Review: Friday Afternoon by Sylvia Ryan with Interview

September 30, 2013 Review 0

Review: Friday Afternoon by Sylvia Ryan with Interview

Before kids and the responsibility of life, Levi and I shared a spontaneous, erotic, and deliciously deviant marriage. Years transformed what we had into something comfortable and worn. It hurts me to think his desire for me has cooled. I miss that look of his. Slightly evil and totally hot, like he wanted to devour me. Haven’t seen it in ages.

When I first married Mia, she submitted to every one of my erotic needs. Then came the children. With little complaint, I abandoned my pursuit of kink, content to be married to a beautiful, intelligent woman who’s a great mother to our twins. Out of the blue, Mia confesses she misses the intimacy in our marriage, misses the sex. After this enticing revelation, my plan to reconnect with her unfolds.

In our secret, kinky, Friday afternoon meetings I’m going to give her everything she wants and take everything I need. Will this be the answer to fixing our marriage?

CONTENT WARNING: This book contains explicit sex, graphic language, and strong elements of BDSM including the use of toys, bondage, and pain

Title: Friday Afternoon
Author: Sylvia Ryan
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Being Amber, Being Sapphire, Being Emerald
Published by Lyrical Press
Source: Author
Published: September 2nd 2013
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 130
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: five-stars

FINALLY! A romance book that feels REAL! If you’re like me and want to read a romantic story that isn’t filled with fluff, billionaires or twenty-something year olds, then this is it. A couple, married a few years with kids and the sex life has gone out the window. Now this is a story and couple anyone can relate to. Levi and Mia could be my next-door neighbors. This was simply the most delightful story about rekindling with the one you love. A must read for anyone in love.

Friday Afternoon literally reads like biography about how two people got the spark back into their marriage. Their creative play and secret afternoon meetings was probably some of the best hot erotic sex I have read in a while. Do not let the BDSM intimidate you. It is not the over the top Latex and whips kind. More like what to people might try out for fun. The care and affection Levi and Mia have for one another feel so genuine sometimes I forgot I was reading fiction. Their story is brilliantly told in first-person from both their perspectives so you get to experience their happiness, fears and insecurities. I was so sad to see this book come to an end. I could have happily enjoyed spending every Friday afternoon with them.

I’m chomping at the bit to share Friday Afternoon with my friend. I’m sure they will love it as much as I do. Sylvia Ryan, you have hit this one out of the ballpark!Sykvia Ryan


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Vanessa: Would you please start by telling us a little bit about yourself?

Sure, Vanessa, thanks for having me. I’ve been married almost fifteen years and live in Ohio with my hubby, daughter and two dogs, Coco and Juliet.

Vanessa: What was your favorite scene or chapter to write, which book and why?

As you may or may not know, Friday Afternoon is strongly based on my own life, but there’s a scene that’s complete fiction where Mia flips the script on Levi and takes control. I had a hell of a good time writing it, knowing my husband would flip out because he wouldn’t want people to think it actually happened. (I like to poke the bear.) I’m smiling just thinking about the look on his face when he read it for the first time:)—priceless.

Vanessa: What was your most challenging book to bring to life?

I’m finishing up the third book in my New Atlanta Series. The title of this one is, Being Emerald, and it has been a hard one. I’ve been working on it since January and hit a wall with writer’s block for a while. I think the problem was that Being Sapphire was so good, everything I thought of to write about in this book would have paled in comparison. But now I’m back on track and I’m hoping Being Emerald will be done by Thanksgiving.

Lusty Penguin:  How do you cope with writer’s block?

There’s no coping, just waiting and hoping I’ll get inspired again. I’ve learned if I try to force the words, they never end up being good enough and get edited out eventually anyway.

Lusty Penguin:  Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Every book I’ve written has a message. The New Atlanta series warns what could happen if you the government has too much control, and Friday Afternoon reminds us to remember the most important things because they sometimes get lost in the chaos that is our lives.

Jacque: What was your life like before becoming an author? I spent fifteen years as a licensed social worker. During that time I witnessed things I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. When I walked away from it all, I got a nice part time job at a public school and tried my hand at writing…so far so good. I’ve never looked back.

Gaele: What is your favorite word? Serendipity

Gaele: What is your favorite guilty pleasure? I love red wine and would drink it every day if there was a zero calorie version, you know like merlot-lite. J

Evelise: What inspires you? Nature, laughter and acts of kindness.


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