Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wish List by A.R. McKinnon

Wish List
Wish List by A.R. McKinnon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Wish List has a great premise. Lucy convinces her best friend Allison to compose a letter to Santa, but it’s not your typical letter to Santa – thanks to a bottle of wine, it’s a sexual wish list of Allison’s secret desires. Lucy decides to get the ball rolling and bring her best friend some holiday cheer by making sure the letter ends up in the hands of the man who can make it happen – Marcus. To say he was flabbergasted by the letter would be an understatement, but Marcus is “up” for the challenge and he knows that he is just the man for the job, well at least one of them and he knows who can help him fulfill Allison’s racier Christmas wishes.

One of things I enjoyed about this book was that while Marcus suspected Allison was attracted to him, no one ever suspected that Allison was attracted to Jackson. Even though Allison kept her distance from her co-workers, that the three worked together and had a mutual respect for one another kept this from being an insta-love situation. The letter served more as a catalyst for Marcus and subsequently Jackson to act on their feelings for Allison, feelings that she reciprocated. But even when they embarked upon the ménage relationship there were no claims of love made, Allison accepted it as a chance to expand her sexual horizons with two men she was deeply attracted to, two men who more often than not shared a woman due to their brother-like bond. While Allison isn’t the first woman they’d ever shared, she seems to be the most important and the chemistry between the three is intense. The reader is not only treated to some sizzling ménage scenes, but also some intense one-on-one scenes between Allison and Marcus, and Allison and Jackson.

While I didn’t particularly enjoy the secondary storyline involving her grandfather’s attempt to marry her off, that had more to do with her grandfather being an arse than the actual story. However, I did enjoy the business secret that Marcus and Jackson had, even if its discovery did play out in a predictable fashion – but that’s what happens when people try to keep secrets they have no hope of keeping and shouldn’t be keeping. My only actual complaint about Wish List is the Epilogue. I am a reader who enjoys an epilogue that gives me a glimpse into how the characters’ lives are going, but in this case the epilogue itself felt rushed – as if the author tried to put too much into it. Ultimately it didn’t prevent my enjoyment or rating because I found Wish List to be a delightfully stimulating read. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series as it looks like Lucy may have struck the fancy of the guys’ friend Grayson.

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