Some sexual actions have consequences…
We thought we could branch outside of the norm. Explore my sexual fantasies. Dip our toes in a kinky pond just to see how it felt.
But you can’t have sex with your husband’s best friend in front of him without consequences. Ripples in the pond. A subtle shifting of events and feelings and triggers that will eventually affect every core molecule of your marriage. Your friendships. Your life.
Once I knelt down between the two of them, everything changed. And now, I’m faced with wading in deeper or drying off my pink manicured toes and trying to pretend it never happened.
They say that three is a crowd, but what about four?
What about more?
This is the truth of what I started when I confessed my desires and he gave them to me.
*Twisted Marriage is the sequel to Filthy Vows.
Confessions…those are what led Elle and Easton North to explore their sexual fantasies, together, while participating in a number of escapades that would most definitely be classified as forbidden or taboo, but in Elle and Easton’s eyes, the dalliances they have with other people, the filthy and twisted encounters they revel in are only meant to spice things up not destroy what they view as a strong and healthy marriage.
But, regardless of how much a married couple can be on the same page when it comes to stepping out of their comfort zone and steeping into the kinkier and dirtier side of their sexual appetites, when it comes to matters of the heart, repercussions, consequences, insecurities, and complications must be dealt with and worked through so that as their relationship changes and adjusts to their newfound wants and needs, they never lose who they are as a friends, partners, and lovers.
What happens behind closed doors between a married couple and who they choose to invite into their bedroom is not wholly acceptable by society; oftentimes, unconventional, taboo, and/or twisted acts are frowned upon, but that’s not really what Twisted Marriage is about…because while there is a fear of judgment and a negative perception of what Easton is fulfilling for his wife, what makes everything even more tenuous is what they risk in exploring Elle’s sexual desires and the questions they may come into play the further into their exploration they go.
Some people would argue that the fact that Elle desires to bring another person into their marriage bed in order to explore her kinkier, more sexualized self proves that her and Easton’s marriage is not a healthy one – that they can’t fulfill each other’s every want and need, and while I can somewhat understand where these people are coming from, if they ever wanted to test their theory and read about a married couple who are more than enough for one another but are just looking to spice things up a bit, they need look no further than Elle and Easton North.
The trials and tribulations of a marriage, even a happily married couple, are realistically portrayed in Twisted Marriage, allowing readers to find a common ground with Elle and Easton, even if they would never choose the path that this couple took to explore another side of themselves. What’s clear despite the missteps and roadblocks this couple faces is that through all the highs and lows, ups and downs of their marriage, the one thing that has kept them together is their undying love for one another and because that idea resonates from the pages of this story, I never doubted that they would make it through…that they would remain a happy and loving husband and wife – a partnership that will only grow with what they’ve added to their marriage instead of costing them everything.
I appreciate the way Alessandra Torre explores the nuances of this story line and works tirelessly to show what Elle and Easton mean to each other and that the fact that they want to explore their sexual sides a bit more doesn’t mean that they can’t satisfy one another’s every desire. This is just the path they decided worked for them and while a lot of couples would never choose this approach, Torre makes it extremely difficult to judge Mr. and Mrs. North because they remain what they’ve always been to each other – everything.
4.5 Poison Apples
About the Author
Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest-blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.
In addition to writing, Alessandra is the creator of Alessandra Torre Ink, a website, community, and online school for aspiring authors.
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