We've all gotten our hands caught in the proverbial cookie jar. Some of those offenses were worse than others. In the case of Amy, Bryce and Raine, in Razor: Love's Storm, their admission to living in a polyamorous relationship is an emotional bomb for friends, family, and colleagues. The reactions rend the fabric of their lives. K.B. Cutter and I could have turned Love's Storm into a soap opera of the literary form, but we didn't. Let's take a closer look at what's at stake, and what we chose to do with these situations.
Lisa Gage is a widow who loves her sons, and her life is built on traditional, New England, WASP values. Lisa flips her wig when Bryce tells her the news. She loves Amy, and cannot fathom why Bryce would need Raine, or how Amy could sleep with another woman. She doesn't recognize her son and daughter-in-law. The easy way out would have been to have her wave the flag on their behalf, profess her love and desire to make the most of their situation. Did you roll your eyes? If you told your parents you'd added a third to your marriage, they'd jump for joy, too. Um yeah. Not. The whole situation gives Lisa the creeps. Does she slam the door on her way out? Does she say she'll try to understand?
Bryce was really hoping that people would let him keep his personal life out of the office. After all, he's not doing something criminal (this is polyamory not polygamy). Well, that didn't happen. Some reactions feel like an earthquake on his wallet, his company's future, and his reputation. His network of business allies is shaky at best. People are gossiping about the women he loves. Once again, we explored all the emotional avenues. We could have had his core company members be supportive. We also could have engaged in a bunch of locker room, back-slapping, testosterone-laced banter. Some people were sorta cool with the news. After all, it's reasonable to expect not everyone is going to be judgmental. But overall they aren't. Bryce is scared witless, and mad as hell, because until people learned the truth, they had no idea anything had changed. That lent credence to his notion that his personal choices should have no bearing on his professional life. Yet, this new family of his could destroy his father's legacy, and hurt the people who work for him if the company folds.
As usual, Amy is leading with her heart, but says she supports Bryce's decision whether it's to cut and run, or stay and fight for their poly family. What does she want? It's a pivotal moment in their marriage. Her father is a staunch Irish Catholic whose wife got a couple of strange notions and took off, leaving him to raise Amy. Telling dear old dad gives Amy the willies. Telling brothers and sisters is grounds for a very strong drink.
What about Raine? As a Domme, her family is rather used to the oddities of her lifestyle. She's embraced the fringes of society as her own. She isn't a serial dater; and has a number of regular play partners. She believes her family will accept the news as just another weird thing she's done. Won't they? Amid the unconventional aspects of her life, is a rather fuzzy belief that she'll fall in love and have a couple of kids someday. Marriage is kind of optional. The vision of her emotional future is certainly skewed by Amy and Bryce. True to form, Raine doesn't want to pass on a chance for happiness, but can Amy and Bryce really accept her dark side?
The Razor trilogy spins a unique storyline. The characters are 3D. They could be your neighbors. Readers love the engaging, smoking hot qualities of both books, and can't wait for the third.
Love's Storm contains strong BDSM elements and plenty of erotic love scenes, but at its core, it's a marvelous romance. We define the Razor Trilogy as a bold love story for 21st century romance readers. Are you one of them?
Razor: Love's Storm by Margie Church and K.B. Cutter
Their delicious, naughty secret is out, and it's open season on Amy and Bryce's decision to add a third person to their marriage.
All the talking in the world can't convince critics that Amy and Bryce's marriage is rock-solid, and there are no secrets between them. Others meddle to undermine Bryce's business and marriage. Even Raine's Master thinks she's making a huge mistake.
With no allies, and scorn coming from every direction, love and determination must lead Amy, Bryce, and Raine through love's storm.
Their journey began in Razor: Desire's Edge and continues after Love's Storm in Love's Reflection.
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