Monday, 23 May 2016

Review: Wednesday by Kendall Ryan

*****5 Stars*****

Well, for a short, quick read this book certainly packs an emotional punch!
This is the story of Chloe and Shaw, they have been best friends since they were kids. Sadly Shaw recently lost his wife Samantha, and he turned to Chloe for comfort and support. That support came in the form of hot and dirty sex. Every Wednesday night Shaw pays a visit to Chloe, and Chloe is always there waiting with open arms willing to help Shaw escape his grief in her for one night a week.
I felt for Shaw, he had my sympathy, but I also really felt for Chloe. Being used by Shaw for nothing but a distraction from his grief whilst she desperately wanted him to look at her in the way she sees him; Chloe has had feelings for Shaw that go beyond friendship for a long time. Chloe is determined to be there for her best friend the way he needs her to be, but whilst she's giving him what he needs her heart is being bashed around in the process.
This is a short read but what it lacks in length is more than made up for in the quality of the writing and the depth of the story and the chemistry between the main characters. I really enjoy Kendall's writing style, I find I can easily connect with the characters she writes and become easily invested in their stories.
I love a short read every now and then, I always find that they are great for dragging you out of a reading funk. Like if you find yourself in one of those moods where you don't have the attention span to connect with a book and just can't get into it, a short read always gets me back on track and lifts me out of that funk. This book is one of the best short reads I've read in a long time. I highly recommend it.
One last thing, that epilogue, love love loved it!

Reviewed by Steph Lewis

Hard-core fucking.

It’s not what I really want, but it’s all he has to offer. He’s filled with turmoil and heartache and regrets, but for two hours every Wednesday all he feels is me. How much I desire him, how desperate he makes me, how much I’d like things to be different between us. Real.

He used to be my best friend back before he got married. And now? Now, he’s a young widower. It would be wrong on so many levels to expect something more from him, so I give him what he needs. Dark, delicious fucking.

But I know I can’t keep this up. I’ve already given him my body, my soul. I want him to have my heart. It might drive him away forever, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take.

Wednesday is an angsty romp told from dual points of view. If you’re in the mood for something quick and dirty, you’ve found it. Proceed at your own risk.

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