Monday, April 11, 2011

The Perfect Balance

Title: The Perfect Balance
Author: Trina Lane
Publisher: Total E-Bound
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ISBN: 978-0-85715-496-5
Genre: {M/M/F} Contemporary
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

When Miranda Harper’s emotionally abusive husband steps over a line she can’t ignore, she leaves her loveless marriage and moves across the country to start a new life. Moving to Boston gives her the chance for friends, a challenging job and real love but it also means opening her heart and learning to trust again.

Doctors Chase Pruitte and Victor Burns have been lovers since medical school and have even occasionally brought a woman into their bed, but they’ve never found one they could mutually commit to. All that changes when Miranda enters their lives and they realize she’s absolutely perfect for them. All they have to do is convince the deeply wounded woman to give them a chance.

The Perfect Balance is release five in Trina Lane’s Perfect Love series and can easily be read as a standalone.

It’s obvious from the beginning that Miranda has suffered greatly at the hands of her abusive husband and Ms. Lane did a nice job expressing her fear and emotional anguish…her skittish nervousness. Miranda’s a very likable woman and despite her desire for Victor and Chase with her deeply rooted problems, I actually expected her to resist another relationship much longer. But unless I totally missed it, the idea of Miranda needing counseling was glossed over. Not just by Miranda herself but by the two doctors in her life.

Chase and Victor make a great couple and they need Miranda to complete their trio, making them a family. They’re kind, tender, loving, supportive, passionate and willing to give the woman they love whatever time she needs to work through her trust issues. I also appreciated how they slowly introduced Miranda to the physical pleasures her husband had denied her all during their marriage—and their thoughtful actions only made me like them more.

There are a couple of interesting twists regarding the ex-husband near the end that make a big impact on her life so look for those. And don’t forget about the satisfying ending. Read and enjoy.

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