Though there are some bondage scenes in PLAYING KNOTTY, it is the moments where emotions take over that really stand out. Elia Winters has interwoven a compelling love story with a refreshingly honest approach to sex to create a captivating book. The whole story is one huge learning experience for Emma Green, as she discovers much about her own sexuality along with gaining confidence in herself. When Ian Cooper becomes more than a frequent customer at her store, the story quickly becomes not only passionate but also packed with a wide range of feelings. Equally sensual and emotional, PLAYING KNOTTY is erotic yet romantically touching.
Being the owner of a small Boston bookstore is not very profitable for Emma Green, and she would definitely like to have more paying customers instead of so many browsers. Since she devotes much of her time to the business, her social life is almost nonexistent. One regular shopper is Ian Cooper, someone she knew in high school. When he inquires about renting an unused section of her bookstore, she is rather shocked to hear he wants to use the space to teach a workshop on rope bondage. Though Emma does not currently know much about the accountant, she does feel comfortable with him and the cash he will pay is certainly needed. So it does not take much to persuade her into letting him use her store.
When the night of the workshop arrives, Ian has everything ready except for a model on which to demonstrate as his usual one had to cancel. With the short notice, he offers the job to Emma. Since the class is for beginners, it will not be too involved and she agrees because of the extra cash plus she is curious. During the demonstration, she not only feels surprising at ease being tied up but quickly realizes how rope play would make sex more passionate.
It did not take me long to comprehend that PLAYING KNOTTY is much more than an erotic story. Yes, the ropes used on Emma throughout the workshops caused lots of titillation for her and the reader, and how Ian used them when they were alone also caused some powerful visuals. But it was the profound emotions these two felt time and again which I cannot forget. Whether Emma and Ian are thinking about their feelings for the other, or if they are discussing their impressions with someone else, every scene comes across as genuine. The growing sentiments they have are not easy to express with one another, and this causes several huge misunderstandings when what is in their hearts is not easily conveyed.
The way in which rope play is so vividly described in the story shows its beauty along with how it can intensify a sexual encounter. Ms. Winters goes into much detail, where the different effects of using rope during sex are shown. The influence it has on Emma is extremely strong, as it is pleasurable plus could bring about a change in her self-image if she will just let it. She has some issues that many people actually have in their lives, and how she handled them is shown with true-to-life behavior, mistakes and all. Ian is a wonderful man, as he can show his caring side right along with tons of passion. Elia Winters makes PLAYING KNOTTY delightfully entertaining with blazing desires and unexpected reactions.
Star Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality Rating: Sultry
Page Count: 218
Price: 1.99 (eBook only)
Author’s Website: eliawinters.com/books/
Buy It Link: tinyurl.com/ogk5nyt