Happy Hour by Mari Carr
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Length: Short Story (85 pgs)
Other: M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play, toys, BDSM
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Sweet Pea
Last call? She’ll take a double. Straight up, please…
From the Black and White Collection
For six years, widow Grace Wright’s days have been filled as a single working mother. Now, with her daughter graduating, her nest is yawning before her, wide and empty. And so is the upcoming weekend. Invited out by her coworkers, she decides it’s time to turn that corner and get on with her life.
Jamie’s had his eye on Grace for years, but it never seemed the right time to approach her. Tonight, something’s different. The sexual signals she’s giving off are unmistakable—and he’s not the only man in the bar who’s noticed. His best friend, Trey, is breaking a sweat just looking at the delectable English teacher.
The two men make her the offer of a lifetime, and Grace doesn’t hesitate. For one night, Jamie and Trey indulge her every desire, every fantasy, every naughty craving. In the morning Trey is gone with the wind, but Jamie is holding on to every moment as if he never wants to let go. Leaving her wondering if another chance at forever is too much to ask…
If I didn’t lust after a PE teacher before I am definitely doing so now!
Grace Wright has been all about raising her child since her husband passed away six years ago. What is she to do when her daughter goes off to college leaving her an empty nest in her forties? Believing she's too old to give into her desires, she is surprised when her two best friends make a proposition: one night of hot as you can get love between the sheets. When Jamie tells her one night isn’t enough for him can she come to terms with the age difference?
Jaime has known Grace for years, and as time has passed he’s become attracted to her. Knowing that the age difference was too much for her, he holds back. But when his friend Trey starts putting the moves on her, Jamie can’t help but be possessive. So when his friend suggest a one night threesome he can barely believe how much it turns him on. Happy hour has just became a whole lot steamer and exciting.
I absolutely positively loved this book. I found myself enjoying Grace and her sense of humor -- always joking about the little things to keep things light. The scene of her and Trey dancing was great, what a great song! I didn’t know I could laugh so hard in a sex scene but, yes, I sure did. The toys are hidden in a strange place (I would not be able to sleep with all that under my mattress) but I enjoyed reading what they did with them.
Most of all I loved the ending. Grace really deserved her happy ever after -- I couldn’t imagine going that long without sex or love. I can’t wait to read more of this series because I even fell for the secondary characters. The more I read the more I want which is a great thing, so hopefully for us readers, Ms. Carr is not done writing this wonderful series. I have read some pretty steamy stuff but Ms. Carr is such an amazing writer, she's become an auto-buy for me. Bet she will be for you, too.