The Emerald Room is an erotic short story collection from Scarlett Knight. I’ve read a couple of hers recently and really enjoyed them – this one is no exception. The focus this time is on older men/younger women relationships – or “jackals” as they’re also called.
There are four seriously sexy stories to be enjoyed in this collection. The first, The Emerald Room, is told from the male perspective, is about a piano player who’s been plucking up the courage to approach a customer of the bar he plays in. Before he get chance, however, she gets in first and the results are explosive.
Conference Connection is, as you’d expect, about a conference. A young woman has been lusting over an older man, and is surprised to receive an invitation from him to go to his hotel room. Naturally, she jumps at the chance and a very kinky encounter follows.
Taking Direction is about a talented young actress and her director. On the one hand, he pisses her off because he’s so tough on her. But on the other hand, he gets her libido raging. The story tells what happens when they’re left alone together, and the young actress lets her libido do the talking.
The final story, Without Regret, is my favourite of the four. A student who’s just graduated goes to say goodbye to her favourite professor, who she’s had a crush on for her entire time of being taught by him. After saying her goodbyes, she almost walks away, but then decides she’d rather live a life without regret and tells him how she really feels.
Overall, this is another super hot collection from Scarlett Knight. Her writing is engaging, passionate, and has scenarios you can really believe in. I read the whole thing in one sitting, but this anthology is ideal for reading in bite sized chunks or all at once. Either way, you’ll be feeling hot and bothered when you’re finished. Very hot.