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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Two Mr. Rights by Sandra Sookoo

Two Mr. Rights by Sandra Sookoo
Publisher: Purple Sword Publications, LLC
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (118 pgs) Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Mistletoe

If a girl can’t find one Mr. Right, is that because there are two?

Emily Anderson is ready for a change. Stuck with an unfulfilling job and a lousy love-life, she can’t wait to do something daring for her birthday. When a friend sends her to an exclusive resort on the shores of Lake Michigan, she vows to have a little “me” time. She doesn’t count on spending erotic moments with two men she’s lusted after for years.

Jonathan Franklin has always carried a torch for Emily, but they’d only dated on and off. When the opportunity to introduce her into his ménage lifestyle arises, he doesn’t waste time. Chemistry between them flares, and he’s thrilled that she accepts his friend Ben into their bed as well.

Ben Clarkson is Jon’s business partner and closer-than-a-brother best friend. He’s searching for the right woman for their ménage and wants to start a family. Having Emily in their midst heats his blood and brings the dreams closer to reality.

They’ll have to find common ground outside of the bedroom in order for Emily to find her two Mr. Rights.

Jonathan and Ben have a week to introduce Emily to their lifestyle and convince her that it is worth it to take a chance on a relationship with them. Emily is at a crossroads herself and must come to terms with her own life before she can decide on her future with the two men.

While I am a big fan of this author I had a hard time connecting with these characters and found it hard to lose myself in their story. Each of the characters seems to be the extreme of their personalities. Ben is a brash young man who says whatever comes to his mind and even though he truly is a nice guy under all his bravado he comes off more as a jerk and Jonathan is the total opposite, so overly sweet and overcompensating for Ben’s harshness that is becomes too much. Emily is so very naive and wishy-washy that is started to get on my nerves. She constantly second guesses the men’s motives for every little thing and cannot make a decision without knowing the outcome of things years in advance. All of this made this a dry and sometimes an annoying read for me.

I did enjoy the concept of the story and the character of Lynda, Emily’s best friend. From the interaction she has with Emily Lynda seems like a likeable character and I hope that she gets her story told. I also enjoyed the idea of Redemption Cove. It seems like a really nice community and I hope that we get to read many stories that center around this place. The strong friendship that Ben and Jonathan have is a wonderful thing and I enjoyed seeing them work through the rough spots that they encounter in this book. Friendship plays a big part in this story whether it is the men’s or the women’s it adds a nice touch to the book. I hope to be able to come back to Redemption Cove and find out more about its inhabitants and friendships.

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