This story is similar in a number of ways to "Job Security" by Syndee. It is also related to "Betting the Bride," by Susan Rogers, in fact "Betting the Bride" is an enlarged and abridged version of exactly the same story as "Adventures of a New Bride." The common theme of all three stories: seduction of a young wife, with the husband's connivance - or at least consent - by another couple who have acquired a certain amount of power over the husband - in this case, by winning a bet. The wife remains in the dark for at least part of the story, and gradually learns more and more information about what is going on while simultaneously falling deeper into a net of corruption. Yum yum!