Three Over Par by Cathryn Brunet
Publisher: Carina Press
Length: Short Story (131 pgs)
Other: Ménage, M/F/M, Voyeurism, Anal Play
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Rosemary
Wild, hot, addictive sex...
After seeing one too many patients die regretting the things they haven't done, nurse Lucy Seymour realizes she's been making the same mistake. So when Robbie, the sexy golf instructor, makes his move, she responds with uninhibited passion, telling him there's nothing she won't try. Long sessions of foreplay lead to thrills and fantasy fulfillment...until Lucy sees Daniel, the greenkeeper, watching them. Watching her. And then Daniel does more than just watch...he joins them.
Can it lead to love?
Lucy might be exploring all of her secret fantasies, but her reality is that she's a one-man woman...and for her, that man is Daniel. But what does Daniel really want? Lucy or the fantasy?
Is it possible to live a life with no regrets? Lucy Seymour tries to answer that question with hot golf pro, Robbie and Daniel, the greenkeeper from her golf course.
Three Over Par begins with Lucy and Robbie having uninhibited sex on the golf course during one of Lucy’s weekly golf lesson. The weekly lessons turn into the hottest sex of Lucy’s life, and the flame burns even hotter when she catches Daniel spying on them. Then the twosome becomes a no-holds-barred threesome. Before long, Lucy begins to question whether or not unrestrained sex is the key to living with no regrets. And she discovers that she wants more from Daniel than a casual sexual partner.
Even though she realizes her feelings for Daniel go beyond sexual, Lucy continues in the ménage for several months before she begins to see that maybe living life without regrets involves more than just sex. For the most part, Lucy’s relationship with Robbie is strictly on the golf course and purely sexual. Lucy’s relationship with Daniel spills over into her everyday life because his grandmother is a patient where she works, and they run into one another occasionally when he visits his grandmother.
Ms. Brunet writes in first person from Lucy’s point of view, so I clearly knew what was going on in Lucy’s head. The interactions with Daniel and Robbie are mainly sexual encounters, so they remain pretty hard to read. I really had no idea if either of them harbored any emotions for Lucy beyond desire. I suspect Ms. Brunet wrote Three Over Par this way intentionally, and while I generally prefer a more complete picture of the main characters, it didn’t detract from the story. Ms. Brunet reveals a lot about Daniel through Lucy’s relationship with Daniel’s grandmother, and it helps to give added dimension to both Lucy and Daniel.
I like how Ms. Brunet steps outside the box by not turning Three Over Par into the typical ménage story where the three participants live happily ever after. She also has the ménage stretch out over several months which helps lend credibility to Lucy falling in love with Daniel. While I found it a little unrealistic to have Lucy fall in love with someone she has such little contact with outside of sex, Ms. Brunet takes the unusual step of having Lucy address this issue, and she resolves it quite successfully.
If you are a fan of ménages, then pick up your copy of Three Over Par today. You won’t be disappointed. And if you think golf is boring? You will change your mind after reading Three Over Par. I know I certainly did!