Title: Party of Three by Daire St. Denis
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Ménage with F/F interaction
Length: 43,000 words
Book Rating: B
Review Copy Obtained from Publisher Through NetGalley
Determined to end a long dry spell, Tina is thwarted by her best friend, Des, who scares off the only eligible guy at their party. But Des more than makes up for it when she and her boyfriend, Josh, invite Tina to their own intimate celebration. The encounter awakens cravings Tina didn’t even know she had. She’s intrigued when the couple asks her to join them for two days of sun, sand and steamy sex in Santa Barbara. She should say no. But she doesn’t…
The erotic weekend is beyond amazing. But there’s something deeper developing between the trio–something Tina is not yet ready to explore. After all, their party of three can’t last forever–can it?
A simple ménage with her best friend Des and her boyfriend Josh becomes a sexual awakening for Tina in Party of Three. A bit of a suspenseful subplot spices up this sinfully steamy and incredibly erotic novella by Daire St. Denis.
Best friends for twenty years, Tina and Des are very close friends. But even the closest of friends do not share everything. Both Tina and Des are harboring secrets from each other. One of Tina’s secrets has her mired in guilt and influences her relationships with men. Des’s secret is explosive and proves to be quite dangerous for Tina.
Also kept hidden is the attraction Des and Tina feel for one another. Tina is quite surprised by her attraction to Des and rather ashamed of her intense passion for Josh. Her exploration of her sexuality puts her in an awkward and embarrassing position with a client and puts her in a perilous situation that is filled with danger.
Josh is completely onboard with the ménage relationship. While we do not learn a great deal about him, his relationship with his mother provides insight and depth to his character. He is super sexy and his sex scenes with Des and Tina are smokin’ hot!
Party of Three is a lovely story that is quite entertaining. The characters are fairly well-developed and the storyline is interesting and unique. While this is my first Daire St. Denis book, it will definitely not be my last.