I got my first review on Amazon recently in response to a request for my novel "Kendra."
It was titled "Sorry, not what I would call erotica" but the reviewer still gave the book three out of five stars so I guess I can't complain too much. The reviewer gave her reasoning for the title by saying, "...to me the difference between erotica and porn is that erotica has character development and a much more substantial storyline and plot. Unfortunately, Kendra has none of this. The book is simply sex..."
Most of the "story" and character development is in the first part of the novel, originally published as "Kendra: The Business Trip."
I've said before that I have no illusions about my erotic writing. And, of course my writing is simply sex; my erotica consists of my sexual fantasies so the story/character elements are little more than filler to put the sex scenes together. I'm okay with that.
I did find this comment from the reviewer interesting: "...it read as if a testosterone-fueled teenager had written it." Well, it was a testosterone-fueled adult but that's okay.
The reviewer also said, "If the reader is looking for something to browse while getting their rocks off, well, then this will probably be just the thing."
I can't complain about that.
I've been told I write sexy erotica and I guess that's what a lot of erotica readers look for. This particular reviewer is more about the story, which is fine. Maybe they would prefer "James & Ellen: Together at Last."