Jacqs is a twenty-eight year old woman caught up in an on again, off again relationship with Bond, who is her best friend and the one who causes her the most heartache. She succumbs, yet again, to his powerful charisma, but vows not make it into more than it is, a great night of sex.
Bond, too sexy for his own good, wants Jacqs for himself as he “dates” his way through the female population of South Florida. He selfishly doesn’t see the conflict of interest.
Red, Bond’s best friend, has watched Bond take Jacqs for granted for way too long and soon stakes his own claim on her.
Will Red and Jacqs budding relationship pull apart their tight-knit group of friends and will Jacqs survive being Stuck In Between.
So this is original in the whole love triangle theme. I think it is poly-amory disguised as a love triangle. People who are living that poly amorous lifestyle do actually love more than one person. I have read other books by this author and I will say that while sometimes the cover and title seems like it will be good, she finds a way to make it totally unique. When I say this is a unique perspective on the whole love triangle theme it IS!
What I liked was the interesting twist that was Bond/Red/Jacqs. The author formed a character with Jacqs that was given a little more of a story background wise. We got her and her Mom worrying about her Sister and niece. So overall it was a group of friends that were given a starting foundation here so I hope it means more of a series with some of the characters taking the leading role.
For the Jacqs character, I liked her because she was torn between two men. She totally loved both of them. The author brings out her attraction to Bond while she is with him, when he is gone, she is hot and heavy for Red. So it keeps you thinking about them. What could things be like if they were together. When I say is together I mean all three.
I can see Lane/Lainie getting a story her own as well as Samantha. There is a lot to explore.
If you want something that is naughty but with a NEW twist then grab this one. I know for a fact that the concept, like this authors other books is very unique. I know after book 2 comes out there are going to be a few copy cat spin off types but this is original!
Blakely Bennett grew up in Southeast Florida and has been residing in the great Northwest for over eight years. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a degree in psychology, which accounts for her particular interest in crafting the personalities, struggles, and motivations of her characters. She is an avid reader of many genres of fiction, but especially erotica and romance. Writing has always been her bliss. She is attracted to stories of self-struggle and ultimate recovery.
Blakely is married to a wonderful, loving and supportive husband, also a writer, who helps to keep her grounded. She is a mother, a communitarian, a lover of music (always on while she is writing—thank you, Pandora), and a good friend. An advocate of love and female empowerment, she is a facilitator for a women’s group. She loves to walk and hike for exercise and finds that, since moving to Seattle, WA, she is now one of those “crazy” people who walk in the rain.
Bittersweet Deceit (erotic romance) is her 6th novel. She is also the author of the dark erotic suspense, My Body Trilogy (My Body-His, My Body-His (Marcello) & My Body-Mine) and co-authored the contemporary romance, The Demarcation of Jack with her husband, Dana Bennett.