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Friday, August 6, 2010

Dance for Three by Berengaria Brown

Dance for Three by Berengaria Brown
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (42 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/M/F, Ménage, Anal Play, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Review by Tiger Lily

Talitha has separated from her unloving ex and attends line dancing classes to lose weight and acquire social skills. Jared and Nathan, loving partners, are there so Jared can learn to dance before his cousin’s wedding. When the men invite Talitha to join them for a sexy romp, what girl could resist these two hot, hard guys? The sex is scorching and the trio continues to dance not just at class…but also between the sheets.

She’s ready to get out of her staid world and try something new — line dancing! They need to learn a few smooth steps for his cousin’s wedding. What are they learning? Line dancing! Now put two hunky men in line with a slightly uncertain woman and you have the makings of a hot time. You have to go read Dance for Three to learn more!

I liked the concept of this story. She’s not what pop culture considers thin and beautiful. She’s what the rest of us call normal and healthy. Add in the two male elements — a pair of gay men who don’t need a woman in the relationship but can’t seem to keep their hands off her and it makes for a fun, breezy read.

Jared and Nathan were my favorite characters because they never once gave up in convincing Talitha to join them, be it for drinks, a vacation, or a romp between the sheets. Smooth operators your names are Nathan and Jared. Plus, they have some great lines that made me laugh. The scenes where they’re together and showing their affections for each other were simply divine as well. Gives me shivers thinking about it.

Talitha isn’t what I expected and she took some time to grow on me. She’s got enough backbone to put herself out there when it comes to dancing, but not men. I don’t think this is a product of her low self esteem as much as a product of the culture we live in. And that’s where the reader can relate. No one is perfect no matter how much we yearn to be. The idea that men who personify sex on a stick would be interested in her is tough to deal with — even if it’s yummy. I loved how she grew through the story and enjoyed following her on her journey to understand herself.

If you want a beach read that will leave you a bit hot and bothered, then you need to read Dance for Three. I give it 4 cherries.

1 comment:

Berengaria Brown said...

Thank you for the awesome review Tiger Lily. I am so glad you liked "Dance for Three".