Beth lives in her own world inside her head. There she is directed and guided by her memories and ingrained instructions implanted throughout her childhood by her now deceased mother. She has managed to marry the man of her dreams and have a productive life but is hampered by her mom's moral restrictions. Her mother's, not hers. And Beth thinks about, and represses, wild sexual thoughts and yearnings that she was taught were bad. But why if it's what she wants?
Gavin loves his wife Beth with all that he is. Well, almost all. Gavin is keeping a secret about himself that he is afraid to reveal to Beth. He has a proclivity for BDSM and rough sex but his delicate frail Beth couldn't handle it. He believes that and is resigned until he sees her reaction to a provocative photo in her framing shop. Could it be his dreamy self-contained wife has secrets herself? He decides to take a big risk and explore what there marriage could, and maybe should, be.
This was a powerful story due to the repression that Beth had to overcome. Her mother sounded like a piece of work and it's a wonder Beth managed to get as far as she did without professional help. Her trust and love in her husband provided the security she needed to let go of what was deemed normal and embrace what she truly wanted. While that involved introducing a third into their bedroom, Eagle was more a prop than a participant. He was a bridge between Gavin and Beth and what they were trying to reach. Each other. A read with a little lesson hidden in the steam and eroticism.
Beth is the shy, dreamy type. No one guesses at the wild sexual thoughts she hides behind that quiet façade. She doesn’t even share her secret longings with her husband.
Gavin loves his wife, but he’s tired of living in a marriage in which neither he nor Beth reveal their true desires. When Gavin sees Beth’s response to an erotic bondage photo in her framing shop, he jumps at the opportunity to break through her barriers.
He accepts an invitation to a showcase match for the amateur hockey team he coaches during Wild Nights, an infamous winter festival during which “anything goes, nothing counts”. But he’s opened a sensual Pandora’s box—Beth has some surprises of her own. When she meets Eagle, a free-spirited Wild resident, she knows he’s the perfect man to help enact her erotic fantasies. And once they go deep, there’s no going back.
Reader Advisory: Making all of Beth’s dreams come true involves three-way sex, and some outrageously provocative outfits.