Saturday, August 4, 2018

Review: Bedfellows by Lola Leighton

       

I wasn't looking to fall for one man. Let alone two... Sullivan and Will are as close as two friends can be. Growing up in the system forced them to rely on each other, and they've become accustomed to sharing everything—including women. Now they're ready for more. To find love. To start a family. To see the dreams they've shared since childhood come true. Apparently I tick off every box on their list—brains, beauty, and sass. I never hesitate to put both men in their places—which they find sexy as hell. One problem, I'm a traditional girl, with traditional values—one man, one woman, till death do us part—kind of values. They're willing to work to prove how very right the three of us could be, but what happens next is anyone's guess...   ADD TO GOODREADS


Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Lola Leighton is a well-known author who decided to write steamier books and try something new for her aka a menage book. I was very excited about this new release since I am a fan of the author and I like books about triads. In some ways, it was better than your usual menage book and in others, it needed to be worked on a little more. For example, I don't remember ever reading a book where the heroine was worrying about whether or not she would love only one of the men. On the bad side of the book, I kept getting confused about the timeline of the events and how much time passed between the time jumps. It was abrupt and it made me feel like some pieces of the story were missing. The family drama wasn't needed and it made things worse. I also feel like the sex scenes were lacking something and I wanted them steamier and more detailed. It was like we only scratched the surface.


These were the bad parts of the book. There were plenty more that were good and made the scale tip to the positive side. I liked the main characters. The three of them worked for me and they had a good synergy. The guys were already two connected pieces of a puzzle and they were waiting for the right woman. I was very happy to see that there was no drama between the two of them when it came to their woman and their developing feelings. The angst is low and the characters don't overreact most of the time and so the book doesn't feel like a soap opera. I liked the story and especially the part where the heroine noticed that one of the men had his hair cut by another person and she talked to him about it. It's not something you usually read about and it stood out to me.

Overall, the book was good and I liked it. Some parts could have been better, but still, it was enjoyable. I was expecting a hotter novel and I hope that in one of her future releases the author will make sure that happens.






Tonight has been great, Sullivan. It's just, when I think about adding Will into the equation, I get …”
“Scared?”
She shook her head. “Butterflies.”
“Butterflies are good, right?”
“I think so.” Her voice was barely above a whisper. I leaned in closer, captivated by her. Everything about her drew me in—from the swell of her full lips, to her uncertainty about this, and especially her willingness to try.
“He's not here now. Put the butterflies away.”
“Okay.” She smiled.
I leaned in closer. “I've wanted to kiss you all night.”
She wet her lower lip with the tip of her tongue and it was all the answer I needed. She wanted this, too. Wanted me.
My heart pumped faster with that secret knowledge.
Tilting her chin so that her lips met mine, I took her mouth. Gently at first, and then with a growing sense of hunger as her warm, wet tongue came out to meet mine.
She tasted incredible. Slightly sweet from the wine, and feminine and simply perfect.


     
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