With this being such a short story, things move fast, but there's a lot more going on here than just some wild, steamy sex. Each character is pretty well-developed and though I wished for a teeny bit more about Jenna, I didn't think much was lacking in this department. Mullins treats each individual relationship as important as the triad one and I really liked seeing that. She showcases each character; Eric's worry of coming into an established relationship between Luke and Jenna. Jenna's worry that she's not enough for both men on top of knowing there is a shared history between Luke and Eric. Luke's wish to bring Eric into his relationship with Jenna because really, he's been there all along, even if only in spirit. The history between Eric and Luke is what really intrigued me and how this would all play out when they love each other but also love Jenna.
Make no mistake, there is some serious chemistry going on in Eighty-One Days, but there's also depth and complexities you don't always find in a short, erotic read. Give this one a try. I bet you'll be as pleasantly surprised as I was!
Les Joseph for Diverse Reader
The importance of Zoe's tale, for me, was showing how Cait can love, be a submissive and maintain her individuality all at the same time. By the end you are convinced, for Cait at least, this is not only possible but that it is the right choice for her, made by her and no one else. Zoe's novel is a fascinating bit of psychology woven into a fun story about coming "home", finding who you are and who you can be complete with a happy ending. Can't wait to read the follow up and spin offs.
- Amazon Customer
I loved the dynamic between Ben and David and how far they were willing to go to prove to Sophie that they loved her. The sex was hot and nasty while the romance was tender and real.
- Kelsey24, Barnes & Noble (Nook) Customer
PLOT: ✯✯✯✯ - I was happy that the main characters from the series did not appear in this novella. (well, not till the epilogue). Being a companion to the series, I preferred to hear from the minor character and the new character. This was a solid start to a plot I see coming in future books. With that said, there was the preferred build up to the climax. (no pun intended). This wasn't a filler plot but an introduction and for that I appreciated a preview into what lies in the main series.
WRITING STYLE: ✯✯✯✯✯ - Miss Mullins doesn't disappoint with her writing style. I didn't find her words generic or overused. There was a beautiful blending of descriptive feelings to convey the scenery and the emotions.
- Tami Adams (Magic of Books)
Oh this is a hot ménage romance for sure! Often a novella has to compromise to get a full story, but by clever use of previous friendship and some eavesdropping, the pace is really good here.
It is sometimes difficult to see the evenness of a trio, but Ms Mullins has ensured that the balance is maintained. This is done by giving each person their individual place, rather than standardising the whole - which is really effective. And let's be honest, working out how they all fit together definitely heats up the blood! Here they fit together well even in their town and family ... wait for Jenna's secret from her past being revealed.
Big story in short book - I would happily have kept reading ,which is always the sign of a really good read. Thank you Ms Mullins.
Ruthie Taylor for Wicked Reads
This threesome was introduced in “Tempting Sophie” and I wondered if we’d ever hear their backstory and I wasn't disappointed. It's interesting to see the dynamic of a married couple welcoming in a third lover, a husband to them both, into their relationship.
- Louisa J, Kobo Customer
WINNING CAIT is a book about love lost and found again. In the beginning of the book, Cait leaves Jackson with his best friend Logan. Instead of the threesome Logan and Jackson had in the beginning, Logan took Cait off to the city with him.
Ten years later, Logan is no longer in the picture, but Cait runs into Jackson. He wants to start their relationship back up, and that includes being her Dom, but after what she experiences with Logan, she's a bit leery about giving
Jackson what he wants.
All in all, a good read from a very talented author. I honestly was pretty confused in the beginning as to why Cait took off with Logan and left Jackson; it didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Otherwise, an enjoyable read.
- Knotty Review (The Romance Reviews)