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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oz by Eden Elgabri and Heather Peters

Oz by Eden Elgabri and Heather Peters
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (98 pgs)
Other: Ménage, BDSM, M/M/F/M/M/F, Anal Sex/Play, Voyeurism, Spanking
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

Lionel and Crow and Tim, oh my!

Can Dorothea Gale escape the clutches of foreclosure by making a deal to have sex with three handsome men?

Dorothea Gale is a victim of a bad economy. After losing her job, Thea asks Tim Woodman, the man of her dreams and the contractor who built her home, to help her sell it. He leads her to the powerful William Ozarak, a voyeur, who offers her a deal – sexual submission for one month in exchange for two years worth of mortgage payments. Can she barter her body to prove ‘there’s no place like home’? Or will she lose her soul in the process?

Tim Woodman, who is in the middle of a divorce, isn’t looking for entanglements. Yet he can’t help be drawn to the sexy Thea. If he helps her will he lose his heart? Or did he even have one to begin with?

Dorothea Gale had a good life; at least she did until her only relatives died, and the economy caused her to lose her job. Now she may lose her dream home, the one built by her childhood crush turned friend, the recently divorced Tim Woodman. When she turns to Tim for advice, he sends her to his biggest competitor, William Ozarak, believing that if anyone can help her, it will be Oz.

What Oz proposes enrages Tim, but Thea realizes it is the only option to save her beloved home, and agrees to the deal. Thea, along with a man of her choice, will be at the beck and call of Oz and his perverted desires for thirty day, in return for two years payment on her mortgage. Along with Tim, Thea will be involved with Lionel King and Terrance Crow, all under the watchful eyes of Oz and his fiancée Endora. Can Thea get through the thirty days, and secure her home? Can she face Tim when this is over, to salvage something from their relationship? Or will secrets and lies ruin any chance for happiness?

This is a hot and sexy take on the story we all know and love. The characters are delicious and easily recognizable: Dorothea Gale, Tim Woodman, Lionel, Crow and of course, pulling the strings and orchestrating it all, the powerful William ‘Oz’ Ozarak. I liked the character development, and the way the authors integrated small things from the original story in new and creative ways. This is definitely not for the squeamish or timid.

Dorothea ‘Thea’ Gale is determined to do what it takes to save her home, even if it means making a deal with Oz. I found her courage to enter into this deal admirable, if a bit desperate. I also found her surprise as she discovered a side to her sensuality she never knew was there to be an intriguing development.

The men in this story were all delicious; well except for Oz, who was portrayed as a slime ball manipulator. In Tim, we see the tin man, a builder who many see as heartless, but who has deeply felt emotions. Lionel is the cowardly lion, who has been hiding who he really is until this adventure, where he discovers his preferences lay in a less feminine direction. And Crow has the brains that scarecrow wanted so badly, participating in Oz’s schemes from time to time. The three men are all gorgeous; blond and gorgeous Lionel, dark and delicious Crow, and steady and sexy Tim. What more could one woman want?

But there are hidden agendas, things that Thea doesn’t know about everything happening. These secrets could shatter the very foundations of the blossoming relationship between Thea and Tim forever. I enjoyed watching the way things unfolded, and was very pleased with the way Tim handled things to provide a happy ever after for Thea and himself, while also foiling Oz’s great plan.

But be warned: this is a very explicit and detailed story, sure to heat up your night and give you many delicious thrills.

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