The Fence is a story about the duality that resides in all of us. On one side of "the fence" is our cultivated, well-adjusted mask, on the other side is darkness, lust, desire, and savagery...
A chilly May night. A sleeping suburban neighborhood. A young man brings his girlfriend home after their date. They're both virgins, but he's ready to take their relationship to the next level. Literally aching, he tries every angle he can think of to help her see things his way, but she revels in teasing him, dangling promises of more intimacy in front of him, only to snatch it away at the last moment. The dreaded blue balls set in, leaving him only one option.
Disappointed, in the concealment behind the fence of her garden, he takes matters in his own hand, literally. To expedite the much-needed relief, he explores dark and forbidden fantasies, things he wouldn't dare discuss with his pure and unspoiled girlfriend...if she'll be his girlfriend for much longer.
But then the ambush springs. They weren't alone, kissing and cuddling on the porch steps of her house. Someone was watching. Someone depraved, neglected, ravenous and ready to grant a young man's wishes. But our young hero very quickly finds out that you should be careful what you wish for. Because what you get just might be a lot more than you can handle...
The Fence is all that stands between us and our animal nature. It serves as a boundary, keeps us safe and civilized until darkness falls and the enclosure fails...unleashing something into the night that is not quite human...
WARNING: contains explicit scenes
REVIEW: 4 out 5 Behind-The-Fence-Meetings
This book was given to me as part of a review exchange. I had no idea what the book was about when I received it, and everything I have to say about it is honest truth.
Cover: A lot of self-published books are none too fancy on cover work, but this cover image is engaging and does a good job of describing genre without breaking all of Amazon's no-no rules.
Plot: This story contains a clear beginning, middle, and end, complete with a lot of really wonderful detail. Some stories that contain sex scenes skimp on the what, when, and why of a story, instead jumping to the sex scenes where detail is given right down to what way the wind is blowing while who does what to whom. But this story is detailed from the opening paragraph. You're sucked into the story quickly, it's engaging and entertaining, making you want to read further and get into the head of this story's young couple. Questions arise while reading that are answered throughout and at the end. The story leaves the reader thinking at the end, and for days after. The plot twist (which I won't give away) had me scratching my head wondering who the mystery character was for a while, which is always a bonus. When things are too obvious there's a bit of fun lost. But this was fun. The ending is equally as fun, throwing a bit irony into the flavor of things, which I personally enjoy in my reading.
My Take: What's really nice about this story is how practical it is. I think a lot of people can relate to the type of relationship shared by the young couple. Frustration for more is a factor for a lot of inexperienced youth, and the waiting can be infuriating as well as maddening. Male or female, the reader can place themselves into either role and understand the motivation behind decisions that are made. The author has a good understanding of this, which is why I think it was excused so well. Description was spot-on; I was able to visualize everything, making for ease of reading. I didn't stumble on poor editing or grammatical issues, which is a huge bonus in any self-published story. This author cares about her work and how it's displayed for the world to see. Much appreciated by moi.
Overall this is a book I'd recommend for those who enjoy a satisfying, descriptive, lusty read about young love, growing up, and all those wonderfully unexpected bumps along the way.
Lusty Soul, or Lucy, is a simple Flemish girl with eclectic interests. She started writing erotica to vent her mind, and to improve her command of the English language. In her free time she's an avid reader of horror and speculative fiction of such grand masters as Stephen King and Dan Simmons. Her musical tastes range from A to Z and everything in between. She's very active on social media and fights a continuous battle to conquer her legendary procrastination. If she ever publishes another story, that dragon will have been slain...temporarily...
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