Review of ‘Online’ by Madeleine Taylor, Audiobook narrated by Tessa Stavers
‘Online’ is a lesbian erotica audiobook, a short novella with elements of BDSM. As more and more people connect and meet online, this story explores how the internet helps many to explore different aspects of sexuality and rediscover themselves.
Valerie is a straight recently divorced CFO from LA who stumbles upon the world of lesbian erotica by chance. After joining an online lesbian erotica book group, she befriends Quebec tattoo artist Syd who ignites feelings that Valerie didn’t know she had. When Syd invites her to Quebec, Valerie will discover that maybe she wasn’t that straight after all.
I’ve listened to Ms. Taylor’s novella called ‘The Good Girl‘, also narrated by Tessa Stavers and absolutely loved it so trying ‘Online’ was a no-brainer. I’m glad that I did because this was another winner. Despite that this author likes her anonymity, she knows how to attract new readers and she’s got me hooked. Expect hot, explicit sex but also great chemistry between the characters with a background story to support it.
In ‘The Good Girl’, Ms. Taylor explores the sexuality of a somehow repressed woman with a rigid religious upbringing and how she discovers new aspects of herself in an anonymous relationship. In ‘Online’, Valerie is an allegedly heterosexual woman who rediscovers her sexuality thanks to the anonymity of online connections and who, despite her initial fears, decides to take risks. There is a light BDSM aspect to the plot and a small mystery that brings more excitement to the reading (or listening) experience.
The audiobook was narrated by Tessa Stavers, who again did a great job. Her voices are all distinctive, her pace just right and her performance of the erotic parts was spot-on. If you are looking for a short, entertaining and hot listen and you don’t mind a bit of BDSM, then I highly recommend this to you. 4.5 stars.
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins