Midsummer by H. Jekyll

Description: His love's hands were deformed at birth. She's beautiful, busty, freckled and smart, and she knows poetry, but she never believed that any man could ever really love her, because she's a "freak." Well, she was wrong.
Size: 39 KB ( ~ 7,396 words)
Type: Romantic
Sex Contents: Much Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Light Bond, Oral Sex

Review by woodwiz   [other reviews by woodwiz]

Reviewed: 2005-10-24

He's a new professor at a small liberal arts college. She's a librarian. He is a sociologist who has written a book about dealing with stigma. Her hands are deformed and she can't forget them in anything she does. He is smitten and interested; she is cautious and somewhat frightened but she has a forward streak to her too. She doesn't believe anyone will ever be able to really love her. Both know poetry.

This is a touching romance. As the name hints, there are plenty of quotes from Shakespeare, especially "A Midsummer Nights Dream". The story is very well written, the style is literate and the vocabulary is expansive. The sex is strongly integrated into the plot but this one doesn't really qualify on the stroke scale. There is a little mild bondage that fits into the plot well but in my opinion it is the weaker part of the story. If you enjoy reading about love overcoming obstacles and like seeing quotes and parodies of Shakespeare sprinkled through, this should be a good one for you.

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