Trading Up by Xalir

Author's Description:
John Hooker has an enviable life. A beautiful wife, a career as an architect, a hobby as a part-time MMA fighter that pays for itself and a little more. He lives in sunny California and doesn't have a care in the world, until his wife drops a bombshell on him that spirals his life out of control. How will life look when the dust settles and what parts of his life will be forever ruined? Even he doesn't know.
Size: 772 KB ( ~ 146,394 words)
Genre: Drama
Sex Contents: Some Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Fa/Fa, Mult, Consensual, BiSexual, Heterosexual, Fiction, Sports, Tear Jerker, Cheating, Cuckold, Revenge, Slut Wife, Polygamy/Polyamory, Anal Sex, Analingus, Cream Pie, Lactation, Oral Sex, Squirting, BBW, Big Breasts, Hairy, Slow

Review by Bobster   [other reviews by Bobster]

Reviewed: 2017-09-18 - (Review Updated: 2017-09-26)


I don't normally review "in progress" stories but I will make an exception for this one.

Xalir delivers a cleanly written well thought out story. Have to say I have a love/hate relationship with this one however. Part of it is due to the subject matter. I truly hate a cheater with all of my being.

I am enjoying the story as we follow along the experiences of John as he deals with being cuckolded by his "loving" wife. It is full of some nice plot details, a few twists, and in general is a very enjoyable read.

Where it causes the negative feelings is the premise is too unbelievable to be real. But if you suspend disbelief it will draw you in of that I can promise you. To be honest no one I know or can even imagine would deal with the situation as John does. He can't be the strong character he is portrayed as and still react the way he does. Having known dozens of men in a similar situation I can say with some authority: "Nope not how it happens."

I would wait until the story is complete before reading it however if you have not already started it. The author posts frequently but the chapters are fairly short and constantly leave you hanging without being long enough. This is a story that will be best read in its entirety in one sitting.

That said it is VERY worth the time to read. And even with my main issue Xalir is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors here! I truly like how he crafts his characters and by and large they are very believable.

The sex is well done, but not overdone. While not a stroke story by any means there is plenty here to keep your attention, er, up!

He is either an excellent writer or has a great editor or both as the story is technically well written. A few goofs here and there but nothing that detracts from the story at all. I gave it a low plot score simply because I did not find the majority, until Chapter 14, of Johns reactions as very believable.

But I am very anxious to read the rest of the story, as of Chapter 14 we are apparently half way there! Do not pass this one up add it to your reading list now!

Plot: 5 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10