As part of the WOW -Barbara Barth blog tour, I had the opportunity to read Danger in Her Words. I’ll be posting an author interview with her here on May 16th.
If you’re looking for a book within a book and interested in reading something a little on the naughty side, you’ll fall in love with Danger. In it, Susan is a columnist who is known for writing about her little dog, Daisy. A widow, she misses the human touch. Hugs, kisses…and sex. As she explores her feelings about this, Susan decides to try her hand at writing a little erotica and conjures up her main character, Jamie.
Written in short chapters, Danger in Her Words, is told from the views of Susan and her character Jamie, whom she gets to do some of the “dirty” work for her. From researching online dating, to flirting with men at a local bar, and experimenting with a little sex themselves, the two find themselves in all kinds of adventures. Susan even finds a little unexpected danger on her journey through widowhood as she seeks to find herself.
When I read Danger in Her Words I was looking for a book with a little romance and mystery. What I found instead was a book that was not quite as “vanilla” as I had expected it would be, Barbara can write quite the steamy scene! I also experienced some frustration as I read Susan’s story. As someone who can’t relate to the idea of widowhood, I found myself a little uncomfortable with how Susan went about finding herself. If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t take kindly to the idea of casual sex or sex outside of marriage, this book might not be your cup of tea. In fact, if when choosing a book you aren’t turned on by naughty sex, you might not want to add Danger to your online shopping cart.
Danger in Her Words is a quick read with the thread of sex wound through it. While some of the scenes might be more than you bargained for, it’s not erotica. It’s a sexy story within a story that shares how Susan and her character Jamie wade through the waters of being single again. It’s a reminder that the only rules a woman needs to follow are the ones she makes for herself…just don’t forget to screen the men you come in contact with because you never know what kind of danger you might be inviting in.