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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Three to Play by Kris Cook



Three to Play by Kris Cook
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (138 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, M/M, F/M/M, Ménage, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Snowdrop

Just three weeks from her dreaded fortieth birthday, Beth Taylor's radio show is turned upside-down. Corporate gurus force her to take on sexy duo Clint Moore and Dustin Lake for a new broadcasting morning team. Beth doesn't have the patience to deal with the young bucks, in or out of the bedroom. But both Clint and Dustin are determined to share her, and nothing will get in their way.

When the three end up in bed, will old secrets force them apart or bring them together for a lifetime of passion?

Three to Play is an emotional roller coaster.

Kris Cook writes very well and I found myself invested in the characters. At first I wasn't sure about Clint, the way he seemed to focus on his and Dustin's job and had a take no prisoners attitude. I liked Dustin as he is the complete opposite of Clint. Dustin has an almost bouncy attitude, which is a good counter balance to Clint. Beth was a caring, emotional woman, who had wrapped herself in this strong hard outer shell. I enjoyed watching Clint and Dustin find cracks in this armor and work to break it down. Then Beth turning the tables on them to revel a surprising secret.

While the characters were great, the plot itself was unremarkable. Perhaps I've read to many menage stories, but I found the sex scenes to be pretty typical. The BDSM aspect was pretty tame, considering the way Clint was portrayed. I felt the plot points were kind of weak. I found myself losing interest several times, having to put the book down and come back.

However, if you like character driven stories then you'll probably like this book, as the characterizations are great, and the author really does write well.

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