Review: Finished

Finished by Claire Kent: For the last year, Julia has lived with two men.

Drayton is hot and mysterious, and Mike takes care of her. Together, they have great sex and a mostly stable relationship—one Julia thought satisfied her. After all, how can she complain about having two sexy men at the same time?

Then everything starts to change. Drayton is keeping a dark secret that threatens more than their arrangement. It might actually threaten their lives. And Mike keeps becoming more alpha than she’s ever known him to be.

What once was fun and casual is now a tangle of conflicting desires. Drayton wants to keep his freedom. Julia wants a real commitment.

And Mike…well, Mike just wants her.

Teri Lyn's thoughts: Claire Kent wrote an interesting story about three people based on the conventions of unconventional love. Three people working together in a relationship to all be together satisfying what each of them needs laced with intrigue and mystery along the way. The erotic story of Julia, Mike, and Drayton tangles a web none of them saw coming.

This tale of erotica entertained me throughout and I did enjoy it. It started off really hot with Mike and Julia then enters Drayton and the steam gets off the charts. Throughout the story the reader gets a bird’s eye view from Julia working towards an understanding of the relationship she’s in and what she wants from it.

The subplots working through the story engaged me. There was mystery and intrigue throughout especially surrounding the enigmatic Drayton. Half-truths become lies than truths again. Hurt becomes evident. All three of these characters inflict and receive emotional pain from each other while trying to balance the delicacy of their situation with the delicacy of their individual emotions.

Finished rates at 3 stars for me for a couple of reasons. When reading a ménage story I’m expecting lots of steam. And while the steam was steamy I felt a lack of connection between the three and at certain points was expecting more. I was waiting for the all the “feels” and didn’t get them. The characters were a bit under developed for me. Only Drayton’s past was understood. We know how they got to where they are in the relationship but not what motivated them. The conflict and resolution felt a bit underwhelming, as well because as much as I enjoyed the plot I was waiting for something bigger.

Those things I’ve mentioned should in no way deter you from reading Finished. It’s an entertaining story flowing naturally with characters you’ll want to see a satisfying end from the very beginning. It’s one those reads easy for a lazy day of reading on the couch. As Finished stands as my first Claire Kent book I wouldn’t hesitate in reading this author again based on her entertaining writing style and engaging dialogue.

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