Sexy Little Surprises by J. C. Daniels
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (72 pgs)
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fuchsia
After ten years in, Alexis Marshall thinks her marriage is over. Maybe it doesn’t matter that she still loves her husband, still dreams of him, still aches for him…maybe it doesn’t matter that her entire body longs for him…
But before she walks away, she’s going to try one more time to see if there is anything left. She’s pulling out all the stops. Sexy surprises, sweet seductions, provocative promises. Anything to remind him—and herself—of what they had together before an unexpected heartbreak tore them apart.
She’s not ready to let go of her marriage. And she’s out to seduce her husband and make him realize that some things are worth fighting for.
Sexy Little Surprises is a short story about two people who've lost their way, and how they manage to find a way back to one another. It starts off with these two characters at odds, he doesn't want to lose her, but she see no other alternative. It was going to be a sweet and heart wrenching journey.
The novella opens with Alexis Marshall sitting in the restaurant waiting for her husband Garrett to come, it’s their tenth anniversary and apparently he's forgotten. Alexis is saddened by this and decides to leave, but going home is not an option. Alexis knows deep in her heart that her marriage to Garrett has hit a wall; they just can’t seem to connect anymore. They no longer talk and he always seem preoccupied which leaves her feeling empty and numb.
Garrett Marshall just wrapped up the case that had kept him working day and night, being a cop meant that sometimes the case you were involved in controlled your life. He thought about the distance that seemed to have developed between him and Alexis, and now that the case was over he could concentrate on her, but is it too late?
The voice of reason comes from her friend Melissa who tells her that she should hold on even if she thinks there's nothing to hold on to. Alexis decided to fight for her marriage, and the things she did to make Garrett remember their love was sweet.
This reader got to see the vulnerable side of Garrett, and the determination of Alexis, a woman who loved her husband and wanted her marriage. I became involved in their love story which made me care about them, knowing that somehow they would find their way back to each other. Sexy Little Surprises was an enjoyable story and even though the story was short, it was well written and the characters fully developed.