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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Coming Clean by Inez Kelley

Coming Clean by Inez Kelley
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (92 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, M/M, F/M/M, Ménage
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Fern

Coming clean never felt so good...

Grant and Vivi Michaelson share everything in their marriage: love, commitment—and their wildest sexual desires. But their relationship is tested when Vivi admits she wants a threesome with Grant's old friend Cade, proposing their annual trip to the lake as the perfect opportunity to fulfill her fantasy.

All three of them are aroused by the idea. Vivi and Cade have long felt a smoldering attraction to each other...and Grant and Cade have hidden an illicit desire for decades. Going through with the ménage will test their boundaries, reveal old secrets...and maybe tear them apart. After all, there might be room for Cade in bed, but is there room for a third in their marriage?

When a wife reveals her greatest sexual fantasy, only to learn that her husband has one of his own, what are they do to? The answer awaits you in Coming Clean, an erotic romance that offers a lot of heat, heart, and tension.

Grant and Cade have been best friends since childhood. Although they experimented with each other sexually while watching a racy film in their teens, Grant went the way of the heterosexual while Cade embraced his bisexuality. Now, years later, things couldn’t be better. Their friendship has endured and Cade gets along great with Grant’s wife, Vivi. Until Vivi reveals that her ultimate sexual fantasy is to have Grant and Cade at the same time, which forces Grant to confess to a compulsion he’s kept hidden for years. He, too, wants Cade in his bed. As the husband and wife plan to approach the man they view as a best friend who they hope will become more, they know there is a lot more than sex on the line.

Coming Clean is a story that is extremely multifaceted, making it so much more than a mere ménage. As you are introduced to all the characters, you are also given insight into all of their wants and desires. Versus being a story about a man and woman who invite another into their bed, this is a journey of three people embracing what they’ve always longed for in hopes of discovering a future together. I felt that the time devoted to their back story was necessary and added to the emotional depth of the work, and enjoyed the time shared between Grant and Cade especially.

My only complaint is the way the aftermath is handled as it felt rushed and forced, but given the length of the work and the source material, I could understood why it ended as it did. The writing itself is very good, and dialogue is the perfect combination of naughty and sweet.

Ménage fans are sure to enjoy Coming Clean.

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