A Perfect Dream by Raven J. Spencer

A Perfect Dream by Raven J. Spencer
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (29 pages)
Other: F/F, F/F/F, F/F/F/F, Toys, Ménage, Multiple Partners, BDSM, Voyeurism, Fisting
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

Sex and politics can be an explosive combination. Beatrice, wife to a conservative lobbyist, can’t imagine being out in the open about her preferences and orientation, but lucky for her, there’s A Perfect Dream. Secret parties that only the privileged have access to fulfill every fantasy and need she can think of. Beatrice didn’t expect to meet Sage, a woman who not only satisfies her in every way, but challenges everything Beatrice has believed about herself so far.

It’s easy to keep a strict separation between fantasy and reality for a little while. Is this something that can be upheld over the longterm, though?

Beatrice is such an interesting and relatable main character. As soon as I met her I couldn’t help but to like her. To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to think of her quiet arrangement with her spouse at first. Her point of view is described so succinctly that I soon came to understand why she would agree to this sort of thing. Seeing how she responded to plot twists that pop up later on this tale also added an unexpected depth to Beatrice’s character.

Early on one of the characters discusses how everyone who wants to participate in A Perfect Dream is vetted first. This explanation didn’t quite make sense to me given certain loopholes in it that were never really filled in. It would have been helpful if this section had either been left out entirely or if more time been spent describing how it works.

This was one of the sexiest short stories I’ve read in a long time. The love scenes blended perfectly with the other subplot, and the transitions between the sexy romps and Beatrice’s personal development were smooth. I don’t know if the author has any intention of turning this into a series, but I’d be interesting in checking out the sequel if she does.

A Perfect Dream is a good choice for anyone in the mood for something quick and hot. Why not give it a try today?


  1. Love the name of the book. Don’t much like the cover, but very helpful review.

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