“Pandora: An American in Prague” Book Review

July 07th, 11   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comment
Pandora: An American in Prague

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“Pandora: An American in Prague” is an erotic story written by Zoe Myonas and published by BlackBear Books. The book is available in both Kindle and softcover versions, and I have the paperback version. The paperback version is 199 pages long, and it includes ten chapters. This book took me about an hour to read from cover-to-cover, but I’m a fast reader. I also was sitting in the dentist waiting room, so as long as you cover up the suggestively-naked woman on the front with a bookmark or something (I was using a shopping list), you can easily read this in public.

I wouldn’t call this “erotica”, but I would say that it’s a story with some erotic bits thrown in. Most of the sex scenes, while not as detailed as erotica, go farther into the action than most typical romance novels. Most of the sex scenes are only about a page or two in length, but some of them tend to go a bit longer when they are really unique or vital to the plot. There are, (on estimate as I sincerely did not count) about ten different sex scenes inside this book, and most of the scenes are very varied, so you get good choices. Some of the stories are threesomes, some are more-somes, some have people that watch, some are two women. There’s a great variety in the sex scenes that are in this book. I wouldn’t say that the scenes are very arousing to me, but they certainly are entertaining to read, and if you don’t spend a majority of your life reading sex scenes (in a Doctor’s office, none-the-less), you might find them more arousing.

The storyline is pretty interesting. Basically, Pandora is a married woman to her husband, Ty. One night, Ty confesses to her that he has always been aroused by the idea of a female/female/male threesome. Pandora brushes it off, but after that conversation, she can’t stop thinking about it, and in the lingerie store that she runs, she’s meets an exotic dancer named Cerise. I’m sure you can guess where that’s going to go, and yes, it does go there. That’s only the beginning, though. After that, both Ty and Pandora find themselves as feeling more sexually adventurous, and they (mostly Pandora) end up experimenting with new ways to express their sexuality. In the end, Pandora’s sexual adventures actually end up saving them from a life of prison. That’s all I’ll say, but the ending of the story is definitely neat, and it’s not something I saw coming.

I did have a slight complaint with the storyline, and that’s that the “climax” of the story where the conflict comes in isn’t until the last 50 pages of the book. I won’t spoil what it is, but I feel like the ending was slightly rushed. It does end off all of the plot points, though, so that’s a good thing. I wasn’t left wondering what happened to any of the characters.

I like the story overall, but I think the biggest problem with this book is probably the lack of character development. Granted, it’s a pretty short book, so I don’t expect too much, but at the same time, the main character, Pandora, doesn’t seem to have any downsides. Maybe some people like this in their books, but it really makes it hard for me to identify with the characters. All of the men (and women) around her always praise her for being very hot and attractive, and the author never really gives Pandora any sort of downside. The husband and wife were authored as having sex multiple times a day, and while I’m all for high libidos, I feel like having some small fights or something would have helped drive the reader to like the characters more.

Another big issue, though I’m trying to avoid giving away the plot, was towards the main female character (Pandora)’s viewpoing towards an open relationship towards teh end of the book. Towards the end, she doesn’t tell her husband about her other sex partners when the two of them were supposed to be honest from the beginning. If the author maybe had explored this more with Pandora with her thoughts about it, I might have considered it more of a plotline, but it seems to be something that was skipped over entirely. It doesn’t ruin the story by any means, but it’s something that I’m just pointing out.

Overall, while I’m fond of Pandora: Am American in Prague, I was never really sucked into it. The book is something that I could put down at any time, and that’s unusual for me. I just never found myself becoming attached to the main characters. However, Pandora: An American in Prague is entertaining to read, includes hot sex scenes, and leads you through a woman’s journey to sexual empowerment. It’s definitely sex-filled fun, and it’ll give you some neat sex-scenes to think about playing out in your own life. Thanks to Austine for sending me this erotic novel for my “Pandora: An American in Prague” book review. If you are unsure, Amazon also offers the first chapter of this book for free, so you can give it a try before purchasing.




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