Katie-bug is a short e-story from friend of the blog, Joan Defers. It tells the story of a trophy wife who is annoyed/aroused/disturbed by her rich husband’s eagerness to share her with others. The wife, Katie, lives a life that would be the envy of every full time slave as she provides interesting conversation to her husband’s guests, serves drinks without complaint and lets her husband control every aspect of her life. If this was a fetish story, it would be a submissive utopia but because it is a realistic story about a second wife who knows she can be divorced the minute she gets defiant, it becomes much tenser than your usual fetish fare.
It has taken me awhile to write this review because it is not the kind of story I usually enjoy but yet, I enjoyed the heck out of this. It has been hard for me to pin down why. The husband is a spoiled abusive man which is pretty high on my hate list. Katie never really stands up for herself which is also pretty high on my not-read list. Drugs are used, the men that the husband makes his wife fuck are assholes and there is a general sense of unhappiness all around.
But there is a reason I had a hard time putting this story down. Joan makes these characters so believable that it becomes less of a reading experience and more of a voyeur. I have met a lost of asshole dominant men and I think this is the first time I have seen another writer capture the pouting and insecurities that assholes do. Joan also invests just the right qualities into Katie that I believed in her. Katie is a broken woman; she isn’t the strangely happy broken women that feature so strongly in 50 Shades of Gray knock-offs right now. It is this reality that elevates the sex into the heat that they possess.
It is not a happy story but it is a hot and engrossing story which is what erotica is all about.
I give it Four out of Five Pam Griers