Totally Coached: A Taboo First Time Romance Novel by Belinda LaPage on Booksprout

Totally Coached: A Taboo First Time Romance Novel

Belinda LaPage

4.2 Stars
From 8 Reviews

When Margy’s own family fell apart, Emily and Coach were there, and they brought her up as one of their own. Now nineteen years old, petite, and svelte, Margy is spreading her wings and wants some sizzling photos to post online, so she turns to the man of the house for help. Playing the director, Coach quickly warms to the task, telling her how the camera loves her slim body, and all the sexy things she can do in the photos to make a man’s heart melt. Margy can feel the heat washing off him in waves, and she experiences a raw, taboo lust posing and undressing for the only man in the world she must never want. It’s so forbidden, it’s intoxicating, and there’s no telling the things she might allow herself to do, but only if he asks. Her carnal urges wage a pitched battle against civilized principles, pushing her to play ever riskier games versus Coach’s willpower.

Can she walk the tightrope of her forbidden desires? And what of Coach, a powerful, virile man in the prime of life? A man with needs and desires of his own. If she pushes him too far, will he even give her a choice?

Inexperienced, innocent, and unprotected. Margy is Totally Coached.

General Erotica Erotic Romance
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A Flowers in the Attic that Misses the Mark

by Anonymous

What does a girl do when she wants a happy ending? If you're Margy, you'll do anyone you can...especially her stepfather. Though she'd never thought of Coach in quite that way before, a chance encounter in her bedroom--aided by the magic of social media--turns wishful thinking into something much more. As her social media profile increases, both Coach and Margy are thrust into a forbidden relationship of longing and repressed desire. But is te grass really greener on the other side?

Within two hundred-plus pages of flirtation and taboo sex, Belinda LePage paints an veritable Fantasy Island of furtive looks, double entendres, rolls in the hay and so on. So far, so good. Yet underneath the Flowers in the Attic vibe are themes that are problematic at best. Coach's too-close relationship with Margy and creepy familiarity with the Reddit underworld (how come he knows so much about r/GoneWild?) dare to cross the line from the merely eccentric to the unnerving. The piece de resistance of the book, with a somnambulist Margy taken by Coach in a manner that could charitably be called a near-rape is casually laughed off as no big deal--hardly erotic, one is afraid.

This is no faint praise of Ms. LePage, or her oeuvre. Indeed, the rest of her body of work more than exceeds the heat and sauciness that one has come to expect from the genre. But in this she misses the mark. It is not so much the taboo subject matter, but the obviousness of it--the erotica equivalent of gonzo porn. If the difference between erotica and porn is the lighting, then Totally Coached is the flickering, harsh fluorescent lighting of a seedy nightclub. Enticing for some, but hardly arousing given the circumstances.

If titillation is all one is looking for, then by all means indulge in Totally Coached. But those with a more refined and libertine palette would do well to keep browsing instead.

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Patience will be rewarded

by Anonymous

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review via Booksprout.

In this story, Belinda LaPage takes on a new challenge. She has already demonstrated in earlier works (Heaven Can Wait and Mannequin) that she composes scorching hot erotica with strong, three-dimensional characters. She does the same thing here, in a genre that I think has a much greater degree of difficulty. Personally, I think one of the toughest things about, shall we say, “family” erotica is the suspension of disbelief. The author needs to make the (in this case) coach-foster daughter relationship feel plausible and erotic for both participants, rather than just the masturbatory fantasy of one of them. Without giving away the plot, LaPage clearly put a lot of thought into this aspect, and succeeds in making you feel the perspective of both characters amazingly well. The other cool thing about this story is how well she handled the build-up. Let’s face it, a reader can guess the ultimate destination early on, but she puts some inventive twists in the ride to make it most enjoyable. I especially like how she played on the voyeurism angle as part of the story. As always, good “not-so-clean” fun from Belinda LaPage.

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Great story!

by Anonymous

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review via Booksprout. It is a good story - well crafted, written and told plus good spelling and grammar (there really is no excuse these days!). The story draws you in and keeps you wanting to read on. Eroticism is well presented without being over the top. All in all definitely worth reading!

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Coach is totally hot.

by Anonymous

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review via Booksprout.

This is a well written and edited book. The author knows how to get in your head and make you feel part of the action. As the eroticism builds, she lets you feel what the characters are feeling. A very enjoyable read.

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Another fine title from Belinda. Always a treat to read her latetst.

by Anonymous

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review via Booksprout.

Her characters are realistic and always give fun insight into the mindset of those characters.
They live, love and cause each other mischief making them jump from the pages.
I never hesitate to grab any new work as soon as it is available to me, and I would very much recommend it to those who like the "spicy" style.

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Nice

by Anonymous

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review via Booksprout.

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"Totally Coached" by Belinda LaPage

by cruisermike

A teenager, Margy, deserted by her father and then her mother before she even reached her teens has very low self-esteem. She is taken in and adopted by kindly neighbours who try to build her up and help her cope. Like many teenage girls she has a poor opinion of her body, especially her small breasts. Her stepfather, Coach, tries to encourage her to accept and love the body she has. But Margy has always had a crush on Coach and fantasises about him in sexual ways. Coach is also neglected by his politically ambitious wife, Mem. A sexual relationship develops as both Margy's and Coach's fantasies become realities.
The characters are realistic and the progression of sexual activities are believable and understandable. The author vividly describes the emotions running through Margy; the many sex scenes are brilliantly described. (cruisermike)

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Great Storyline - Too slow to climax

by Naturist Tom

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review via Booksprout. I love the story line being a photographer myself. Needed more scenarios with coach and maybe the wife or other friends of Margy. Great story just took too long to get to the climax. Keep up the good work.