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I never thought I’d find a book that could make me blush like a virgin in a whorehouse, but that was before I read Opal Carew’s Swing.

Lacey Alexander’s Keywest was the hottest erotic romance book I’d come across previously, but I have to say, even she was wildly outdone by Ms Carew.

I’d read one of her e-books from Loose-Id, written as Elizabeth Batten Carew, and I’d actually liked her voice, so I went onto her website to look for her backlist. Unfortunately for Ms Carew, most of her older books are published with New Concepts Publishing, and seeing as I have no interest in purchasing anything from them, I had to order one of her St Martin’s Press books, instead.

Anyway, this is the blurb on the back cover of Swing:

Melissa’s friend Shane asked her to accompany him on a business trip to an exclusive resort, but the Sweet Surrender is no ordinary vacation spot – it’s for men and and women who swing.

As Melissa mingles with the other guests and discovers the resort’s fantasy rooms, she’s tempted to explore her naughty side and live out her most sinful fantasies – but she isn’t prepared for the storm of desire that awaits her.

Melissa soon finds herself torn between two men, one of her oldest friends, and a handsome stranger who belongs to another. Both men bring her the most exquisite pleasure, but which man will win her heart?

In terms of eroticism, this book had everything. And I mean everything.

There was exhibitionism, voyeurism, menage sex, group sex, sex in public (several times) anal sex, and light bondage. In fact, you name a staple erotic romance theme, and you’d have found it in Swing. All it needed was some vampires, wolfies, and dragons with a fetish for humans, and you’d have had the whole ER kit and kaboodle.

Now, by rights I should have hated this book, I mean, I wasn’t even convinced that the hero and heroine were in love in the end, I just felt that they fell in lust at first sight, but you know what, that was fine by me.

This book had a really high SQ (sex quotient) even for an erotic romance, but I have to say, the scenes were well written, and I never got the urge to go and scrub myself clean. Which was a nice change, seeing as the past few ER books I’ve read, have either bored me silly, or made me long for a cleansing bath.

Anyway, needless to say, if you prefer for your romance to be sweet, then for the love of god, do not go anywhere near this book. The sex scenes alone, would probably cause you to go into some kind of anaphylactic shock.

For those of you however, who love your erotic romance on the sizzling side, you can purchase Swing, from Amazon UK by clicking here, or from Amazon.com, by clicking here.


  • Randi
    May 14
    5:44 pm


    seeing as how I am currently boycotting Amazon, (for the Reba issue), is there another place one might buy this book?



  • Hi Randi try Barnes and Noble.


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