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The Story of Jo by Justine Elyot
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The Story of Jo (edition 2018)

by Justine Elyot (Author)

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Member:Barb_H
Title:The Story of Jo
Authors:Justine Elyot (Author)
Info:Sinful Press (2018), 275 pages
Collections:Read
Rating:*****
Tags:Ebook, Fiction, Owned, Read in 2018, LT Giveaway, Erotica, BDSM

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This book is very well written, super sexy, and a terrific erotic story. I will be seeking more books written by this author in the future. ( )
  Barb_H | Nov 15, 2018 |
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Story of Jo is a sweet and beautiful story, successfully capturing the loving and romantic nature of a Dominant/Submissive (D/s) relationship. I enjoyed both my first and second read of the Story of Jo.

The focus of the story is Josephine who attends a Creative Leadership conference only to have her attention completely diverted by another of the attendees, Emmett. Emmett's banter quickly has her off-balance and irritated with him and yet she finds herself agreeing to have dinner with him...and then at dinner, agreeing to so much more.

The sex scenes are intimate, erotic and gracefully written. I was pleased to see that the characters engaged in negotiation, that consent was sought by Emmett and that he "checked in" with Josephine. He did this both early in the relationship and after it was already established. Elyton successfully includes this important aspect of D/s while keeping wonderfully sexy and romantic. Josephine and Emmett's negotiations are among the hottest parts of the story.

While Story of Jo pays homage to the Story of O, tonally they are very different. Where Story of O is dark and somewhat brooding, Story of Jo is fun and joyful.

If you're seeking a fun erotic romance with some light D/s, I'm certain you'll enjoy this story as much as I did. ( )
  feaelin | Oct 2, 2018 |
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Formulaic erotic novel, with titilating, simplistic dialog between Jo(sephine) and Emmett and later on (in part five 'Menagerie') one Charles Fox.

Novel is divided into five parts, the titles of each alluding perhaps to French technique d'amour: Un Coup de Foudre / Ensemble / L'Etranger / Rapprochement / Menagerie.

Other literary allusions: The Story of O / Sade's 'Justine' / and possibly Thomas Elyot (1490-1546), English diplomat and scholar, who authored In Defence of Good Women re: Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of King Henry VIII.

After a threesome romp (Menagerie) the reader is pleased to learn from The Story of Jo's last sentence that ”The future was [sic] in triplicate.” ( )
  chuck_ralston | Sep 16, 2018 |
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