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Between Friends is a 21,000 word erotica novella.
Posted October 25, 2013
This was a short erotic novel. The basic synopsis is that Stacy Washington was dumped by her long-time boyfriend. She has been a good girl too long and this break up is her opportunity to shed that image. Stacy goes to one of the hottest night clubs in town in search of action. She meets Evan and Justin, both not her normal types.
I have two main criteria for the erotic novels (or any novel) I read and this book didn’t meet either one.
First,99% of the time, I don’t read books written in the first person. I have actually returned a book that I found was written in the first person. And, when it is an erotic novel, I find it unsettling to read a first person account of extremely hot action.
Second, like all romance novels, they MUST have a HEA. When I read the first paragraph and saw it was written in first person, I gave it the “test”. I went to the last chapter to see if I liked the ending and could attempt to read the book. The main character goes back to her ex-boyfriend!
Sorry, this book isn’t for me.
I received an ARC ( Advanced Reader Copy) of this book courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for the opportunity!
Posted October 16, 2013
After being unceremoniously dumped by her long-time boyfriend, Stacy Washington hits one of the hottest clubs in town with her best friend, Nina. Stacy decides it's time to shed her good girl persona by letting go of her inhibitions. Relationships are trouble; casual sex is simple.
When she sees sexy bartender, Evan, she's instantly intrigued by his dark, good looks and his killer smile. Before she has a chance to get to know him better, an equally sexy prospect comes her way and this one is ready to play. Justin's not shy about telling Stacy exactly what he wants. She plans to have her way with both him and Evan until she finds out they're close friends. This could be awkward or this could be the most exhilarating experience of Stacy's life. She decides to take the plunge by coming between friends--in more ways than one.
First, I hope this is more than a stand alone because we were left hanging with that ending. If it is a stand alone it is a very crazy ending.
The story took some leaps of faith in the believability department, but I enjoyed the story. The way Stacy seems to just use the guys was a bit off putting. In a menage you see variations of partnerships; Stacy seems a little fickle and only caring about her needs and wants. I really wanted to love Evan and Justin, they are so understanding, handsome and sexy, but they seem to let Stacy call the shots. I don't think the novella format is right for this kind of story it all seems rushed and incomplete.
I enjoyed the story even with its short comings and hope that if this is a serial the next one will be better.