On Demand – Justine Elyot
Previous to reading On Demand, I’d read Justine’s stories in anthologies and always enjoyed them. So I was pleased to get my hands on a whole book of her writing! Rather than being a novel, though, On Demand is an anthology of short stories, all written to a theme. And the theme in this steamy read is the setting – a hotel.
What makes the book so fabulous is the fact that it isn’t just a book of stories based in a hotel; it’s also centred around the same characters. This means, of course, that you get to know and care about the characters and what happens to them. You’ll feel yourself getting thrilled when they get hot under the collar, and getting hot somewhere else when they’re getting laid! And boy, do they get laid!
With a theme like the one chosen for this book, it would have been very easy to get stuck in a rut and for all of the stories to have been formulaic. However, Ms. Elyot has skilfully written the stories in different places and scenarios, so every tale is fresh and fun, as well as damn sexy. The tone is light, and there’s definitely more physicality going on than emotional attachment, but that’s what makes this book what it is. It’s a fruity, frisky fun fest that has something for most tastes, and will get you horny in no time!
As well as being fabulous, On Demand is also the end of an era. For it’s the last book to be published by now defunct erotica publisher Black Lace. R.I.P, you will be missed. So grab yourself a piece of history and get a bonking good read at the same time!