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Title: Stuck In Between
Author: Blakely Bennett
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: March 24, 2014
Cover Designer: Yocla Designs
Editing: Read Owl
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.
Jacqs has had her heart broken by her best friend Bond on numerous occasions. She keeps opening her heart to him only to get hurt once again. As much as she wants to be with him, she's finally had enough.
Red, Bond's best friend, has always been rude and annoyed her. Now out of nowhere, he shows her kindness and attraction. Jacqs is taken aback by his new demeanor towards her and she can't believe this sudden lust she has for him.
Jacqs' mentality and decision-making was difficult to understand at times, but I liked how she thought things through and followed her heart when necessary. I pretty much had my choice of man picked out from the beginning and constantly rooted for him to be chosen by her as well. Though I did find myself sympathizing the other man for a second or two. It was interesting to see how Jacqs handled both Bond and Red. Talk about alpha-men! (Red more so than Bond, though)
This a quick but full story that will keep you engaged throughout. Even when nothing is really happening, the inner thoughts of our main character is enough to have us focused on her dilemma. Blakely Bennett's writing is spectacular and I was surprised to see how tasteful she made certain dirty scenes.
The sex was dirty and rough, but oh so good. I mean there was some really great description going on. During a few moments, I figured she could just keep them both! ;p
I wonder where the next book will go. There is certainly more to the Jacqs+Red+Bond story, but there's also an engaging story with Lainie, Jacq's best friend.
Either way, I'm in!
*A complimentary ARC was provided by the author for an honest review.
❥My Rating: 4 kisses
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.
Stuck In Between (erotic romance) is her 5th 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.