Soulful Sex Volume II follows in the tradition of its bestselling and award-winning predecessor. Another six delightful couples explore timeless, archetypal themes of desire, intimacy, submission, conquest, and the union of souls through erotic experience. In "Je t'aime, Etienne," a woman who fell for a young French Canadian hockey player years ago is reunited with him for a night of intense romance; can she possibly have a future with this man she has loved from afar for years, even though he is now a star in the NHL? In "As Commonplace as Rain," a member of a spiritual order segregated from any contact with males finds the only thing that can keep her from madness may be the ministrations of a man- -and she has never seen one before. In "Fantastic Toys" a young woman becomes smitten with her eccentric and mysterious neighbor, only to find out a secret about him so bizarre it turns her whole world upside down. And in the "Vernal Night" trilogy of tales, an ancient culture's annual mating tradition offers opportunities for romantic adventure for three disarming heroes: a merchant, an artist, and a minstrel.