An INKED Novel
Release Date: 03.11.19
Two men with a rocky history, and one with an all-consuming love for both of them.
Sometimes I’m so lonely I swear I can’t breathe. I bring men and women into my bed to chase away the ache, but it never seems to help. I want something real, something lasting, but I’ve never been more afraid of anything in my life. If I have nothing else in my life I can count on, at least I have my best friend, Cas. If I have nothing else in my life that feels solid, at least I have Cas.
Until one sad smile from a beautiful man tilts my world on its axis.
But Finn is Cas’ ex, and that means he’s off limits, right? What if I could have something permanent, if I’m willing to put my heart on the line? Finn and Cas may have a history, but something tells me the three of us could have a future, if we’re willing to let things get a little complicated.
I absolutely love a good story line where three main characters are trying to conform into
a healthy and loving relationship. At first, I was a little conflicted on how this particular trio would be able to work out.
The first two have a sort of friends with benefits set up going on that neither seem to really want to cross the line into a closed relationship. Intimacy and a fear of being left is a hard concept for one of the partners. Although, the other agrees to this compromise he continues to hold back his true feelings, afraid that they will scare his friend and he will lose him. So when an ex boyfriend comes into the picture that, I honestly did have mixed feelings about.
I was completely shocked to realize that he was indeed that person that they needed to make them all complete. The love, honesty, and understanding of each other's past and acceptance as well as forgiveness made their bond that much more stronger.
As with a lot of story lines that focus on multiple partners, there were issues with each man about where exactly they fit and what role they played. The author did an excellent job at never leaving the reader feeling as if one needed more affection all the time over the other two. All three men were equally loved, cherished and protected in the areas that they each needed to be.
I swear I could nearly cry as we slip under the covers, and he plasters himself against me without waiting for approval. And then he presses his nose against my throat and drapes a leg over mine, and tears do start to prickle at my eyes. You can’t cry over a little bit of post-sex cuddling, you can’t, I chant in my mind even as I feel one escape and roll down my cheek.
My sniffle alerts Beau to my emotional state, tilting his head back to stare at me with concern.
“Sorry. God, I’m pathetic,” I apologize with a watery laugh, using the arm that isn’t trapped beneath Beau to wipe my cheeks. “It’s been so long; I didn’t realize how much I missed just touching.”
Understanding flashes through his eyes, and he leans forward to kiss away the remaining stray tears, the tenderness of the gesture causing even more to fall. Fuck, this is embarrassing.
“It’s okay,” Beau whispers. “It’s okay. I’m lonely too, but tonight we don’t have to feel so alone.”
Author K.M.Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, MF romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together. She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series. When she's not writing she's a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero...just kidding, she's likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky while her amazing husband brings her coffee.
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