Her anonymous hotel hookup: A Salon After Dark read

NSFW: From the New Lovers erotic novella by Andrea McGinty, a passionate encounter in a European hotel

By Andrea McGinty
Published March 23, 2019 7:29PM (EDT)
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Excerpted with permission from "God, I Don’t Even Know Your Name," a novella by Andrea McGinty. (Copyright Badlands Unlimited LLC). The New Lovers series is devoted to publishing new works of erotica that explore the complexities bedevilling contemporary life, culture, and art today. Reprinted with permission from Badlands.

Eva is a hot mess. When her promising art career in New York takes a plunge, she enters rehab and finds sobriety—but not peace of mind. She escapes to Europe and loses herself in one hook up after another using Bangly, the newest dating app. She meets a run-of-the-mill Finnish curator and thinks it’s love. Or is it just wanderlust?
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The hotel bar smelled like beer, which reminded Eva of what Aabel smelled like the first night she sucked his dick. It took a long time for him to come, and she realized it was because he was drunker than he let on. Eva didn’t typically have patience for what she called “boozy boners,” even less so now that she didn’t drink. But his was of the favorable kind. Better a hard-on that won’t quit than one that won’t fuck.

Besides, he was different. Sitting at the bar sipping a Virgin Bloody Mary, Eva closed her eyes and pictured Aabel’s boyish, dimpled face and his sexy, well-groomed beard. How long had it been since they first met? How long had it been since they first fell into bed together? Since they said their last goodbye?

She met him at that bar. Eva was in London for a week before heading to an arts residency in the Finnish countryside. She was with her friend Fawn, who was also an artist. And Fawn knew Aabel because he curated a friend of hers in an exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. After the show opened and the afterparty ended, they all went out f...

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