Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Unwrapped by Cari Quinn

Title: Unwrapped
Author: Cari Quinn
My Rating: A

Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: -
Main Characters:Tristan, Matt, & Cait
Release Date: December 2011
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Loose ID 
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
Caitlyn Sachs has a great life. A family she loves, check. An incredible design job working with her best friends, Tristan and Matt, check. An amazing home she shares with the guys, double check. But her upcoming twenty-fifth birthday and the desire to shed the burden of her virginity have spurred her to consider something shocking. All she wants is one uncomplicated night with one of her best friends, no strings attached. But how can she choose? 

Except there’s another problem. Tristan and Matt are already involved sexually with each other, much to Cait’s shock. And both men have long harbored feelings for Cait that go way beyond friendship. When they whisk her away for her birthday to a cabin in the mountains, she discovers the extent of their lust—and her own. The gift they give her is one she'll never forget. 

But when the weekend's over, will she retreat to the safety of the status quo, if they'll even let her? Or will she finally embrace what she's secretly craved for so long?

My Review:
This book was so good. I loved the premise of the story. This romance features three friends (yes, it's a friends to lovers trope...you all know that I LOVE those.) These friends live together in the loft above their design business that they all own and work at together.

The heroine in the story is twenty-five and a virgin. She's not inexperienced. She just hasn't done that final step involved with losing her virginity. She has a mother and two sisters that are pretty sexually promiscuous, so Cait has done everything in her power NOT to be like them. She doesn't approve with the choices that they have made and wants to make sure that she doesn't make the same "mistakes", but that means that she is a 25 yo virgin, and even she knows that isn't normal. She trusts her roommates enough to help take care of her little problem. She just doesn't know how to choose which one should do the deed. When she arrives home to discuss it with them, though, she is horrified and more than a little turned on to realize that her male roommates have been doing the deed together, without her.

I really liked the way that this story is done. It seems like a long stretch to go from virgin to menage in one step, but Cari wrote it really well and believably...and it isn't quite a single step. The emotions are here for all three of these characters. They have been friends for a long time so it isn't much of a stretch to move that to love, but it just as easily shifts to hurt when one of them feels left out...which happens quite a bit. They are dealing with lots here....Cait's perceptions of sexual promiscuity, the boys issues with the fact that they are sexually active together (neither has come out as bi-sexual), the social stigma of a triad relationship, and the issue of trying to run a business when dealing with the emotional issues of a relationship in upheaval.

I really loved all the characters, but I fell in love with Matt. I loved how he came up with a fantasy plan and how it all blew up in his face...his reaction to that situation simply made my heart melt. He handles both Cait and Tristan so well. He thinks that Cait's the glue that holds them all together, but I think that is truly Matt.

And, of course, you know this book is going to be hot...it's one of Cari's books. ;o) And it is....SO HOT!! Lots of amazing sex scenes in this one to keep you warm through the holiday season....I loved it when they went up to the secluded cabin in the snowy woods...so romantic and fabulous for a tryst...or a few of them...LOL! Did I mention there is a LOT of really sexy sex in this one?

1 comment:

Aurian said...

Hmm just read a negative review about this one, but I like yours better ;) I am glad you liked it.