WTF Weekend: Uncovered by L.M. Mountford (@RealDarkinferno)

When Mina returns for her stepbrother’s 21st birthday, she thinks her days of lusting after him are over. Caught up in the heat and passion of the moment, she is stunned to find them back in bed together; their feelings clearly far from resolved. Haunted by her desire, and her growing appetite for , Mina now has another problem… she must head down a path of lust and desire; torn between the dark delights of the handsome bad boy down the street and her adorable stepbrother who has always been there for her. Can she confront the truth she has long tried to bury? How far will she go to save the one she wants, but knows she can never truly have?

A full length, 40,000+ word novel, Uncovered is the stand-alone erotic drama from the Author of the sinfully delicious, Sweet Temptations Trilogy. Warning! It contains adult themes, harsh language, and graphic content, descriptions of intense sexual scenes, and dubcon (dubious consent) that might be triggers for some readers. 

   

Having first met L.M. Mountford through his Dark Inferno pen-name (if you missed my review of Play Time, be sure to check it out), I knew he had the literary chops to write a story, and the imagination to pull off the erotic aspects. What I didn't realize was how adept he would be at exploring the dark side of some very taboo relationships . . . which is precisely what Uncovered is all about.

The opening of this is strong, introducing us to Mina, and giving us a glimpse of just how far from glamorous the life of a Hollywood starlet can be. She's overworked and abused, the kind of woman who could be a poster child for the #MeToo movement - although the book predates that by a year or two. As she heads off to wish her step-brother a happy birthday, we get a glimpse into her past, and we begin to understand why she is so troubled.

This is hardly a spoiler alert, since it's heavily teased in the cover blurb, but the entire story hinges on inappropriate relationships, both past and present. There is some verbal and physical domination on Mina's part, threats of blackmail by her step-brother's friends, a sexual assault, and even some coerced moments of bisexuality. The story really does border on the edges of darkness, with scenes that are certain to be triggering for some readers, but Mountford walks a fine line. He allows Mina to enjoy the physical aspects, while in the moment, but doesn't shy from acknowledging her emotional shame and mental anguish after the fact.

The only thing Uncovered is lacking, which would really give it the impact it deserves, is an exploration of the consequences of that night. We get some hints as to what might happen, what Mina fears, and what she holds dearest . . . and he does address the fact that memories are not as easily erased as videos . . . but given the dubious consent issues, I would have liked a little more closure.



Kindle Edition, 113 pages
Published April 9th 2016

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