Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Four of Hearts by Roz Lee

Title:  Four of Hearts
Author: Roz Lee
My Rating: B+

Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: Lothario #4
Main Characters: Candace & Ryan; Fallon & Richard
Release Date: July 2011
Publisher: Red Sage
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:

Marriage hasn’t tamed Candace Callahan’s sexual curiosity, something her husband Ryan is grateful for, but when she asks him to tie her up for her anniversary present, he knows he’s going to need the help of their friends, Richard Wolfe and his wife, Fallon. 

Dr. Fallon Enright is the resident sex therapist aboard the Lothario - the cruise ship co-owned by her husband and Ryan Callahan. When Ryan asks to participate in one of their couple’s rope bondage classes, Richard isn’t sure it’s a good idea, but Fallon assures him all will be well.

What begins as innocent curiosity, blossoms into a polyamorous relationship none of them could have expected, but they are powerless to ignore. When the tabloids expose their new lifestyle, the foursome must choose between the love they feel for each other, or accepting society’s moral constraints.

My Review:
This was a first for me in my erotic reading. This book is about two happily married couples who have been best friends forever, but one night of sexual curiosity changes the dynamic of their relationships drastically. They become involved in a polyamorous relationship which means they are all romantically involved with each other. I've read lots of menage books, but this book had a different dynamic with it being two couples that become involved as a foursome. It was good, although I personally find it hard to imagine.

My personal feelings about the reality of the relationship aside, the book was written really well in that these four people have been friends forever. They both have happy marriages and these two guys are very Alpha...not the type who would normally accept ANYone else touching their wife. The author wrote that aspect of the relationship really well. For the two guys, although they find their bodies thinking that this is all really hot, mentally' it's just not that easy for them to accept. It's the girls, whom they love to the point of wanting to do anything for them, who push the envelope on this relationship.

It was an interesting book and while not something that I would normally pick up to read, I found it to be really hot and definitely intriguing.  The two guys own a cruise ship together so they all spend lots of time on the ship or at various islands. It definitely adds to the fantasy of the story that everything is taking place in such exotic locales. It was a fun book to read for a bit of something different.

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