Lesbian Book Review of ‘Laid bare. A collection of erotic lesbian stories’ by Astrid Ohletz & Jae (editors).
This is a collection of eleven short erotic lesbian stories edited by Astrid Ohletz & Jae for Ylva Publishing. Some of these works have been published previously as stand-alone. Normally the quality of the stories in these compilations is mixed but I’m happy to say that in this case all of them are really good.
‘Flashbang’ is a short sequel of Lee Winter’s excellent book ‘The red files’ and it explores reporters Lauren and Catherine’s new relationship. Steamy and well-written. 5 stars.
‘A different view’ by Jess Lea is a long-ish, interracial, age-gap story between a sportswoman and a photographer involving self-gratification. 3.5 stars.
‘Executive dining’ by A.L. Brooks is an office erotic story between a butch and a top femme. Great at turning the tables (pun intended). 4 stars.
’58 Seconds’ by Harper Bliss is an encounter between two commuters in the London underground with a twist at the end. Sizzling hot as it’s the norm with Ms. Bliss’s erotica. 5 stars.
‘Help yourself’ by Emma Weimann is a story of self-gratification as a way of reducing work stress. 4.5 stars.
‘Erasing the lines’ by KD Williamson is a short erotic sequel of’Blurred lines’ from the author’s Cops and Docs series. How can a newly established couple put up with geographical distance? Maybe phone sex is the answer. 4.5 stars.
‘Houseshare’ by A.L. Brooks is a polyamorous erotica story of a woman searching for a new home in which she finds more than a room with a couple of landladies. 5 stars.
‘It’s getting hot in here’ by Alison Grey is a sequel to the author’s novella ‘Hot line’ that involves hot phone sex. 4.5 stars.
‘Stress management’ by Lola Keeley is a tale of light submission and self-gratification while the main character learns to let go of her stress. 4.5 stars.
‘Something salty, something sweet’ by Emma Weimann is a story about the sensuality of both food and sex. 4.5 stars.
‘Worth the wait’ is a sequel to Jae’s ‘Just physical’ featuring a lead character who suffers multiple sclerosis. Original and hot. 5 stars.
Overall, a very good collection of lesbian erotica stories, not to be missed if you enjoy the genre. 4.5 stars.
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.