Review: Carmel’s Choice by Doris O’Connor

Posted May 10, 2015 by Shannon in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review:  Carmel’s Choice by Doris O’ConnorCarmel's Choice by Doris O'Connor
Published by Siren-BookStrand on February 24, 2015
Also by this author: The Witch's Protector, Her Lion Protector [The Protectors 3], Sunshine and Love
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[Ménage and More: Erotic Consensual BDSM Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, public exhibition, spanking, sex toys, HEA]

It’s just one night of kinky sex. What could possibly go wrong?

When the birthday present from her Master is one night of no holds barred kinky sex with his ex-army buddy, Carmel Blythe doesn’t know what to think. A good subbie obeys her Master’s wishes, however, and there is no denying the instant connection she has with this experienced Dom.

Topping Gideon’s gorgeous wife is the least Nash Jonas can do to repay the debt he owes the man. After all, Gideon took the bullet aimed at Nash—the very one that cost the other man his army career and put him in a wheelchair. If only Nash could keep those pesky emotions out of the deal.

Gideon cannot stand to see the sadness in his wife’s eyes, nor the restlessness in his best buddy’s soul. Pushing the two people he loves together will surely satisfy everyone’s physical and emotional needs.

Carmel’s choice may well change everything…

Carmel Blythe is a strong, independent woman who is a submissive to her husband and master Gideon.  They had a great relationship until Gideon was injured in combat.  Carmel has coped with her husband’s disability with little complain.  A gift from her husband on her birthday sets their relationship into a tail spin and makes her reevaluate everything.

Gideon Blythe was injured by a bullet that lodged into his spine leaving him in a wheelchair unable to feel anything below the waist.  While he enjoys sex with his wife, there are somethings he is unable to do.  Gideon is a Dom and is able to command everyone around him.  I love how he is not bitter about how his life is different that he planned on.  What I was really struck by was how much he loved his wife and I get the feeling that bringing Nash in would have happened even if he was not in a wheelchair.  Gideon’s biggest problem with his plan was he did not talk to his wife and sub about what he was doing.

Nash Jonas agrees to top Carmel at Gideon’s insistence.  They have shared woman in the past but not Carmel.  It’s easy to see that Nash falls for Carmel after spending time with her.  However, Nash’s guilt over Gideon’s injury and his feeling for Carmel send him reeling.

The chemistry and connection that Carmel, Gideon, and Nash have is very intense.  The only thing that I was not able to get past was how fast Nash and Carmel were willing to say they loved each other.  I found it unrealistic at that speed in which it happened.  The sex scenes were scorching.

I found this book well written with a unique plot, and one that I have not really seen before. I enjoyed how the author addressed Gideon’s disability and a ménage relationship in a realistic and believable way. The main characters and the secondary characters were captivating.  I enjoyed how the book ended as well as how the characters arrived at the end.   Overall, this was a very magnificent book and I hope to see these characters again in the future.  I also hope that Nicole and Mitch get their own book.

About Doris O’Connor

Glutton for punishment would be a good description for Doris… at least that’s what she hears on an almost daily basis when people find out that she has a brood of nine children, ranging from adult to toddler and lives happily in a far too small house, cluttered with children, pets, dust bunnies, and one very understanding and supportive husband. Domestic goddess she is not.

There is always something better to do after all, like working on the latest manuscript and trying not to scare the locals even more than usual by talking out loud to the voices in her head. Her characters tend to be pretty insistent to get their stories told, and you will find Doris burning the midnight oil on a regular basis. Only time to get any peace and quiet and besides, sleep is for wimps.

She likes to spin sensual, sassy, and sexy tales involving alpha heroes to die for, and heroines who give as good as they get. From contemporary to paranormal, BDSM to F/F, and Ménage, haunting love stories are guaranteed.

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I am a lover of alpha males with dirty mouths, strong heroines putting alpha males in their place, and the Chicago Blackhawks. I'm a proud hockey mom who can often be found at the hockey rink cheering on my favorite forward, with my kindle close by.