Kensington Jul 2003, 14.00, 304 pp.
Kim Ryan writes the syndicated “Ask Miranda” column and facilitates the “Creative Loving Weekends that provides sex therapy to participants. However, she is pregnant with twins that her doctor labels as high risk. As such she will either cancel or find a substitute for her winter session in the Catskills. Using her weapon of last choice, their ailing mother, Kim persuades her reluctant older sister Tracy to run the session.
After two years Tracy still reels from catching her nasty spouse in bed with another woman and worse to her psyche are his comments about her frigid lack of compassion in the sack. However, she finds Dave Markoff, owner of Catskill Lake Resort, host to the therapy session, attractive. They make love in every imaginable position and soon fall in love. Still, she carries ex-spousal baggage while he has a commitment problem making a permanent relationship impossible.
Erotic romance readers will enjoy the torrid relationship between the lead couple in and outside the sheets. The story line is fun to follow as Tracy regains her confidence and other couples find their way to an adult consenting relationship (with one male exception). The overuse of profanity sometimes feels more like shock value and Tracy's ex is such an obviously nasty loser that readers will wonder about Tracy's post reaction to his ugliness. Still fans will declare this novel is NEVER ENOUGH, as they will demand more hot stories from Joan Elizabeth Lloyd.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner