Their marriage is about to fall apart, but not if she can help it
willing to bend.
Abby Donovan imagined nothing could change her simple life as a
librarian. Her loving husband Seth, a mechanic in the Air National
Guard, is scheduled to return from a short deployment in Iraq.
Before he gets home, a letter arrives. It seems Seth is asking for a
divorce. She must decide whether to walk away without a fight or
to wait and confront him with the thing he's always dreamed of - a
a trois. But all is not as it seems.
Seth Donovan wanted an idyllic life to go
along with his career in the military. Then he sees the atrocities
of war firsthand. A conversation with a colleague ends up as fodder
for the rumour mill and so much more. Seth never wanted a divorce.
He wants his wife. Will she accept him despite the rumours and
advances from another man?Or can their relationship withstand the
turmoil of war?
Contains Light Bondage and a Smoking
Hot Ménage a Trois!
"Who was she? I
never heard a name. Was she that important that she had to ruin what
we had? The life we built? As much as I wanted to walk away clean, I
Seth struggled to pay attention
to her words instead of how her body made him feel, but it was
tantamount to impossible. If he stepped forward, he could wrap his
arms around her rounded body and maybe even kiss away his mistakes.
Or, she just might backhand him to teach him a lesson. Damn, he just
wanted to touch her. He wondered if she'd back away if he made the
"I didn't write this."
She snorted. "Bullshit."
not my signature."
scribble your name. How can you tell the difference?"
his sour stomach to calm. "Four weeks ago, a bomb ripped through the
mess hall. Three of my friends, including Sturgis and Levoy were
killed. Kelly O'Neill, among others, acted like it was nothing. I
can't forget the sounds and the smells. The screams. The
devastation. I did the routine maintenance on the Herc and went
about my business, but every time I closed my eyes, I saw the mess
hall explode. Because of her stint on the gunship, I asked Kelly how
she dealt with death." Seth tried to catch Abby up in an embrace.
"She told me to make love - to you."
"...Simply wonderful...very hot and steamy but it
shows that the reality may not be as good as the fantasy..." ~
Bad Barb's Reviews
"Learning How to Bend
delivers plenty of heat with heart. This is one you'll want to
read." Brynna from You Gotta Read Reviews
"Ms. Zwaduk has
a smooth writing style. The words flow together and create vivid
imagery and interesting characters. Learning How To Bend had all the
components for a spicy erotic tale. Lust, betrayal, remorse,
forgiveness. I enjoyed the story and I thought the technical
points—the dialog, descriptions and such, were flawless. I felt the
characters' pain and confusion and also the longing for both what
they’d lost and what they could still have if either would 'learn
how to bend'. Great title by the way, Ms. Zwaduk." 15.5 of 20 from
"When faced with
soon-to-be-ex-husband Seth at her
door Abby decides to up the ante and
sleep with not only Seth but his
best friend Nate.
The main characters were both
amazing, and I loved the fact that
both of them were able to get past
their own perceptions and see the
truth in regard to one another. Seth
had allowed his own insecurities to
wreak havoc in his mind and his
marriage. They even led him to
question their relationship. The
good thing was that even if his mind
was confused, his heart knew exactly
where it belonged. In Abby’s case
she had built a barrier in her heart
because her marriage had run its
course -- according to her husband.
At least that is what she thought
until he showed up at the door with
every intention on proving to his
wife that he had a moment of
weakness but was willing to do what
it took to prove to her he wanted
their marriage for the long haul -
even if that meant a ménage with
Nate. Both could have easily turned
their backs on each other. It shows
real character that they didn’t.
The antagonistic conflict worked
because it helped feed on Seth and
Abby’s already existing
insecurities. Kenny was able to find
out what could destroy them and
preyed on it perfectly. Luckily for
our hero and heroine, their love was
everlasting even when faced with the
seemingly impossible situations.
We know that the media always tries
to put a face with the soldiers; so
does this story. This is something
that is commendable. Anyone who
reads this story can feel the
passion from the author. Seth
suffered the unimaginable while
fighting in Iraq just like many of
our real life soldiers. Part of what
he saw leads to his questioning his
marriage. This is a fictional
character and I am not sure if the
author based this story on a real
person, but if so I would not be
surprised. That is how real she has
This story definitely had its share
of hot sweaty sex, but what really
made me fall in love with it was the
relationship development and the
emotions behind both of the
characters. So if your heart strings
need a little plucking this will be
an excellent choice." -
Whipped Cream Reviews
- Rated 5 cherries!