Book Review — Tryst by S.L. Jennings

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Book Review — Tryst by S.L. Jennings Title: Tryst
Author: S.L Jennings
Series: Sexual Education Series #2
Publisher by: Avon
Published on: November 10, 2015
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 352
Format: eARC
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From the author of Taint, comes this steamy novel of a happily married couple who decides to take a walk on the wild side in order to add spice to their sex life—but end up in a situation that neither could have ever bargained for.

Heidi DuCane is a tough-as-nails publicist with a passion for success and her husband Tucker. While they’re polar opposites, what they do have in common is a fierce love and commitment to each other. But their relationship—in and out of the bedroom—will be put to the ultimate test.

Rock superstar Ransom Reed is every woman’s fantasy, including Heidi’s. When she meets Ransom, she shares a wild night with him where Heidi gets to play—and Tucker watches, and enjoys, the pleasure Ransom gives Heidi. Though Tucker was a willing participant, Heidi still can’t help reeling with guilt. There’s no doubt that she loves her husband. While Tucker is the perfect lover—generous, attentive and gentle—she needs much more. She needs the mind-blowing ecstasy Ransom offers.

Tucker isn’t blind to the fact that Heidi has unconventional needs which he can’t satisfy. He loves his wife and will do anything to please her The night he watched her and Ransom was so scorching hot that Tucker can’t stop thinking about it. He decides he wants to join Ransom in pleasing Heidi. But as Tucker and Heidi soon realize, it’s not just the sex that is enticing. Heidi felt something within her awaken, and she felt so deliciously sated and loved by both men. Tucker felt it too, and he finds it impossible not to want that feeling again.

Ransom and Tucker satisfy a need within Heidi. And now that she’s had them, she can never go back to the way things were before.

Falling through the rabbit hole
Down down down I go
Let’s go mad together, babe
Nobody has to know

I enjoyed Tryst, I’m pi$$ed at Tryst, and I yet I want more. This was the sort of story that you are either going to love or you’re going to shy away from. The writing for this story was fantastic. It was a provocative and sexually charged story that explored the characters deepest desires, fears, and it easily captured my attention. S.L. Jennings pushed some boundaries with story and it she kept me engaged in the throughout the novel.

It was easy to get caught up in Heidi’s thoughts and emotions. Even when I did not always agree with her reasoning or even like the things that she did, I understood her. She was confident, sophisticated, tough as nails, and at the top of her game. She had a bit of a difficult past but she never used it as an excuse. If anything it seemed to make her work harder. Heidi and her husband, Tucker, loved each other dearly, but they had reached a stalemate in their marriage. The love was still there, you could feel it and see it through out the story. Yet their lives had become routine and their sex life had dwindled. The intense passion and spontaneity that Heidi desperately wanted, did not seem to be something Tucker would be able to give her.

I shouldn’t let him have this power over me and my body, but he already does. And he’s never even touched me.

Enter Ransom Reed… Ransom was a musician and Heidi’s potential client. He was talented, gorgeous, and basically sex personified. Their was an intensity about him that made you want to know him more and yet you knew you should probably stay away. He’s always been someone that Heidi was attracted to, in fact, he was on her “hall pass” list. Their initial meeting turns into a uncharacteristic reckless night for the the couple. Tucker, Heidi, and Ransom, take  things to  a completely different level and it gives Heidi the chance to explore her hidden desires and needs.

“This is what you want,” he whispers. “He . . . is what you want. And I can accept that. This is your fantasy, baby. Let me help you make it come true.”

The loves scenes in this book were scorching hot and being in Heidi’s head and hearing her thoughts and feelings added to them. The one night only fuels her desires more. I spent time wondering now that Heidi had a taste of what she wanted and how it would affect her marriage.  She still loves and wants Tucker but the way Ransom made her feel, makes her want him more than she should. The story delved into Heidi’s past, how her it affected her, and the aftermath of their tryst.

Ransom was such a key factor in this story. I did like him and I really do think that he cared and wanted to be with Heidi but his feelings seemed to be a bit extreme giving their limited interaction. Tucker was a sweet and loving husband but I also had some reservations about him. Some of his actions contradicted what I had come to know of his personality. Marriage is hard but I really wish that Heidi and Tucker would have communicated more throughout the story. I wanted him to be able to give Heidi what she needed but I wanted it to come from him. I wasn’t sure how this story would play out and that left me anxious.  The story was a fairly solid read until the last 15-20%. I didn’t expect the twist and I’m not sure I liked the direction that it took the story in. The ending was also felt a bit rushed to me. I did enjoy the story but I wanted a little more from it.

About S.L Jennings

S.L. Jennings is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance, reality TV junkie, obsessive coffee drinker and collector of crazy.