Friday, marks our 30th wedding anniversary and though many people assume that Bondage Anniversary is an autobiography,it really isn’t. While we share some of the character traits…married fresh out of high school, two kids and a few other life events, the actual premise of the book shares nothing in common with our relationship.
Believe it or not, in my youth, I was a literary snob. Please don’t tell my children, they think all I’ve ever read is ‘smut’ as they call it. I get a kick out of our kids referencing something from the classics as if I have no clue what they’re talking about. It’s akin to when they listen to our conversations but pretend they can’t hear a word because their ear buds are in.
When I finally did read my first romance story, the first person I shared it with was my husband. At the time, he was a non-fiction snob. If it wasn’t a manual of some sort, he didn’t have time for it. After I read the book, twice, I knew he had to read it so we could discuss it. Now my husband would move heaven and earth to make me happy and I knew once I asked him to read it, he would. However, he is also a very busy man and his time table and mine don’t always match up. Patience, though, is not one of my virtues. If something is important to me, I want it now and I can be damn persistent.I carried the book in my purse and whenever he was sitting still, I read it to him until he was finally hooked. Ever since then, we’ve read most books together.
Unlike Laura, there has certainly never been a book that I read secretly. There would be no point. As Alexa (from His To Own) is learning, experiencing something alone isn’t half as enjoyable as sharing something with a loved one. How many times have you found something on Facebook, Tumblr or Reddit and just had to share it with your best friend? For us, erotic romance is the same thing. It’s also a great way to get new and naughty ideas…