant and basically in her marriage for convenience. Linds is the strongest one of the three but is rather cold and blunt about how she deals with things.
I also got the impression that although she accepts and maybe even likes Philippe’s messing around that she and Philippe aren’t always on the same page. While Geri is blindfolded and being sexually seduced, she hears Linds and Philippe arguing during their sexual encounter and it's not the only time she heard them arguing.
Mostly what I felt though is that even though these three will be living together for a couple of months and possibly become a permanent threesome, I didn’t feel any real passion between any of them. It felt that all are using each other purely for their own selfish desires. As erotica it’s fine, but not necessarily a turn on.
The particular format of this being told as writing in a journal was a bit funky for me in this story as well. The switching between 2nd and 1st person stopped the flow for me few times although it wasn’t badly written. Often there were gaps in what’s going on as Geri shares her experience because of this format. Like during their sexual encounter; Geri explains what she is feeling but forgets to talk about what the other two are doing while nothing is going on with her. While this didn’t work for me too well, I’m sure others would not have a problem with it.
What I did like though is that Linds' confusion about her sexuality was brought up at least once. How she lives in a limbo of not really being a lesbian but not being totally straight either and that explained a little bit about her inner personality as she’s sticks with this marriage so that she can have a respectable life.
While Journal of a Timid Temptress didn’t really grab me, especially for what I read it for, the f/f, I’d say purely on a sexual/erotic level this book is done fairly well. There are quite a few of the usual sexual fantasy type scenarios that many people will enjoy if taken solely as erotica and read mainly for titillation.
Sex rating: Damp panties: graphic situations. f/f, f/f/m, strap on vaginal/ anal male, light BDSM, hand cuffs and blindfold.