“ Genre: Fiction - Erotic / Author: Mari Carr / Kindle Edition / Publication Date: 2009 / Publisher: Ellora`s Cave „
**Warning! This review is of an erotic story and is intended for adults only**
After reading a book by Mari Carr recently I find myself addicted to her stories and I am devouring everything I can find that is written by her. I generally like stories that I can really sink my teeth into and although I sometimes like novella's I don't tend to go for really short stories. However, I was in the mood for something short and erotic the other day and Scoring was available from Amazon for less than a pound so I thought that I might as well give it a read and see what I thought. My expectations were low, it is a very short story and I don't think you can do much in so many words.
Scoring is a short story about high school teachers Melanie and Tony. Melanie teaches music and Tony is the gym teacher. He has been trying to get her to go out with him for ages but Melanie has never accepted, she states that she doesn't think that they're compatible but really she doesn't think that he's serious. This story begins with her agreeing to go on a date with him and progresses quickly to the actual date and of course sex.
With a story this short I thought that things would feel quite rushed but they didn't feel rushed at all. Everything does happen really quickly, it has to because of the length of the story but it didn't feel like the story itself was being rushed. If this was a full length erotic romance novel then I would expect the story to have begun a couple of months ago and honestly I would have quite enjoyed that. As with all of Carr's short stories I always feel that they could be more, that she has a good foundation for a full length novel. I think that's a strength of her writing, I just can't get enough of it and with this I would have loved to have read about the build up to the date and the history behind the two character attraction each other. But this was intended as a very short story so obviously that was never an option. Carr has done a great job with this short story in the space that she had. She manages to give enough relevant background information for the reader to know where the characters stand without overdoing it.
The sex scene is pretty explosive. There's plenty of kink and Carr writes in a way that really engages the imagination. I love the way that she manages to throw the romance in there. I don't think I can emphasise enough how short this story is, in fact I don't think it's much longer than this review and I think that to be able to fit everything into the story is a real achievement. I expected the eroticism, it's an erotic story after all but I didn't expect so much emotion in the writing and between the characters.
Carr delivers yet another excellent short story. It's erotic, it's romantic, it's sweet and it certainly left me smiling. I would definitely recommend this short story.