Title: Tamed by his Tentacles
Author: Cassidy Beach
WhatWhat: Marie’s marriage to Rusty has turned out to be a disappointment, to put it mildly, so she goes away for the weekend with her sexy fried Trisha and then meets a handsome, horny octopus.
He swept me right off my feet. I couldn’t help myself. I met up with him after his shift was over, he got me drunk and then we made love in his truck. (loc 11)
(Don’t worry, that’s the abusive husband, not the muscular stud of an octopus. The octopus doesn’t drive a truck.)
On Friday afternoon after her work, Trisha came and picked me up in her pink Cabriolet convertible. (loc 84)
I had been captured by a giant octopus! A giant octopus must have seen me standing naked in my window and wanted me. (loc 166)
It’s nice that her self-esteem’s still intact. Not everyone would so confidently leap to the assumption that the octopus wanted them. Mind you, it is touching her nipples at this point, so it’s not an entirely unwarranted assumption.
I felt so bashful being in the nude and surrounded by other octopuses…(loc 179)
Verdict: I’m developing a pronounced fondness for Cassidy Beach. I downloaded her stuff in the first place because it was summer (as it still is, at least for a little while), and…I really like seasonally-themed reading, okay? Even when it comes to erotica. All her covers feature improbably-angled Mermen or Tentacles or whatever: perfect beach reading.
Now that I’ve read a few, I’ve come to appreciate her way with backstory. The situations and characters are more elaborate than you’d expect from short-form erotica, and they’re hilarious and perfect. I’m definitely going to work my way through the rest of these.