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The Fantasy Effect Paperback – April 6, 2017
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About the Author
Paige Fieldsted lives in Utah with her husband, son Mason and Willy the pug. She has been writing for as long as she can remember and eventually pursued a career in journalism before leaving her job as a reporter for a job in communications, where the hours aren’t as long and the stress isn’t as high. When she’s not writing or working, Paige loves watching sports, especially football, cooking, having impromptu dance parties in the kitchen with her toddler, singing loudly in the car and reading.
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They both loved football. Nothing happened between them though. The heroine was annoying. She was indecisive, immature, and weak. I enjoyed the first half of the book but got tired of the h and her best friend. The thing is she cheated on her husband cuz she had strong feelings for his best friend. She should just accepted her feelings. I think it was the husband's fault too. She may have initiated the threesome idea but the husband became obsess afterwards that he got mad when she didn't want to do it again. She may have made her fantasy a reality but the husband allowed it.
i think he was in the wrong too. Both contributed to their marriage's ending. Two stars since I didn't care for the female characters. And, the ending was rushed. All I got was a one page HE A. I'm glad she didn't end up with the husband. I would have like to have seen the h character developed and evolved in accepting her mistake and showing her relationship with Carson become something more.
Cold Turkey ending for sure. I don't think a book about Quinn HEA is needed because that would just be another cliche. Enjoyed this author's writing though.
I would still recommend this book for the hot n steamy sex as long as you're okay with the cheating aspects and the abrupt ending.
Let me start by saying that this is truly the toughest review I've had to write...I can't even imagine how hard it was/is for the author who not only wrote and published this story, but also stuck to this even though it is her debut novel! That takes guts, and I applaud her for staying true to what she felt needed to be written!
Now, for the hard part. I'm struggling with how much I really wanna say and how to say it. Yes, this is a book that contains cheating. No, I do not condone cheating and never will. Fact, I usually do not like books involving cheaters at all. BUT...with all of that said, I still read the book and I now have a love/dislike feeling about it. While I do not like everything that happened and how it all happened, I think I truly get what the author's goal was, and I can appreciate that. We all love to read books that are mostly completely unrealistic, but in a way that we all love and can enjoy and fantasize about. And we always love our HEAs for sure. This book, however, wasn't written to be a fairytale or some far fetched love story that we can't relate to personally in our own lives whatsoever. This was written to show the real, raw, human side of life. The good and bad, pretty and ugly, successes and failures. This is about something that happens all too often in marriages, yet it's ugly and hard to deal with, so no one wants to really touch the subject. But not all books have to be the fairytale romance story. This one changes it up and gives us real life problems, emotions, struggles, decisions, pain, and what the result of these things can lead to.
Don't get me wrong...there was a lot of sexual chemistry involved as well, and I loved it. I'm torn about my individual feelings for each main character, but overall, I found a way to love and empathize with each one so I would call that a win. Besides, isn't the point of reading to connect to something and feel what the author wants us to feel? To put us in another world, no matter what that world may be, and make us experience all of the emotions every word evokes? To make us think outside the box and see things from a different perspective? I believe it is the point, whether it be a good or bad world, and this book done just that. I'm glad I didn't let my bias opinion of the overall subject stop me from reading this wonderful and sexy, but also tear jerking and heart wrenching book.
Thank you, Paige Fieldsted, for writing this against all the odds stacked against you! I will definitely be reading more of your work in the near future!
Then, in the first few pages I realize that the heroine has the hots for her husband's best friend.
What have I gotten myself into?
But...wow. This was the most well written first (or fourth or fifth) book that I've read in a long time. Kudos to Paige Fieldsted.
The plot kept me completely intrigued. When I wasn't reading the book, I'd catch myself thinking about it. Was this book going to have a HEA ending? And if so, what would it be? What did I want it to be? What should Chloe do? What would I do?
Basically, Chloe lusts after Carson, her husband's best friend. But, she loves her husband, Quinn, too. So, one night the three of them are out and Chloe suggests a threesome. The two men agree and it's one hot night.
That's not enough and Carson wants Chloe all to himself. That's pretty much what Chloe wants too.
Chloe loves Quinn. They have great sex and he's eager to have another menage because he loves how much pleasure it gives his wife. There's nothing jerky or unlikable about Quinn, either.
Carson gets her hot and bothered in a way that she's never experienced.
This book felt very real, despite being called The Fantasy Effect. Chloe would tell Carson she was done with him and work hard to resist, but her resistance wavered and they were back in the sack (or kitchen counter or shower or...).
Chloe's best friend, Dani, was a great character. She was angry with Chloe for what she was doing, but when the crap hit the fan, she was there to help her friend pick up the pieces. No "I told you so" or judgment.
This book is thought provoking and full of raw emotion. Highly recommended.
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