Beyond Curious

While this is not the first time that I have read a lesbian erotic romance novel this is the first time that the story was actually as good as the sex scenes. While the initial story of a stereotypical butch and femme was a little off putting I quickly out those aside when I found the author put those stereotypes to bed herself. She focuses mainly on the budding relationship with the main characters and uses some of the more realistic insecurities that follow a same sex couple when one is not fully out of the closet. I appreciate the author's sensitivity to the subject but am glad that I did not have to read about Emily's struggle to come out. (That may sound harsh but I would rather focus on the fun parts of a couple than the bad.)There is sincerity and openness about both Annie and Emily that made me want to root for them the moment that they met each other. The sex scenes were carnally erotic but sweet at the same time. I just want more!!

The only complaint that I have- and it is one that I have used for all of her stories- is that they are all too short. Ms. Smith is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and I am always ecstatic to read her stories. I highly recommend everyone read this story.

Book Blurb for Beyond Curious

Annie’s dreading the piano lessons that her grandmother’s will demanded she take…until she meets her teacher, Emily. Far from the elderly cat lady Annie had envisioned, Emily is sexy, blonde and completely irresistible.

Emily has never been with a woman, but Annie attracts her in a way that no one else has. Despite Emily’s initial misgivings, it doesn’t take long for their relationship to move from teacher and student to something much more than either of them expected—something that might lead to the love of a lifetime.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2011 4.25