#MBreview “Wednesday” by Kendall Ryan

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Synopsis:

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.

My musings…

I really liked the idea of this story. Shaw and Chloe are best friends, and, when Shaw loses his wife, Chloe begins to comfort him the only way that seems to work, but eventually she wants more that just a sexual relationship from him. As a result, “Wednesday” follows their journey from friends with benefits to the possibility of more.

Although the plot of story seemed to be interesting, the execution of the story didn’t hit the mark. The reader is dropped into the middle of the story. The exposition and most of the rising action are told to the reader with a couple of sentences, and the story starts at the end of the rising action. The climax of the story quickly follows, which, to be honest, wasn’t all the climactic, and resolution is wrapped up just as nicely with little to no obstacles to overcome.

I liked the characters well enough, and I wanted them to get together, but I wasn’t given enough of their story with the missing exposition to truly become invested in them. The characters struggle a little to get together, but this struggle is not long and the conflict is told to the reader, not seen by the reader. There is a slight indication that an obstacle will come, but that is quickly squashed a page later.

I really wanted to like this story by Kendall Ryan, but it ultimately read like a summary of really great novel.

Amazon: Wednesday

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