Saturday, June 6, 2015

S.E.X. Review~ Twice Upon a Blue Moon~ Helena Maeve

Some affairs are like playing with fire, but knowing you’ll get burned is no reason to throw the game.

When her best friend doesn’t show up after a no-strings date with a man she met in a fetish club, Hazel is duty-bound to fetch her from what could be a sticky situation. She doesn’t expect to find her friend’s date so attractive—or so unflappably cool. Not that it matters. Hazel has been burned before and she knows to stay away from handsome men who are patently out of her league, especially when they’re involved with her one and only friend.

Tesla-driving, suit-wearing Dylan more than fits the bill. But every barb Hazel throws him makes him rise to the challenge, and he doesn’t want her to find a way to say no. But not only does Dylan have his own playroom and a sound grip on the S&M lifestyle, he’s also a man of many secrets. Dylan sees a place for Hazel in his bed, but what he wants is more than a one-night stand.

As she acclimates to the idea that Dylan may not be entirely straight or entirely single, Hazel soon finds herself caught between two dominant men whose bond seems to balance on a knife’s point.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of BDSM

Twice Upon a Blue Moon by Helena Maeve was an enigmatic yet enjoyable read. Dylan, Wade and Hazel made for an interesting ménage although I’m not sure I’d call it a ménage―as of yet.

All three characters were very different in personality, attitude and actions. I hope this review doesn’t come across as if I didn’t like the book because that is the furthest thought ―I loved it! I do though have to clarify a few of my thoughts.

Each character touched me in very different facets. As a dom, Dylan appeared strong and in control yet he displayed a quiet sensitivity that I hope is further explored in subsequent books.

The jury is still out concerning Wade. I’m not completely sure how to read Wade. The niggling in the back of my mind tells me Wade is more than the surface characteristics he displays and his back story is larger than life.

Hazel was an oxymoron. She came across as a shy young woman insecure in herself, but I believe Ms. Maeve’s portrayal created an air of mystery which will allow her character to grow and mature from past digressions and hurts.

Together, Ms. Maeve opened a world of ménage with twists and turns that left the book hanging with a HFN. The secondary characters of Sadie and even Hazel’s mother added depth but again no definite conclusions.

Ms. Maeve has definitely caught my attention and this reviewer will be reading the rest of the series and enjoying the world buildup.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

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