Title: Iniquitous Solace
Authors: Max and Penelope Jones
Publisher: Cherish Desire
Release Date: January 30, 2013
My Rating: 5 Stars
‘Iniquitous Solace’ is the tale of two lovelorn strangers. Chance has placed them in each other’s path, and their encounter is captured through powerful erotic poetry. Through the eyes of our poets, we follow them on an emotional journey through life. As we delve deep into their souls, we share their joys and heartbreaks, their passions and lusts. The poetry is written in the raunchy style you’ve come to love from these writers, and now all they ask is you take the plunge, and indulge in ‘Iniquitous Solace’ – their ‘Rhythmic Words of Lust and Love.’
Here’s the deal: I rarely (okay, pretty much never) read poetry. But, this particular book looked interesting so I thought I’d give it a try. I am so glad that I did: I hate to think that I would have missed out.
I read the book all the way through, quickly, and then immediately read it again. I wanted, no needed, to continue the experience. It is beautiful, dark, and deliciously sexy. Told in a back and forth between the two characters, the story is wonderfully realized through emotionally raw, captivating, and often delightfully kinky poems. Two people with dark pasts and deep-seated fears find fulfillment and comfort in their mutual lust, love, and understanding. As much as I enjoyed their sensual journey as whole, each poem is wonderful in its own right.
This book will go in the ever-growing pile of books that I love and will pick up again and again, a pleasure to read and destined to become a great friend.
“Over under, atop of me and more
You know just how to make me mewl and turn me into your whore
You love me, you need me, you want me too
Always there to push, and to guide me
I need to just wait for your cue
Our lives become one, I begin where you end
Because of you I transcend
I love you today, tomorrow, forever
We will endeavor
*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.