Ginger Snaps For Two
Release Date: Nov. 13, 2011
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre: GLBT Romance, Erotic Romance
Book Source: Author
Ginger Burke considers herself a hard-assed bitch. She micromanages every aspect of her world, including the subs she controls as a part time, professional Domme. No one has ever been foolish enough to think she has a soft side.
Selleck Mathews knows what it’s like to hide behind what others expect, letting down his guard only around the gentle compassion of his partner, Neil Trygstad, who wants nothing more than to love and be loved. Together they are nearly content except they long for someone to laugh at Neil’s jokes and crave Selleck’s gentle dominance.
Ginger’s needs ring in her voice and shimmer in her expressive blue eyes. Once the guys decide to break through her shell and find the sweet center, they have no intention of letting up until her control snaps and she settles in their arms for the ideal holiday, perhaps even the perfect forever.
Warning: this e-book contains graphic sexual situations and language, including pressured intimacy.
There’s nothing soft about Ginger Burke. She’s spent all of her adult life making sure of it. Dubbed the “Fire Queen” by the employees at her father’s firm where she’s a partner, Ginger is all business, and Heaven help anyone who gets in her way.
Selleck and Neil are lovers and partners, and entirely devoted to one another. But something is still missing between them, and they long for the love of another to make them feel complete. Neil is fun loving and gentle, and needs someone who can meet him on both counts. Selleck, a natural dominant, wants a woman who is both strong and in need of his sometimes heavy-handed guidance. Once they meet Ginger, they know they’ve found exactly what they’ve been looking for.
Some parts of Ginger Snaps for Two I found a difficult to get past at first. A couple of the earlier encounters between the three begin in a semi-forced manner, and although all the scenes end with Ginger’s recognition and acceptance of her desires, the “damsel in denial” angle took some adjustments on my part.
What Ginger Snaps for Two really seems to be about is Ginger’s path to her own sexual self-discovery and breaking free of the expectations that seem to come from the pressures of the life she lives, but which are actually a self-imposed means to hide who she really is; not only from everyone else, but mostly from herself.
Selleck and Neil are the perfect pair to help her let go of her precious control, and she begins to realize that there’s a safety to be found within submission if she’s brave enough to trust in them. Both men are stubborn and demanding, although in Selleck’s case this is doubly so. Occasionally, I think he pushes too far, but with Neil’s good-natured understanding to balance out his intensity, they truly are a good match for Ginger.
Ginger Snaps for Two is most definitely an erotic romance, and Dean fully explores all the possibilities to be had in each encounter. My previous concerns aside, Selleck, Neil, and Ginger are most assuredly scorching together, and there’s plenty of uninhibited lust throughout the story to fuel most any fantasy, including one particularly cheeky scene that takes place close to a nativity.
All three of the main characters are vastly different in every way, save their mutual need for love and acceptance. This common ground makes the struggle they engage in a captivating one, and the undercurrents of BDSM paint every scene with an enticingly darker touch. In the end, Ginger’s realizations about herself made me believe that what Selleck and Neil were offering was exactly what she needed, and that she was truly what they needed in return.
Liked it a lot – recommend (B+)
Meet the characters from Ginger Snaps for Two in this fun interview.