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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Let the Sunshine In by Jenna Byrnes

Let The Sunshine In by Jenna Byrnes
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Recent Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (34 pgs)
Other: M/M, M/M/F, Anal Play
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint

Spring, 1971. Hippies, peace and love are all the rage in California. But Terri Walker has suffered a miscarriage from which she hasn't bounced back. She and her husband move to New Orleans hoping for a fresh start. While Scott renovates the stately old home his father bequeathed to them, Terri snoops and is amazed to discover the house has a secret. Some have called it a blessing, and some a curse.

When handsome, hirsute Rafe McAllister comes into their lives, neither Scott nor Terri has any idea how much their world is about to change. Not precisely what they're looking for, Rafe might be exactly what they need.

A new home calls for new toys right? Scott and Terri got the ultimate new toy: Rafe. Guys and girls alike all love to play with Rafe. He adds exactly what their relationship was missing -- a perfect third.

Scott was not happy because of the lack of sex in his and Terri’s marriage and Terri was not interested in sex since she knew it would not produce a child. So Rafe can give them both what they want most. I liked the fact that both Scott and Terri welcomed Rafe into the relationship for different reasons. It made it a win-win situation for everyone involved. It also allowed for Scott and Terri to get the connection their marriage had been missing for a while.

This story does not have a strong paranormal element. It is only included in the last few pages of the story and is not as involved as many paranormal books I have read. Really, the story would have been just as good a read without the paranormal element since I felt it neither added nor took away from the story.

The amount of sacrifice both Rafe and Terri are willing to make is laudable. Rafe know that Terri is no longer interested in sex after her miscarriage, and allows her the space she needs. Terri knows her husband needs more of a sexual relationship so she even moved out of the bedroom to allow Scott and Rafe to have their fun. Neither of them would have ever allowed the relationship with Rafe to start or continue had the other not agreed. I have a feeling they would have stayed unhappily married for the rest of their lives if Rafe had not come along.

All Scott wanted was to have his sexual needs met and boy did Rafe meet them. This story was not missing sexual encounters or imagination in any way. With such a giving cast you know they were more than generous in the bedroom and they shared over and over again, especially during the m/m scenes. This story has the right amount of great sex, great characters and good plot. I definitely give it four cherries.

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