A Gift to Remember by Diane Thorne

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Memorable Gifts, 1

One man. Two women. A birthday surprise he will never forget... 

Carol has spent the last five years working as an assistant for her boss, Thomas Barrett. She enjoys her job, and is a good friend to his wife, Lynn. Every year Lynn asks Carol for assistance in obtaining a gift for Thomas’s birthday. With his big fortieth arriving in a week, Carol expects she’ll need to snoop around the office for Lynn. To Carol’s surprise, Lynn already has an idea for Thomas’s present, and it’s one he will never forget. 

Lynn invites Carol to join her and Thomas in a menage a trois. Although shocked, Carol considers such a rare opportunity to broaden her sexuality. But if she joins her boss and his wife in the bedroom, will Carol be able to continue a relationship with them? Moreover, can she keep her job working for Thomas?

This is a previously published work. It has been revised and edited for Evernight Publishing. 

Be Warned: menage sex (FFM), f/f sex

 

Excerpt:

Smiling, Lynn faced her husband. "Carol and I have agreed to express ourselves freely tonight. We want you to do the same. Anything is acceptable."

Thomas's brows shot up. "What does that mean?"

"It means we're not holding back, and neither should you," Carol said.

She turned to face Lynn and placed her hand on the side of Lynn's face. Leaning toward her, Carol brought Lynn's mouth to meet hers. Lynn kissed her back and slid her tongue between Carol's lips. Heat swirled within Carol while her loins ached for attention. She clenched her thighs. Gently and tenderly, Carol played with Lynn's tongue but she held control of the urges steadily rising within her. The night was young and she wanted to take plenty of time to play later. She pried her mouth from Lynn's, then they both smiled and looked at Thomas.

"If you want to kiss or touch Carol, then do it. I won't stop you, nor will I stop her," Lynn said. "If I want to kiss and touch Carol, I will."

He stared at them with wide eyes. "I can't believe what I'm hearing. I can't believe I just watched my wife kiss my assistant."

"That was nothing compared to our kiss earlier in the week," Carol said.

"You kissed before?"

"We did," Lynn said.

"Are you feeling okay, honey? Are you on any new medication?"

"I feel better than I have in a long time, Thomas. This is your birthday. I want you to enjoy it, and so should I."

He clasped his hands tight in front of his groin while he moved his legs together, then apart. "This is too strange."

"Don't be nervous, dear. Carol and I aren’t." Lynn shifted her gaze to Carol. "Are we?"

"I'm comfortable. Well, my thong is a bit wet, but I'll manage."

"See." Lynn smiled. "Now relax and enjoy your birthday. And don't hold back Thomas. I know you want to touch Carol."

Thomas leaned his head back against the seat and rubbed his eyes with his palms. "I'm dreaming. You put something in my wine and now I'm seeing things."

Carol sighed and looked at Lynn. "This could be a long night."

"He'll catch on. Give him some time."

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5/5
This is contemporary romance at its best. What an amazing writer Diane Thorne is
Written by shelley smith on 20th Apr 2018

This is contemporary romance at its best. What an amazing writer Diane Thorne is, it's so well written with a great story line,plot and characters that all drew me in from the very first page. It's sexy, kinky and very hot with a Ménage à trois that's gives a very good image steamy sex and a fantastic loving relationship that's a little unconventional. One of the best books I've read this year. Gifted in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed but Shelley Smith on behalf of Amo & Sarah's book corner.

5/5
They are brilliant short stories that I enjoyed a lot
Written by Heavenly Good Books on 20th Apr 2018

Copy gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review. Wow. Both books are hot as hell. Sexy, erotic and exactly what you need if you are looking for a book in such genre. They are brilliant short stories that I enjoyed a lot. The hotness was just right. The story is well written with developed characters. Even though they are short, you are able to get to know them. What I liked here is the honesty. The characters new what they want and they simply went for it. Some men will say that they want to have a wife like Thomas

5/5
This is a great short story
Written by Sue on 20th Apr 2018

Read on behalf of A Book Lovers Emporium. This is a great short story. It's very hot and I think it dealt with the story line very well. It's exciting to read a well written story that I felt was real while reading it. The honesty between the characters about what they intend to do was refreshing and very real. The characters are extremely likable and made the situation feel even more believable. Carol works for Thomas as his assistant/secretary and is friendly with his wife, Lynn. With Thomas's 40th birthday coming up and Lynn wants to give him a gift to remember! A hot and steamy gift! The question is can all three cope with the ramifications of a ménage a trois and still keep their personal and professional lives in tact? I would definitely recommend that you do read this book of hotness to find out if it will affect their lives. I am going to dive straight into book two!

4/5
Good Reading!
Written by LAS Reviewer on 20th Apr 2018

Carol gets along well with her boss, Thomas Barrett, and his boss’s wife, Lynn. Lynn and Carol unwind together over a drink one Friday afternoon. Carol thinks it will be just a simple, social chat and a quick drink while Carol waits for Thomas to be ready for dinner. Lynn raises the fact it’ll soon be Thomas’ fortieth birthday and she wants to give him a special treat for his present. A threesome. Clearly nervous, she asks Carol whether she’d be interested in joining them. Lynn explains Thomas (like a huge proportion of men) has the fantasy of watching two women together, and then joining in. She wants to bring that fantasy to life for him, possibly even build a relationship between the three of them. But is Carol willing to take the risk? This is a refreshing and well written story, which I found to be quite realistic. There’s no dark BDSM nightclub or sly pick up lines. It’s actually set out in such a way I can perceive it happening to people in reality. I enjoyed how the author explained this also wasn’t some snap decision on Lynn’s part. Lynn had thought quite seriously about the entire situation before broaching the subject with Carol. When Lynn puts her request forward Carol’s reaction matched what a realistic one would be to my mind, too. Curious, but with reservations. I found the sex to be explicit but very tastefully written. I’m usually not a fan of F/F, but the first scenes with Carol and Lynn were written quite lightly. I enjoyed how the author showed us the gradual progression from platonic friends into something deeper. The author eases the reader into the change in their relationship, and that made it easier for me to read. The glances, the dwelling on different body types, then the kissing, it made me feel not like I was reading a F/F but about two women who were friendly and blossoming into more. The threesome sex was smoking hot, but still written in a very loving manner. I didn’t find this to be kinky or over-the-top. Readers who enjoy or are curious about threesome books might find this a good place to start – as the sex is explicit, but a lot of the focus is on the relationship between Thomas, Carol and Lynn, and how they manage to make this work, not just about the sex and passion between them. I also didn’t think the F/F aspect of the story was overpowering. Yes, there’s a lot of kissing and intimacy between Lynn and Carol, but I found it to be tastefully written, and more about exploration than them creating a relationship excluding Thomas. While there was definitely a “happy for now” ending and I felt strongly that the three of them were working towards making the relationship last longer term, where the author left off did feel a little rushed. Also, the last chapter or so was the only part of the story that didn’t feel completely realistic to me. While it was logical, it felt pat, or as if the author simply wanted everything tied up neatly. This didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment of the story though, and I’d certainly be interested in reading more about this threesome in another book or sequel. Smoking hot threesome sex and plenty of relationship discussion, this was a realistic look on how a ménage relationship could work well in the real world. originally posted at long and short reviews.

5/5
A Guaranteed Pleasure to Read
Written by Liz Ellyn on 11th Jan 2017

A Gift to Remember and Another Gift to Remember must both be read together. Why? Easy – as soon as I finished the first book, I couldn’t stop reading and had to read the next. I mean that literally. As soon as I finished A Gift to Remember, I fumbled with my kindle app. My finger shook with anticipation. I cursed every millisecond that it took my app to load my library. I frantically scanned my page searching for where previously downloaded Another Gift to Remember. I eagerly touched on the image of the cover. Ah … page 1. The blurbs and the covers make the plot crystal clear. The story is hot, considerate, and loving – A GUARANTEED PLEASURE TO READ. Although the stories are on the short side, I still felt like I got to know the characters. The characters themselves had history so the story revolves a change in dynamics rather than getting to know one another. It was also great that this wasn’t just another insta-love story. I loved how everyone’s needs were able to be satisfied. The ratio of story to sex scenes was perfect. The pace and lure of the story kept me turning the pages quickly. The steamy scenes made my blood boil, heart race, and a few other bodily reactions that aren’t appropriate for discussion on a PG13 blog. I will be gifting this book combo to all my closest friends for the holidays this year.