Friday, October 11, 2013

#Review: Andrea at the Center by J.P. Kansas

There’s Something for Everyone in This Tale of Explicit Erotica

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4 Hearts ♥♥♥♥

The author takes the reader on such a wild ride of so many sexual encounters that at times it’s hard to follow or understand why one minute the heroine is upset and talking of breaking out of The Center, and the next is writhing in ecstasy. Some of the scenes shocked me—that’s saying something!

Andrea does allow herself to explore some of her deepest fantasies in order to become who she’s meant to be sexually. As with all true erotica, it’s about the sexual journey of the main character.  J.P. Kansas takes us on one hell of a journey with Andrea.


"You're going to here at the Center for a few months. It's going to be the most enlightening experience of your life. When it's over, you'll be returned to where you were taken from—a different woman."

Young and beautiful Andrea is, without warning, whisked away to a secret location, where a mysterious group devotes itself to the pursuit of sexual enlightenment through the use of many sensual techniques. Gradually, she's introduced to the ways of the Center by the people that gladly occupy it. Her sense of self and her understanding of sexuality are profoundly challenged, leading her to a new understanding of herself and the deepest sexual satisfaction.

Now after reading that blurb, I immediately thought of another series of books dealing with the same premise: heroine is taken against her will and “forced” to participate in some of the most outrageous and titillating sexual encounters in order to become a better person.  Ann Rice’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy is what came to mind, but this is nowhere near that caliber.  Where Rice gives us mind-blowing sex, BDSM, and appealing characters you root for throughout the books, Kansas gives us only raw, unadulterated sex—almost too much of it. 

Yes, I know you’d never thought you’d here that from The Vixen, but even I have my limits as does the human body.  There's a point your body just simply cannot have another orgasm and needs to rest, regroup and recharge the sexual engines. Same goes for readers of erotica. 

Your eyes can only take just so much before it all starts to look the same.  Before you now it, you end up skimming through to the next scene to see if there’s anything new.  I didn't want to skim any of it.  In order to give a full and honest review, I had to put it aside in order to let my eyes and mind rest a bit.  I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but it's something the reader should be aware of when they delve into this one.

Andrea at the Center details the experiences of one abducted woman as she has sex with just about anyone she comes in contact with.  You have a fetish or curious about one? It’s in there. Wonder what it would be like to be a collared slave to a bunch of women? It’s in there.  Same sex, multiple partners, urine play, food play, voyeurism, prostitution…the list goes on and on.  This is definitely not a book for those faint of heart or who get offended by any sort of detailed sex scenes. While I prefer a bit more raw language in the erotica I read for pleasure, the author did a fantastic job detailing every encounter. There was no question at all what was going on! LOL!

My only real criticism is that the author didn’t expand upon the characters fully. I wasn’t drawn in enough by the heroine, Andrea to care whether or not she ever left The Center.  The whole idea of why The Center existed isn’t explored and we never get to find out why some are there voluntarily while others, like Andrea are there involuntarily.  If there was more to the story to chop up the endless sex scenes, I’d give the book five hearts right off the bat. 

Maybe we can convince the author to write a sequel to Andrea’s story and give us the details we’d all crave. To me, having a well written STORY with characters we can connect to—along with the mind-blowing sex is what erotica is all about.  While entertaining, Andrea at the Center left me a tiny bit unfulfilled. 

With that said, I still recommend this book for those who are exploring the wonderful world of erotica and all the many subgenres.  If you want tons of hot, descriptive sex, this book's for you!