I read this after really liking Sterling's scrabble story, and it's a similar mix of romantic sex and witty dialogue, but the story is really... different. In a good way. This is a smart, well-written and structured romantic story about an unhappy guy who gets his life in order by revisiting the "might have beens" of his past by way of a sort of time traveling device. There are eight chapters, each focusing on a different woman (all three dimensional, in surprising ways), a different type of romantic pitfall, and a different sexual kink/fetish. What makes it surprising is just how smart, funny, and romantic it all is. By the last chapter, when he executes an elaborate plan to win the woman of his dreams, I was on the edge of my seat praying he would pull it off.
Nice erotica sampler. The last two stories were particularly good. Most BDSM/ humiliation erotica suffers from doormat female characters and male sociopaths, but Ms. Jones has a knack for creating the necessary complexities to make the stories hot and interesting instead of disturbing.
Not really the erotica I was expecting, but a surprisingly moving story about guilt, perseverance, and redemption, all clothed in an urban fantasy version of the Devil and Dan'l Webster. Excellent story and characters.