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New Release Review! SHARING DARCY by Robin Stone

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Is four a crowd or a sexy delight?

Darcy is a successful interior designer with two bright college-aged daughters. Still recovering from a difficult marriage and divorce, she hasn’t dated much. When she schedules some renovations for her home, she meets sexy young contractor Gabe, who sets her libido on fire.

Gabe and his filthy talk thrills Darcy to her core. Then Darcy meets Jake, a tattooed mason who uses his rough hands to touch Darcy in all the right places. When finish carpenter Andrew starts flirting with her, Darcy questions whether she can handle a third lover along with her growing business.

Darcy needs to buckle down and win a design competition that could bring in enough business to pay her daughters’ tuition. But when the competition judges start to whisper about Darcy’s bedroom activities, Darcy worries she’ll lose the competition. What’s a woman to do, except give in to every smoldering desire, even if it costs her her everything?

Sharing Darcy is a 44,000 word erotic romance reverse harem novel with sexy handyman heroes competing for one woman’s attention. Ages 18 and over only, please.

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Review:

Sharing Darcy is a really hot, full-of-steamy scenes novella that gives what is undoubtedly a fantasy of many (some?) women–having not one, not two, but three younger, way-better-in-shape-than-her-ex men interested in her, men who don’t mind sharing (two even enjoy threesomes!) and who (of course!) are amazing in bed, way more interested in giving than receiving.

Don’t get me wrong, it was a lot of fun to read (if a little awkward to read while in the same room with your nearly-grown children, LOL ;)), but I couldn’t help but wonder, do guys like this really exist? I mean, sure, they’re probably out there, but what are the chances they’re all in the same geographic area, just waiting to “share” the Darcys living in their town? (BTW, they all weren’t interested in seeing anyone but Darcy themselves, yet were fine with her going out with all of them. Again, it was a lot of fun to read; it just struck me as very female-centered. And yeah, even as I’m writing that I want to say there’s nothing wrong with that! You go, girls!–but it just doesn’t seem super realistic to me, which is sad.)

I was a bit bummed that the story just ended where it did–it’s a happy ending, with all four characters together, having a good time (but not *that* good, LOL) but I don’t know that it was really and HEA/HFN-type ending. No one made any actual promises, and we don’t really get a solid sense that they’re all going to be together long haul. Which again, is fine…but I guess I’m going to have to say this isn’t really an erotic romance because of that. Just an erotic novella, then?

TLDR: Sharing Darcy is an enjoyable, steamy read that’ll do its part to try and keep you warm on a cold winter’s day. It’s not my favorite from this author, and not strictly speaking actually a romance–but it was still a fun way to spend a few hours this weekend.

Rating: 4 stars / B

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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