Fortune’s Favor by Lia Connor

Fortune’s Favor by Lia Connor
Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (55 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play, masturbation
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

Nicky thinks she made the biggest mistake of her life four years ago — falling into bed with her best friends. Not that it would have been a problem if she hadn’t heard them regretting what they shared the next day. Since that night, Nicky’s been eating her heart out.

Something’s got to give. Anyone with eyes can see Nicky and her men belong together. A couple of helping hands from unlikely, magical sources give Nicky what she needs — a second chance to claim her men — if only she’s got the courage to take what she wants…

This is a story for fans of friends to lovers. What I liked about this story was the progression and format. It starts off with a memory which established a history between Nicky, Taylor and Ross. Then comes the fateful moment when the heroine hears something that devastates her. Next comes the time of just existing, where the heroine, Nicky, lives a half-live of unrequited love. She values Taylor’s and Ross’s friendship too much to ever do something to destroy their relationship. She’s dying a slow emotional death. I liked that aspect, the focus on their humanity and feelings – she cares and has respect for the two men in her life, even if it hurts. At that point, all a reader wants is for Nicky to be happy.

I wasn’t the only one, and this is where the paranormal aspect comes in. There are two helpers in this romance that can only come from the woo-woo side of fiction. It’s never confirmed if the woman is a witch or not but the man/beast left me in no doubt that there’s something other going on. It’s what was needed to get all three protagonists to wake up and TALK. It turns out that the heroine could dress sexy and speak sultry and huskily all she wants but the real turn on is when all three talk and the unvarnished truth comes out. That’s when the cementing of the romance takes place and the sex explodes. From then on the writing is hot, frenetic and delivers what erotic romance readers enjoy.

One part of erotic writing that doesn’t work for me is the technique of using fantasies with masturbation. It’s not a plus for me but for many readers it is and they enjoy it. If that’s the case for a reader looking at this review, then it’s an endorsement because the writing is well done and the author does have a good imagination. Certainly the scene makes clear that Nicky really is head over heels for Taylor and Ross.

Fortune’s Favor has a well-executed happy ever after that fully satisfied the romantic in me. It’s a quick read and has what fans of short erotic romances look for – passion with a purpose. It’s worth checking out.

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