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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sunny With a Chance by Emjai Colbert

Sunny With a Chance by Emjai Colbert
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (48 pgs)
Other: M/F, fetish, toys
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Maybe it was kismet that brought Sunny Maitland to Ryan Chance’s doorstep that day. Maybe it was just dumb luck. Sunny had avoided the house and the man for months for fear of falling in love with the one person who was off limits.

Wounded in body and soul, Ryan Chance is surprised when his former masseuse saunters back into his life as if she’d never left. She’d been his savior and confidant when his life was in pieces and then she was gone with no explanation.

Bound by a secret mutual desire, Sunny and Ryan waste no time getting to know each other again, and again, and again one hot, steamy, Southern night.

She wants him with every fiber of her soul, but he’s off limits. He wants her, but she’s not exactly banging down his door to see him. Sounds like a conundrum. It is. But things are looking up because it’s Sunny With a Chance.

This story intrigued me. What was the big thing keeping Sunny from her man? And what was so impossible about her that Ryan didn’t make a move? All those questions and more are answered in this story, and it’s one hot read.

Ms. Colbert’s story has plot twists I didn’t see coming. Its not a simple story and nothing like I expected. From page one, I was struck and had to see how the plot would work itself out. I wasn’t let down.

Sunny took some time to grow on me. At first she comes across as a bit shy and more than a tad awkward. I liked her imperfections because it made her more realistic. What I didn’t like was her wishy washy tendencies. She wanted him, but she wanted to run. She made love to him, but she wanted to high-tail it out of his house. Things seemed to happen fast and when her past is revealed, yes it makes sense as to why she is the way she is, but I wanted to see her show a bit more chutzpah. Take what she wanted.

I have to admit, Ryan was my favorite character from the word go. He’s been through a heck of a time, but he never loses his smile or his spirit. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s darned sexy. When he romances Sunny, its great to see. And the scene with the apple corer... it’s not typical, but that makes it interesting.

If you want a sexy read with characters you won’t forget, then you need to read Sunny With a Chance. I give this story 3.5 cherries.

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