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Fans of Lilah Pace’s Asking For It will be begging to get their hands on this second installment in the series that has the internet all a-twitter about that fine line between the fantasy of non-consensual sex and the harsh reality of rape. In the first chapter of the story, Ms. Pace briefly touches on a topic which has recently seen a flurry of criticism:
The world spends too much time telling women how not to be raped—more time than it spends telling men not to rape.
Many romance authors seem to dream up an unlikely, unbearably sexy man and then set out to convince [...]
Asking For It by Lilah Pace is a gutsy, intense look into the world of non-consensual sex, and it’s not as taboo as you may be thinking. Non-con is a sensitive subgenre of romance that has been gaining steady underground popularity over the past few years. Not many publishers are brave enough to touch it, so I give major kudos to Berkley Romance for seeing Asking For It as the treasure it is. The hard truth is that people have sex different ways. Not everyone is vanilla and not everyone gets off on the same stimuli. That may make sexual fantasies like non-con kinky, but it doesn’t make them wrong. With the wildfire popularity of books solidly outside the realm of straight [...]