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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Perfect Balance by Trina Lane

The Perfect Balance by Trina Lane
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publication
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (135 Pgs)
Other: m/m, m/m/f, m/f/m, anal sex, ménage, voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle

One man’s arms sends a young woman plummeting into hell, but can she learn to trust the hands held out willing to lift her into heaven?

At thirty-four Miranda Harper finds herself trapped in a loveless, emotionally abusive marriage. When her husband finally steps too far over the line, she must find the strength within to begin her life anew. After moving herself halfway across the country she finds that friendship and a second chance at love are within her grasp. However, she has to take lessons in how to trust again.

Doctors Chase Pruitte and Victor Burns, who have been intermittent lovers since their days in medical school, have their toughest case ahead of them in teaching Miranda what it means to truly be loved. The two bisexual men have been unwilling to fully commit their lives to each other due to their continued attraction and desire for women, and not always the same one. However, from the moment Miranda enters their lives they know that the skittish beauty if perfect for them, and they set out to win her heart together.

Can the three of them strike a perfect balance?

Verbal abuse can devastate a person as thoroughly as physical abuse. The pain of living in a verbal abusive marriage can destroy a person and make them gun shy. In this highly emotional tale, Miranda Harper grabbed my heart from the start and made me ache for her. It was hard not to cry as I read about her abuse and shattered dreams when she realized that she had married a monster. When she finally finds the strength to fight back, divorce her husband and begin a new life in a new city, my first thought was "you go girl".

When Miranda starts her new job she is run over in the hall by “a living breathing god of masculinity with shaggy dark blond hair and a pair of sky blue eyes.” Dr. Chase Pruitte has a winning smile and charming personality, which gives you not only a visual picture of the good doctor but will make your heart beat faster as you watch the story come to life. Add in his long time lover Dr. Victor Burns along with some hot -- and I mean hot -- kissing scenes and you won’t be able to put the book down.

There is one sentence that stood out and had me chuckling: “If you need to hit someone…aim for Vic, because I’m a big pussy,” which reminded me of a scene in the movie Steel Magnolias. The Perfect Balance is written with the British style of spelling that is unique and a little different then what I am use to reading. However, the story line was realistic and well thought out so it was easy to connect with the characters and fall in love with all of them. The sex scenes between the three are chocolate melting hot and will steam up the windows with the graphic details.

The Perfect Balance is book five in the Perfect Love Series, which means I’m on the hunt for the other four to see what they are about. Ms. Lane is a new author in my library, but you can bet I will be reading more of her work in the future. Don’t hold back on getting this book if you are looking for a hot menage to read because this one will definitely curl your toes.

1 comment:

Trina Lane said...

Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the book and all its layers.

Trina Lane