Mar 21 2017

A Review of Oops An Incubus Got Me Pregnant! by Vanessa E. Silver

Oops An Incubus Got Me Pregnant! by Vanessa E. Silver

Oops An Incubus Got Me Pregnant! by Vanessa E. Silver

There are far too many works that are short, lack direction and are missing a lot of things. Poor dialogue is a problem, a story without purpose isn’t much of a story to be told. But most of all, leaving the characters with no soul, no life means there can be nothing good that comes with the closing of the story.

Sex alone isn’t a story, suggesting there is more is a start, but not paying that off within the pages is a mistake. Focusing on the characters, what makes them tick is the basis on which all else is told. When that’s cast aside, then there are issues.

The work tells the story of:

Claudia is happy that she has moved into her new apartment to mark a fresh start to her life, even despite hearing talk of a ghost already inhabiting her new home. But she is not put off in the slightest, thinking that any mention of the supernatural is absurd.

However, Claudia will soon find her beliefs tested when she comes face to face with the seductive Lord Malcolm Greyjoy the resident incubus who lived over a century and half ago and is now determined to make Claudia his completely.

Claudia tries to at fight against the powerful pull she feels towards Malcolm, but when desire overwhelms them both she finds herself surprisingly very willing to surrender to all of his demands!

Claudia has a new home, but it comes with a past. That past comes to haunt her and when the truth comes out, she finds herself at the tender mercies of an incubus with a single desire.

The work is a hot flash that really isn’t much of one. The heat is muted, the erotica is more porn than it is erotica and even then, it did nothing for me. There isn’t really a connection between Claudia and Malcolm to speak of, and whatever there is, doesn’t get explored very much, if at all. There’s more focus on the connection between Claudia and a friend of hers, both in story and time spent, than with Malcolm.

Malcolm, the incubus of the work, is rather two dimensional, wanting one thing from Claudia and beyond that his character doesn’t develop, become more, or have much that interested me. In a similar vein, Claudia’s backstory is skimmed over and that never should have happened. It leaves a lot of questions behind needing answers to explain what was going on here. But in the rush to get to the erotica, beyond Claudia’s telephone calls, that never happens.

Then there is the problem with the dialogue. It simply sounds wrong in so many ways. It is stilted, odd, and it just doesn’t fit. It’s very much like the characters are reading from a script and doing that badly at times. This takes much away as well, and any intimacy between Claudia and Malcolm gets submerged beneath, not being about to come out.

The ending is, most of all, a disappointment. The work comes to a screeching halt, with no actual meaning to the ending. Malcolm is flat and Claudia’s needs are ignored, the pair’s moment only serving to make the work’s title be true, but otherwise it means next to nothing.

The work needs a serious editing, to being the characters to life, to bring some kind of plot, and to make the ending make more sense than it does. It’s a shame considering that both main characters could be something more than they are, they never get the chance.

One and a half pitchforks out of five.

The dialogue needs work, the story needs that as well. While this is a hot flash, there isn’t heat, there isn’t much of a story either. It’s confused, lost and needing direction and plot. The ending leaves a lot to be desired and most of all the title just screams that the story isn’t erotica, it’s porn. That’s the real shame here, there could be something made of this, but not as this story is.



Mar 20 2017

Wait By TeraS

There wasn’t much time for writing this week once again. As such I worried that the story this week is another one of the very short ones that perhaps don’t always manage to say everything that I want them to. But my heart assures me that, as long as I share what is on my mind, and enjoy doing it, every story is worth the …


By TeraS


Seasons change as time passes: Spring gives way to Summer, then Fall and the snows of Winter. Eventually, the winter snows bring the world to pause, to rest, to a time where life gathers itself in anticipation of Spring’s return.

But, before the Spring can be, all must wait.

For a certain red-tail of the Realm, waiting is a difficult thing to manage. Her mind constructs lists upon lists; thoughts bind themselves to thoughts. By the time the middle of winter has come and gone, Tera has written out several notebooks, using them to fill the time between the moments that were and the moments to be.

But before those moments can be, even a queen must wait.

Those notebooks—with red covers, of course—tell of many things. Some hold fragments of stories to be told, when the time is right, when the moment allows and the words begin to place themselves into the open. In those fragments are worlds unseen by other eyes: places of adventure, places in intrigue, places of romance, places of mystery all waiting their turn to be shared.

But before those tales can be, they must wait.

In other books bound in red, her handwriting—as difficult to read as she thinks it is—tells of the pleasures of seduction, the moments of love she has seen, the entwining of souls, the delights in the moment of wonder found. Every loop and curl, every crossed “t” and dotted “i” carries the potential for amazing arousal and flawless fulfillment.

But before that bliss can be, the moments must wait.

More pages held with red offer glimpses of memories: the love of her mother barely known, then lost, of another mother cherished and missed now more dearly than she can explain. Each recollection connects her to her family, to her tailself, to those absent from the Realm whom she wished would return.

But before the tears and laughter can flow, her emotions must hold and wait.

As she looks out upon the snows for the first few bits of green to begin to show from beneath the white that has been there for so long, there is still another notebook with her. A page is open, her pen resting there.

The moment holds, for both must wait.

She looks at the stack of books, the words written over the deepest time of the year, the words calling out from where they await, anxious for her to see them once more, to take those words, the moments, the tears, the love and laughter, and share them with the world. They would linger as long as required, always silent, but never entirely patient.

How much longer would they have to wait?

The snows will not be there much longer. The Winter has begun, grudgingly, to give in to the Spring. The snows are going away once more, the warmth of the new spring is just around the corner, calling to all. The time of waiting is coming to a close again, offering the beginning of life made anew.

She need not, should not, but she still waits.

A thought comes to her. The page takes her thoughts as they flow from the tip of the pen once more: thoughts of the time spent waiting, the moments waiting, the life waiting. There is a melancholy in her smile, her words upon the page. She pauses in the midst of a thought, her hand stilled.

She finds herself once more, once again, pausing to wait.

Setting the pen down on the table beside her, she closes the notebook, winding a red ribbon around the words written, cradling the precious thing in her hands. This book is done, the words within must wait for their moment as do so many of her words, thoughts, tears, loves, and seductions.

The words whisper that she shouldn’t wait.

The Queen of the Realm looks across the room to see her heart waiting patiently for his Dear One to come to her choice. In his hands he holds a cup of tea, and she suddenly realizes that he’s placed a cup for her by the stack of red notebooks.

She knows that she shouldn’t make him wait.

He, of course, has all the time in the world for her. The indecision is something he knows well: so few have seen her moments of hesitancy, but he knows them well. He has seen her wait for the words to be right, even though she can’t let herself believe they will never be so. Since he never notices time pass when he’s with her, he has no idea how long he spends waiting for the inspiration to come and make the words be what she wants them to be.

But the tea really shouldn’t wait . . . not much longer.

Hesitantly, she offers the book in her hands to her heart. He is always, but always, the first to hold her words, where she believes he sees her flaws, her mistakes, and how awful her words really are—though he has only ever found wondrous stories. And so he accepts her gift in the same way he has always done.

He’s waited for her gift shared, always willing to wait.

The ribbon unwound, the book opened, she now waits for his thoughts about all for which she had made him wait. In this time, in the moments that come, however, there is a truth she knows most of all.

She is willing to wait.

Mar 19 2017

A Review of Milked by the Incubus by Ruby Thurston

Milked by the Incubus by Ruby Thurston

Milked by the Incubus by Ruby Thurston

A few months ago I reviewed the prequel work in a new series called Demon Slave and you can find that review here on the Tale. There was, at least to me, a lot of depressive aspects to the story of the main character Zoe and that tended to make that work a difficult read for me. Today’s review, of the first work in the series, has its darker moments, there’s no question, but at the same time there’s a slight difference in tone that made the work a better read as a whole.

The D/s themes are as strong as before, there’s still a degree of some parts of the work being a little bit over the top, but in spite of this there’s an important difference. The world building, the creation of each character, including Zoe, does a lot to take things beyond the erotica towards something more.

The work tells the story of:

In a world where demons have taken over earth, Zoe Miller sees one way to ensure her safety and future: volunteer to become a sex slave to a demon master. She chooses an incubus to lead her into the dawning age of demon dominance, expecting him to transform her into the perfect busty pet, bursting with cream for him to drink.

But Gadriel is no typical incubus. One mistake—seducing another, more powerful prince’s lover—cost him his crown and most of his powers. Reluctant to accept his new life as a mere lust demon and governor of Northern California, Gadriel takes on a human. He plans to use her only for nourishment purposes and as a reward for his loyal hellhound—a slave for his slave.

With her lofty demonic dreams smashed, Zoe resolves to give her new masters only what they ask for, nothing more. But despite a frustrating start, immersion in her new life might just be a slice of heaven in a world overrun by hell.

Zoe has made her choice and with that comes the end of her old life and the beginning of something new. But there are challenges to face, dreams to hold onto or have shattered. The world changed before, now Zoe will as well. Whether that is her dream or nightmare isn’t up to her, it’s the choice of the being that holds her leash, life and all.

The work follows on immediately from the prequel and wastes no time in drawing Zoe into the world of the demons that have taken over the Earth. There’s quite a bit of story told, setting up what’s on Zoe’s horizon and in that comes quite a bit of information about this universe. At the same time, once Zoe’s choice is made, the work moves directly into a D/s theme with some heat brought from Zoe’s submissive needs and desires.

The most time, overall, is spent in the erotica and being so there’s a certain tone to it that didn’t quite work for me in the same way that the prequel didn’t as well. It’s not abusive as such, though at some points it’s really over the top and that brought me out of the story at times. Being that there is a supernatural tone to the work, that makes sense, but the scenes go a little too far, are a little too over the top. Much of that comes from the incubus of this work Gadriel.

Gadriel is, for the most part, a mystery that is only hinted at, not really delved into deeply. He is an incubus, horns and tail and all, but there’s a wall between who he is and what he shows to Zoe as they meet and their plot develops. As a dominant, he’s pushing the limits at many points, bordering on abuse many times and that too much of the heat out of the erotica for me. Despite that, many of the D/s moments that weren’t totally enwrapped with sex did sound and read well. Gadriel is a harsh and firm dominant, but there’s an aspect within him that appears fleetingly and I really wanted to see more of that rather than the colder front he displays.

In the last few pages of the work, a succubus, Ashtara, appears and she’s just about the most stereotypically written succubus I could imagine. What’s interesting at least is that she’s supposed to be a Duchess of Lust, but she isn’t. That is a story to be told, of course, as she seems to be important to where the series goes, but if she’s simply there as a means to an end with regards to Gadriel and Zoe, that need not be.

Zoe as a character is well developed overall, but the same can’t be said about Gadriel, even less so for Ashtara. The erotica overwhelms the plot many times which makes some of moments when plot and story need to develop seem to be rushed. The D/s theme, at least for me, is a bit too dark and impersonal. While I understand why that is, from my perspective and experience there needs to be more development of that story. The darker tones are still there, holding sway over everything, and while that works, it takes a lot of the moments of joy from Zoe. Perhaps the one thing that’s missing, the joy of being submissive to the right dominant.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

Overall this is a much better read than the prequel, but there’s still too much focus on the erotic scenes and not enough on building up this universe, fleshing out the characters more and setting up the overall story arc more than it is. Zoe still is finding her way, Gadriel is a cypher beyond his being an incubus and as for Ashtara, she’s far too stereotypical for my tastes as a succubus.

Where the series goes from here could turn really dark, considering how things closed and I hope it doesn’t because that would be the expected thing to do. I expect that Zoe will be in danger, but where that takes her and Gadriel is what interests me. I hope that’s more surprising than just being a D/s fantasy wrapped in the guise of a story about incubi and their pets.

There’s a solid story here and I think that’s where the focus needs to be. The erotica will be there of course, and it should support the story. But erotica for the sake of itself leaves a lot of story languishing in its wake.



Mar 19 2017

A Review of The Demon Made Her Do It series by Charlene Hunt

The Demon Made Her Do It: Her Mother's Boyfriend by Charlene Hunt

The Demon Made Her Do It: Her Mother’s Boyfriend by Charlene Hunt

A series today for review on the Tale which consists of five very short works of erotica that have an incubus at the centre of events that unfold. Being that each work in the series is, once the cover, the end matter and only the story remains, is about ten pages in length that’s a bit disappointing. More so that in each case there’s not a lot of story developed for the sake of the story driving directly into the erotica.

Sex and lust aren’t quite the same thing. There’s a vital thing that comes with neither of them. Being made to find relief without need, or want, isn’t relief. It becomes something more like an endless trap.

The series is:

The series tells the story of:

Lacey Stevens is frustrated by her mom’s over-protectiveness. Even though Lacey’s in college now, her mom is determined to stop her daughter from dating. Which is totally hypocritical of her, given that Lacey’s about to combust from her own thwarted desires.

Luckily for her, the sex demon Stygos is about to make all her darkest dreams come true. Seven feet tall and black as night, Stygos’ muscular four arms and prehensile tail – and other remarkable attributes – provide a gateway to a great ecstasy than most mortals will experience in a lifetime. All of Lacey’s pleasure is now under his control, and by obeying his commands she can finally experience the release she so desperately needs.

Rather than reviewing each work individually, the following review takes the series as a whole:

The series is actually two separate situations with two different women having encounters with two different incubi. This seems to have led to some confusion for the author as their book summaries mix up the main characters’ names from the beginning of the series. Beyond that, there’s really no thread that runs through all of these stories, they are a group of hot flashes in which each main character is, for lack of a better word, made to do things via mind control and sexual need.

That isn’t a poor idea for a plot outline, there’s some heat in that, a story to be told, but in this series once the main character is introduced, the slippery slide into the clutches of the evil incubi is relentless. Better than three quarters of the work is centred on what amounts to a porn movie scene as a whole. There’s no story, there’s no development of the characters. The incubi gloat, the women in the series are used in all kinds of different ways in an attempt to quell their need for sex.

And that is, to be honest, very boring. There needs to be story with erotica to make things interesting, but here that doesn’t really come, even if all of the characters do. There are little snippets of ideas which are interesting and really needed to be explored. For example, the terms of service snippet that appears in the later work is really interesting, but it’s never used in the story themselves. The story about Omat and Stygos isn’t told, they are mostly stereotypical incubi that want to toy with their prey and be amused in their reactions.

As well, the sudden shift from one story to another at the third book left me confused as to why that happened. The story of Meredith and Omat never really goes anywhere, which is a shame because that’s the more interesting of the two threads. The erotica is stereotypical in a lot of ways, the heat is barely present. More story could have helped make me care more about the characters and be more involved in the stories themselves.

The characters are cardboard, the story is thin, the erotica has little heat. As a quick piece of erotica, for some that will work, for me it does not. As well, making this a series rather than a single work doesn’t make things better, honestly I think it causes the series to suffer a lot.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

The series is mostly porn movie scenes with a little bit of plot trying to hold it all together. I didn’t really find my way into the series, I didn’t find Lacey interesting or for that matter Stygos either. Meredith isn’t as well, nor is Omat. Hot flashes these works might be, but as things are for story, for plot, for developing the characters, I just didn’t find much of that here.



Mar 18 2017

A YouTube of Morrigan Aensland Line Art that’s quite neat

Most of the YouTubes I find of succubus art are ones in which line art is being coloured and it’s quite nice to find the occasional one in which the art itself comes to form…

If you cannot see this video here on the Tale, please try this link.

In case the video vanishes, here is the completed artwork as well…

Morrigan Aensland by Melissa Ortiz

Morrigan Aensland by Melissa Ortiz

I just love Morrigan’s expression in this art. It’s cute, having a neat little smirk that I do rather enjoy here. The hair is interesting, though I would have liked to see it being a bit more “full” in how it looks, seeming a bit unfinished here.

It’s always nice to see Morrigan being shown a bit outside of her usual look and being so, this is quite interesting to me…



Mar 17 2017

A Review of My Best Friend is a Succubus: Book Three: Embrace of Evil by Amanda Clover

My Best Friend is a Succubus: Book Three: Embrace of Evil by Amanda Clover

My Best Friend is a Succubus: Book Three: Embrace of Evil by Amanda Clover

It’s been some time since a work has appeared in the My Best Friend is a Succubus series by Amanda Clover. I reviewed the first two works in the series in 2016, and you can find them here and here on the Tale and while the series had promise, there were a lot of little things that bothered me, and they really shouldn’t have.

The third work in the series recently was published and so I’ll be reviewing that work today on the Tale. My hope for the third work came to, for the most part, hoping that there would be a lot more story told about Morgana, her world and what exactly is going on overall plot wise. Beyond that, seeing some needed character development would be a good thing as well. But most of all, I hoped that the relationship between Faith and Morgana would grow.

The work tells the story of:

Faith’s boring life has been turned upside down!

Faith Granger’s best friend is a soul-sucking demoness named Morgana. Unfortunately, Morgana has been captured by a group of religious creeps called the Holy Inquisition intent on destroying all demons and recovering the magic codex Faith used to summon the succubus.

When in doubt, double down! Faith recruits her friends and decides to summon another demon so she can rescue Morgana. It’s worth the risk, reasons the budding sorceress, because her feelings for the succubus may run a little deeper than friendship.

Will Faith rescue her ravishing bestie from the Inquisition? Will love blossom between unwitting sorceress and sexy demoness?

Faith’s problems just seem to be getting worse all the time. Morgana’s life is in danger and there’s very few places for her to turn. Seeing no other choice, Faith tells all to her friends and together they are going to try to save Morgana. But there are others watching and in making a fateful choice, Faith might well doom the world.

This work follows on immediately after the events in the prior story, and that takes Faith towards making a series of choices that, like most of them she’s made so far, have unintended consequences. There’s a bit more character development, the plot is a little more involved as well. Overall, that did add  something to both Faith and Morgana’s characters, but it also left behind some points which didn’t seem to make a lot of sense with the prior works in the series.

Like the other works, there is a scattered mix of erotica which really didn’t have a lot of heat overall. The climatic scene between Morgana and Faith felt rushed, uninteresting and left a lot of needed development of their relationship abandoned for the sake of introducing a new character to the series.

While Morgana is the main succubus of the series, a new succubus, called Ashara appears and with her comes yet another threat upon the many that are surrounding Faith. It really feels like there’s too many things going on which means there’s not enough time spent in drawing some of the plots towards their climax in this story. Ashara is a bit stereotypical as a Succubus, and while there is some of her history told, it’s murky, confused and rushed.

Perhaps that is the single problem in this part of the series. Everything seems to be rushed and it didn’t need to be. The story moves from place to place, moment to moment, and there’s not a lot of time allowed outside of the scattered moments of erotica for the characters to develop. Along with this comes a vast number of spelling, grammar, point-of-view and tense errors that tripped me up over and over again throughout the story. At one point the story went from being told from Faith’s perspective to suddenly reading as if it was a choose-your-own adventure book and that didn’t make any sense at all.

This work reads very much as being the weakest of the series so fat and I really wish it wasn’t. Slowing down the story would have helped, certainly another editing pass would have been a good idea. Finding heat in the erotica would be good as well. Most of all, the strangeness of some of the dialogue and the way Faith’s friends deal with her revelations, just confused things a lot more than needed to be. All that said, I like where the story is going, but there’s a lack of care and that disappointed me.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

The work needs a serious editing for the number of errors that appear at least. Beyond that, the story needs to slow down some, find the heat in the erotica and make Faith’s relationships matter more than they do. I hope the next work will focus more on Faith discovering more about her past, Morgana figuring herself out as well. The threats they both face aren’t going to be simple things to solve, I hope, but in that also needs to be the story to support things. Too many plots left dangling, too many characters left lost. Some focus needs to come and hopefully it will.



Mar 17 2017

A Review of the Ouija Lover series by Roberta Stuart

An Encounter by Roberta Stuart

An Encounter by Roberta Stuart

A review of a short two work series called Ouija Lover today on the Tale.  There’s quite a lot to like about this series, the characters and the heat within, but at the same time I do wish that the story had continued further than what it did here. The thing about telling a story about the need for passion is that need shouldn’t just comes to a close, it should be allowed to be.

A doorway opened can bring anything into being. At the same time, the past can be attracted to the present. When one’s own needs are known, there’s very little else that needs to be asked, or given.

The first work is:

The work tells of:

A rose…a candle…and a strange encounter between a man and a woman. Or is he a man?

Stephanie rediscovers an piece of her past, a ouija board she’d played with as a child. No longer a child, Stephanie and her friend discover that the board connects to a sprit and that sprit is calling to Stephanie. Answering the call, Stephanie finds herself falling into the arms of her desires, wants and needs.

The work sets up a lot of events and possibilities for the series which mainly focus on Stephanie, her needs and how the sprit summoned by the Ouija board, Li Lu, fills those needs in all sorts of deliciously wanton ways. Stephanie’s character is very interesting, has a past, and in that comes a lot of hints about who she is in the here and now which I liked. She isn’t at a loss, or weak, she has a need and the board opens a doorway that she half-heartedly takes against the warnings of other characters in the work.

The lead up to the encounter between Stephanie and Li Lu, who might or might not be an incubus, though it is highly likely he is one, is a good mix of the everyday and a little bit of supernatural tease, or if one thinks about it, perhaps a little bit of mind control as well. Stephanie doesn’t, but does, believe in the board, but it’s a sort of wishy=washy thing until her incubus appears to her.

Li Lu most likely is an incubus, but he’s mostly a mystery, not really answering questions all that much. His purpose is to take Stephanie in every way possible and throughout he’s very sure that Stephanie is loving every moment and everything that happens is what she wants things to be. I liked that, mainly because having the story fall into something dark as a twist would have really disappointed me. The fact it didn’t and what comes from the story is a very hot work of erotica, is a wonderful thing.

The story’s erotica takes up about half of the work. It isn’t silly or impossible either. What Stephanie and Li Lu experience comes to some really hot, very passionate couple sex with some lovely romance and fun mixed in. There’s a bit of wanting at the end, which makes sense for how thing story is developed, but it doesn’t ruin the heat that came before.

The one thing that was missing for me comes to a lack of detail about Li Lu himself. I feel like that was a lost opportunity, something of a gap in the story. Filling that would be nice if for no other reason than to answer some of the questions about him.

Four out of five pitchforks.

The erotica has lovely heat, the story is interesting. Stephanie’s character is well developed and while Li Lu’s character isn’t explored as much as I would have liked, he’s still a compelling character. Is he an incubus? That’s entirely likely, but then the second work in the series might have something more to tell about that.

The Taming of Bonnie by Roberta Stuart

The Taming of Bonnie by Roberta Stuart

The second work in the series builds on the heat of the first, brings into the story Stephanie’s friend Bonnie who was with her when Li Lu connected with Stephanie’s needs.

Friends share sometimes, and sometimes what they share isn’t just recipes. Having need and desire makes anything possible. The question becomes how resistant one is to something unexpected and if they are willing to take advantage of the situation presented to them.

The second work is:

The work tells the story of:

Stephanie & Bonnie are visited by an incubus, called to one of the women through a Ouija board. Sparks fly when he tries to make love to both of them.

There are secrets that even the closest of friends don’t share. It can be a crippling thing, a moment in which something happened that changes their life. Sometimes an old soul can help a young one find the way to being whole again.

If the first work was mainly centred on erotica, the second work in the series is far more concerned about developing Bonnie’s self. The book summary doesn’t really express just how involved and soul searching this part of the series for Bonnie. While there is some erotica at the beginning, that quickly is pushed aside for the sake of Bonnie herself and telling her story.

That story is a difficult one to see, it hurts a lot, and it demands that the story not be erotic or romantic. It does however demand understanding, care and the chance for redemption. Li Lu is the source for this and it comes in a way that’s gentle, caring and there’s a clear need in him to try to help Bonnie. The answer isn’t simple, she still hurts, but there’s a little bit of life, hope and even wonder in her soul when the moments pass.

Bonnie matters. She isn’t a side story here, she is the story. Stephanie is there, she’s part of the story, but as a whole, Stephanie doesn’t hold things together. She is there, she wants and desires, but that it tempered by Li Lu for Bonnie’s sake. That tells quite a lot about him, who he is. He’s not evil, far from it. That was very attractive to me and as that leads on nicely from the first work in the series, it’s good to see happen.

I felt that this work is the stronger of the two stories in many ways. From the building of the characters, to the events as they unfold. There are erotic moments, but like in the first work, they are not silly, over the top things. They make sense, they are caring, needful things and I enjoyed how the purpose of the erotica was to bring joy to all of the characters.

More focused in story, more depth given to the characters. There’s more story than erotica, which is as things should be. Telling a story, giving meaning to the characters involved, matters. Here the author did so and more.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

I still really want more about Li Lu, his past, where he is when he’s not with the women that called him to them. I liked this work mainly because there’s so much character development for Bonnie and every single word is filled with emotion for her. It’s not a simple path for Bonnie, it’s not a simple thing to overcome. That’s how real people are and between Bonnie and Stephanie, Bonnie becomes the far more complete character here.

A very good series, two stories that tell a complete tale. I would have liked a third part, if for no other purpose than to bring the mystery to a close somehow. It would be nice to give all of these characters a ‘happy ever-after’ somehow.