The Swing

It’s been two years since Marc died. The gaping hole his death left is just starting to close for Jethro, his twin. But there’s something else that keeps Jethro on edge, and that’s Caitlyn. His twin’s widow and the only woman he’s ever loved. She loves him back, always had, and he knows if he’d met her first she would have been his. But society and family opinion has kept her from coming to him. From being with him. And while he understands he is unable to wait any longer.

Caitlyn has always known she was loved by both men. She chose Marc, the light one. But now that Marc is gone, and gave his blessing while he died in Jethro’s arms, she is unable to go to Jethro, the dark one. The bad boy. Fighting herself more than anything else, she finally goes to him. Can they be together?

I had hoped for more from this story. While it was hot and steamy, I found the quickness that Jethro and Caitlyn launched into sex a little hard to believe. Both Caitlyn and Jethro wanted to be together but let others have too much power over what they did. When they finally broke free to be together, I thought the addition of the spanking was almost like trying too hard.

The backstory of the obvious love between Jethro and Caitlyn was supposed to add drama, but instead I found it sad. Marc had been elevated to Saint status even before his death, and everyone was afraid to mess with that. Even when it meant spending her life with the wrong man Caitlyn chose Marc. At times emotional and frustrating I definitely found myself rooting for Jethro and Caitlyn.

Book Blurb for The Swing

Two years after his brother’s death in Afghanistan, Jethro is doing well. His handmade porch swing business is booming, his hip injury has healed and he’s still in love with Caitlyn. He knows he should resist her, but can’t, and pulls her into his darkly sensual world of sex and spankings.
Caitlyn has grieved, created a life for herself and has finally come to terms with her need for Jethro, her dead husband’s brother. With no small measure of hesitation, she takes a fateful step—daring him to turn her and their chance at happiness away.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2010 3.25