Down on the Boardwalk by Suzanne Rock
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (149 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe
Gwen's psychic abilities first make her an outsider among the werewolves. Then they make her a slave. Forced to use her power to help a deranged werewolf seek vengeance, she gives up on her dream of ever being accepted and loved. That is, until Nico and Tony are thrown into her cell. Her attraction to the Kyron Pack brothers is immediate and overwhelming. As she submits to the physical attraction, old wounds heal and her powers strengthen. The brothers think she can save them, but to do so would require more than just physical intimacy, and would reveal a secret too dark and horrifying to share.
When Nico and Tony use their lust to help their battered mate, buried memories rise to the surface, and jealousy threatens to destroy the fragile wolf in their care. As each of them bonds to Gwen, they begin to withdraw from each other. Now they must heal their inner scars and forgive the past if they ever hope save Gwen and escape the Boardwalk alive.
Fate has found it fit to deliver Gwen Anderson not only one but two saviors. When brothers Nico and Tony end up in Gwen’s cell all three can feel the instant attraction -- but will it be enough to save them?
This story is full of endearing characters. Gwen has dealt with so much in her life yet she still strives on. She is a strong woman even if she doesn’t know it. Nico and Tony have also been through so much yet they too have survived. Tony is a smooth talker but he is hiding his true feelings and Nico is a strong man yet he lets his brother lead them. All three have had their share of hurt but together they have a chance at happiness. I loved the way that Gwen blooms under the love of the two brothers and her love for them brings out the best in Nico and Tony.
As much as these characters endeared themselves to this reader, Eric, the leader of the Wright pack, had me hating him. He mistreated Gwen to the point of keeping her like an animal, using her against her will to have the upper hand against his enemies. As the book progresses I found myself cheering on the brothers, hoping that they will save Gwen from this monster.
Once again Suzanne Rock delivers a wonderful and intense read. This is the second book in this series and it just keeps getting better. With characters full of depth and emotions this is a book that should not be missed. I know that this reader is already eagerly awaiting the next installment in this series.