Three to Play - Kris Cook I wanted to love this book, I really did. It started out looking good, but Clint kind of ruined it for me from the start. He's a man of few words, so you have to go more by his actions than by what he says to figure him out, and he just seems like a jerk. Their first interlude on Beth and Dustin's shared birthday was hot. That was all fine and dandy. Clint was still rubbing me the wrong way (though not Beth, lol) but they had fun and enjoyed themselves. Then Clint starts acting like an asshole, and he and Dustin leave. Queue the first tears and self-doubt from Beth. But Clint comes back with a camera and BDSM gear to make her "admit" she's playing he and Dustin or plans to play them against each other. And all is fine and dandy between Clint and Beth, but I wasn't totally into that part. Next morning after Clint leaves, what Clint had set into motion comes to fruition and Beth cuts Clint and Dustin out of her life.

So apparently what they had with Beth was so mind-blowing that they'll blow off their jobs to confront her at her apartment. Of course she spits back at Clint what his plans had been that were so efficiently executed. And he's sorry. Really. No, really. And Beth sees something in his eyes that makes her push him to admit something he's tried to keep buried for almost 20 years. And that makes it all OK and they go back to making love again. WTF? I'm sorry... you just ruined my life, but you had a secret, and now that we've got that out of the way, we're good again? I don't think so. You can just go home and think about how bad you want me -- want us -- for a while, and I'll decide whether we can get intimate again. Not right now. I was SOBBING for three days just five minutes ago! Personally, I don't change my feelings that quickly, so it was so entirely unrealistic for me from that point on. And because of that and the fact that I never really liked Clint, while I didn't hate the story, it wasn't "all that" for me.