There are a few erotica authors whom I try to keep a close eye on. I wait eagerly for their next work to come out because I know it is going to be outstanding. One of those authors is Rob Matthews and this week I'll be giving you my thoughts on his latest book in the Cuckold Odyssey series- We Make Our Own Rules.
This is the continuing story of Rob and Tina, a married couple who have been practicing cuckoldry for some time. As Tina's relationship with Adam, the man she had begun a relationship with in Book two of the series, becomes more serious Rob finds it all becoming a bit more than he is comfortable with. Rob was fine with Tina having a lover, but not with her actually being in love with another man. Also added into the mix is a bit of power exchange as Tina and Adam begin dominating Rob a bit both in and out of the bedroom; Rob finds himself conflicted about this new element of their relationship. The story goes much deeper and Rob begins to suspect that Adam is the puppet master pulling their strings, but to what end?
This book works fine as a stand alone piece, but I still recommend that you begin with Book One and read the entire series, they are all excellent and you will have an even better understanding of who the characters are and where they are in their odyssey by beginning with Book One.
One thing I truly love about Mr Matthews books is that not only is he a terrific writer of erotica, he is also a fantastic story teller. When I pick up one of his books I know it's going to be hot and sexy, but what is even better is that I know he is going to tell me a great story. I know he is going to create characters who have depth and complexity; characters that I will care about, love, or even hate. His stories are interesting and entertaining as well as being steamy, and We Make Our Own Rules does not disappoint in any way.
The chemistry between the characters in all the Cuckold Odyssey books is great, but I really thought that this book takes it to the next level. The interactions between Rob, Tina, and Adam are just written so naturally and bring a level of realism to the story that makes it something special. There is a new character introduced in this book, Charlotte, whom I love and I hope will we be getting to know her even better in the future.
As I mentioned above, there is a level of realism to all three books in this series that is really special and that makes these stories hotter than most in this genre. Mr Matthews has a way of conveying the cuckold's emotional experience through his writing that allows the reader to almost be a part of the experience. I think that this line from We Make Our Own Rules is an excellent example of this:
"I was angry, hurt, and turned on. Life as a cuckold had taught me that it was perfectly possible to be all three at the same time."
I just love that because it is true, that is the experience and perhaps even the essence of being a cuckold, and Mr Matthews captures those feelings and experiences so well with his writing.
I'm giving We Make Our Own Rules five out of five paddles. I highly recommend this book to cuckold/hotwife fans as well as those fans of bdsm/femdom erotica.