With the Kisses of His Mouth by Monique Roffey is one grand sensual memoir of a woman trying to cope with life on the rebound. It is about the tenacious attachment to the Ex. Roffey was middle-aged when she fell in love with someone who she first saw as most unloveable. The man was chubby and careless with his appearance. But she noticed that he easily charmed most around him. Affinity leads to love or something like it, and soon she gives many years of her life to the companionship.
Comes a time when the sex dries up, and there are no efforts from both of them to rekindle what was not powerfully great or not the main component of their relationship any way. Roffey also begins to get short of temper. Then arrives a letter bomb in the form of a confessional from a woman the Ex has had a fling with but has not bothered to carry further as promised. There are copies of emails to sufficiently implicate the Ex. When confronted he is contrite and tearful, and Roffey finds herself screaming murder and actually pondering about doing him much harm. She then storms away and out of his home and his life. After moping around, feeling the proper victim, even though she also knows or realizes that she had not given her fullest to the relationship, she sets of trying to salvage her life from the crying gloom that has seized her.
The solace is found in various sessions of tantra and sex, sex, sex. Well written and explicit without being sleazy. When mediaition comes in the form of tactile pleasures and orgasms.
l With the Kisses of His Mouth by Monique Roffey Simon & Schuster Rs.350