Restless Spirit by Sommer Marsden
Released: December 3, 2013
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: "I believe you can look at someone—may one someone in your whole life—and feel this instant connection. A zap like lightning."
When Tuesday Cane inherits a cozy lake house, she's not expecting to find love as part of her legacy. But how can she choose between Adrian, the loyal and über-sexy handyman she's known for years; the charming and wealthy Reed Green, a former TV star; and the mysterious Shepard Moore, an ex cage fighter?
The only way to know for sure is to try them all...
Surrounded by so many interesting men and erotic temptations, Tuesday as no intention of committing. But deep down she longs for that special, soul-deep connection. Only, which man can entice this restless spirit into finally settling down?
The prologue starts off super spicy and reeled me in. I realized quickly the heroine in our story is quite independent which I can appreciate. The first chapters are about Tuesday’s move to the little lake town. Her name is Tuesday Cane. I love the name Tuesday but initially when reading Cane after it all I could think of was it’s a stripper name. Anyway, I digress… She runs into an old flame Adrian, who happens to be the caretaker of her property, and immediately has sex with him for old time’s sake. Subsequently Tuesday meets her hunky neighbor Shepherd Moore and feels an instant attraction and possible connection. She messes around with him. Upon starting her new waitressing job, she encounters Reed Green, a former television star turned berry farmer. Guess what? Yes, she has sex with him too.
So at this point I’m thinking there’s a ton of hot sex going on but not a lot of story. Thank goodness I was wrong. After establishing her multitude of love affairs, Tuesday’s journey really begins. She has to figure out what she wants and if she’s willing to get it. She learns of her fears and whether she can overcome them to be truly happy. Ultimately she has to decide if she can conquer her past to create a future. It’s quite intriguing to watch her fight more with herself than with the men in her life.
There’s also a bit of a thriller underlying throughout. Unexplained feelings, lights, and shadowy figures add to the drama of narrative. Is this her grandma’s spirit, wild animals, being unsettled in a new life, or someone from her past?
There are subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, nuisances of domination and submission weaved throughout the story adding another layer of complexity. The story is erotic and emotional with a mysterious subplot. The resolution is satisfying without the need to make it a series. Good read.
Rating: 4 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.