Be forewarned, The Lark, because of the explicit sex scenes is classified in the erotica genre and was written to excite the imagination. It is a damn good love story with a sensual sexy romp woven throughout. It is fun to read. It is exhilarating. It is not for children, although there is a child’s story within. The Lark is a light and fun adult love story for men and women.
In the beginning the story appears to be about Mr. Joseph E. Jones and his undying hope to once again find love. I wrote the book that way to lure the average male reader, who from my experience does not read love stories. But The Lark is chameleonic and the reader soon realizes the story is not just about Mr. Jones, but is really about Emily Thompson and her quest to regain her self-esteem and to right some overdo wrongs. Emily is a hoot.
Her paternal grandfather owned and operated one of the last major agriculture operations in Orange County, Florida where Orlando is the major city and home to theme parks. Emily’s grandfather was the most influential person in her life and he died the summer after she graduated from high school and before she left Orlando to attend Florida State University. She blamed herself for the travesty that happened after her grandfather’s death and carried this guilt with her to the university. She was promiscuous, flunked out of school, returned home, broke the law, and got arrested. Her father and maternal grandfather, tired of her shenanigans, pulled some strings and finally, after a period of time, got her reinstated in FSU with conditions. She landed a job in an off campus Cuban restaurant and became celibate. Her friends and co-workers encouraged her to get back into the swing of things and Emily thought that a slightly older man might be better than a peer. She knew that Mr. Jones, a frequent customer at Castro’s Revenge, was infatuated with her so she decided that he, like any man, would welcome her into a tryst, but Mr. Jones was more than she imagined. He became not only her catalyst and lover but also her friend and every one needs a friend: and so the story begins.
While reading this entertaining story, the reader is exposed to some early Spanish Florida history, current immigration situations, a splash of science, and a little animal husbandry, but all contribute to the story and there is not enough of any to make it boring.
The Lark is written in an unconventional style. Sometimes the writer talks to the reader and sometimes to a character and sometimes a character will talk to the writer. The sex, although descriptive, is analogous and is connected to other physical activities and that is why I say, “The Lark is sexually hilarious.”
I hope you enjoy reading it. If you do, tell your friends to buy it.