ebook, 10 pages.
Read on January 06, 2014.
This was a recommended read from Valentine Bonnaire herself to introduce me to her writing. Needless to say I was more than happy to do so and after reading “Bing Cherry Silk” I am looking forward to seeing what else this author has to offer. You can download and read this lovely short piece at Smashwords. Click here to follow Valentine’s blog.
I admit, I did not know what a bing cherry was. Yes, I have had cherries before but I had never heard of this type. I am from Canada in a province where it is too cold to grow fruit even in the summer, where as Valentine is from Southern California according to her About Me page and I imagine items like bing cherries are much more common there. If you need to know what a bing cherry looks like, this is it:
They’re a glorious colour aren’t they? I am glad I was able to get an idea of their colour and lustre before reading this story as it just added to imagery of the silk panties that are so deliciously described in this short story.
The story is hugely sensual and focuses on the complications of love, relationships and desire and how our personal growth can alter all of that. A nameless art student finds herself in love with her professor and is torn by her neediness for him and his apparent love for her despite not wanting to leave his wife. It’s when a pair of bing cherry coloured silk panties are left for her by a random admirer at her own house party does she come to a realization about herself, her needs and her own desires. What makes this story erotic isn’t the neat and stimulating sex scenes but the suspense and awakening that comes with the presence of these silk bing cherry panties.
I think my biggest disappointment with the story was the ending. The story built up the impeding decision that the main character was going make in terms her lover after the appearance the pink panties and I just felt the ending was rushed and unsatisfying in this sense. I believe that author was trying to go for something more subtle but I feel that it feel short of my expectations and with how the rest of the story built up.
Overall, a wicked steamy and satisfying short read for any erotica lover. Thanks Valentine!