by Shiloh Walker
Jaynie knew that her fiancé had some serious ménage fantasies going on, but she never expected to catch him acting them out. As if that pain isn't enough, he tells her she couldn't be a real woman if she tried. Reeling from the double blow, confidence shattered, Jaynie turns to Brian, her sexy partner at work. One night, she tells him. She wants one night with him, no strings attached.Brian feels plenty of strings and it's as if all of them are pulling him toward Jaynie. She's sexy, she's funny and she haunts his dreams. Memories of that one night keep him awake and he's dying for another taste of her.But Jaynie doesn't seem at all interested. What's a man to do?
*squirms uncomfortably* I don't like leaving negative reviews and I hardly do, since I'm a fairly good judge of what I am going to enjoy reading. But it does happen sometimes, where I don't like a story/book.
Okay - so - there will be spoilers, but not for much as I did not finish this book, readers. *stares at screen, ready for the BOOs*
I know I know - hear me out. I just couldn't find the want in me to finish this book. I will provide you with my opinion with the first 50% of the book, which is what I read.
Jaynie walks in on her scumbag of a fiance having a menage a trois with another woman and a friend of his. He basically makes her feel bad for not being a "feminine girl" and this pretty much (and understandably so) shatters her confidence. I mean, her FIANCE said this to her - yeah, I don't blame her for that punch in the gut.
Jaynie turns to her friend who lets her stay in her and her brother's home. Said brother, Brian, is of course a handsome guy that happens to be Jaynie's boss/co worker. Since she had her confidence blown to bits and feeling a bit less than girly, Jaynie asks Brian for a one night stand - no strings attached. They have a pretty sexy night and after that Brian can't seem to stop thinking about her.
Now - up to this point, I'm a little bored with the story. I've read sad romance stories before, but this one was just...BLEAK. I don't know if it was because the thought of Jaynie's womanhood/femininity was based solely on her fiance or if it's because there is almost no insight into Jaynie and Brian's relationship BEFORE the one night stand. I mean - they worked together...wouldn't they have something to talk about, to fall back on?
Anyway, I was still with the story until the second sexual encounter. It included anal sex. The anal sex is not what turned me off of the story. Brian does ask her if it's okay, and she does give consent. BUT at one point, she says, "Brian, stop it...please. Oh shit, it hurts." I hate to get all XXX rated with you all, but I'm not being gratuitous. When I hear STOP IT, I hear STOP and NO. It's the way I am - it's the way I understand things. So, when Jaynie says this, I WANTED HIM TO STOP.
But he didn't.
I don't care that her body kept egging him on - I care about what she said. And it would have been just fine if Brian would have just stopped and, hey, maybe they try again later since now she knows how it feels.
That part just really turned me off and I saw Brian as this guy that was just after the sex and his physical satisfaction. This isn't want I look for in a romance or love story. My opinion may not be your opinion, and that is just fine. We are all entitled to like what we like - I just didn't particularly like this.