* * * * I give Desire and Duty by E.C. Jarvis 4 stars! I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I’ll start by saying that I’m not sure erotica is my thing. This was the first full-length novel I’ve read in the genre. I’ve enjoyed some short erotic fiction and I love a good sex scene in general but, I found this to be a little too much, too often. Had I gone by my preference only, I would’ve given it three stars. But, I think it is a unique and shockingly empowering book that deserves the higher rating.
For fans of the genre, I’m confident this book delivers. There’s a little something for a lot of different tastes, not to mention a colorful cast and a plot filled with high stakes.
Jarvis seems to have some skill with world-building as well. Though the imaginary kingdom of Kienia is not described in detail (that’s not the point of the book, after all), we were given enough taste of it that I was left curious. I imagine Jarvis does a great job of this in her novels of other genres. I’ll be finding out.
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I would recommend this to fans of erotica who like both a little kink and a little adventure in their story. But, I’ll warn you, now; you’ll never look at a fork the same way.