Today I’m featuring a book that has been out a little while, one I had the privilege and honour to be on the beta reading team for. The author is taking a (hopefully short) break from writing, as she also has a full time job to fill her days. However she has a wide range of books still available, including the Reckless Devotion duet that made me fall in love with her writing.
The author was inspired by a conversation she had with a friend from the UK, involving a show said friend was watching. That inspiration led to The Thing About Us, a full of feels, occasionally angsty, super hot story of forbidden love.
It started as nothing more than a little fun, but became so much more.
It was all fun and games until it wasn’t. Lies, deceit, and jealousy threaten to tear the three of us apart. We can have it all, but that’s not as easy as it sounds.
I never thought I’d show my best friend that side of me, but I had to take my one shot or regret it forever.
It was only supposed to be one night of something I didn’t understand and never wanted, but it became so much more.
They want me to choose, but I want them both. They just have to admit they want it, too.
The thing about us? We can make it work…even if we have to fight to keep it together.
**The Thing About Us is a standalone MMF Menage romance about two best friends and the woman they both want. It is intended for mature readers over 18.
|The three of us pile into the back of the car and before we barely start moving, Georgie is kissing Ben and pulling my shirt to bring me closer. I move closer, stroking her hair as she and Ben make out, trying to analyze my feelings. The whole night has been tinged with sexual tension. Now, knowing Ben is willing to go as far with this as possible, I have to get on board or get out. I just can’t understand why watching them is turning me on so much.I let my hand move down her body over her hip, then around the front where I inch my way up to her tits. Ben starts kissing her neck, freeing her mouth for me to move in. I kiss her as his hands move into her hair. When Ben starts kissing her cleavage, she moans softly, driving me a little closer to the edge. Feeling a bit freer, I let my hand grope her through her dress, and she responds by gripping my dick through my trousers. We’re interrupted when the car stops and the driver announces we’re back at Georgie’s place. Ben opens the door and exits the car, but I grab Georgie’s wrist stopping her.“Are you sure you want us to come in? Both of us.”“I’m sure, Luc. Let’s go.”I tell the driver we’re done for the night and walk up to the door where Ben is kissing a giggling Georgie on the neck whilst she unlocks the door. To say I’m in all new territory is an understatement. I’m well versed in multiple women scenarios thanks to my uni days, but another man? Never. My best mate? Definitely never. The truth is, I want Georgie enough to give it a go.|
MY REVIEW – 4 STARS
A steamy and full of feels romance with a twist
There is a saying that the course of true love never did run smooth, and that is true of this tale here. There is angst and there is personal conflict, but given both the unusual situation AND their personal histories it felt a natural part of the story.
I really liked all three main characters, though I perhaps would have liked just a little more of Georgie’s ‘voice’. That said, there was certainly enough from her POV to allow me to feel a connection to her character. The fact that this is written mainly from the two male’s perspective is quite unusual, but totally worked for me. Luc and Ben could have easily blurred into one, but both retained their own distinct character. In fact Ben, Luc and Georgie were all very consistent, developed and likeable characters.
As a Brit I also thought the author did an excellent job of making Luc sound English. She also wrote a very engaging and captivating tale. This is a very steamy and slightly taboo story, but also an emotion filled and very heart warming one.