My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wednesday is a sweet, smoldering, and spellbinding story of second chance love that hits your heart like a hurricane—hard and unexpected—where you’re flowing in feels. Body blazing. Heart hurting. Soul searing. Your body melts but the heart does too…maybe more. Kendall Ryan has written a story that smells like sex and sin, but its core is so much more. Wednesday is a sweet surprise, one that’s a breathtakingly beautiful story of love against the odds.
When I first saw the scorching cover and read the synopsis for Wednesday, I could not wait to dive into this erotic adventure. So steamy that panties would be tossed immediately because they would not be necessary due to too many changes required.
Then I saw Wednesday’s warning:
“Proceed at your own risk.”
Warnings are automatic must-reads, and I want to read Wednesday ten times more. This warning made me contemplate seeking the hubby for a little read-along, a deliciously dirty date where I may even blush.
Despite the super sexy cover, synopsis, and heated warning, I was WRONG. Off-the-charts incorrect. My romance radar: EPIC FAIL. Wednesday is so utterly unexpected. Oh, and that warning of a risk? It’s not merely a risk about high-octane-super-steamy-sexy sex. The big risk is to your heart, as it will bend and perhaps break.
The pleasantly unpredictable Wednesday tore into me like a Saturday, full of life and love, and I LOVED IT! This story is full of sweetness born from a love so pure and one stemmed from childhood. The kind of special, once-in-a-lifetime love that lasts for an eternity. Wednesday touched me like a sweet and sappy Nicholas Sparks story but with lots of steam.
Chloe and Shaw were childhood best friends and secret crushes who grew apart.
“I taught him to climb trees and catch lizards, and he taught me how to kiss.”
When Shaw loses his wife in a tragedy, he seeks out his best friend to ease the pain. Though instead of wanting her friendship, it’s her body he wants to use as a vessel to forget. Dull the ache. Feel good for a little while.
“Chloe was the golden-haired little girl I’d taught to fish…the first girl I kissed…my best friend since I was a little kid—and now she was my f**k toy.”
Beautiful, blue-eyed and blonde-haired, Chloe, will do anything for her best friend, despite the distance between them for the past few years where they grew apart. Even if the ‘anything’ is giving her body to a man, her best friend, who needs her physically to snuff out his emotional pain.
“I wanted him to heal. I wanted him to be okay. And for those few hours every week, if he could lose himself in me, I was only too happy to oblige.”
For Shaw, those Wednesday sex sessions with Chloe are everything, even if just a temporary fix.
“She was so tempting, so sweet, and [dang] if I could resist her. She quieted the cloudy discontent that swirled in my brain. It wasn’t a question of desire. It was a need.”
For Chloe, these hot Wednesday romps mean someone is showering her with attention for once.
“For those few hours, I mattered to someone.”
Chloe’s best friend and crush wants HER. Needs her. However, like air to breathe, the physical intimacy is vital to her too.
“He was my drug. Bold. Intoxicating. Addictive.”
They are bound to each other by friendship and physical desire that is hovering close to more.
These words…I’m swooning…HARD.
“I need you, Chloe.”
“So have me,” I whispered to him.
The more Chloe gives Shaw her body, the less she feels she is healing him and the more she is losing herself. Hurting both of them. Playing with fire where she is starting to get burned.
“Our flings had crossed into a gray area that where instead of feeling like I was helping him heal, it felt like he was merely using me.”
Shaw thinks he is damaged goods. Only good for the physical connection. Emotionally broken. A bad choice for Chloe who deserves better than the monster he thinks he has become.
“I wondered if she saw me for what I really was—the villain in our twisted story.”
The lines are blurred between protecting the heart versus throwing caution to the wind. The dark past and guilt keep looming like a thunder clouds and tornadoes of torture. Chloe must protect herself from getting hurt as she falls harder for the best friend and lover she will never call hers.
“It wasn’t healthy to get my hopes up about something that could never be. He was my friend. And he was still grieving. And in twenty-plus years of knowing each other, he’d never expressed any romantic feelings for me.”
What a sensational surprise! Wednesday is sweetness and sorrow wrapped in a sexy package tied together with hope. Kendall Ryan’s spur-of-the-moment story may be little in size but is big in emotion. Wednesday is heart, hope, and healing. Wednesday is the life and love of Saturday. Wednesday is what you must meet for it is simply brilliant, beautiful and breathtaking, a story that is not what you expect but so much more. You’ll leave this tale that twists itself around your heart wanting more too.
5 breathtakingly beautiful stars
Hard core fucking.
It’s not what I really want, but it’s all he has to offer. He’s filled with turmoil and heartache and regrets, but for two hours every Wednesday all he feels is me. How much I desire him, how desperate he makes me, how much I’d like things to be different between us. Real.
He used to be my best friend back before he got married. And now? Now, he’s a young widower. It’d be wrong on so many levels to expect something more from him. So I give him what he needs. Dark delicious fucking. But I know I can’t keep this up. I’ve already given him my body, my soul. I want him to have my heart. It might drive him away forever, but that’s a risk I’m forced to take.
Wednesday is an angsty romp told from dual points of view. If you’re in the mood for something quick and dirty, you’ve found it. Proceed at your own risk.
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