My initial thoughts on picking up this book were a hark back top my childhood - Goldilocks and the three bears! Ooops, I thought, what might we have here? Readers can rest assured, though, the three bears do not make an appearance in James' version of the classic.
Putting aside the clever construct of using our childhood memories as the basis for her books, this is a very readable, very enjoyable book. It follows the original story to some extent, but it also gives Goldilocks a real, damaged and fragile persona. It's not a long book, by any stretch of the imagination, but it would be a great read before bedtime, to get one or other of you into the mood. It is well written and the erotic scenes are just that, erotic, steamy and exciting, not pornographic.
I really enjoyed this book and can recommend it to anyone who wants an adult trip down memory lane. I can assure you, I'll be brushing up on a few of my old memories before this series is done with.
A great idea, sensitively and beautifully handled by a skilled author. It's well worth the five stars I've given it.