Title: The Open Door
Author: Laurelin Paige
Publisher/Year: Evil Eye Concepts 8/15/19
Length: 128 Pages
Series: The Found Duet #2.5
I knew JC was trouble the minute I laid eyes on him.
Breaking every rule in my club. I never forget how he made me feel that night. With all the women in that room, all those bodies on display, but his eyes were only on me.
Of course I married him. Now years have passed. Kids have been born. We’re still in love as always, and the sex is still fantastic…
And yet, it’s also not. Like many who’ve been married for a while, I long for the high intensity of those days of the past.
I’ve heard rumors for years about the Open Door. An ultra-exclusive voyeur’s paradise. A place to participate in-or watch-any kind of display you can imagine.
My husband’s eyes would still be on me. And maybe other eyes too. If that’s what we want.
So when an invitation to come play arrives, how could we turn it down?
We’ve read so much about experiences at The Open Door through Trish’s story, through Celia’s story and now we get it in Gwen’s. The perspective this time is completely different since her reasons for going are unique to what we’ve seen from couples before.
We’re put back into the world of JC and Gwen, they have two kids now and they are settled in their relationship. They’re happy yet exhausted and there are times that Gwen wonders if she’s enough for JC who still looks as sexy as the day she met him. She feels like her body’s gone to shit from having kids and she’s not going to be able to keep the interest of her husband. That’s definitely not the impression that we get from JC but you know how women get in their heads sometimes.
When JC’s given a membership from an investor, they go back and forth on whether its the right thing for them and what their boundaries would be. They discuss whether it’s even for them, even though it seems like JC is really intrigued. Gwen’s heard about it from the folks she hangs with but she’s never known that it was real so this is a chance to really see that in person. She’s afraid of what it will do to her relationship but at the same time she’s hopeful for some nudging in the right direction.
The path that we take in this novella is one that spans quite a bit of time. They go to a party and experience it from a far. They aren’t sure what to make of it, but they know that they’re intrigued – and there’s a positive effect on their romance at home for a bit coming out of it. That begins to wane when life takes over and they try again. Each time they go, their boundaries are pushed further out until they are crossed.
So we’re left to wonder if this was a good idea or if The Open Door means the end of their relationship, and of the bond that they once shared. The only way to know who gets involved and how….is to read. Enjoy!