Book two in the Venus Rising Quartet following the Venus School of Sex.
At the end of book one, Jessica Swift returned home from the Venus School to find that the two instructors she'd fallen for actually work at the same company as her. The fantasies and desires of her surreal two weeks at the school clash with the reality of wanting two men equally, especially since she'd not even sure if the men she fell for are real.
Justin and Chris are willing to fight for Jessica, to prove to her that she can trust them despite their deception, and to convince her to give them a chance to see if they can turn fantasy into reality.
Will she be forced to choose between them? Even if she doesn't, how can a relationship like that possibly work in real life? What will their friends and family think? Jessica doesn't have any of the answers, but she has a lot of fears to push through in order to find her happily ever after.
This is an erotic romance with graphic descriptions of sexual activity that includes MFM threesome; oral, vaginal, and anal sex; anal play; bondage; BDSM; and some exhibitionism/voyeurism.
Continues from book 1. Jessica, Chris and Justin decide they love each other and will become a threesome. Telling their parents brings mixed reactions. Liam and Hillary are attracted to each other.
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I found myself really enjoying book two of this series. The change in narrator was overall a pretty easy thing to get used to. I certainly liked the new narrator although there were times that some of the things she said (little sounds she made when Jessica was really into things) came out sounding a bit too much like the tone she was trying to take for Justin, or one of the guys and if I wasn't really paying attention to the words then I wouldn't have known who was speaking in those moments. But that was really my only issue with the narration. Otherwise I think she did a fantastic job and I'm happy that she will be doing the next book in the series.
As for the story itself, I liked the path that it took. The way things ended with book one were tense and certainly not happy. But I like where things went with this one. Relationships in general are not always easy or accpeted by the people you care about for one reason or another and I liked the way that reality was dealt with here. I may not have always liked everyones reactions as a very open minded person myself, but I love that this wasn't handled as a hearts and roses, everything is perfect situation. All of the characters had to really make choices and communicate and develop in this story and I liked it.
I'm happy that things ended settled enough with this book, but at the same time leave so much open for what could come next. I am very much looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Would you listen to Venus Aspiring again? Why?
What other book might you compare Venus Aspiring to and why?
I'm not sure
What does Brooke Pillifant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes, I laughed a lot. This is a very funny book
Any additional comments?
A great follow up to the first Venus book
The author weaves a realistic tail and approach to a 3 way relationship. The internal thoughts and feelings of the characters is brilliantly brought out by narrator. This book is an excellent subway into the next books with a Little of the characters coming through.
Great cast of characters. Amazingly sensual lovemaking. The author has a real talent for dialogue and descriptive writing. Also, while I'm not a sharing kinda guy, this book does a lot to explore the mechanics of polyamorous relationships and the social pitfalls of taboo lifestyles. Well written and engaging, even when the clothes are still on. Probably the most arousing and enjoyable erotic fiction I've downloaded. I'll definitely be coming back for more from Golden Angel.