Her father's rigid discipline has helped her to develop prodigious technique, but
her music lacks the emotion needed to make her truly great. She has always
avoided anything that might distract her from her studies, including men. When
the opportunity to audition for a woodwind trio comes up, she decides to
take a chance.
Chris Clements and Ryan Matias are handsome and talented. They
are the cofounders of the group Windswept who are searching for the right person
to complete their trio. Recognizing Cadence's potential, they ask her to join
them. Together they help Cadence unlock the passion in her music and in her
But just when her romance and her career are heating up,
Cadence's father steps in and threatens to bring it all to an end.
Author: Diana MacArthur
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Menage
Reviewed by Brandi
Skinny, awkward, redhead, Cadence Bennett is a shy, musical prodigy who is having a hard time finding the true emotion of the music she plays, even though she plays technically perfect, and when she answers a call for an audition to join a woodwind trio, things change for her.
There is an immediate attraction for Cadence with both Ryan and Chris, and when they ask her to join their musical group, and help her out with her recent housing problem, offering her a room in their plush apartment; she takes them up on both offers. From there the relationship between the three of them begins, rather quickly.
I thought a musical trio was an original idea for a ménage story, and the author did a good job of showing the frustration of Cadence who has a demanding, cold father, whom instilled a need within her to be perfect, but while she has reached technical perfection with the music, she doesn’t understand the passion within the music she plays, and therefore she herself has a coldness about her and her music that she doesn’t like, yet doesn’t know how to fix it on her own.
While the sex was hot, the storyline sort of fizzled out. There were times I felt the dialog was a bit rough around the edges, and it did feel as if parts of the story were rushed, with something missing. That caused me to have mixed emotions about the story while I read it. I vacillated back and forth
regarding how I felt after completing it and read it for a second time, because I really wanted to like Windswept a lot. In the end, instead of being really jazzed about it, I felt it was good; I just wasn’t swept away.