Wednesday by Kendall Ryan ~ 4.5 Stars
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.”
“The first time we fucked, I was actually ashamed to admit, was after his wife’s funeral” ~~~ this should get your attention shouldn’t it? It intrigued the hell out of me
Shaw lost his wife in a car accident. At her funeral, Shaw screwed his best friend Chloe in her parents’ bathroom. Talk about a hot and at the same time sick coping mechanism . Turns out this becomes a regular event – for eight months every Wednesday Shaw looks for his next fix. Chloe and Shaw have been best friends since childhood. Until, that is, Chloe turns into his fuck buddy. Shaw runs a marina that his retired parents own and Chloe takes care of the family owned Inn. They were always together until Shaw got married. Chloe was heart-broken but she had her chance and she lost him. Now that Shaw is a widow and grieving his lost love, Chloe wants to be there for Shaw by letting him have his way with her. But how long can Chloe’s heart take the hurt before exposing how she really feels. Will a temporary romp between the sheets for physical satisfaction blossom into more? This surely can’t end well.
“Every time he left, it almost killed me inside.”
I like both main characters in this book. Shaw is handsome and a bit intense. I am a little vague at the beginning why he did what he did with Chloe. Is it his way of dealing? To seek solace? Or is it the attraction he always felt for her? Maybe it’s all the above?
Chloe is sweet and caring, probably caring for her best friend’s well being more than her own. She wants to comfort Shaw even if it kills her spirit in the process. But I think they love each other way before they even recognize it. It was unfortunate that Shaw’s wife died but everything is as it should be. And sometimes it takes almost losing someone to recognize your true feelings for one another.
I really like the setting of the story – a small coastal town. I imagine it being peaceful (except for the high tourist seasons) where everyone knows everyone else. Life seems relaxed and slow, even people working sounds fun. I would have loved to have a longer epilogue but overall this is a short book. Not to worry, good things come in small packages though – this story is full of feels – angsty, heart-pounding love, forgiveness and a whole lot of sexiness.
Overall, beautiful writing, gorgeous love story with loads of sexy times. This book brings Hump Day (Wednesday) to a whole new level you all. READ IT!!!