Private Showing (Toys 4 Us) by Brenna Zinn
Publisher: Brenna Zinn
Length: Short Story (49 pages)
Other: M/F, Light BDSM, Sex toys
Rating: 3 ½ Stars
Reviewed by Carnation
Gianna Romano has a dream, and opening her own restaurant has been a lifelong commitment requiring strict dedication and personal sacrifice. Now that her goal is almost within her grasp, she’s not about to jeopardize everything for a relationship with her next door neighbor. She can’t afford to lose focus and doesn’t have time for a man. Not even the sexy Scot with a delicious accent who wants to unleash her lust and make her a permanent fixture in his life, as well as his bed.
Kept at a distance by the strong-willed woman he desires, Colin McPherson faces the most agonizing decision of his life. The time has come to give up his lucrative computer security job and return home to take his place in the family business.
But Colin can’t leave without getting at least a taste of Gianna. Just how far will he go to satisfy his hunger? And after a night of explosive passion, how can he walk away?
With everything to gain and everything to lose, how does she choose? Can she really have the man of her dreams for ‘just one night’?
Next door neighbors, Gianna and Colin have shared a few nice dates but it’s always ‘hands off’ for Gianna who insists on keeping her life simple, and that means no men. She’s intent on saving enough money to start her own restaurant business to the exclusion of all else.
One night Colin, who has fallen hard for Gianna, discovers her little sex toy business first hand. All bets are off when Colin notices the heated reaction she has for him when she sees his excited blazing hot response to her small business. He seduces Gianna into allowing one night of passion together.
What she doesn’t know is that Colin is about to sweep her off her feet and make her an astounding proposition. How will this fiercely independent woman decide whether to go with her plans or her heart?
Ms. Zinn has made the handsome Colin an irresistible character, indeed. I felt the angst and tension of Gianna’s looming decision with sympathy. Private Showing is also an energetically scorching tale, filled with the very toys that begin the action.
I loved this description of Colin: “…handsome as they come and hot as a griddle.” That sums up this enthusiastic lover perfectly!
Though a little short on plot, I enjoyed the tale for its simple romantic and erotic flair. I recommend, Private Showing as a very happy little read.