Monday, April 12, 2010

Review: Let The Sunshine In by Jenna Byrnes

Let the Sunshine In by Jenna Byrnes
Spring, 1971.
Hippies, peace and love are all the rage in California. But Terri Walker has suffered a miscarriage from which she hasn’t bounced back. She and her husband move to New Orleans hoping for a fresh start. While Scott renovates the stately old home his father bequeathed to them, Terri snoops and is amazed to discover the house has a secret. Some have called it a blessing, and some a curse.
When handsome, hirsute Rafe McAllister comes into their lives, neither Scott nor Terri has any idea how much their world is about to change. Not precisely what they're looking for, Rafe might be exactly what they need. (paranormal, f/m/m)

I obtained the above information from GLBT Bookstore

*~*I did receive this book from Night Owl Romance for the purpose of my honest review. 
So, all thoughts and comments regarding this book are solely mine!*~*

I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said....
At close to forty pages, this is one hot book. Ms. Jenna wields the story of three people together so well, that you forget it is a short story. This book has a hint of history, set in the seventies. It has a dash of paranormal that I will not divulge to you. And it has a mixture of menage to make you grin.
We met a couple, a very average couple - Scott and Terri Walker. Surviving the lost of a miscarriage and the death of a parent, they decide to move from California to New Orleans, Louisiana to make a fresh new start. They are a real couple with real issues. They love each other deeply, just not passionately - right now. They have moved into a family home, from Scott's side of the family, that is in need of repair and remodel. Scott is looking for ways to bring back the zest to their marriage.
Meet Rafe McAllister. Dark, mysterious and very intriguing to the Walkers; especially to Scott. The three have a chance meeting a coffee shop one day. Scott is immediately attracted to Rafe, for unknown reasons. Scott has never had a homosexual thought in his life; until that brief encounter with Rafe. Excited at meeting someone new, Rafe has invited himself over for dinner... But Rafe has a mysterious past the Walkers know nothing about. Can his past survive the friendship he hopes to share with the Walkers or will the Walkers run out on him.
This was a wonderful, suspenseful read. We meet a couple, down on their marriage. Holding strong, because that is what you do. But just desiring something, something more, something different. But just how different. I never saw the dash of paranormal Ms. Jenna threw in there. But it lent to the "magical" feel of the book towards the end. And the ending.... aawwww... It was perfect. Another great book by Ms. Jenna.

If you want to check out more of Ms. Jenna's work, please feel free to visit her web site --->> here!

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  1. Hi Cecile,
    Sounds like a nice little read :)
    Wishing you a great new week while I am at it

  2. quote review: Meet Rafe McAllister. Dark, mysterious and very intriguing

    You always know how to push my hot buttons!!! I hope you've had a great weekend hon (((hugs)))

  3. It has a dash of paranormal that I will not divulge to you. And it has a mixture of menage to make you grin.

    GREAT word choice to temp me into buying this book girl! ;o) Great review sweets Ill be getting this one!

  4. "[H]andsome, hirsute Rafe McAllister"?! Oh, dear - how hairy IS Rafe????

  5. Hi Cecile!!

    I am adding this to the top of my read list for Friday!!


  6. Oh my! This sounds like the perfect read for me, my personal fairytale brought to life.

    Thanks for sharing and not giving it away! :D You are such a tease.

    Miranda ~ SweetVernal Zephyr

  7. Great review. A dash of Paranormal and menage,now you have me interested :)

  8. Cecile! award for you at my blog! (sorries, for highjacking your comment, i didnt know where else to tell you =D ) xoxo

  9. Great review Cecile! This one sounds like a really cute read and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Gawd, I wish I had more time to read all the juicy morsels available.

    Hugs, VFG

  10. Hi Cecile! I've missed ya girl great review hon! hope you have a great one! Big HUGS

  11. Cecile

    I'm trying to get ahold of you for your address. You won on my blog and the deadline is here! Please email me :)

    wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com


  12. Sorry for being all MIA on you all yesterday... Tax Season is a b*&^$%^&$&^% and I do not like it!! No sir, I do not like! Anyway.. I want to thank you all for coming over to read my reviews and just visiting my place. You all make this worth while!

    Blodeuedd! Hey honey! Thanks for the wishes and I am counting on those wished to get me through! I am glad that you like the review! It was a great story!

    Leontine! Hey honey! Girl, you know I know just how to get the hussy out of you... I know all those buttons to push, lol!! I am glad that this seems like something you would enjoy.. I think you would! Love ya hon!

    Monroe Dawson!!Hey honey! Oh this is a great little mysterious book. Ms. Jenna kept me trying my ereader book so fast I am not sure the gadget could keep up! It was a great read... and it had a touch of everything for a menage... *Evil wink* Hope all is well honey!
    Well, I do try to tempt... hee heee

    Chris! Hey hon! Let's just say you have to read to find out, lmbo!

    Book Junkie!! I can not wait to see your thought when you do pick this one up Brande!

    Sweet! Hey my sweet! You know I do not like to give away too much about a book. I believe there should be something for you to discover yourself.. hee hee!

    elaing8! Hey hone! I am glad to have you interested and you will have to let me know when you read - your thoughts!

    Sparklybearsy!!! Awww no problem... Thank you so much for thinking of me!

    VampFanGirl!! Hey hon! How I have missed you. I hope all has been well. Thank you for coming over. Thanks for the kind words. I did enjoy this book. And that it is set in New Orleans could not have been better!

    JennJ!!! Hey honey!!!! I have missed you too. But I am glad that you and the family got a way from it all for a while! That is a real treat these days! Hugs to you!

  13. *shakes head* sorry I was distracted by your Gerard Butler pretties.

    f/m/m --> yeah, I'm so in.

  14. Hi Cecile!

    Sounds like a fun short, paranormal and menage, hmmmmm.... Thanks for the review!

    Dottie :)

  15. Thanks for posting the review Cecile, and glad you enjoyed the story.

    Hugs and here's to the end of tax season very soon!!!


  16. Smokinhotbooks! Hey hon! Thanks for coming over! Yea, my Gerard always cause a stir!!

    Dottie~ Hey hon! Thanks for stopping over! Yea, this actually has a bit of everything in it! A very good short story! Hot and yum!

    Jenna Byrnes!! Hey hon! Thanks for coming over! You are more than welcome! And yes, I did enjoy the story!!!

    One more day...................
    One more day...........

  17. OMg this sounds good. Agree with Leontine, you know how to makes us crave something!


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My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)