Six by Opal Carew

St. Martin’s Press

Erotic/Contemporary/Ménage a trios

ISBN: 9870312384791

Reviewed by Talia Ricci




Harmony is a moral, upstanding citizen.  She is professional with a capital “P” and it shows.  Well, it shows until her annual get-together with her college friends.  Once a year, tight laced and seemingly innocent Harmony and her college friends get together for a no holds barred sexual odyssey.  Nothing is taboo or forbidden.  Boundaries are pushed and pleasure is obtained.

There is just one tiny problem.  Harmony is seriously involved with Aiden.  She might even LOVE him.  He does not know about her annual trips and Harmony is beside herself with trepidation having to tell him where she is going.  When he suggests accompanying her, Harmony agrees but remains afraid of Aiden’s reaction to the hedonistic and mind blowing sexual journey they are about to embark upon.

Sexual journey is a mild euphemism for the extremely erotic love scenes plotted in Six by Opal Carew.  The plot is a good one; sexually adventurous characters often are a favorite of mine.   Sexually explicit love scenes combined with heady characters make up Six.  And that is where my enjoyment of this book ends.  I couldn’t get past the often-times gratuitous sexual intercourse they had with others.  I found nothing emotionally gripping about these characters; they could have been porn stars on a gonzo film for as much emotion as they displayed.  It wasn’t until the final love scene between Aiden and Harmony that I even began to believe in the love they had for each other.  I know I certainly didn’t connect with them at all.

On paper, the blurb for Six looks intriguing and I honestly thought I would enjoy this book.  The lack of emotions and sexual promiscuousness of the combined characters made for an almost porn-like atmosphere.  Six was definitely not the book for me – lovers of erotica will more than likely feel differently, and I really hope they do.  Opal Carew is too talented of an author for me to give up on.


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