January 9, 2011

Due to my own stupidity and dropping my iPhone in water last night there is no full-review of ANY GIVEN SUNDAY yet and I am not sure there will be today. Because on the iPhone, which is now hopefully drying out all the water, were the major part of my review-notes for ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (as I hadn't finished reading it yet at the time I dropped the iPhone) and I cannot write my full review without them.

However I still want to give the commenters who have been commenting so loyally every day the opportunity to enter for ANY GIVEN SUNDAY too and therefore I have decided to post some snippets from the second part of my review-notes together with 2 quotes so you can still comment and enter the giveaway.

As soon as it's "safe" to try and turn on the iPhone and maybe retrieve the first part of my review-notes I will post the full review. If this is not possible before Monday January 10th, the winners will be announced at a later date too.

I am very sorry and believe me when I say I could kick myself into the next century for this!

The child who is born on the Sabbath day, is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

Sean Collins is happy working at the family pub and sharing a house with the woman of his dreams. He and Lauren are equals in every way, including in bed, where they burn the sheets. Life is good. Even if he must hide a couple of secrets to keep it that way.

Lauren is madly in love with Sean. They share everything—almost. She can’t deny sensing…something. A certain feeling when she, Sean and their friend Chad are all together. But she doesn’t press. How can she when she’s not being completely forthright herself?

Chad is feeling pretty miserable, and renting a room in Sean and Lauren’s home has only made it worse. In a house filled with secrets, Chad’s are doozies.

When an opportunity arises to explore their deep desires, the trio plunges into a sex-filled, emotionally charged ménage. Long-buried feelings are revealed, changing their lives irrevocably. Whether for better or worse, only Sean, Chad and Lauren can decide.
Chad confessing that he kissed Lauren and Sean's reaction to that > very powerful and pivotal scene.

The 3 Sundays > some of the best ménage sex scenes I've read since I started reading erotic romance

I'm in awe of how Mari Carr tackled the ménage-theme in this book, she showed the problems and dilemmas and never took the easy way out. Approaching the possibility of à threesome from all angles and not making it mainly a sexually triggered one makes this book a keeper on my shelves and Mari Carr a definite favorite.

It's known I m/m is à trope that is not on my erotic romance menu much. I can count the books that include m/m action that I've liked on one hand and there are very few authors who can make me forget my reluctance to read m/m scenes or romance. Mari Carr turns out to be one of those very few.

I've praised Mari Carr in previous reviews about her ability to keep all the books in this series unique and fresh despite known tropes and recurring subjects and themes and with this book she remained true to form. Underneath all the emotional intensity of this book there's still that humor I like so much in the books. It's subtle, giving way for the intricate and heavy emotional struggles

Words fail to describe the emotional impact this book had on me and I can't but give this lovely closing installment of the Wild Irish series my highest rating!

She’d been a fool to listen to Riley’s advice. She’d thought she was engaging in a ménage, exploring some wicked fantasies. With her stupid plan, she’d blown the lid off an ancient, unseen volcano and she had a feeling they were all about to be taken down in the ensuing scorching lava flow.

Sean gave them a shit-eating grin before moving to his knees and crawling forward. He didn’t stop until his face reached Lauren’s and he gave her a long, wet kiss. Chad marveled over how natural their closeness felt. He’d always been a firm believer in personal space…but Lauren and Sean fit in his space.


Mari Carr has graciously offered a chance to win copies of the Wild Irish books and the giveaway is simple and easy:
One commenter will be drawn from the commenters on each review (so daily from Monday January 3rd until Sunday January 9th) to win the book reviewed. The seven winners will be announced here on the blog Monday January 10th)


Anonymous said...

This one sounds very much up my alley! Would love to win a copy since it's not available on FW where I have credit left.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on releasing the end of a terrific series! I love the Collins family and will be sorry to see them go.

Harlie Reader said...

I can't wait to read this book. And I would have to agree, Mari does menage better than anyone.

elaing8 said...

Sorry to hear about your phone. I hope its ok and dries out.

I enjoyed reading all your reviews this week.Makes me want to start reading them sooner than later.This is the only book I don't have in the series.I really like m/m/f books so I think this could become my favorite :) of the series.


Aurian said...

O I hope your Iphone survives Pearl! And this does sound like a good book as well as the rest of the series!

barbara said...

From your reviews all week, this series sounds awesome! Can't wait to read all of the books. Would love to win!

Thanks again for giving us Wild Irish Week. Brilliant! :)

bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

flchen1 said...

This is the one I still need to pick up--whoo!! Thanks for the snippet ;)

Cathy M said...

Mari's writing always blows me away, and a chance to read her hot off the press release is a total kick. Thanks for a fun week, Pearl, will definitely be keeping good thoughts for your phone.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Lauren said...

Can't wait to read this book.

Good luck drying out the iphone. Ouch.

Zina said...

I don't even own the book and I'm crying, because it sounds so emotionally satisfying and because it's the last book unless we can get Mari to do a reunion book or two or three.

lisagk said...

Can't wait to read every book in this series. Thanks for the contest.


Ivelisse said...

Oh no, my cell phone dropped in the toilet one time lol put in some rice and good as new.
Love the title of this book.

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Oh damn, I am sorry to hear about your phone! I have no advice to give... Wish I did. But I like the rice idea!

Please include me in! I have checked out this series and really like it!

alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

lindseye said...

Dropped my Droid in the water last year so I feel you pain. I want to read the last three books back to back.

Beth said...

Sorry about the phone. I once dropped mine in the house while standing by the coffee table. My bad luck that it landed in the one spot that help a full cup of chocolate milk. No recovering that one.

Can't wait to read this book.

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