April Reid, an alias for Barbara Clark, concocts an enticingly erotic confection for her Amber Quill Press debut. Her short story is undoubtedly steamy, and she successfully creates a tempting and exotic setting reminiscent of HAREM, a 1986 movie with Nancy Travis and Omar Sharif which has similar themes to this book. The only unsatisfying note is the unbalanced dynamics between the characters: Rena is a woman of great complexity, whereas Sharif is a shallow caricature of sheikh hero. Hence, the chemistry between the two leads comes off as superficial. But that flaw does not detract from the red-hot scenes.
NOTE - this title in now available in the print book APRIL'S APHRODISIAC