Stuck in Between

Stuck in Between

by Blakely Bennett
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Stuck in Between by Blakely Bennett

Jacqs is a twenty-eight year old woman caught up in an on again, off again relationship with Bond, who is her best friend and the one who causes her the most heartache. She succumbs, yet again, to his powerful charisma, but vows not make it into more than it is, a great night of sex.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615980379
Publisher: TandemWriters
Publication date: 03/21/2014
Pages: 370
Sales rank: 1,171,127
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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 enjoys erotica and romance. Writing has always been her bliss.

Blakely is married to a wonderful, loving, and supportive husband, who is also a writer, and who helps to keep her grounded. She is a mother, a communitarian, a lover of music (it is always on while she is writing thanks to Pandora), and a good friend. An advocate of love and female empowerment, she is also a facilitator for a women's group. She loves to walk and hike for exercise, and finds that, since moving to Seattle, Washington, she is now one of those crazy people who walk in the rain.

Stuck In Between is her fifth novel. She is also the author of the dark erotic suspense My Body Trilogy (My Body-His, My Body-His (Marcello) and My Body-Mine) and the co-authored of the contemporary romance, The Demarcation of Jack which she wrote with her husband, Dana Bennett.
You can find Blakely on the web at:
www.blakelybennett.com

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Stuck in Between 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
NCSimmons More than 1 year ago
(This review is based on a complimentary ARC.) I’m not normally into the tattooed, ear-pierced bad-boy thing.  I don’t go weak in the knees over a man with small-gauge ear piercings and a tattoo spread across his back.  I like my men suited and shaved.  I'm more into men who wear Brooks Brothers than Urban Outfitters. When I picked up an advance copy of Blakely Bennett’s new novel, "Stuck In Between" I really didn’t know what to expect. After reading the first few pages I knew I was reading a story set in an unfamiliar world, with characters I might not recognize from daily life. To my surprise I encountered some of the most beautiful writing I’ve ever read in erotica or any genre.  Ms. Bennett's style is concise, crisp, and flowing.  The story moved effortlessly from scene to scene and evoked a vivid mindscape without loading  me down with bloated prose.  Ms. Bennett has a way of weaving dialogue that brings back-story to the fore without feeling expository.  You find yourself parachuted into a close-knit tapestry of friends and lovers and you quickly feel as if you are in  on the latest gossip.  Her characters feel real and each has rich emotional ties back to the main characters. "Stuck in Between" had me hooked within pages and kept me flying along.  This book begs you to carve out a Saturday and  read it beginning to end, with pace and passion that you don't want to put down until you've read it cover to cover. This is not the kind of writing you might anticipate from the Indie world where you sometimes run into sloppy prose, with piecemeal thoughts and relationships plucked from the scrap heap of been there, done that erotica.  Ms. Bennett expects more of her readers.   When you pick up this book, she expects that you'll put your heart into the journey along with her characters.  Her writing style is mature and evolved, and would fit right in with mainstream works from the major publishing houses... If it were not for the fact that this is, after all, erotica. Ms. Bennett’s first-person erotica is as effortless and as arousing as any I've ever read.  At the risk of sounding like an over-sexed cougar, I found it impossible to read "Stuck" without getting turned on.  I made the mistake of reading the first few chapters in the doctor's office surrounded by other patients.  I felt my cheeks catch fire and you can imagine the rest. I cannot say whether the setting or plot of "Stuck in Between" will resonate for everyone.  This story isn’t my normal fare.  I usually go for stories set in certain professions.  Advertising. Medicing.  Law.  Only the reader will know whether the multi-dimensionality of this  band of familiar friends will be to their taste or not. What I can say is that I see enormous potential in this series and this gifted author.  I feel as if I’ve been blessed to read the work of a woman who’s words are deeply affecting.  I’m hooked.
andrea_apple More than 1 year ago
A highly compelling and erotic tale of unconventional love. This is the second time I've read this book and I'd forgotten just how much I loved it and how damned HOT it was!! Stuck In Between is a highly compelling and erotic tale of unconventional love. Omigod my ovaries were fair exploding the whole way through this book, just when they were recovering , BOOM, they went again! Never has a book had me so caught up in the passion and emotion, like this book has, for a long time!  Just like the first time, I couldn't put the book down and, even though the second book, Bittersweet Deceit is due out Aug 6, I'm suffering a major book hangover all thanks to the wonderful writing talents of the author, Blakely Bennett. I love her descriptive style of writing which, not only makes me think I'm watching a movie rather than reading a book but, makes me feel like I'm in the story with the characters. Blakely Bennett has a way of creating characters who refuse to stay on the pages of her books, they jump out and get into your head, and heart, and refuse to leave. ************ What a dilemma to be in...2 guys vying for her attention and having feelings for them both. Which one should she choose? That's the situation Jacqs finds herself in. I still have conflicting feelings and was frustrated over Bond's selfish and manipulative ways with Jacqs but once you find out why he's the way he is, your heart does begin to hurt for him, although he still acts like a selfish child at times.  Red...OH. MY. GOD. HE is the reason my ovaries went into nuclear meltdown!! A strong virile, giant hunk of a man with a dominant but nurturing nature...he could tie me up and spank me ANY day of the week and I wouldn't complain. I absolutely loved Red and the way he wore his heart on his sleeve. He totally melted my heart (and my panties) and I was routing for Red all the way. Which one does Jacqs choose? Only one way to find out... WARNING...if you're easily offended by very descriptive and erotic sex scenes, bondage, spanking and menages then this is NOT the book for you otherwise, go 1-click NOW!!! 
gguido More than 1 year ago
I loved Stuck In Between by Blakely Bennett. Jacqs is in an on and off relationship with Bond. She has finally had enough but Bond is not ready to let her go. Bond;s friend Red so interest in Jacqs. Sparks fly between Red and Jacqs but Bond wants another chance. I wanted to hate Bond for how he behaves but we when we learn about Bond's past you can understand him a little better. Jacqs doesn't want to give either Red or Bond up. Bond doesn't want to share Jacqs. There are a lot of hot and steamy scenes. I loved how each Chapter title is a name of a song. I have never listened to a playlist for a book before but I did with this one, it is a great way to enjoy the story better. There is no cliffhanger. I loved the ending. The ending was the best ending I have read for a book that involved a love triangle. I can't wait to read more form this groups of friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Review by Debbie R. I kind of had an idea what the book was going to be about when I saw the cover. What I totally did not expect  was to be as hooked on  the book as I was. I literally could not but the book down. I would pick the book up first thing  in the morning and hated to let go of it late at night. I wanted to be Jacqs and loved the friendship between the characters. You will have  to read to find out if Jacqs picks Bond (who she has loved for 8 years) even though Bond can't stop his womanizing ways and Jacqs  doesn't want to be one of his many women. or if she decides to open her heart to Red who is Bond's best friend but has always had  feelings for Jacqs.  Is it a recipe for disaster or will Jacqs , Bond and Red come to some sort of agreement?  Will their friendship be ruined by Red's confession ? Read the book and find out how it all turns out. You wont be disappointed!!  I sure as heck wasn't and now I am anxiously waiting for the second book to this wonderful  Bound by your love  series !!   If you loved reading Fifty shades of Grey and the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day you will love this series as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What's a girl to do when she finds herself in love with two men? How about a threesome?That sounds like a great way to work it out to me! :D Poor Jacqs finds herself Stuck in Between two hot alphas. Oh, the nightmare!! ;) One, Bond, a man she's loved and dated for years, all while he's continued to break her heart. However, he has no intention of keeping 'it' in his pants. He wants her to be exclusive with him, but doesn't want her with anyone else. Yeah, that sounds like a man. ;) And then there is Red. He's Bond's best friend and, for years now, Jacqs has had the impression that Red could not stand her. She couldn't have been more wrong. He's been in love with her for a long time, keeping her at a distance and waiting in the wings certain that at some point she would end it for good with his two-timing best friend. There's drama, discussion, and lots of emotion all around. I've come to expect this in Blakely Bennett's books. She deals with her characters relationship choices, in this book and her others, with honesty and integrity. There were numerous times that I wanted to slap Jacqs because of her feelings for Bond, the way she still felt drawn to him, loved him. But you know what? I've seen this same thing happen in real life. We can't help who we love, but we can decide not to let them hurt us anymore. Jacqs, through dialogue with both men, works out a solution that makes HER happy. She finally puts herself ahead of Bond. I can't help but wonder if it's only a short-term solution to aid them all in letting go of the past they've been mired in together for so long. Who knows, maybe it will work out for the long-term. And maybe Blakely Bennett will revisit this trio at some point to let us know. *hint, hint* ;)
TamiTC More than 1 year ago
Blakely Bennett knows how to Grab you and pull every emotion from you while enthralled with reading her work. Blakely is not afraid to write about "taboo" situations and make come to life like no other author i have read before. Bittersweet Deceit features Lainie, Mason, and Stay (Swoon)Lainie finally allows herself to love and love hard, but it is with a married man. Stay is one of the very closely knit group of friends of Lainie and he stops at nothing to show what she is worth, even if she may be stuck in her own head with what she deserves and wants. Bittersweet is exactly that....... You also get to keep up with the lives of their group which is phenomenal. I felt so many emotions while reading this and was able to relate very much with Lainie as well as Stay. Mason even got to me as well. Dive into world of laughs, turmoil and healing. Will Lainie get her happily ever after??? and with whom wil she find it with??? LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS BOOK AND CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!!!! DEFINITELY A MUST READ!! The realism in Blakelys' book blow me away!!
BillWafler More than 1 year ago
Jacqs is caught between love and lust. Bennett captures the trial and tribulations of familiar, albeit not so healthy relations, and love that supports a blossoming personality in  graphic details. The sex scenes between  are HOT. The romance intense and the life circumstances all too real. This is a must read for anyone who has ever toyed with the idea of multiple relationships.
creativekk More than 1 year ago
Its one of the few books I can say that I read in one day. I started last night and finished today. I could not put it down. The story was very detailed and be pulling in fast and hard. You can feel the love that the characters have for each other. The paper bound book was 356 pages. It was well worth the money and a book I would be reading again. About the story: Jacqs is a girl that keeps falling back into, Bonds, her ex's bed. Not only are they best friends, but also lovers. She could not commit to him because he's not ready for a relationship where he has to give his whole heart and heal from his past. She is tired of his non stop females through his revolving door. But she loves him and has a hard time finding someone with the same bond and trust. That is until bonds best friend, Red, finally steps up and tells her she deserves more and wants a chance to be with her. They know it will cause problems between bond and her as well as bond and Red. Red and Jacqs start a small relationship to bond and learn trust before they tell their friends and tell Bonds. When Bond's finds out she is dating someone new and wont tell him who the person is, he decides to go in full alpha mode. Now Jacqs has to decide what to do with two alphas who want her but could loose everything in the process. Keep reading, book 2 will be out soon and I can't wait.
NYGBabe13 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book...I am officially a Blakely Bennett groupie! First we meet Jacqs who has this on-off relationship with smoldering hot Bond, the bad boy who she just can't stay away from. Off the bat I connected with Jacqs, she just couldn't say no to Bond even though she wanted to, she knew he was trouble but she just couldn't leave him in the dust. Bond is like a drug or a really drunk night that you know you can't give up because it's too much fun to leave. In comes Red, Bond's best friend and also known smart ass to Jacqs in the past, who shares his feelings for Jacqs that he has had for a long time. I couldn't help but love Red, everything about him made me swoon. I didn't type myself as someone that would fall for a red head, and here I am now loving big Red! Without giving any spoilers, the twists, turns and drama in the book kept me captivated to find out what Jacqs would do when her heart was constantly pulled in different directions - between her best friend, Lainie telling her to drop Bond, Bond trying to redeem his past as a womanizer and crappy boyfriend and Red, who wants a lifetime with the woman he's been pining over for years...I could never guess what her pick was going to be! I've read plenty of books with threesomes/multiple partner relationships and this was definitely one of my favorites. The sex scenes were intense and soooo steamy! I also found myself connecting with the characters individually and then at the end all together as one. Each one had such a distinct personality but also so normal that I felt like I could have been one of them in their group hanging at Red's! I am so excited to read about Lainie's shenanigans in the next book of the series!
Simone_Smith More than 1 year ago
*I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest review* Well, before I start my review I need to take a minute to cool myself down and warn you to take hold of your panties because Stuck In Between is one hell of a sexy, steamy, spank-me-very-much, mouth watering story which I lapped up like the greedy girl I am!! This is one intense read and, to be honest, I would give it 5 stars just for the sex scenes but this story has so much more to offer. Blakely Bennett's writing style draws you in and makes you connect and fall in love with the characters she has created. Her words are hot and passionate which, in turn, leave you breathless and wanting more and boy does she give you more! The sex scenes are so steamy and descriptive you can visualise it like a movie playing in you head - if I had a remote control to go with it I would be pressing the re-wind, slow motion and pause button all day. So we have Jacqs, our leading lady who, if she had a Facebook page her relationship status would be set to 'its complicated' .....and so much more!! Jacqs is in love with her best friend and lover Bond who basically have had a "friends with benefits" kinda relationship but with Bond seeming to reap all the benefits leaving Jacqs with none and feeling unfulfilled and lonely. This is all about to change when Bond's best friend Red decides to sweep Jacqs off her feet and offer her so much more. Blakely has given us two strong Alpha males!! Lucky us!! But Red, for me, took centre stage for being romantic and hot while oozing sexual and very primal energy (Just the way I like my men). Red has been secretly in love with Jacqs for years, and when he sees a window of opportunity to grab Jacqs attention, and anything else of hers he can gets his hands on, he wastes no more time to get what he has wanted for many years. I loved how Red brought out Jacqs' wilder, more confident, side to her character and personality that she had hidden from Bond as she had no confidence in their relationship due to Bond's commitment issues. Wow, and Red was hot and damn kinky between the sheets!!! (WARNING exploding knickers may occur). Bond, for me at the beginning, came over very arrogant and cocky. I felt that he played on Jacqs' feelings and used their friendship to manipulate her into sleeping with him, while not giving her the commitment that she craved. Bond was a hot mess and, to be honest, once his character developed and you learned more about his tragic past, my heart went out to him. Bond really did love Jacqs in his own messed up wa, but even so, I was cheering in Red's corner most of my way through. This is my first book by Blakely Bennett and it definitely will not be the last! I have added her to my author stalker list and TBR list as I plan to be at the front of the queue for any future books in this or, any other series. I would highly recommend Stuck In Between if you love a book with well developed characters and story line, hot kinky sex and a messed up love story. This is definitely one to be added to your TBR list!!
serenaK More than 1 year ago
I've been following this Author for quite some time now...you could actually call it stalking if you like lol..I feel so privileged to be Blakely's test reader. I have read all of Blakely Bennett's books and never once been disappointed, each read being unique in it's own right. So I was especially eager to read Stuck in Between...scrap that I was bloody excited!! So yet again Blakely presented us with yet another mind blowing book...I absolutely loved it! Stuck in Between is unbelievably HOT! The story line grabs you right from the beginning, so well written ...oh and the sex scenes are something else, seriously they left me feeling horny as hell...SIZZLING HOT! This story shares love, friendships, heartache, betrayal & the most erotic sex scenes I've ever read! Jacqs as been in a on-off relationship with Bond for 8 years, she loves him dearly but can't cope with his wayward ways anymore, also the lack of consideration he shows her as been taking it's toll on her emotionally (you'll get what I mean once you've read it yourself!). Then there's Red, Bond's best friend (just so you know RED IS MINE! just saying!) ....where was I Oh yes ..Red omg he is the perfect man, kind, considerate, KINKY, beautiful oh and well hung too! Jacqs as always thought Red never liked her but boy was she wrong! Red wants Jacqs and he's ready to get what he wants...will Jacqs have to choose between two of the hottest men she knows? or can they come to a compromise? to find out just read this fantastic book yourself....I just know your going to love it :) Thank you for sharing your work with us Blakely...your a truly talented writer x
keyshaj_mssassy More than 1 year ago
I quite enjoyed this read. I couldn't put it down, but had to (work, that evil place that interferes with my reading time, HA! kidding) Jacqs shares her story of heart ache at the hand of her best friend, Bond. Enter the unlikely perfect guy in the man, Red, that she has believed to hate her all these years. Add in a little tug of war of the heart and you have perfect recipe for disaster or...maybe not. Oh wow. The read was so good. I sat on the edge of my seat rooting for a certain outcome. Sadly, the one I wanted didn't happen but things are looking good for a happy future. I'm secretly holding out for my outcome, but whatever happens will happen. The scenes were so well described that I felt like I was there at some points within the book. Looking forward to the next read. You might want to get on reading this one so you're ready for the next.
CC2014 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. It’s wild, it’s sexy, it’s complicated and with two alpha males fighting over a woman?! This story’s fate has been sealed in my book from the get-go. ¿ I did not expect to like either Bond or Red at all. And Jacqs?! At times, I wanted to grab her by the throat and shake her just to knock some sense into her! But nevertheless, I fell in love with all of them by the end! ¿ I thought this would be just one steamy read but it was a pleasant surprise to find out that it did not just deal with the sex and romance between the main characters. What I love most about this book is that it also showed the dynamics of family and great friendship. It took me for a roller-coaster ride not knowing which way the story is going to go. A reader might think that this book’s theme is as predictable as the cover or the title might imply. But nope, that reader would be wrong! ¿ I thought I already know what’s going to happen and then boom! I was blind-sided by something utterly unexpected. As I was reaching the end of the book, I was craving for more. I felt like I wanted a more definite resolution to the “conflict”. However that alone did not deter me for giving this book a 5-star rating if only because at some point, I realized that there is actually more to this book than just some romance novel that betrays a lack of original thought. I will definitely read more of this author’s work!
sportzmomof5 More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review! This was a HOT read! I enjoyed the love triangle dynamic among close friends, This was an amazingly written story with great characters and a well developed storyline. I found myself unable to put this book down and was quickly immersed in the story. Look forward to more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one.  I love the good girl falls for bad boy books, and a love triangle, and the author did a great job with both. I'll be looking for more by Blakely Bennett!
TheSassyPen More than 1 year ago
The character development certainly took a psychological drive down 'what if' road. The author gave us a look at what people in this situation might actually go through when loving more than one person. I related to the feelings of not being enough, and finally choosing to make myself happy after years of being someone's, one of many. At some point, you tell yourself you deserve better even if you still love that person. The story between Bond, Red, and Jacqueline (Jacqs) is probably more common than people realize. It took me four days to finish this book, but what I loved is that when I went back to reading, I picked up right where I left off without skipping a beat. I didn't forget plot, who was who, or what was happening. Life gets in the way sometimes, but that particular element kept me reading until the very end. I loved this book. In many respects, I wouldn't mind having the sexual experiences that Jacqs has, but it's never going to happen. This is a book that helps readers live vicariously, and a damn good one. I'm sending a great big bravo to Blakely Bennett for making this story so realistic and thank you for the opportunity to review. I truly appreciate that! I for one can't wait to read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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TSRBR More than 1 year ago
When you have spent the last eight years of your life in an off again on again relationship with a man that says he loves you but can’t keep it in his pants, what’s a girl supposed to do?  That is exactly the way things had gone between Jacqueline and Bond until six months ago when she had finally said enough is enough it is over.  She had broken up with Bond and told him that they would continue to be friends but no more sex! Bond however would not take no for an answer and after six months of no in an intoxicated moment she succumbed only to regret it the next day.  Now there is another twist in their relationship when Bond’s best friend tells Jacqueline that he has been more than interested in her for the past five years and wants a chance with her.   Aidan (Red) has watched for the last five years the on and off relationship between Bond and Jacqs waiting for the opportunity to move in and claim her as his.  He finally reached the point where he could not wait any longer or risk losing her forever.  Aidan wants to wrap her in his love and protect her with everything he has.  The only thing holding him back is Bond and the friendship they have shared since they were children.  Bond will not let Jacqs in but at the same time he won’t let her go because he really believes that he loves her. The past haunts him and continues to lead him down a path of self-destruction.    Even though Jacqs and Red are moving into a relationship that both know is about love and forever, how can they move on without Bond? Bond is the glue that holds their group of friends together and a relationship between Red and Jacqs could destroy that.   Will Bond finally let go of Jacqs and let her move on with Red?  Can they find happiness at the expense of their friend?  Is it possible for Jacqs to not love Bond?  The answers to how the trio solves their problems can be found in the book!    Overall Rating:  4.75 Rockin’ ¿¿¿¿¿ Hero –Aidan ‘Red’ Burke: 5 stars Hero –‘Bond’: 4.5 stars Heroine –Jacqueline: 5 stars Steam: 5 stars  Plot: 4.5 stars  Cliffhanger: No Would I recommend this book: Yes! Is it possible to love two people at the same time?  Ms. Bennett is an artist in the way that she weaves her story into a beautifully written book about love, trust, loyalty and true friendship.  This is a must read book for those that enjoy unique situations that keep you engaged until the very end. Would I read other books by this author: Yes! I am excited about reading the next book in the Bound by Your Love Series and can’t wait to see what happens with Lainie! ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
ML_Rosado More than 1 year ago
Threesomes! Imagine being stuck in between Mr. Darcy making sweet 1800’s love to you while Mr. Grey is spanking the hell out of you 2014 style. Before you judge my threesome- fictional-character fantasy, imagine the possibilities ;) Stuck in Between is the story of a woman that has a dilemma, being in love with two men. Jacqs, is a wonderful character with little height but big attitude. She is tangled in a on and off again relationship of eight years with Mr. Hottie #1, Bond. She is modern, likable and completely relatable. I really felt for her, since she is completely manipulated by Bond and succumbs to him every time, at the beginning of the book. But you see her transformation throughout and I loved how she evolved into a nympho-bad ass, calling her shots and being in between two mega-delicious-alpha-males. The two Mr. Hotties are Bond and Red. Bond is a long hair/ripped/badboy with a troubling past. He is kind of a dick but he has an addictive side to him that the reader uncovers throughout the story making him irresistible. His best friend, Red, Mr. Hottie #2, is hot as sin/red hair/green eyes tower of testosterone. He has kept his attraction to Jacqs, respecting his best friend with loyalty until he cannot take it anymore and makes his move. The author successfully illustrates a scenario where a threesome is not completely an insane idea for these characters. If you want a naughty book, this is definitely a must read. The sexy sparks between these characters is alarming. You will pant while reading this book, needing breaks to calm down! LOL Will they be able to carry out their fantasies and keep their sanity? Buy it today and find out ;)
allromancegenre More than 1 year ago
I received this as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I love this author and her work. I really feel connected to the characters in this book. The group of friends and the steamy didn't hurt either. I really enjoyed the story line and the way the story progressed. I can't wait to read more from this series. I will say you may not want to start  if you have other things to do as I was unable to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
Jacqueline is tired of waiting for Bond to commit. Her future takes an unexpected turn when she takes a closer look at Red. Now her heart is pulled in two directions. There is steam to this story. I enjoyed this story and recommend it.
Theresa-Martin More than 1 year ago
Jacqueline—Jacqs as all her friends call her—is in love with Bond. Has been for several years, and it’s an unhealthy relationship, to say the least. He’s one of her best friends, and ex-boyfriend. Bond says he loves Jacqs, but refuses to stop sleeping with other women. He pretty much ignores her until he’s lonely and needs her “company.” Jacqs knows she needs to get away from Bond, but she can’t seem to tell her heart to cooperate. Red, Bond’s best friend, has stood by and watched Bond take Jacqs for granted. Unbeknownst to Jacqs, Red has wanted her for years. After a big fight with Bond, Red decides to go after what he wants, and lets Jacqs know his feelings. To say she’s surprised is an understatement. For years, Jacqs thought Red hated her. With this revelation, she’s somehow seeing him in a different light, and is unexpectedly attracted to him. Knowing this can below up in their faces, Jacqs and Red decide to date in secret, to see if the spark between them can grow into something more substantial. Jaqs finds herself falling pretty quickly for Red, who is so different from Bond. Not only are they keeping their secret from Bond, but their close knit group of friends, as well. Fearing backlash and them having to choose sides, Red and Jacqs tread lightly, while exploring their budding relationship. When the secret is out and Bond finds out his best friend has taken his girl, all hell breaks loose. Jacqs hates that she’s gotten in between two best friends, and think maybe she’s better off without either of them. But the heart wants what it wants, and she doesn’t want to let either of them go. Stuck in Between is the first book in the Bound by Your Love series that tells the stories of this close group of friends. This is my first time reading Blakely Bennett, and it definitely won’t be my last. The characters in this book were headstrong, honest, funny, and very loving and giving—some to a fault. I’d love to be a fly on the wall observing some of their antics. I received this ARC for an honest review, and I give it 4 stars.
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
To say this book is anything but exceptional is powerful understatement. Stuck in Between will rip your heart out, make you ready for a fight, so angry you'll want to throw things, and extremely X-Rated. I waited an extra day just to make sure I could write a good review for this book. Words seem to fail me at explaining how good this book is. From first page to last page this book never stops.
suzieim1 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Stuck in Between is a book about three particular friends in a group of friends and is the first in the author's "Bound by your Love" series. Jacqs is the female lead in this story. Jacqs has been best friends with Bond for years and has deep feelings for Bond, however he continues to abuse her friendship by luring her into bed and never committing to a true relationship with her. Bond is a player and enjoys a variety of women and never seems to understand how upset he makes Jacqs who ultimately wants more. Red is Bon'ds best friend and has secretly desired Jacqs for a long time but doesn't want to come in between Bond and Jacqs and has stayed in the background for as long as possible. Jacqs is oblivious until one night at their weekly friends get together functions when Red makes his feelings known. Jacqs is pleasantly surprised, but also at a loss as how to proceed. She truley loves Bond and doesn't want to hurt him, but also sees the potential benefits of a stable relationship with Red. Will she choose between the two of them, should she have to?  I enjoyed reading about the tender new love that Jacqs finds with Red (aka Aiden). I also love the introduction of other characters in the group.  The author also uses songs as intros into the chapters of the book instead of titles. I enjoyed this and have begun to make playlists on Youtube for the books with the suggested songs. I think it adds to the atmosphere/emotion of the chapter.  I'll give you fair warning  though, this book has a lot of very steamy sexual romps, including threesomes. If you are not into menage a trois I suggest you pass on  this book, but if you can be open minded enough to at least read about menage, then I think you will enjoy this very hot erotic read!