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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Always and Forever Seduction by Sarah Summers

The Always and Forever Seduction by Sarah Summers
Publisher: Whispers Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (45 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Stephanotis

Emma Baker’s husband, Jonathan, has just divorced her, shattered her heart and left her and her young son, Christopher, to fend for themselves. Bitterly lonely, she accepts a girlfriend’s suggestion to go out on her first night as a newly free woman. She vows not to let a man turn her head, vows not to let love make a fool of her again. But she never counted on meeting a charismatic and sexy bouncer like Ben Lauery, who takes her for an exciting ride on his Harley, sweeps her off her feet and steals her heart. She never counted on the fireworks that explode in the bedroom, the sweetness of his burning kisses, and the allure of his lusty body, when he masterfully seduces her and makes her love him always and forever. All she knows is that, in the end, she can’t resist the passion and devotion he’s offering and has to give love a second chance.

Emma's been going through a rough time. Her husband left her for another woman and now she's a divorced single mom. On the advice of a friend, she heads to a bar one evening where she meets Ben, an ex-Marine.

The story is told in the first person which allows you to connect with Emma immediately. She's a sympathetic character and the author doesn't over play Emma wallowing in self pity as the scorned woman. She's getting on with her life and making a new start. So when she meets Ben and is told he hits on all the women in the bar, you begin to worry about her being hurt again. However, you get to see Ben through Emma's eyes and you realize he's a nice, honest guy who's been hurt himself.

I have to admit when I checked the blurb for this story I was hesitant to read and review it because I thought, oh no, yet another single woman in a bar story. It will probably be all sex scenes with no plot whatsoever. I'm glad my instinct won out because I really enjoyed reading this one.

Ms. Summers does a wonderful job of developing the relationship between these two people which, I should add, isn't always an easy task in just forty-five pages. The ending, which I didn't see coming, put a smile on my face.

If you're looking for a quick sexy and yes, romantic read, I highly recommend this one.

1 comment:

sashagirl said...

To The Long and Short of It,
thank you so much for reading and really liking my story THE ALWAYS AND FOREVER holds a close place in my heart and though wrote under a pseudonym because my other 14 novels and 7 short stories are basically PG or PG13, Sarah Summers herself has been writing a very very long time... just ask her author friend Kathryn Meyer Griffith. So...thank you.