Shifted Perceptions by Diana DeRicci
Publisher: Purple Sword Publications
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (79 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe
Two men. One woman. When love is involved, complications up the stakes.
Dali Bowman has a secret desire, one that she’s already witnessed her closest friends discover for themselves. When Rex Adkins and Gage Hall come into her life, she likes what she sees, and is willing to take the chance. On her terms.
Rex and Gage have been friends since high school, as close as brothers in almost all aspects of their lives, from the secret they both share to the craving they have to find a woman that will complete them as a family. When Rex and Gage meet Dali, the attraction is instant. The confusion is their wolves’ muted interest. Are they wrong? Is Dali the one woman for them?
When they take away Dali’s freedom of choice, she runs, slamming the door on them and their advances. Can they salvage their chance or has their impetuous behavior cost them more than either could imagine?
Dali has always wanted true love and when she meets Rex and Gage she just may have found what she has been longing for but It seems that someone is out to destroy what the three have found. Rex and Gage are keeping a secret from Dali, and when it comes out it may cause her to run away from them. Can Dali find it in her heart to forgive them or is it over before it has begun?
I loved this story right from the start. Each of the three main characters endears themselves to the reader. Dali is a strong woman who can stand on her own two feet and knows what she wants. Rex and Gage are both wonderful, hard working men who will do anything to show Dali how much they love and care for her. Even though Gage and Rex are werewolves and must explain this to Dali, most of this story is based around the feelings that they begin to have for one another and the trust that must be earned. The feelings that the three have for each other are so intense that they burn up the pages and the love that Gage and Rex have for Dali is so wonderful that I could not help but root for them and hope that Dali listened to her heart in the end and forgave them.
Diana DeRicci writes a wonderful story full of love and trust. The characters are full of depth and emotion making this a book that I could not put down. I will definitely be looking for more from this author in the future.