This request made think I could identify the book myself, but I was wrong. Jane writes:
HaBO: She is blindfolded. Her husband says Mr. So and So wants to do this to you.
I read this and can’t remember the title. Please help anyone?
A man marries a woman and the first one or more sex scenes have him using a cream in a jar for lubrication and then having quick sex with her – solely for producing an heir. It was not for his or her pleasure. She wanted to experience pleasure. So she asks him to treat her the way he treats his mistresses (or past mistresses or something like that). He gives her a warning about it, but she says she wants it. Then in one sex scene, he blindfolds her, has her laying on a bed, and tells her 3 or 4 men are there looking. Then he says Mr. So and So wants to do this to you. She says ok, and feels herself being touched. I think her husband is pretending to be those other men.
I wrote back and suggested, based on the cream (WHO FORGETS THE CREAM, I ASK YOU? NOT ME.), “The “cream” made me think it was “Midsummer Magic” by Catherine Coulter, wherein the hero uses cream because his bride isn't really willing — it was a forced betrothal — but I don't recall any fantasy scenes where he pretends others are watching while she's blindfolded. Do you remember when you read this book?”
Jane replied, I read it between Jan 2007 and maybe Dec 2011. A five year period. So all this means is it was published before 2012. I’ve read a number of Ellora’s Cave type anthologies. It’s possible it was a short story. But I feel like it was longer. Who knows. I’ve only read one Catherine Coulter book and that was “Born to be Wild.” I remember the husband saying Mr X wants to do this to you. Then he uses other men’s names as well. I so appreciate your thinking cap on this.
Anyone recognize this book?