Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Post Obession
AUTHOR: Julia Talbot
PUBLISHER: Turtlehat Creatives
LENGTH: 83 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2016
Markus is a man of sophisticated tastes. His pleasures are considered scandalous in fact. So when the mysterious letters begin to arrive, telling him how the unknown E. has been following him about the streets of Georgian London, he is concerned. And as the letters get more explicit, aroused. From clandestine meetings in the stews of the city, to the seemingly stolid world of the country, Post Obsessions follows the adventures Markus and his anonymous admirer as they play a dangerous game of cat and mouse that could lose Markus his place in society for good.
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I have a special fondness for historical novels and this one was a great addition to my list of favorites. When Marcus begins receiving mysterious letters from someone known only as ‘E’ showing knowledge of his ‘illicit’ activities, he rightly freaks out and hides at home before becoming angry. When Marcus finally resumes his routine of dalliances, the letters continue as well and as the correspondence goes one, they become more explicit. From fear to anger to now arousal, Marcus finds himself determined to meet the mysterious E once and for all. Their meeting doesn’t quite go as planned, however, and when Marcus wakes alone, he finds himself chasing after the man that once chased him.
I liked this one quite a bit; the one sided letters sent from E in the beginning morphs into one sided letters from Marcus. Even after the two men finally get together, the letters continued, which brought a nice constant to the story itself. Marcus and E shared a kind of symmetry; they came from different backgrounds but had the same wants and needs which was easily satisfied when together. While it was easy to see where the author could’ve stopped the story and had a nice short story for her troubles, I was so very grateful that the story instead continued on. The book, while having a quite a good amount of sex in it, also has a deeper plot and it was immensely satisfying to see the difficulties crop up only to be overcome.
There was so much more to this story than I had been expecting and I enjoyed every page of it. I loved the characters and their correspondence and the ending was just the perfect little happy ending to wrap it all up. The bdsm I’ve tagged the story with isn’t heavy and is more along the lines of rough sex with a couple of instances of more defined kink so if that would normally put you off of reading this one, I encourage you to give it a chance anyway. This was a really good book, I enjoyed the heck out of it and I look forward to reading it again!