Review: Dirty Dates edited by @Raquelita

RKB has a long-standing reputation for digging through the slush pile of open submissions to find shining gems for her anthologies and Dirty Dates is no exception.
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What happens when date night involves a blindfold, a corset, handcuffs, or a spanking? The couples in Dirty Dates combine kink and romance in this collection of erotic stories that provides plenty of ideas for your next sexy outing. Your 50th date can be even hotter than the first ones if you play by the rule of Rachel Kramer Bussel, which means NO rules at all except for an emphasis on pure pleasure. Rachel Kramer Bussel has quickly become America’s favorite erotic writer with dozens of best-selling books, awards, and deeply satisfied readers to her credit. Dirty Dates is a delectable collection of stories redolent with romance featuring two people in lust. From first dates to long-term lovers to hook-ups and missed connections, the common theme is coming together in every sense of the word!
As with all anthologies, there are some stories that resonate more than others. I am usually drawn to the slice of life stories. Visceral vignettes that pack a serious erotic punch. There are plenty of those but in reading Dirty Dates, I found myself more drawn to the complete stories with a beginning, middle and end. Whole and complete stories wrought out in the span of a few thousand words.
Slowburn by Morgan Sierra is a femdom story told from the male submissive’s point of view. I don’t think that I’ve read a Femdom story told this way and it was a nice change of pace. It pulled no punches on the muddled and conflicting thoughts that tumbled through his mind while involved in a scene with his mistress.
The World in my Pants by Valerie Alexander gives us another dose of femdom with some juicy public humiliation and dirty alley sex. Of all the stories in the book, this is easily my favorite. All the girls crowding around him in the bathroom and writing on him with their makeup was especially fun to read.
Switch by Mina Murray tells the story of a couple reuniting after he’s been away for work. Blindfolded and handcuffed to the radiator in front of a picture window she comes to the realization that this was her fantasy made real.
Justine Elyot’s Baby Steps is a slice of life story about two tired parents and how they keep their sex life hot in the midst of marital monotony. Believe me, this is a lot more heartwarming than it sounds because it’s a wonderful peek into the familiar.
RKB’s Dirty Dates is available in paperback today! Make sure yourself a copy!
bigXsloppyO,
Tasha

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