and sexy Cambridge businessmen James and Logan. The attraction is irresistible, and Fiona soon finds herself the third party in an unholy trinity with the already-committed gay pair. Fiona gets more than an eyeful of London's thriving BDSM and fetish scene, and with the help of James and Logan decides that the view is fantastic!
Although this is a series piece, I like that you can read each installment as a standalone work. The idea of spreading the stories over a number of locales where the hotel chain exists is a clever one. Her knowledge of London and the local style of speech really comes through here. The story is plausible and follows a logical progression from Fiona's destitute-student status into her first 'real' job...yes, some people really do luck out on getting their dream job! Fiona herself is a logical person; I could relate to her rationalizing how she was going to go about investigating the seedier side of London and the research she did to prepare herself....hilarious!
I was a bit put off by our twin heroes in that they were a tad bossy and arrogant in assuming Fiona would be interested in joining their menage. Although polite to a fault, there was something a little 'pushy' and overbearing about them. We never really find out what their business is that's made them so rich at such a young age. I will say that the sex action described here is very vivid and educational!
All in all it seems these three have it made in the shade...everything they could want in the world and in their personal relationships. However, I found Fiona's choice at the end of the book a little disappointing for such an intelligent, inquisitive girl who worked very hard to get where she is. Lastly, this story could easily have lost 30 pages of 'word fat' and brought the reader along much more quickly. We didn't need to know every thought, action and rationalization of our heroine down to each "please" and "thank you" she uttered. As my own mentor always said, "Write tight!" It will go a long way toward holding a reader's attention and keeping their "Eyes Wide Open."