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      1. Black Lace - In Too Deep by Portia Da Costa

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    1. Product Description

      Librarian Gwendolynne Price finds indecent proposals in her work's suggestion box, and is shocked to find that they are tailored to her deepest erotic fantasies. She begins a relationship with her correspondent, entering into a dark, erotic romance.

      But pretty soon the erotic letters and tantalising emails simply aren't enough. It becomes clear that she can no longer admire from afar, and will have to meet her mysterious lover in the flesh and discover what lies next in her erotic journey.

      In Too Deep is a dark and sensual romance to fuel your fantasies, as featured in Tracey Cox's what-to-read next steamy reading list.

      Featured in the Sunday Times Fiction best-seller list.

    1. Essential info

      • Author: Portia Da Costa
      • Format: Paperback
      • Publisher: Black Lace

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    1. Portia scores again

      Reviewed: 15 September 2012 by blondes_have_more_fun, a Straight Single Female

      I've read several Portia da Costa books, and I love them all. They're described as erotic romances, which sums her style up perfectly. If you want a romantic storyline and characters you care about coupled with extremely hot sex scenes, this is for you.

      The storyline is more than just 'will they, won't they get it together/get married'. I really wanted to find out what happened to the characters. And it includes some of the most inventive sex scenes I've ever read. They start on page 1 with a very sexy letter - no flicking over several chapters to find the erotic bits in this book!

      I thought it was a bit of a cliché having a repressed librarian called Gwendolynne, but maybe, as a librarian's daughter myself, I'm a bit sensitive!

      There are some nice tie-ins to Portia's other novels - we find out a bit more about Annie and Valentino from Suite Seventeen, and, though I haven't yet read it, Robert and Maria from Entertaining Mr Stone.

    2. Overall Rating:
      10 out of 10
      Story:
      10 out of 10
      Sex Tips:
      10 out of 10
      Sex Scenes:
      10 out of 10
      Length:
      10 out of 10
      Pros
      Hot, romantic, good characters.
      Cons
      Nothing.
      Bottom line
      Excellent.
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    1. Incredible and brilliant and, erm, hot

      Reviewed: 18 July 2011 by Tawney, a Straight Going Steady Female

      I found this to be an excellent book. Great storyline with brilliantly detailed descriptions that left me hot and horny on many occasions.

      I have to be honest and say that if I hadn't met my other half like I did then I think I would have probably met him like the story in this book.

      I'd recommend this to everyone - great stuff!

      I'm now going to find another one of Portia da Costa's and I hope it's just as good!

    2. Overall Rating:
      10 out of 10
      Story:
      10 out of 10
      Sex Tips:
      2 out of 10
      Sex Scenes:
      8 out of 10
      Length:
      10 out of 10
      Pros
      Excellent story that I struggled to put down.
      Cons
      Nothing at all - I just want more of the same lol.
      Bottom line
      Brilliant sexy read.
    3. 1 person found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    1. Very sexy read

      Reviewed: 31 July 2010 by suze9, a Straight Married Female

      This is the first novel I have bought along these lines, I had a short stories book from my first purchase on the site but I got bored pretty quickly with it. This on the other hand took me 48 hours to read which in my busy house is good going!

      The book is not very long, 233 pages infact, and the story is a very good one, it has mystery and sex what more can you ask for? I do not think I will look at a library the same way again. It may have been too tame for me as I did not feel compelled to relieve myself during my reading, but it did not in any way spoil what was a very well written story and I will be buying more books in the not too distant future.

    2. Overall Rating:
      10 out of 10
      Story:
      10 out of 10
      Sex Tips:
      7 out of 10
      Sex Scenes:
      5 out of 10
      Length:
      4 out of 10
      Pros
      Very well written, good characters.
      Cons
      Not long enough and quite tame.
      Bottom line
      A must read.
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    1. Very horny story

      Reviewed: 18 October 2009 by Pinky & Perky, a Straight Engaged Female

      The story begins by wasting no time and launching straight into the reading of a raunchy letter written by a secret admirer. The public library where Gwendolynne works adds to the deliciously ‘naughty’ feeling of the circumstances that begins here and is maintained throughout the story.

      The result is an interesting ‘ménage a trois’ as Gwendolynne, corresponding via instant messaging on her laptop at home, describes her encounters to the reader.

      As the ‘game’ intensifies, the reader is privy to Gwendolynne’s increasingly aroused physical and mental state both ‘home alone’ and in her increasingly wanton behaviour at work. 'Forfeits’ imposed in their game and her developing relationship with Daniel, lead to Gwendolynne and Daniel indulging in some ‘game playing’ of their own as the sexual tension continues to build.

      This novel explores the effect of psychological domination and teasing in a delightfully horny tale. Once again Portia manages to maintain the sexual subtext whilst at the same time telling a real story, which plunges into frequent highly erotic and deeply arousing scenes, yet also keeps the reader interested in the eventual outcome of the story as a whole.

      I find Portia da Costa is magnificently skilful in her description of mounting sexual arousal. She uses a delightful range of vocabulary both subtle and direct and is expert at depicting a realistic build up which in turn, has an immediate effect on me as a reader every time.

      As to the novel’s effect on me personally and practically speaking; on this occasion after a particularly tiring week, I chose to take this book to bed early on a Saturday afternoon whilst my partner ‘Perky’ indulged himself downstairs with the weekly football results. My plan was to read for a while and perhaps have a nap once my eyes began to tire.

      As the story unfolded, I got very horny very quickly and the ‘nap’ never happened! Denying myself any relief as it seemed a little selfish given that my other half was downstairs, I persevered until eventually I had to ‘call for assistance’ in the shape of a cracking knee-trembler courtesy of ‘Perky’, my obliging and wonderfully considerate other half.

      It turns out that whilst he loves his football, the idea of his beloved (that’s me!) reading raunchy books and getting all hot and bothered upstairs is a far bigger pull than the weekly match replays!

      In my excitement I was fortunate to experience multiple orgasms during our ‘knee-trembler’, although I have to confess, once ‘Perky’ had re-established himself downstairs on the sofa and I continued to read, I did have to engage in a little ‘personal’ relief twice more in my determination to finish the story before tea-time!

      Perky and I went out for a meal in the end as I was too knackered to cook. We spent an entertaining hour and a half giggling over our food in the local Indian restaurant, discussing the novel and planning our own ‘games’ for indulgence in the future.

    2. Overall Rating:
      10 out of 10
      Story:
      10 out of 10
      Sex Tips:
      10 out of 10
      Sex Scenes:
      10 out of 10
      Length:
      10 out of 10
      Pros
      Highly erotic and deeply arousing scenes, keeping the reader interested throughout.
      Cons
      Nothing!
      Bottom line
      In my excitement I was fortunate to experience multiple orgasms. Top marks!
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    1. Fabulously sexy book with a good story

      Reviewed: 10 October 2009 by sexylesley, a Straight Going Steady Female

      Have read a few erotic novels, this being my favourite. A young divorced woman who is a librarian gets a very erotic email, and she responds. The man who sends the email has been watching her, although she has no idea who he is.

      There is explicit male and female masturbation in this novel and steamy intercourse too. This is not one I would read out and about as relief may be needed... ooops!

      I liked the fact that there was romance in this book and was not too unrealistic.

      I don't want to say any more as nobody likes spoilers... just buy it, it's great!

    2. Overall Rating:
      10 out of 10
      Story:
      10 out of 10
      Sex Tips:
      7 out of 10
      Sex Scenes:
      10 out of 10
      Length:
      7 out of 10
      Pros
      Romance. Intimate intercourse and masturbation scenes. Very erotic.
      Cons
      A bit short. Nothing else.
      Bottom line
      My favourite erotic romance novel, and I have read a few.
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