Review: Power Play by Emily Cale

Power Play by Emily Cale
Release Date: August 29, 2012
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Pages: 37
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Natalie Fritz didn’t need a night of sexual adventure as payment for setting her friend up, but she wouldn’t turn it down either. Determined to make sure she gets exactly what she wants, she contacts Madame Eve and requests not one, but two dates for the evening. What she doesn’t expect is for those men to be players on her friend’s hockey team.

Ian and Todd find that sharing women provides all parties with more pleasure. Finding someone who buys into their theory is a little harder. So they turn to Madame Eve’s 1 Night Stand service to locate a partner. When they meet Natalie, they discover a gorgeous woman who turns them on physically and intellectually.

Most relationships are meant to be between two people, but what happens when it takes three to make the night worthwhile? Can they take a leap of faith or will their time be limited to one night?

 

Review: This short read was really enjoyable. It was entertaining and it was fast reading. The only complaint I would have would be that it ended too quickly. I like the fact that the story ended ambiguously, it means that the reader gets to decide how the story will continue.

The three protagonists Natalie, Todd and Ian all want to be with each other but fear how people will react to their non-traditional relationship. Todd and Ian are professional hockey players and they don’t want what they do in their private lives to potentially harm their professional careers. Natalie wants her private life to remain private and she doesn’t want her love life to be public fodder for others to judge her. Todd and Ian complete each other (non sexually). They understand each other and feed off of each other in the bedroom so that everyone is mutually satisfied. I liked them both because they have that ying-yang vibe going on between them. One of them is more dominant then the other and one is more sensitive then the other.

Natalie comes off kind of bitchy, but she isn’t, she’s just cautious. She thinks she knows all about hockey players and what they want. She’s in for a surprise with Todd and Ian. I love that! Natalie is looking for what most women want. A loving relationship, someone who understands them, and trust, so that you can be yourself. Todd and Ian are searching for the same thing, they just have to convince Natalie. OHH the possibilities of what could happen!!!

I find it really funny that people think that it’s ok to meddle into other people’s private lives and make comments about subjects that are of no concern to them. This happens a lot in reality and I like the fact that the author puts this into her work of fiction. We as a society tend to judge others and deem because we don’t like something that everyone should follow suit. I wish we all could be a little more tolerant of each other and different views and lifestyles.