Rachel (Lexi Belle) works at a diner, and Ryan (a very young looking Xander Corvus) is a regular customer on whom she has a crush. He works for some sort of firm that does mergers and the like. Both their co-workers are trying to convince them to make a move, since each of them is so obviously besotted with the other. So Ryan does actually go to the diner to ask her out, and he finds her hugging someone she is very excited to see. It's her brother Jonathan (Kris Slater), though of course Ryan thinks it's her boyfriend and leaves, which devastates Rachel.
The rest of the movie, of course, concerns what it takes to get Rachel and Ryan together. But there are some good subplots, as well. We particularly liked the talk about love that Clair (Kaylani Lei) had with her boyfriend Roger (Richie Calhoun).
This really could have been a great movie. The story is quite good, and a lot of time is spent on it: about forty minutes. But there is nothing special about the sex scenes. They are all reasonably enjoyable, and we really liked the romantic touches in many of the scenes. In the first, for example, Misty Stone and Alec Knight have sex in front of a fireplace, where he's laid out a blanket covered with rose petals. If it sounds corny, it's not. It's a gesture he makes for a very good reason in the context of the story. Strangely, though, the last scene, which ought to have been the most romantic—long unrequited love and lust are finally requited—is the least so.
The main problem with the sex scenes, however, is that the sex itself is, for the most part, just too "soft and slow", so it feels like it lacks for passion. That also makes the scenes feel too long—and some of them really are very long, much longer than is typical for movies in this series. That was also true of the other one Bishop directed: Just Friends?
The camera work, however, is generally very good. There are some places that the "male gaze" takes over, but these are fairly rare. Unfortunately, though, there are some significant technical problems here. It is often hard to hear people talking over the ambient noise, which points to issues with the placement of microphones. And there are times when the focus seems slightly off, for example, in the first scene in the office.
Still, we enjoyed watching this movie.
Scene 1: Misty Stone and Alec Knight
After a nice dinner out, they have sex in front of the fireplace, which he has lovingly prepared with candles, a blanket, and rose petals. She is stunned when she sees what he has done.
There's really great chemistry between them, and they are very convincing as a couple. The gentle kissing and touching at the beginning is very erotic. It's also very nice how they continue to kiss through the scene, and how they use affectionate language with each other throughout. But we kept wanting things to heat up, and they never really did. It all just felt a bit too soft and slow, and she never really seemed that aroused. That made several of the sequences, and the scene overall, feel too long. It's too bad, since there are so many other good things about this scene.
Absolutely nothing specifically is made of the fact that they are an inter-racial couple, which is refreshing. There are some comments about trouble he had with her father, but we are not told what that trouble was.
The camera work is generally pretty good, but we lose him a bit once they start fucking.
They kiss softly, sitting on a blanket together in front of the fire. He lowers her top and sucks her tits. She takes off his shirt, and lies prone on the blanket as he kisses her back. He lowers kisses her ass, and she rolls over onto her back. He lies over her and kisses her, then sucks her tits again. He pulls off her top and kisses his way down her body, then takes off her panties so she is naked. He kisses her torso again, and she asks him to go down on her. He pulls her to him, spreading her legs, and does. She seems to get quite aroused, but she stops him.
She sits up and they kiss again, and she strokes and kisses his cock through his pajama bottoms. She lowers them, and he takes then off and starts spooning her (a condom magically appearing). She says she "can't hold it", which seems to mean she is going to cum, but she does not actually seem very aroused.
She turns back to kiss him, and he then lies on his back. She sucks him a bit, with the condom still on, then gets astride him on her knees, lying over him and feeding him her tits. She then kneels up and rides him, slowly. They switch to doggy style, and he pulls out and cums on her ass and back.
She suggests that they just sleep by the fire, so they cuddle up and pull the blanket over them.
Scene 2: Carolyn Reese and Ryan McLane
Rachel's sister Samantha (Carolyn Reese) has sex with her partner Thomas (Ryan McLane the night he asks her to marry her. He has created a romantic setting by lighting candles and bringing champagne into their bedroom.
There is decent chemistry between them, and there are several believable expressions of affection, as well. But, as in the first scene, everything feels a bit too soft and slow, and the sex lacks for both passion. And, while it doesn't seem entirely without pleasure for her, she never seems very aroused, let alone near orgasm.
The camera work is pretty good, but she is more the focus than he is.
They lie together on the bed and kiss, and he strokes her stomach through her lingerie. He rolls her onto her side and reaches around to rub her pussy through her panties. He pulls her camisole off her shoulders and squeezes her tits, then pulls it down over them as they continue to kiss.
He kneels up and pulls the camisole off over her legs, then kisses her thighs. He takes off her panties, gets between her legs, and goes down on her. He puts a finger into her pussy and fucks her slowly, then goes back to eating her. He goes up and kisses her, then sucks her tits, and she rubs his cock through his pants. He takes off her shoes (amazingly) and kisses her feet, then lies on the bed, and she takes off his pants and strokes his cock as she kisses him.
She kneels over him and sucks him, then gets astride him on her knees and envelops his cock with her pussy. She rides him slowly and leans over to kiss him. He sits up with her for a bit, then falls back on the bed. They switch to spooning, and then she asks him to fuck her from behind. He pulls out and cums on her ass.
Scene 3: Kaylani Lei and Richie Calhoun
Clair (Kaylani Lei) has sex with her partner Roger (Richie Calhoun) after they have a difficult conversation about love.
There is pretty good chemistry between them, and it's sweet how they keep saying they love each other, now that the damn has burst. And the sex is a bit more passionate and varied than in the first two scenes. But it again feels too soft and slow, and many of the sequences seem to last too long. (It's a very long scene, in fact, for these movies.) And, while she does seem to enjoy herself, she never seems near orgasm, or even terribly aroused. That didn't make a lot of sense to us, given the story.
The photography is very good, and we actually see more of him eating her than of her sucking him when they are 69. We do not really lose him at all when they are fucking, except when they are spooning, and he is behind her. Then we hardly see him at all.
They sit on their couch together and kiss, and she lies over him as he reclines. He pulls her top over her head, and she takes off his shirt, too. He sits up and sucks her tits as she grinds against his crotch, then falls back on the couch as she lies over him.
She climbs atop his face, and he eats her. She then gets between his legs, undoes his pants, kicks off her shoes, and pulls his jeans off completely. She sucks him, taking him quite deep into her mouth. He then pulls her into a 69.
She gets astride him on her knees and rides him slowly, then a bit faster, circling her hips. She squats up and reaches down to rub her clit a bit. They switch to doggy style, then to spooning. She squats up over him, and he rolls under her a bit, so she is now more reverse, and she rubs her clit a bit again.
She then lies on her back alongf the edge of the couch, and he half-kneels in front of her. He pulls out and cums on her stomach.
Scene 4: Brooklyn Lee and Kris Slater
Carol (Brooklyn Lee) has been conspiring with Rachel's brother Jonathan (Kris Slater) to help find Ryan and get him together with Rachel. While spending so much time together, they fall for each other, so they have sex.
There is great chemistry between them, and they are completely believable in their roles, which they carry into the sex. And the sex is more passionate than in the other scenes here, though not as passionate as would be appropriate to the story. She does seem to get quite aroused, though, and to enjoy herself.
The camera work here is better than in any of the previous scenes: more varied, with a better mix of shots. We do lose him a bit when she is on top of him, but we really lose both of them, then, as the camera tends to be behind them.
They take off their shirts while kissing and standing by the bed. "I'm so happy right now", she says. He takes off her bra and sucks her tits, then lies her on the bed and lies over her. She unbuttons her shorts as he kisses down her stomach, and he pulls them off and kisses her legs. He then takes off her panties and goes down on her. He lies over her and fingers her.
She sits up, and he stands by the edge of the bed as she kisses his chest as he takes off his pants. They start fucking spooning. He then rolls onto his back, and she sucks him, taking him all the way into her mouth.
She gets astride him on her knees and rides him, quite hard at the end. He then lies her on her back and gets in front of her on his knees as she lifts one leg over his shoulder, then pulls both of her legs back and together. He pulls out and cums on her torso, shooting all over her stomach and chest and as far as her face.
Scene 5: Lexi Belle and Xander Corvus
Rachel and Ryan have sex on their wedding day, just a month after they are re-united.
There is fairly good chemistry between them, and they do carry their roles into the sex, exchanging affections throughout. But the sex is again not as passionate as it should be. It never gets as monotonous as in the other scenes, however, largely, we think, because she seems to be enjoying herself so much. But she never seems aroused enough to be near orgasm.
The photography is about average for this film: quite good, but not as varied as one might want, and we do lose him from time to time.
They kiss by the bed, with her still wearing her wedding dress and him in his pants, with his shirt undone. He drops her dress and sits her on the bed, and she takes off his shirt as he pants fall to the floor. She lies on the bed, and he lies over her and kisses her, then gets between her legs and kisses her thighs. He kisses her pussy through her panties, then pulls them aside and goes down on her.
He takes off her panties, and they switch positions. She kisses his stomach and strokes his cock through his shorts, then pulls them down and sucks him. She gets astride him on her knees and rides him, lying over him and kissing him. They switch to doggy style, with him kissing her back and neck before re-entering her.
She then lies on her back, and he lies next to her, sucking her tits and kissing her as they fuck. He rolls onto his back and pulls her up onto him, reverse, then thrusts hard up into her and reaches around to rub her clit. She falls beside him, so they are spooning, and he then gets atop her. He fucks her slowly, then puts one of her legs over his shoulder and fucks her a bit harder. He pulls out and cums on her pussy and stomach.