This will be short but sweet. Sex Degrees of Separation chronicles the elapsed time between first recognition of sexual interest through culmination of lust with a hint of more. Along the way Brian and Joe engage in trysts with mostly random strangers, some of which lead to semi-prolonged relationships. Most not.
The episodes appear over a six year period, not sequentially, but as random arcs of engagement. You can read them alone or in sequence, which is actually a bit of a problem. Despite beginning and ending with the same couple, the “story arc” is nebulous, too standalone to merit the emotional link one is expected to develop over the course of this period of time. It lacks that sense of inevitability or karma or emotional growth that makes for a fuller reading experience.
But it’s erotica so perhaps I’m expecting too much. There’s a uniformity to the telling, the scenes of affection dominated by senses focused on scents. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it does give the narrative a one-dimensional vibe.
This is a quick read. You don’t really get to know any of the characters, they enter and leave the stage quickly without registering much impact. Some of the enactments were hot, some mechanical, some repetitious. Recommending any type of erotica is probably fruitless since so
much is a matter of personal preference. I like a plot and some character development. You might not care.
Horses for courses (and no, that has nothing to do with how they’re hung, it’s just a saying).
Seven men, One connection; Sex Degrees of Separation.
Brian and Joe had engaged in a mild flirtation for years, but all bets are off when Joe walks in on Brian during a moment of personal bliss. Told through a series of seven steamy shorts, Sex Degrees of Separation follows the connections between two friends through their past sexual encounters. With stories ranging from a married lawyer seeking fulfillment with the stud next door to a bartender seducing a patron into some back alley action, Sex Degrees of Separation brings intensely intimate moments full circle to tell a story of unrequited lust and a romance years in the making.