My Dilemma by DG Hear

Author's Description:
My wife was cheating, wasn't she? Divorce or stay married, that is the question. (not much sex)
Size: 22 KB ( ~ 4,172 words)
Genre: Erotica
Sex Contents: Much Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Reluctant, Cheating

Review by Andrew Johns   [other reviews by Andrew Johns]

Reviewed: 2006-02-02

In "My Dilemma", DG Hear writes about a career cop that finds out his wife is cheating on him, and the aftermath of that discovery.

I found this story very difficult to get into. Dave, the cop, has cheated on his wife several times by his own admission, yet he files for divorce at the first sign that his wife is cheating on him. The author tries to make you feel sorry for Dave, but it all falls short. Since the story is from his point of view, it really took away my interest.

The plot was quite watered down. Man is a habitual cheater who says the love is gone in his marriage. Man finds out wife is cheating. Man files for divorce. Woman won't sign off on divorce until they talk. They talk. She gives lame explanation of how she cheated but didn't cheat. Man thinks he can't live without woman. End of story. That's it, really.

The whole time I was forcing myself to keep reading, I kept thinking "This is like a Reader's Digest Condensed Book of a Reader's Digest Condensed Book of Longhorn__07's 'Separate Lives', but with no real plot, characters to care about, or emotions."

Technically, it is only of average quality. Much of the dialogue wasn't dialogue at all. It was him just telling us what he told someone else, or they told him. Instead of dynamic dialogue to keep me interested, it was just that folks had talked, and I am told the bare bones. At the end of the story, the dialogue becomes more prevalent, but it isn't very good. About the only thing that was conveyed to me is the lack of communication in the story was indicative of the lack of communication between the spouses.

There is no sex in this. The blurb says "not much sex", but there is nothing even remotely arousing about this. Consider this to be coded as "no-sex".

If you want a good "cheating wife gets caught, husband leaves her, and they finally reconcile many months/years later", try reading something else. This was unimaginative, unemotional, and there is no reason to care about any of the characters involved.

Plot: 4 | Technical Quality: 6 | Appeal to Reviewer: 5