Just Past Two Cover
Synopsis from the Creator:

Abby Burke put her wild days behind her, determined to be the adult she thought she needed to be. It was just a phase, right? But when her college reunion reveals her...adventurous...past to her straitlaced gentleman of a husband, Abby is terrified he’ll reject her.

Except Sam is more than intrigued by what has his normally bold wife flushing with embarrassment…and desire. So when he and Abby stumble onto an especially hot scene that takes them over the edge, he proposes a challenge: confess their deepest fantasies and fulfill them together.

As their playful explorations escalate, their forays into exhibitionism and kink shift the way they see each other and their relationship—for the better. But when Sam finds himself longing to see her pleasured by other men, and Abby’s all in, they wonder if this will make their marriage stronger or end up tearing them apart.

Review: Just Past Two, by Elia Winters

[fa icon="calendar"] May 17, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne

I'm not sure how it's possible, but Just Past Two is even hotter than Three-Way Split. The plot is fairly straightforward: a married couple goes to a college reunion and events there set off a very sexy chain reaction. Their sex life has been reliable and consistent, but now they can be honest about their needs and fantasies and the results are a rollercoaster of sexual gratification and fear of rejection.

Because Elia Winters is well-versed in a variety of different types of romantic and sexual relationships, she presents the characters and situations to the reader without judgement. The characters make some judgements of themselves and of the ways in which they're pushing the boundaries of their marriage, but it's all done in a considerate and careful way. I never felt that the author was pushing the characters into situations, or that she was pushing readers to accept or reject those situations.

So yeah, all fuzzy feels and a depth of love between the main characters that made my cynical heart go "ew gross, they love each other." As for the sex, there's power exchange, voyeurism and exhibitionism, wife-sharing (hotwifing), edging, etc. There's a lot of sex, and it's all consensual and safe and will set your ereader on fire.

If you want an erotic romance without tons of angst, this is absolutely a good pick.


Content Warnings: heroine slut-shames herself, kink


I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review via NetGalley.

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