After his stepfather nearly ruins both his family name and business, Damien Fiorenza becomes suspicious of everyone—except for his long-time partner, Ethan Lord. He doesn’t trust people in authority, much less the woman who weasels her way into his walled-up heart, alongside his lover of fifteen years.
Ethan dislikes his empathic abilities, especially since they allow him to feel his mother’s indifference toward him, her only son. Damien, however, has always made Ethan feel needed, appreciated, and protected—but he can’t voice what Ethan is desperate to hear. Falling for their new secretary is unexpected, but she encourages and supports him in ways Damien won’t.
Shaylia Bright’s father chose his secret family over her and her mother. Ever since, she’s striven to be the best she can be, unable to stomach being second best. Although an office romance is a no-no, she can’t deny the passionate chemistry among the three of them and finds herself drawn to both her bosses.
A dark and deep secret from the past forces Damien to raise his defenses. Haunting revelations tear everyone apart, dooming Shaylia to second best and Ethan to an incomplete life. Wrought with insecurity and stubbornness, can they find the courage to accept parts of their painful past in order to forge a path together, toward a happily ever after?
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About the Author
Lynn Burke is a full time mother, voracious gardener, and scribbler of spicy romance stories. A country bumpkin turned Bay Stater, she enjoys her chowdah and Dunkin Donuts when not trying to escape the reality of city life.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A really emotional non-traditional romance. Damien and Ethan have been partners for fifteen years but Ethan has finally reached his emotional breaking point and decides it's time to focus on him for a while instead. But Damien can't let him go even though Ethan has begun seeing their new secretary, Shaylia. Eventually, Ethan convinces both Shaylia and Damien to give their triad a chance and things seem to be heading in a good direction for all of them. That is until a blast from Damien and Shaylia's past unknowingly connects them in a heartbreaking way. I can't believe how many tissues I went through during this book! It was so well written and developed that I felt as if I was right there with this triad who, most certainly, are meant to be together. It's full of intense feelings and does deal with an MMF pairing, so if this makes you uncomfortable, please be forewarned. But it is an amazing romance!❣️ I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
★ Deliciously woven story ★ —>>> Damien has had complete control while single-handedly rebuilding his family’s business, as well as pride in control over his own emotions and control of his lover’s submission for fifteen years. Until Ethan drops a couple of bombs following a plea to hear the three simple words he wished to hear. Weary of beating against the wall surrounding Damien’s emotions, the timing was perfect for Shaylia’s honest and warm emotions, which wrapped this empath like a comforting blanket, nourishing his depleted soul and lending him courage to move forward with his own dream, one which had never counted before now to anyone but himself. When Damien finally realized that his life and achievements will not mean anything without the one person who had been his anchor all these years, he returns to find that someone else had been in Ethan’s thoughts AND bed. A deliciously woven story between three people who still have much to learn about forgiveness and trust, but very thankfully, together.
I loved this story. I love ménage romances but it’s hard to know if they’ll be good without reading it first. Not every author does it right. I was pleasantly surprised and I will be reading more from this author. Shay meets Ethan during her interview and sparks fly. Ethan and Damien have just broken up so Ethan’s connection to Shay is unexpected but they don’t fight it. But Ethan wants both and Shay and Damien want to make him happy. What happens when they develop feelings for each other but then realize they have someone from their past in common that causes a drift? It’s then up to them to realize if they can put their separate but connected pasts behind them and be together? I love how the story developed and you feel for the characters. I became invested and I felt their emotions. Ethan also happens to be an empath and I know how hard that can be and this author reflected it beautifully. I only wish there would have been an epilogue to get a glimpse of them in the future. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.