Sensuous snippets from a fantasy sex life.
Heady and highly explicit, Trent’s debut risqué erotica collection offers 23 imaginative fantasies that will appeal to those who enjoy brief flashes of self-pleasure and intercourse rather than fully realized stories. The author unapologetically sacrifices characterization and plot in favor of heavy doses of bawdy, XXX-rated sex, encompassing a wide variety of themes, situations, moods and participants. Not one for mincing words, Trent gets right to the point: There’s always some sort of sexual stimulation occurring within her first few opening sentences. Erotica fans will benefit from the collection’s thematic variety, as will readers who bore easily, since each short fantasy—just a few pages in length—ends as swiftly and bluntly as it began. In Trent’s world, something as mundane as opening junk mail can spur an impulsive, spontaneous masturbatory session progressing into a steamy ménage à trois with two college friends who happen to drop by. She explores the innocence of youth in stories revolving around the development of her teenage body, whether unexpectedly aroused on horseback, on a bus, against the washing machine, or relishing in juicy dalliances with female college friends and roommates. From Trent’s fertile imagination materializes a nymphomaniac vixen—an insatiable minx who is easily stimulated by peeled vegetables; or the office intern; or the voyeuristic neighbor; the housekeeper; her cousin, Ginger, in Seattle; or in a movie theatre. Best enjoyed one or two in a sitting, the work’s vigorous carnality is definitely not for the prudish, and while all the sex and their associated setups do have potential, if they’re devoured sequentially, the tales’ derivativeness becomes more apparent. But there are, thankfully, moments where personality and humor, however infrequent, sparkle through, as in describing the unorthodox life of a female construction worker or when a character frequents the gym for more than just exercise, remarking, “My workouts usually don’t last that long but the relieving tension part is off the charts.” These moments undoubtedly hint at larger, more fully developed works in the future for Trent.
Erotica fans with short attention spans will find these sexy quickies hard to resist.