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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Head Games by Cassandra Carr

Head Games by Cassandra Carr
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (134 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Spanking
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Dahlia

Leo Laporte and Scott Schaeffer are teammates on the ice and roommates off it who also share women. They’ve been coming into Kelly Chase’s bistro after games for months, and they know they want her. As the attraction grows, the men realize they want more than a one-night stand—they want forever.

Kelly’s not so sure. Yes, she wants both men, much to her own mortification. But a permanent ménage relationship? That’s taking giving her heart away to a whole new level, and a chance she’s hesitant to take. Then Leo is injured and Scott’s on the trading block, and she realizes this may be her only shot at true, everlasting love.

There are so many questions swirling around inside Kelly’s head. Can she believe in Leo and Scott’s love? And will her business and her reputation survive once people find out she’s with two men?

Leo and Scott share many things in life. Starting goaltender positions for the Buffalo Intimidators hockey team, a luxurious penthouse, women, a love for Kelly's Bistro, and an easy friendship with it's owner. However, over the course of the last few months, Leo and Scott have decided that they want more from the voluptuous Bistro owner than just mere friendship, but how do you approach a slightly shy, self-conscious woman and tell her that her forever is with both of them?

Kelly is in her element when working at her Bistro. Her tendency to be a bit obsessive compulsive about cleaning and cooking works well for the business and she works hard to maintain those high standards. She's also all too aware of the hockey playboys that come in and do a little flirting with her while they dine after home games. She refuses to give in even a little since she can't afford to lose her restaurant or her heart.

The guys do their best to impress upon Kelly their seriousness now that they've decided she's the one, but nothing is that easy. Their “Operation Seduction” works well enough in the physical sense, but they didn't expect the emotional and society aspects to be quite so intrusive and neither did I.

This story isn't your typical after one night of hot sex leads to a happily-ever-after. There are barriers, and lots of exciting sex scenes with two gorgeous guys who complement each other very well in the looks and personality department. Tall, dark, and handsome Leo with an aggressive alpha-male attitude, while Scott has a charming personality and golden-god looks to match. In between all that male goodness is Kelly with her curvy figure and girl-next-door personality, which I found to be very appealing heroine traits in this story.

There are a few abrupt scene changes that sort of impeded the overall flow of the story, but I still found the story well-written. Throughout, there is much talk of Kelly's infamous “Intimidating Apple Pie”, which the guys just love to eat and use as foreplay, but even better is that the author included the recipe at the end of the story for reader's to enjoy however they like as well. Great story, great characters, and great start to a new series. If you like ménage romance stories, you'll enjoy this story!

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