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Monday, June 28, 2010

Sweet Thursday by Mari Carr

Sweet Thursday (Wild Irish Book 4) by Mari Carr
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (140 pgs)
Other: M/F/M, Ménage
Rating: Best Book
Reviewed by Holly

In high school, Lily was too shy to do anything about her feelings for her best friends, Justin and Killian. Now she’s ready to put to rest her regrets with a proposal that might shock even her oversexed friends—the three of them, together, one night, multiple positions.

K and J are more than a little surprised to see Lily at their ten-year reunion. The plain Jane they remember is now a stunning woman—who wants to have sex with both of them. Who are they to deny her? Even if Killian suspects they might be treading on dangerous emotional territory.

The night stretches into the weekend and, as K suspected, none of them want it to end. But he and Lily know people live in pairs, not trios, and they call a halt now, before it’s too late.

Justin, however, knows a good thing when he sees it. He’s ready to fight for what he wants…what they all need. He just has to convince Lilly and Killian that unconventional can also be extraordinary.

Lily Watterson has waited ten years for this moment. Growing up, her nickname was Lilywhite, and it fit her reputation to a tee. She was best friends with the two hottest, baddest boys in town -- where you saw Justin Porter there was Killian Collins as well. As big as the Collins clan was, Justin could easily have been one more brother in the group, he and Killian were that close. Now, ten years later, all three are back in town for good, and making an appearance at their ten year high school reunion.

Justin and Killian are still inseparable, sharing a place of business as well as a home. But their lives are about to be turned upside down, when Lily shows up at the reunion, and she is nothing like the Lily they last saw ten years before. When she drops her bombshell surprise on them, both men are stunned. It seems that, for ten years, Lilywhite has dreamed of an anything goes, no-holds-barred sex fest with her two best friends. She has waited ten years, and she is not going to wait anymore.

Can these three friends indulge in one super hot weekend where anything and everything could happen (and does) and go back to being “just friends”? Has Lily bitten off more than she can chew? Can Justin and Killian go back to “just friends” with the one woman that was made for the two of them?

Mari Carr has introduced a family that everyone wants as neighbors. The Collins clan has such a love of life and a passion for living life full out. Killian and his buddy Justin are no exception, whether it's high school antics, military service, or love, they go full tilt and consequences be damned. But even they are surprised by Lily’s desire to spend one passion filled night fulfilling all of her fantasies with the two of them.

I love that the two men are such perfect complements of each other: Justin is the handsome, devil-may-care one, hiding his true feelings and letting things roll off his back. While Killian is the more serious of the two, more likely to think things through before acting on his feelings. Both are strong, handsome and sexy beyond belief. I loved the closeness between the two, but it is this closeness that Lily is worried about: she doesn’t want to come between her two best friends.

And Lily is such a great character: smart, determined, but with just the right amount of apprehension in her. I love that she is not going to give up her dream of having one night with these two, all or nothing, and finds that there is more of her involved than she thought: in fact she finds her heart got fully involved while she wasn’t looking.

The family dynamic is what makes this such a superb romance: they all care about each other without reservation or condemnation, and this thread of family devotion and caring runs through all of Ms. Carr’s Wild Irish series. I would love to live near the Collins family, and so will you once you read this marvelously hot and sweet romance.

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