June Bug

Rated 3.80/5 based on 5 reviews
New England in the early eighties was a simpler place. Ben and June had been summer friends since they could barely walk. As the years pass their friendship deepens and changes until the events of the year they turn eighteen bring a seismic change in their relationship. More

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Words: 14,800
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458120717
About JT Harding

Tess Harding started writing fiction at the age of 9, but had to wait until she was 24 before being published professionally. That was a long time ago, and somewhere along the way real life demanded her attention and she drifted away from writing until recently.

Tess writes erotic fiction which, she sincerely believes, is different. Many works under that banner consist of graphic and extreme sex. Tess believes that true eroticism only comes from character and storyline. Therefore, her fiction may take a while to get going, but it will get you there in the end and, it can be argued, will result in greater satisfaction.

Tess Harding lives with her partner close to Hereford, near the border between England and Wales, where myth is still strong and civilization a thin veneer. Raised on the East Coast of America, she spends most of her time at her home looking out over green fields and a river. She also travels when she can, particularly loving France and Italy, as well as making forays back to the land of her birth to visit friends and relatives.

JT Harding won the Literotica Halloween 2011 contest with her story Samhain Cider.

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Review by: Parvati on July 27, 2012 :
I've enjoyed reading it. It's a well-written and I liked the characters though not really entirely original. My only beef with the story, believe it or not, is the use of condoms! Isn't this set in the early 80's? This is pre-AIDS era and I think are still promiscuous at that time. Condoms I think is not yet popular and to teenagers? Ah, I don't think so. I just think it makes the setting less authentic to the time it is set to. But still good writing is still good writing and I'm glad to have come across this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Val Pearson on June 22, 2011 :
A sizzling coming of age story, June and Ben reminded me of when times were simpler and innocence was abundant. What I wouldn't give back to go back in time. This story brought back some old memories, only this time I was remembering through the eyes of Ben and June. One of the funniest parts of the book was June herself. She was a girl who needed a filter on her mouth, and wow that sure took me down memory lane as well. June's character was bold and one who knew what she wanted out of life. The scenes between Ben and June's father were priceless and so much like the "I'm going to kill you if you look at my daughter wrong" scenarios. It was brilliant.

I've never had the opportunity to read any of JT Harding's work and I must say that I am pleasantly surprised. This was a very short book yet it evoked many emotions that I had completely forgotten about. I definitely look forward to reading more from this author. Now, how do I go back in time to when I was 18 and where is the closest sand dune?
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Erin Lausten on June 16, 2011 :
This was a sweet story. Set over several years of summer vacations and budding love it drew you in to the lives and passion of the two young lovers. It took a little while to get going and there were some errors that stood out but if those don’t bother you the story is lovely and definitely worth the read. It does get explicit in places so keep that in mind, but it fits in with the growing love between the couple. . It was a nice way to spend a couple hours.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: New Dawning Books on March 07, 2011 :
Writer shows potential, but his/her inexperience shows. The story was pleasant and enjoyable, except for a plethora of editing errors.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: SRDMD69 on March 04, 2011 :
June Bug is a special and warm story...written by a Special and wonderful author, JT Harding. Having read this misty eye producing story twice... the characters are well developed and as such you feel very close to them and wish and pray for a satisfying conclusion. To say too much more would take away the pleasure You Will get from buying and reading it yourself.
I strongly recommend reading this and any other JT Harding short and book length stories available. I have read most of them and always wait patiently for new ones.
If I were forced to create one criticism it would be that "I wanted the story to longer?"
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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