Friday, September 14, 2012

Spin the Bottle

Author:  Rhian Cahill
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-61921-049-3
Genre:  {M/F} Contemporary, Series
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph

Modeling opened the door for Lillian McDermott to a life that most people dream of.  After years of portraying an image and lifestyle that she didn’t enjoy, Lillian finally has the chance to start a new chapter in her life.  However, the same old feelings keep resurfacing for the one man who she can’t avoid, no matter how hard she tries.

Lillian is his best friend’s sister, so that meant she was off-limits.  In theory it made sense.   But in reality, wanting her was making Mackenzie Harris crazy.  He’d had a moment of weakness and ever since, Lillian has been avoiding him like the plague.  As much as he hated the over-the-top party that Lillian decided to throw, it was the perfect arena to make her listen to him. 

Lillian and Mackenzie’s history made them almost like siblings, as far as Mackenzie was concerned.  For years, he had been repressing his feelings for her.  He’d hurt Lillian by rejecting her and now their relationship was strained.  It turns out that Mackenzie was wrong about a few things where Lillian was concerned.  When Lillian finally sets the record straight and Mackenzie’s control snaps, the heat turns into an inferno.

There’s something very appealing about a romantic relationship between two people who grow up together, because it’s so comfortable.  I felt that with these characters.  At the same time, I also felt the excitement of the unexpected because Lillian and Mackenzie were still in the “getting to know you” stage of their relationship.  Lillian’s party would have tempted a monk, I think.  That soiree had some pretty explicit things going on.  There was one particular game between Lillian’s brother and friend that left me wanting more.  I definitely need to know more about their story.

Spin the Bottle is the fourth book of the series Party Games, but appeared to be a great stand-alone storyReaders will enjoy the plot and feel connected to the characters, just like I did.  If you enjoy seeing what happens after two people have been fighting the inevitable and give in, you’d better read this story.

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