Tuesday Cane walks out on her life and her abusive man when she inherits her grandmother’s house at Allister Lake. There she finds plenty of distractions to take her mind off her loss with her sexy neighbour and handyman Shepherd, former TV star Reed and her old flame Adrian. But , as time passes, she senses that something is not quite right with her new life. And no amount of steamy sexual encounters can hide her anxiety. Surrounded by so many interesting men and erotic enticements, Tuesday has no intention of committing to one man ever again. But the more she insists she's nobody's girl, the more she wants to be somebody's girl. Will she continue to be a restless spirit and run from love or will she be won over?
Three men one woman, big choices!
This was the first book I have read from Sommer Marsden and it certainly wont be my last wow what a great read. Its now 3.35 am I have just finished this compelling read and had to get some comments down before I finally give into sleep.
Restless Spirit is an intense emotional journey which is well constructed and flows well within the 247 pages; an engrossing read from page 1.
I loved the main character Tuesday as she is so relateable, I loved her tough outer exterior with a hint of vulnerability and making her very believable. So fleeing to Allister Lake after inheriting her grandmothers house and escaping a bad break up we follow Tuesday as she suddenly finds herself the main interest of 3 super sexy men in a town where single women are like gold dust; each guy with quite different likeable personalities but she doesn't want that commitment right now.
I loved how she is sexually confident and knows what she wants and enjoys her sexual freedom with no awkwardness with these gorgeous guys; but can she choose between the charming rich Reed Green TV star and berry picking farmer. Or over-protective Aiden her loyal and heroic caretaker/handyman who she has had past history with. Or will she fall for the mysterious Shepherd Moore ex cage fighter.
She is drawn right from the start to Shepherd despite being warned off against him, and being so different from the men she's dated in the past. But she uses the other two guys just to satisfy her immediate needs, something I wanted to slap her for as she leads these 3 great guys on, all three that are falling for her; I was so relieved when she finally saw sense. Its a sign of a great writer that can get such a variety of emotions from us.
But after several very hot and steamy encounters with Shepherd, Tuesday gradually learns to shed her inhibitions with him and embrace her submissive side as he allows her to grow both as a person and sexuallyby pushing her boundaries further than she has ever gone.
I loved how Sommer creates intensity between all the characters and the sex scenes are frequent throughout the pages with each guy and is brilliantly written with alot of realism and some great sexual tension build-ups rather than immediate sex. There are a great variety of hot steamy sex scenes with each guy bringing something different to the plate so to speak; these are graphic well placed but not sleazy just super hot and very memorable.
But thats not it.........!
Along with a great storyline and super sexy scenes there is a mounting suspense story running parallel with the main storyline which escalates to a brilliant climatic twist which I wasn’t expecting. But I would have liked this to have been a bit longer being such a great twist and after such a long buildup throughout the book. I have to stress though it doesn't spoil anything its still an incredible read, great storylines with believable realistic characters and fantastic ending. Sommer knows people and knows how to keep us turning those pages.
I cant wait to read the next.
Sommer's short work can be found in dozens of erotic anthologies including Spank Me, Whip Me, Tie Me Up, Temptation, Kiss In The Dark, Lesbian Love, Gay Love, Love at First Sting, Best Women's Erotica 2009 & 2010, Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2008, Best Lesbian Romance 2010, Lust at First Bite, Liaisons, Hurts So Good, Nerdvana, The Sweetest Kiss, Peep Show, and Yes, Sir, Torn, Cuffed and Kiss My Ass among many others. . She currently writes erotica and erotic romance for Ellora's Cave, eXcessica, Pretty Things Press and Xcite Books. She has written Hard Lessons and The Best of Sommer Marsden for Xcite.