Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Review: Memories by Valentina Heart

Memories by Valentina Heart
Silver Publishing
Short Story: 80pgs
3.5 Pants Off

Marlin is a transsexual who has undergone the hormone replacement therapy for becoming a woman, but her sex reassignment surgery has never taken place. Coming home one night, she is greeted by the sight of her man, Gabe, spread out on the bed just for her.

There was good and there was bad, some of it happy and some of it sad, but as they take a journey through their memories, they light up the old flames. Sex, tears, laughter and a wicked dose of romance show what loving is all about for Marlin and Gabe.

I was hoping for a little something more, but overall I really did enjoy it. I would have liked it more if it did not read like one gigantic sex scene. The importance of the story was just overshadowed by the amount of sex, but that could just be me. I guess it can be described as liberation for our main character. Being so comfortable, finally, with her body and sharing it with the man she loves.

Marlin has arrived home to find her man splayed across like a sexy present for her to open. It’s their anniversary and they are about to heat up the sheets, but in between all the hot and sexy loving they share their past. Marlin is a transgender (male to female) and she talks about how it was growing up being trapped in a body that just did not feel or look right. The destruction it had on her family, the cruelty she received from her mother, and the understanding and acceptance she could never find. Then there was Gabe, and being with him brought her to life and gave her hope.

I did enjoy reading this one and learning about the characters, and as I wrote before, the sex part really took away from the story. There were tender moments in there, and the author did a good job in capturing emotions of the characters. Though the sex was just a bit too plentiful, I won’t pretend like it wasn’t hot as hell (I won’t pretend).

It would be a good read if you are looking for a transgender story.

3.5 Pants Off

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