This week I'll be reviewing Come Home With Us (A Cuckold Odyssey Book 1) by Rob Matthews.
You may recall that a few weeks ago I reviewed I Can Do It Better by Mr Matthews (you can see that review here) which was book two in this series. I had enjoyed that book so much that I just had to read book one, I am very glad I did.
Before I get into the meat of my review I have to say that some of this book was really difficult for me to read, and some of this review is a bit difficult to write. The reason for this difficulty is that this book brought up a lot of very strong feelings for me, both good and bad. The story is realistic enough, and because in my marriage and my being cuckolded by my Mistress/wife I have been through some rather similar challenges to those faced by the protagonists in this book, that I found myself feeling some of that pain again. Thankfully, I also was able to experience some of the excitement again. While this was a bit difficult for me at times, I think it is a testament to how well written this story is. An author wants to touch the emotions of their readers, and Mr Matthews certainly managed to push some of my buttons.
Come Home With Us introduces us to Rob and Tina, a happily married couple who are ready to spice up their marriage a bit. Rob has always had a bit of a kink, he likes Tina to talk about other men that she has had sex with. Tina has always enjoyed playing along with Rob's little game and has several fantasy lovers that she teases Rob with. There comes a point where Tina wants to take this beyond fantasy and make it a reality. Rob is excited and frightened at the prospect of moving beyond the fantasy.
Tina decides that the man she wants to cuckold Rob with is a coworker of hers named Steve. Things go pretty well at first, but pretty soon difficulties begin to emerge. Steve and Tina begin to think that they are developing feelings for one another and Tina begins to feel objectified by Rob in that he only seems to get turned on when he is thinking about her having sex with Steve rather than being turned on for just being a beautiful woman who loves him.
Okay, I'm just going to stop there or I will definitely be spoiling the story and I don't want to do that.
This book is really well written. The characters are developed really well, they have depth and the chemistry between Rob and Tina is very well done. The scenes are laid out and well described, the author shows you rather than telling you. There is a beginning, middle, and end, it's an actual story not just some erotic scenes haphazardly strung together. Mr Matthews really delves into what goes on the minds of a cuckold/hotwife couple as well as exploring some of the challenges that they may face.
The sex scenes are hot and again the author shows the reader. As I read the erotic scenes I felt like a voyeur in the room. It was very well done.
The copy editing was great, nothing that caused me pause as I read.
The reason I am giving this four and half rather than five paddles is a bit hard to explain. I loved this book, it was a fantastic read and I really enjoyed it, but somehow the ending left me just a bit deflated. I really don't think this will be an issue for most readers, I think it may be because I was so emotionally invested in the middle of this book that the ending felt a bit flat.
This is an excellent piece of cuckold/hotwife erotica and I am giving it four and one half paddles out of five. I highly recommend it.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.