ConneXions by Isabella LaPearl Published 2012 by Horney Devil Publishing 50 pages 4 1/2 stars Reviewed by Rina Posted on Amazon on 3/24/'13 I give this story 4 1/2 stars and encourage this promising, talented author to 'keep it up!
This sweet and entertaining story is a series of memories told from the main character; a sexy, open, sensitive woman's reflective point of view; a somewhat mysterious woman who's name is never learned. The vignettes range in tone and content from funny, enlightening, loving, historic and sweltering hot. I found myself chuckling and smiling to myself often. 'Her' memories are of her life, her loves, her firsts, her youth, her passion, her pain. This tidy story is exceptionally well-done considering how clumsy it can be to write (or read) in 'first person' tense. With few exceptions, this one flowed and seemed right in the telling. Isabella knows how to weild that writing tool very well, indeed. The anonymity of the main character lends an air of 'rightness' about the story telling memois 'devise' and the first person perspective. There was one place in the story that felt a little 'bogged down' to me, and that was a memory of the character's early, character defining job and the setting for the experience. My sense was that it was a little too long for this particular story. But aside from that, the entire tale was well paced and interesting. The story involved me in several ways and I was impressed with the range of experience and emotion covered in such a short story. And it was hot as rockets! But in a comfortably evolving way. It didn't seem like the sex was added on gratuitously, but a seemless part of the character herself, and her memories as they unfolded in sensual relevent context. I'm looking forward to reading more of this fresh, unusual author, Isabella LaPearl, and recommend ConneXions to everyone who loves well-done erotic fiction. This is not your standard romance, but there was romance in the memory of a life fully lived. Reviewed by Rina