When lifelong friends Nate and Evan watch the arrival of a new neighbor, they never expect to find their friendship rocked by the lovely Annabel who moves into the empty house next door.
Annabel likes both Nate and Evan the moment she meets them. As they all grow close, will she be forced to choose between these gorgeous men?
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Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite Annabel has just moved into her newly purchased home and immediately she captures the attention of her handsome neighbors, Evan and Nate, taking a break from cutting down a tree. She is equally fascinated by the beautiful, shirtless scenery in her new neighborhood and, hoping that they are permanent fixtures, she introduces herself. The Summer Heat is a short story about two friends falling for the same girl, Annabel, and the journey she takes in choosing which friend will warm her bed and her life. Elodie Parkes paints a clear picture of how Nate and Evan’s growing feelings for Annabel are fracturing a lifelong friendship. Will both men give up her or their friendship? I love the way Elodie Parkes presents the idea of a triad relationship between Nate, Annabel and Evan. It isn’t all about the sex or even mostly about the sex, since the pull was so strong from the beginning. It is a compelling idea that will make you pause and give thought to loving two people at once. Although a short story, The Summer Heat is wonderfully paced with three solid characters who each bring something to the table. I loved the conversation between Nate and Annabel entering a threesome relationship; it was so real and heartfelt and made the story so much more than an erotic romp. The romance unfolds quickly, but these incredible characters know their minds and it is a very adult relationship in terms of maturity. When it all finally comes together, prepare to be amazed!