Monday, January 29, 2018

Book Review: 'Prison Fling' by Cassandra Dee

Cassandra Dee doesn’t offer a biography but from her output (over forty books to date) of erotica it appears she enjoys all manner of ‘group therapy’. Taking off on the social media ‘want ads’ or dating games Cassandra offers a story that shows both the dangers – and the possible rewards of such seeking of partnerships. Katie Ford joins Cassandra again in this PRISON FLING and the offer a not as a bio – ‘Hi, we're Cassandra and Katie! If you're looking for something short, smutty and satisfying to read, then you're in the right place!’

With many television shows and films dealing with incarcerated men the land seems fertile for another spin on life in prison. But let main character describe life within the e walls – ‘I stared at the ceiling of my cell. There was a chip in the paint, just another one of the many flaws of my new “home.” The sink dripped through the night, torturing me into a state of perpetual wakefulness. The springs that jutted out from the bone-thin mattress didn’t help. There was an ever-present stench of mildew and body odor in the air, revolting and gross. And don’t even get me started on the toilet. San Nemo. One of Florida’s best federal penitentiaries. Because it’s a downgrade from my penthouse in NYC, that’s for sure. It’s what I get for trusting the wrong people. No, I wasn’t put away for murder or some other violent crime. In fact, I’m innocent. Framed for insider trading. It never happened. But they don’t care. And now we’re in the middle of the appeals process. But who knows when this is gonna be over? The court system is slow, moving at a snail’s pace. So yeah, my lawyers are scurrying like beetles to right this wrong. Much good that’s doing. My attorneys. Those prosecutors who wanted to hold me up as an example. Because I’m a privileged guy, the perfect scapegoat. Well, I’d like to see them try to build an empire by themselves. It’s not that easy. Give it a go and you’ll see.’ But enter the concept of pen pals and….

The plot is fairly straightforward and serves as a background for the erotica elements that overwhelm this book. ‘Prison made me an animal. And the beautiful brunette’s my first victim. I’ve been locked up for a year now. For a crime I didn’t commit. But an innocent girl began writing me, pen pal style. Laney Evans, with big brown eyes and a trusting smile. So pure. So sweet. So true. And when we finally meet, it’s wrong. Because prison’s made me into a beast, hungry and ravenous. I’m pushed over the edge. Ruthless. Dominating. Savage. And Laney? The sweet thing will be mine.
Every which way. Twisting and turning. Screaming my name. Because walls will never come between us …’

For those who thrive on erotica this book is a feast. For those who have not read steamy novels…better to start with one a bit less ‘frank’. Grady Harp, December 17
This book is free on Kindle Unlimited

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