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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Power Play by Emily Cale

Power Play by Emily Cale
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (28 pages)
Other: M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Aster

Natalie Fritz didn't need a night of sexual adventure as payment for setting her friend up, but she wouldn't turn it down either. Determined to make sure she gets exactly what she wants, she contacts Madame Eve and requests not one, but two dates for the evening. What she doesn't expect is for those men to be players on her friend's hockey team.

Ian and Todd find that sharing women provides all parties with more pleasure. Finding someone who buys into their theory is a little harder. So they turn to Madame Eve's 1 Night Stand service to locate a partner. When they meet Natalie, they discover a gorgeous woman who turns them on physically and intellectually.

Most relationships are meant to be between two people, but what happens when it takes three to make the night worthwhile? Can they take a leap of faith or will their time be limited to one night?

What would you do if given the opportunity to fulfill your wildest fantasy? Would you chicken out, or would you have the courage to ask for what you truly wanted?

Natalie Fritz is a busy Canadian lawyer who has been set up on a date. But this is no ordinary date. Her best friend, TJ, has set Natalie up with Madame Eve's 1Night Stand service after TJ was set up with the love of her life. After watching TJ and her lover, Scott, move in together, Natalie figured it was worth a shot and agreed to be set up. But, at the last minute, Natalie changed her request and bravely asked for a fantasy she never thought would be fulfilled - a date with two men at the same time.

Todd Korbel and Ian Zelenewich are teammates on the same hockey team who quite often enjoy sharing the same woman. They found they could pleasure the woman twice as much as a team, and each enjoyed watching the other in the act. They also happen to be teammates of TJ and Scott, but don't realize they are meeting a common friend before arriving at their date's door.

I liked much of this story. The connection between the three characters was natural, and although Natalie struggled briefly with her hesitation, the men helped her to relax and allow her inhibitions to quickly drift away. All three had an equal say in what happened, although the men assured Natalie she was in charge, and all three mutually benefitted from their intense evening.

There were also some areas I didn't like as much. I didn't get to know any of the characters well, and the men weren't unique, and seemed to blend into one character. I realize it's a very short book, but I didn't get a chance to learn anything about any of them outside of their sexual appetites.

The other difficulty was sometimes following who was speaking. Each character's point of view was represented, but at times the pronouns made it difficult to remember who's POV we were in. Since there were two 'he's,' I sometimes had to go back and reread a section to remember which 'he' we were referring to.

All in all, this was a fun, quick read, and I still feel it was worthwhile reading it. If you like the idea of ménage, or even the pleasure one can find by living their wildest fantasy, you may enjoy this one.

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