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Book – Trifecta
Author – Kim Carmichael
Star rating – ★★★★★
Would I read it again – Yes.
Plot – nicely interwoven, good balance
Characters – amazing, funny, sweet, relatable
Movie Potential – ★★★★★ (possibly R rated)
Ease of reading – very easy to read.
** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK BY THE AUTHOR, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **
This book had me smiling from beginning to end.
I love the characters. They’re complicated, normal human beings, with their own issues. But when they come together, the whole world is right again. I LOVE that. Lauren is sassy and emotional and tormented by her feelings for the two best friends in her life. Russell is serious and focused and confused about his own feelings, but he lets Jason guide him and that is just beautiful. Jason himself is artistic and talented, but he doubts himself and his work and his worth. He struggles to find any happiness outside of his studio or the bedroom, but he’s also free and easy going and loyal to his best friends.
There is so much I could say about this book and what it did to me. I’ll try to keep it short so I don’t bore you. This is actually my first venture into the M/M/F genre. I’ve read plenty of M/F and M/M stories, but never with three people involved or with the dynamics of this story.
The important thing I want to get across here is that this book isn’t about sex. Yes, there are numerous threesomes throughout the story, some very hot and sexy scenes even, but the entire point of the story is that sex isn’t always the answer. It is never the be-all and end-all of a relationship, unless the people in that relationship choose to make it so. I think you can all tell by now that I’ve fallen in love with this book and it’s characters.
The really beautiful thing, that I loved, about this story is that we have these three slightly damaged, insecure characters, but when they come together, everything is perfect. They don’t function without each other and even when they attempt to, it proves a disaster. I love that we get into the mindset of each character, throughout the story. I think that is so important. It lets us understand them and see the things that the other two can’t, which makes the revelation when it finally comes, all the sweeter.
When I started this book, I really thought that Russell was going to be my favourite of the boys. I’ve never been one to swoon for the artistic types, but I do have a very big weakness for 1950’s chic, professional men. And that’s what Russell is, but the more I read, the more I connected with Jason as well and felt myself becoming more and more in love with him. If these two boys were real life people in my life, I would like Lauren. I would take what I could get with them, while I could because these two are keepers. I love them both, probably not really that equally, but equally enough to know that I could never choose between them.
In my journey of falling in love with the boys, I discovered some things. I really appreciated and adored the doubt in Russell, about being ‘open’ about their 3-way relationship. Let me just say that the visit to his parents house was EPIC and I was so proud of him. I loved how artistic and free Jason is and how he really drove the relationship forward and then lost his way. I found myself reading this late into the early morning, unwilling to put it down. And when I did, it was barely ten minutes before I changed my mind and picked it up again. I wasn’t going to sleep until the story was done any way, so thanks to the author for another sleepless night. 🙂
I have to commend Kim on her writing. It’s been a while since I was so wrapped up in a story and its characters and their fate. I laughed, I cried, I had to stifle giggles at 4am and I loved. It takes a heck of a lot to make me fall in love with a character. But I fell in love with all three of these, in my own way. And unlike a lot of books I’ve read, I didn’t hate anyone. Lol. I could have, since Dr Douche was a real pill sometimes, but I actually liked him. He was playful and fun and a definite possibility. I can see why Lauren was attracted to him and I could see how she believed she could have a happy married life with him, if that was the choice she made.
But I’m not going to tell you what choice she made.
READ THE BOOK! Seriously. I really…beg you…read it and then come back and tell me I was wrong.
Two men. One woman. It could ruin a friendship, or bring a satisfying twist to their lives. Artist, Jason Morgan, is used to making magic on the canvas. Now he hopes to do it in the bedroom.
After a failed gallery showing, Jason decides the best way to cure his creative block is to act on his own personal fantasy, and enter into a sexual relationship with his two best friends.
From the time they were in elementary school, Russell Sinclair has been a willing participant in Jason’s adventures, but this one goes to a new level. He’s intrigued by the idea of sharing one woman, but is challenged by how to fit this three-sided relationship into his traditional life.
Lauren Redmond is no stranger to fantasy. As the aesthetic sales rep to the top Beverly Hills dermatologists, she is responsible for the majority of puffed lips and filled wrinkles in the greater Los Angeles area. She detours from her steady, secure path when she is offered the opportunity to live the dream with the two men who have occupied her heart since college. The fantasy fast becomes a powerful reality, and Lauren must decide if she is willing to give up everything she has worked for to have a bit of temporary decadence.
Trifecta explores the boundaries of love, relationships and convention.
About the Author:
Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.
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