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“Office Toy” by Cleo Peitsche

Office Toy (Office Toy #1) - Cleo Peitsche

Genre: Contemporary; Erotica

Length: short (31 Kindle pgs)

Heat Level (sexual content):  Smuttiest (see below)

Publication Date: October 2012

Publisher: Pouch Productions

Series Info: Office Toy #1


BLURB: Elle’s job interview starts with Cunningham throwing away her cheap clothes and sending his assistant to buy new outfits. He’s got her naked, so of course he’ll lay her out on the conference table and claim her mouth. Soon Elle is trussed up, all of her holes stretched full while three hot men have their wicked way.


She loves her first tastes of liberated, naughty sex. But she’d better not start falling for her boss—no matter how safe he makes her feel—because while office sex is encouraged, romance is strictly forbidden.


* Office Toy is an erotic MfMM (3 guys, 1 lucky gal) BDSM story of 8,400 words.




Pure, unadulterated smut-fest of a gang-bang fantasy (including the “aftercare” ^.^), initiated via (mild) use of the coercion trope.


Most definitely straight erotica (hell, some can call this “porn” and I won’t disagree).  C’mon—consider the title. ;-)  So leave all expectations of in-depth plot and/or character development at the door b/c there ain’t enough pages here. The critical factor is that Elle wanted it, consented every step of the way, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. And the way everything unfolded, I half-expected Elle to wake up from an erotic dream at the end.


Given its length, it’s pretty much “places, everyone, aaaaand... ACTION!”. And man, is there action! *fans self* But this smutty tidbit differs vastly from much of the schlock flooding the erotica market more and more these days.  It’s actually adult erotica, as opposed to some watered-down wanna-be.  I found Office Toy to be very well-written, highly erotic, and rather intelligent smut. (Yes, that’s right―intelligent... as in I didn’t feel insulted or fear losing IQ points by reading this.) That says much about the writer, methinks. :) So if you're curious, try this author out whilst it’s free.


My only “negative” re: Office Toy is that it’s part of a series of equally short vignettes (read: serial). Which is fine, in and of itself, b/c some writers work best in that format and there’s a time and a place for hot shorties, right? But the length (31 Kindle pgs) vis-à-vis a price of $2.99 gives me serious pause re: subsequent works. I’d love to find out what happens but getting invested in this kind of serial gets very pricey, very quickly. Plus, I tend to enjoy longer reads more, so may just wait for the bundle set. :)


ETA: FTR, in the world of erotica, there's a vast (and very critical) difference between “gang bang” and gang *rape*.  Obviously, one basic element is consent.  But still, to mistake one for the other is... well, IDK.


* ARC provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley (later got 2014 freebie)



Sexual content: f/m/m/m (my way of noting “it’s all about the girl” & not m/m interaction); oral & anal; DP; more D/s than full-out BDSM (or even BDSM-lite).


NB: Re-read Jan 2014; first read in July 2013 (but damn, pain killers work a doozy on the memory).

Source: http://karmabites.booklikes.com/post/819894/-office-toy-by-cleo-peitsche