Review: The Open Door by Laurelin Paige (Found #2.5)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by Evil Eye Concepts, Inc. via InkSlinger PR.

Laurelin Paige revisits her Found series with a brand-new novella entitled The Open Door. Justin Caleb and Gwenyth Bruzzo got their happy ending in the Found duet--Free Me and Find Me--which is a spin-off of Paige's Fixed series. Now married for several years and parents to three sons, Theo, Jake, and Braden, JC and Gwen are still very much in love, but life has certainly gotten more hectic, what with them juggling family life with their work life. When Gwen spies an invitation for an exclusive sex club called The Open Door, she wonders if her husband feels there's something missing in their marriage. Deciding to explore this secret club could very well open new doors for both Gwen and JC, but could a lack of communication and too many assumptions shut those doors with anger?

Okay, a quick confession: I mistakenly thought this novella was part of the author's Fixed series, with that assumption based on the color of the fonts of the two Fixed novellas that were also part of the 1001 Dark Nights collection. Weird, I know, but that basically means that I jumped into this new novella without ever having read JC and Gwen's story in the original Found duet, which I have the first book to but have yet to read. However, I was still able to enjoy this novella even though I had no clue what the history of their relationship was, although I'm guessing they did have their own sets of kink prior to tying the knot. Their story here reminded of when couples who've been together for years decide to spice things up, and all that spicing up certainly made things steamier for JC and Gwen. I do think, though, that they should have communicated better, particularly on Gwen's ended, who spent way more time discussing matters with her best friend and her sister and contemplating and questioning things in her head rather than openly conversing with her husband. Just a note: There's one scene involving JC, Gwen, and another woman, so if that is not your thing, consider yourself warned. Four stars go to The Open Door. ♥

Date Read: 14 September 2019

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