Friday, June 1, 2012

Erotica Review: More Than Tolerable by C.J. Ellison

More Than Tolerable (Contemporary Erotica / Light BDSM) More Than Tolerable
by C.J. Ellison
Contemporary Erotica Novella (Light BDSM)
Published February 25th 2011 by Red Hot Publishing
RATING: ★★★1/2 

Candy thinks ordering her lovers to do what she wants will keep her heart safe and leave her in charge of her own destiny. Not surprisingly, her sexual experiences fall flat and she continues to search for more. Tommy, one of her co-workers, has been hot for the sexy blond for months. He's bound and determined to convince her he's the one she's been searching for - even if she believes a fellow accountant would make a boring bedmate. Can the two come together to unlock Candy's sexual awareness or will her own fears push Tom away?


Hot. There really isn't another word describe this book. The characters are wonderful and work extremely well together. Candy is a woman who knows what she wants...or at least she thinks she does. However, she keeps winding up in bed with the wrong men, extremely frustrating for any woman. She is also a bit of a control freak and swears up and down that she could never be/want to be with an accountant, least of all her co-worker Tommy.

Tommy has wanted Candy ever since they met. After one drunken, "tolerable" night, he fears he has blown his chance. But Tommy is not about to give up and he knows exactly what Candy needs.

I really enjoyed this book, though I wanted...more, but every short story I read leaves me wanting more. I hate when books end. Candy was a refreshing take on the modern woman and Tommy was anything but drab. This story really shows you how everything you could possibly want can be right in front of you, but you would never know. My only issue was how adamant Candy was about not dating a guy like Tommy, even though she liked him and the things they did together. She seemed a little...shallow for me.

All in all, this was a wonderfully sexy, short story, and I recommend this book to anyone that likes erotica with a touch of romance.

 More Than Tolerable is available at:


  1. I hate it when books end too. Unless I have forced my way through it. Good post!

  2. Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for the review! I appreciate not only you taking the time to read my work, but in going the extra mile to review it as well.

    So glad to see you enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun with this one and it inspired me to pen another Wild Side tale. The Vanilla Dom is my current erotica project, not sure when it will release.

    If you'd like to include a contest with your review, I've got one on rafflecopter right now you'd be welcome to add. Just a thought, but no worries if you'd rather not.

    Here's the link:

    Thanks again!

    1. Hi,
      I'm looking forward to reading your other books.
      I've posted this review on my blog and, if you don't mind, I'd like to post your giveaway/contest on my site.
      You have some wonderful gifts and I know readers will enjoy them!

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  4. Although Erotica is not for me, the premise and problems of this story sounds good. I kind of like that she seems shallow. That makes her more real. I've met a lot of women who just think they want something and they get hyperfocused and there doesn't seem a lot to them. I'm glad you enjoyed this though.


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