Lust, Simon is the story of an eighteen-year-old boy, Simon Spears. Simon hides from his family and friends that he is gay. With all the hormones and horniness that he needs to express physically, he pursuits his sexual journey to experience his sexual identity with different guys and men. This journey as lustful and erotic it is comes with lots of struggles for living the double life. Simon gets blackmailed by one of his classmates after reading his reply to an anonymous gay classmate online. This could’ve cost him his friendship with his best friends. But fortunately, Simon with the help of his family and friends can fix things and meet that anonymous classmate with who he falls in love.
The story is inspired by the book Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and its movie adaptation Love, Simon. There are two versions of the book, a taboo version with a red cover and a non-taboo version with a white cover. I have read the taboo version in which Simon has sexual encounters with his brother and father. This takes place in John Valjean’s universe so expect all the males to have large penises. The smallest is 8 inches! 😋. Yep, size does matter in erotica and thankfully the author does give us the size of every man Simon hooks up with. The book is divided into a total of thirteen chapters. Every chapter has at least one explicit encounter between the main character and one of the other characters. The first chapter sets the mood of the story by introducing Simon, his family members, and his close friends. Everything is narrated from Simon’s point of view which made things more interesting as the reader will look at the world and men through his eyes!
At the beginning of the story, Simon is still a virgin and he loses his virginity with Cory the landscaper in a very hot sexual encounter. Right after that, it is as if a huge door has opened for the boy. He turns to a big slut who wants to have all kinds of sexual experiments with toys and men. The variety that Valjean offers the readers is tremendous. Various erotic situations that will make you gasp and get thirsty! This is not new when it comes to the author’s writing. Every single book of his I read in the past had such effect on me but in Lust, Simon the dosage is doubled due to the length of the story and the many themes he used here. Incredible job indeed.
I liked many of the characters here. Reading the story from Simon’s eyes and following him with his struggles and crazy encounters makes him top the list. The family members especially his brother Lee added a lot of warmth to the story. The understanding of his mom is something one would highly appreciate. Both Gabby and Laura were friends that one would love to have. They supported Simon and were there for him. As for the sexual encounters they are many and all of them were too hot! I feel after every single one Simon was getting sluttier and more of a cum pig 😁. His encounters in the restroom were fantastic both the anonymous ones and with the bullies. Again the sex scene with coach Evans and Thad was scorching. However, the forbidden fruit is the incest sex with his brother and dad. Those two encounters were explosive, both sexually and emotionally.
Once I asked on Twitter all the authors I follow about their “Magnum Opus” work, John Valjean answered Lust, Simon. After reading it, I couldn’t agree more with him. For me, it is also one of my new most favorite gay erotica. I can’t wait to read the sequel. A must-read.
(reviewed 11 months after purchase)