Now she's gone and done it. Has Hannah ruined one of the best friendships she ever had? Sean sure hopes so...
Can Hannah settle for a 'friends with benefits' arrangement with long time best friend turned lover, Sean, after an incident of hot phone sex interrupts their tidy, platonic friendship? Slightly drunken Hannah indulges in the decadent interlude following an all-girls sex toy party, sharing the details of the shopping spree with Sean over the phone as he takes total erotic control. Afterward, she fears she may have jeopardized their valued friendship.
Tired of her boring celibate life, Travel Agent Hannah decides she wants an adventure, too. So she books a singles trip to Mexico with her bag of 'toys' in tow, hoping to find Mr. Hot Sexy Fun to jazz up her sex life. Sean, who can't tolerate the idea of Hannah sharing herself with a stranger after their amazing phone sex experience, follows her to the resort. Hannah is then forced to face the secret craving she's always had for her best friend.
After ten days of the hottest, most exciting lovemaking she's ever had, Hannah admits to herself that she's been in love with Sean for years. Her insecurity over how Sean truly feels for her sends her running emotionally when their vacation ends. A panicked Hannah convinces herself he wants a 'friends with benefits' relationship rather than being the love of her life. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Ms. Carlysle made this tale a delightful 'bag of tricks'. The creative way she integrated the toys into the story turned this sweet and serious romance into a lighthearted fantasy romp as well. I enjoyed how Hannah's awakening was both sexual and emotional. The toys acted as the key to the revelation that everything she wanted and needed was right in front of her.
I was a little impatient with a 'misunderstanding' scene in the story that followed the couples' rendezvous, feeling it was unnecessary. Other than that, I found everything to love about this satisfying and scorching hot tale. I recommend, Whiz Bang to everyone who enjoys a hot, adventurous romance that delivers big time. Whiz Bang is part of the self-published, Toys 4 Us collection of seven playful short stories by seven fun loving authors....more
Why double your pleasure when you can quadruple it by having four sexy warriors in the bed? Phoebe has been pining over Andy, Jude, DC and Reed. So when she is presented with the opportunity to act on those feeling she hops on to the closest hard surface and makes herself more than accessible to the men.
When I began this story I worried that I would get the characters confused, especially the four men, but that was not the case. Each seemed to have their own distinct personality that made it simple for me to distinguish each of them from the others. For example, Jude seems to have a subtle command about him that makes others follow him without even realizing it. DC is the heart of the group, his caring personality makes the others want to be around him. Andy has a spice for life, which had me smiling from ear to ear at times. Reed is the most lost of all of the characters, even so he's determined to protect those he care about no matter the cost. Together this groups is unstable and truly entertaining.
The subplot with the demons, in my opinion, could have used some spicing up. Even though it's the basis for everyone coming together, I felt it could have had a more dominant place in the story. For example, I would like to have seen a bit more action in the battles. I think that it would have added some adrenaline that would have helped build the tension.
The romantic plot in this story was exciting. You had couples, potential couples and a group all intertwined between these five people. At times I questioned, along with the characters, how they would make it work, but in the end everyone seemed to be getting what they wanted and what they needed, which is what all relationships are truly about.
The romantic involvement and wonderful characters made this an easy read and I would love to see more of these characters. ...more