Saturday, July 30, 2011

Any Given Sunday by Mari Carr

Title:  Any Given Sunday
AuthorMari Carr
My Rating: A+

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Wild Irish #7
Main Characters: Sean, Lauren, & Chad
Release Date: January 2011
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $5.94
Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Wild Irish, Book Seven

The child who is born on the Sabbath day, is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

Sean Collins is happy working at the family pub and sharing a house with the woman of his dreams. He and Lauren are equals in every way, including in bed, where they burn the sheets. Life is good. Even if he must hide a couple of secrets to keep it that way.

Lauren is madly in love with Sean. They share everything-almost. She can't deny sensing . . . something. A certain feeling when she, Sean and their friend Chad are all together. But she doesn't press. How can she when she's not being completely forthright herself?

Chad is feeling pretty miserable, and renting a room in Sean and Lauren's home has only made it worse. In a house filled with secrets, Chad's are doozies.

When an opportunity arises to explore their deep desires, the trio plunges into a sex-filled, emotionally charged ménage. Long-buried feelings are revealed, changing their lives irrevocably. Whether for better or worse, only Sean, Chad and Lauren can decide.

My Review:
Mari most definitely saved the best story for last. I loved this one, but I have no idea how to write this review without giving away plot points that you really need to discover yourself as you read the book.

Lauren & Sean are in a committed relationship and have been for 2 years. Chad is Sean's best friend and has been for their entire lives. All three have just moved into a house together. Chad and Lauren are both grad students finishing up their psychology degrees. After they finish with school, they plan to open a psych practice together. These three are best friends although only Sean and Lauren are in a "relationship." When a hands-on experiment is required for Chad & Lauren's human sexuality class, the dynamics begin to change and things seriously heat up.

This book is incredibly emotional. Mari wrote the entire book so well. It was riveting. These three all love each other, but as the dynamics begin to change, they have to deal with a ton of fear, trepidation, and confusion. It's heart-breaking on so many levels...I wasn't sure how a happy ending was going to work out and it if would only happen for two of them instead of all three. 

Absolutely. Gorgeous. Perfect. Book.

This is the final book of the 7 book Wild Irish series and this book takes us full-circle. In book #1, Sean had a fist fight with his best friend Chad (they were 18 and in high school then.) The reason was never explained. This book takes place 6 years later and we finally find out what that fight was about...I loved that little detail!

It's no secret that I have loved this entire series and I am thrilled to say that Mari saved the best book for last. So Good!!!

The series:
1. Come Monday- Keira (A)
2. Ruby Tuesday- Teagan (A)
3. Waiting for Wednesday- Tristan (B+)
4. Sweet Thursday- Killian (A+)
5. Friday I'm in Love- Ewan (B+)
6. Saturday Night Special- Riley (C)
7. Any Given Sunday- Sean (A+)

1 comment:

Tyraa said...

I haven't heard of this series but you make them sound soo good. I'm def going to check it out, thanks! :)