Review: Six Degrees by Honey Brown


Title: Six Degrees: The Power of Attraction Connects Us All

Author: Honey Brown

Published: Jane Curry Publishing/Ventura Press August 2015

Status: Read from August 06 to 06, 2015 {Courtesy Simon& Schuster}

My Thoughts:

Six Degrees is a stunning departure from the psychological thrillers that have made Honey Brown a bestselling author. Subtitled ‘The Power of Attraction Connects Us All’, this book is a a collection of six loosely linked passionate and sensual short stories.

It begins with ‘Threesome’ and ends with ‘First Time’, each of the six stories exploring the tension and ecstasy of attraction, of connection, of desire. There is no judgement, no pretence. Brown’s tales are a celebration of shared lust and intimacy.

The characters are ordinary people, among them a cafe owner, a pharmacist, a bartender and a tyre salesman. They speak and behave in ways which are authentic and familiar. Though each story is related in the third person, the women are more often than not (the major exception being ‘Two Men’) in control, seeking pleasure, closeness and fulfillment.

Unusually, the subtle connection that links the characters in Six Degrees is the tragic death of a man – a stranger, a father, a best friend, a neighbour. Studies show that a craving for intimacy in the wake of loss is not uncommon, and sex is a natural way in which to instinctually deny death its power.

The expressive writing is explicit yet tasteful. The collection is erotic but not pornographic. The scenes of sexual intimacy are hot, sensual, and provocative but there is real depth to the characters and their circumstances.

Six Degrees is alluring, exciting and seductive.


Available to purchase from

Ventura Press I Simon & Schuster Iboomerang-books_long I Booktopia I Amazon AU I  via Booko

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