Review: Together in Cyn by Jennifer Kacey

Tuesday, June 11

Title:  Together in Cyn*
Author: Jennifer Kacey
Series:  Members Only #1
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Format: ebook
Date/Year: May 1, 2013
Reviewed by: ElaineReads

*This book was provided to the reviewer by the author in exchange for an honest review

Summary from the publisher:

A small book sitting out on a table shouldn’t incite fear in anyone.

But what if that book was your diary and you learned your two best friends, men you have ached for your entire life, have just read every last word? Pages and pages filled with dark fantasies and forbidden dreams so explicit they leave nothing to the imagination.

And what if those two friends were included in every last one?

This is exactly where Cyn Andrews now finds herself.

Stuck somewhere between wanting to hate Jared and Chris Kennedy for violating her privacy and just plain wanting to be stuck somewhere between them. She could never choose only one brother, so she’s kept her feelings buried for more than a decade, and a past mistake has kept her silent and alone…until now.

Everything she’s ever wanted may have just been handed to her in the form of an invitation to The Library. Not just a building filled with books, but a members only BDSM club the brothers own and have kept hidden from her for years.

Is it pity or desire that fueled the invitation?

What other secrets have they been keeping from her?

Can she protect her heart and face her biggest fear while discovering the art of submitting to two Doms?

It’d be a sin not to find out…

My Musings:

I have to say right off that this is one of the hottest book covers I have ever seen.  Wow!

When I read the blurb for this book, I thought “been there, done that.” It’s another menage/BDSM plot. Okay, it’s a “been there, done that” for someone like me who reads so many books in this genre. However, I was pleased and surprised at some of the twists the author added to the story.  It is definitely not a rehash of the same storyline from other authors.

Cyn and the two brothers, Jared and Chris, have known each other since they were teenagers.  As adults, they live in adjacent apartments which adds an extra something to their relationship because the walls are very thin and definitely not soundproof. Cyn also works part time in the brothers’ bar.

Unbeknownst to the guys, she has been in love with both of them for years.  She knows she could never choose between them, so she never lets on how she feels.  Only her journal tells the truth about the fantasies she has of the three of them.

So, of course, one of the guys finds her journal and reads it . . . and shares it with his brother.

I really liked the idea of the story, but I had enough issues with it I could not rate it higher than three stars.

For example, the story is written in first person which I don’t normally have a problem with. Unfortunately, there is something about this author’s style that doesn’t flow. The writing interfered with my enjoyment of the story.

There are also a few “yeah, right” moments in the book.  The one that struck me the most is Cyn is totally unaware that the brothers have a separate home which is also a BDSM club. This is a mansion that they stay in every week and she never questions where they go to when they are away from her?

This is the only book listed by Jennifer Kacey on GoodReads, so I assume it is her debut novel.  If so, she is definitely worth following.  I loved the plot and feel certain that her writing will evolve in the future.  Her sex scenes definitely don’t need any help.  She writes some excellent bondage scenes and introduced me to a new sex toy. The bondage is more extreme than found in many of the books I have read and I enjoyed the new twists.

Together in Cyn has many things going for it and I will definitely look for future books by this author.


Overall:  3
Sensuality level:  5 

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Jennifer Kacey June 12, 2013 at 2:16 PM  

Thanks for the review!!

Jennifer Kacey June 15, 2013 at 1:23 AM  

Here it is on Amazon - YIPPEE!!

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