July 28, 2013
Consumed by desire, Connie’s body yields to Mellor’s outrageous demands even as her heart yearns for her sweet, steady boyfriend. Connie reaches out to Cliff to save their relationship but he is too distracted exploring a different sort of temptation—the promise of quick and easy money from the shifty Tommy Dukes. Can Connie stop Cliff before he makes an epic mistake? Can she stop herself before she falls too far to ever come back?
Connie is beside herself with guilt after her latest workout session and she isn’t looking forward to her weekend with Cliff. She can’t get Cliff to change his mind but she is saved when he has a crisis at Chatterbox. Even though she is mad as hell at him for choosing work over her, she is also relieved. She fully intends to end things with Mellors but things don’t always go as planned. Will it be too late to save her relationship with Cliff?
Connie is still battling with self-doubt and boredom. She doesn’t have anything to occupy her days while Cliff is spending hours at Chatterbox. They are having problems in the bedroom and she’s afraid that Cliff isn’t attracted to her anymore. Connie puts her energy into working out and her art but every time she tries to draw it seems that Mellors is her inspiration.
She knows what she did was wrong but she is drawn to Mellors and can’t seem to walk away from him. He is their Crossfit coach and Cliff is super excited about them training together. If she can only convince Mellors to drop them as clients, she won’t have to be the bad guy.
To me, Cliff is oblivious to what is going on between him and Connie. He is so wrapped up with Chatterbox that he doesn’t realize that their relationship is falling apart. He spends more time with his “assistant” Ivy than he does at home. Ivy has an ulterior motive for everything she does and thinks that by working with Tom Dukes she is going to achieve the financial success she desires. Tom Dukes is only out for himself and he will get what he wants no matter what it takes or who gets hurt in the process.
Even though these are short stories, it doesn’t take long to become fully vested in these characters. I don’t agree with what Connie is doing, but I still don’t want her to get caught. What she is going through is not uncommon and I can understand the need to feel desirable and Mellors provides that for her. He may be sexy but Cliff is the one that is going to be there for her through thick and thin. Connie just needs to take a step back and look at her relationship with Mellors and determine whether or not she is willing to “walk away”.
I loved the second installment of this series; it moved quickly and was very sexy. I love the characters and can’t wait to see how everything is going to play out. I know that Ivy and Tom Dukes are going to cause trouble for Cliff and Connie somehow. Overall I enjoyed this installment and give Miss Chatterley II: Dirty 3½ Flaming Hearts.