Amanda Garland adores her successful older husband Roger, though his sexual drive is hardly a match for hers. Still, in exchange for love and affection, she is more than content with a monthly rendezvous between the sheets and all the pretty clothes and baubles her heart desires. But when wealthy businessman Roger Garland dies of a heart attack in a seedy no-tell motel, he leaves behind a chain of shoe stores that are in dire financial straits and a distraught and humiliated wife.
Filled with questions about her husband’s activities, Amanda trades in her sex kitten loungewear for a wardrobe suitable for the businesswoman she is about to become. Taking over the helm of Forsythe Footwear, she quickly discovers she has a talent for dominating the young and willing staff who work under her. Empowered by her newfound skills as the lady boss, she gets a crash course in the shoe business while teasing and seducing everyone in her path in a quest to discover Roger’s sexual secrets.
Along the way to discovering who Roger was shagging behind her back, Amanda sets her mind to setting Forsythe Footwear back on track to success. Unfortunately, she has only one short month until the shareholders’ meeting that will strip away her status as head of the company. Determined to outwit her enemies while bedding anyone who strikes her fancy, Amanda sets her plan into motion even while she collects nearly as many playmates as there are pairs of shoes in her closet.
Amanda’s Young Men is much like a kinky version of the game of Clue, with all of the characters getting naked with each other at some point as the mystery unfolds. Madeline Moore has done a delightful job of crafting a cast of beautiful creatures for her protagonist to enjoy, from the pink-haired, submissive assistant Nola to the dominant and ever watchful security man Trevor. Amanda becomes increasingly more likeable as she takes control of both the shoe company and her own life, discovering her true nature along the way.
This Black Lace title harkens back to the golden age of glamour and glitz while keeping the focus always on the passion. The sexual scenarios are frequent and varied with Amanda always at the center of attention like the ringmaster of a three ring circus. Shoe and clothing fetishists in particular will delight in some of the descriptions Moore uses as the well-heeled Amanda struts her stuff. Amanda’s Young Men is a fun and sexy romp that proves Madeline Moore is a Black Lace author to watch!
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