Go Deep by Juniper Bell
Publisher: Elllora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (104 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe
Beth is the shy, dreamy type. No one guesses at the wild sexual thoughts she hides behind that quiet façade. She doesn’t even share her secret longings with her husband.
Gavin loves his wife, but he’s tired of living in a marriage in which neither he nor Beth reveal their true desires. When Gavin sees Beth’s response to an erotic bondage photo in her framing shop, he jumps at the opportunity to break through her barriers.
He accepts an invitation to a showcase match for the amateur hockey team he coaches during Wild Nights, an infamous winter festival during which “anything goes, nothing counts”. But he’s opened a sensual Pandora’s box—Beth has some surprises of her own. When she meets Eagle, a free-spirited Wild resident, she knows he’s the perfect man to help enact her erotic fantasies. And once they go deep, there’s no going back.
I really liked the idea of this book. A woman sees a photograph and becomes enamored with it to the point of distraction. Her husband finds her response as something to investigate. Gavin and Beth are a happily married couple. Yet she has always been taught by her mother to hold everything inside but now years after her mothers passing Gavin is done waiting. He is tired of holding back and he wants to see the real woman behind Beth’s façade. When Gavin sees Beth’s reaction to the photo he comes up with a plan to bring her out. Has Gavin pushed too hard or will he unleash the real Beth?
The love that Gavin and Beth have is a deep one and it only gets stronger as the story progresses. It was nice to see two people who have been together for sometime find themselves and discover who their partners really are. I enjoyed watching Beth come out of her cocoon. Once she embraces her sexuality there is no stopping her. My only complaint was how naïve Beth seems to be. She takes things to the extreme when it comes to sex and her sexuality. Her mother has drummed the idea of how bad it is into her head so much that Beth has lost her own self. It made some of Beth’s actions come off as childish and annoying at times. I understand that this is the point to the story but some of it was a bit too much for me.
Although I may not have connected with Beth, I did enjoy this story. Gavin is a great alpha male who wears his heart on his sleeve when it concerns Beth, and Eagle is a wonderful addition that I hope to see again in another book. This author is a great storyteller and brought me into Gavin and Beth’s world right from the first page. This book is a nice read about a young woman finding herself and taking the courage to embrace her sexuality.