Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Erotica, LGBT, Romance

Review: Lovers by Fiona Cole

LOVERSI loved him first. 

Jake was my best friend in college-my very straight best friend, until one night he was more. He may have ran after what happened between us, but I never forgot him. 

When fate puts us in the same place, five years later, he has a fiance by his side. Carina is beautiful, driven, and draws my attention almost as much as he still does. 

A game of truth or dare leads to a wild night and a relationship that has our feelings growing into something bigger than any of us intended. 

But what happens when our feelings deepen? Can I handle being with two people? 

If it means I can have him, I’ll love them both.

5 stars

Adult Fiction | Romance | Erotica | Menage

My obsession for Fiona Cole is running deep my furry friends and Lovers is the most exquisitely delicious reason why. After meeting the handsome Jackson from Voyeur, I was dying to figure out this man’s life, he was an enigma of sorts, had to have him. Fiona Cole literally upped the ante with Lovers. Just wow. Between the romantic entanglement and the writing style, whew she has me crumbling in a molten mess on the floor. I loved every minute of Jackson’s story. 

Ok, let me try and compile an actual review, though you have been warned, Lovers took my breath away. Fiona Cole has beguiled me utterly and completely, so here’s hoping this review is justifiable and a smidge coherent. Especially one without too many spoilers!

Firstly, this is told by three perspectives, Jackson, Jake and Carina. Though admittedly you get more Jackson and Jake than anything, which I am not complaining, I loved these two characters and we all know how much I love a good broody, complex MM Romance to get my dirty dreams in a tizzy. Jackson is definitely a great character, just an all around amazingly thrilling character. He is confident, passionate yet rather guarded about himself. I like how and who he is as a character. Truly he wears his heart on his shoulder yet he continues to keep many people in an arms length away, that is until Jake steps back into his life. 

Now speaking of Jake, you can’t truly talk about him without the mixture of his fiancee, Carina. Their personalities were interesting and took a bit to figure out, even without Jackson in the mix of their trio romance. Carina was bubbly, sweet and caring and also very open about her desires. She is definitely a feisty character who was entertaining. She and Jake really had a great chemistry because of it because in many ways he was exactly the same, strange I know, but where she was bubbly, he had this demanding presence, where she was sweet and caring, he was generous and attentive. I say though that it took a smidge to really get a grasp on their relationship because the more and more they became a trio, the less it was Jake and Carina. Which obviously brings on more dynamics, but they always felt more of best friends who could have great sex rather than be incandescently in love. This also plays a HUGE factor on the entirety of the development. Many times too, with these types of menage dynamics the first question that comes to mind is – will this be a jealousy, hot mess of a romance that has that bittersweet ending or will the trio beat the odds becoming that all encompassing romance with the ability to share. I will say I am a fan of both angles. I have seen them both done in very similar and different ways, and this one, without spoiling is definitely one of the two. 

I definitely rambled… back to the romance.

So when Jackson comes back into Jake’s life, right off the bat there is a sexual tension that is burning to break out. Carina is definitely the lover in the middle who tries test the waters, her desires obviously being with two men, but eventually, starts wanting to watch two men…. dun dun dun – I like this dynamic a lot, I enjoyed seeing Jake struggle with his sexuality, and really it wasn’t so much this, it was the struggle that he felt a connection to Carina yet a strong pull towards Jackson, he was truly battling with his true wants and needs. Before the drama really hits the fan too, the trio really has a great chemistry, the sexual connection was melt off your pants worthy. The dirty talk, the touching, kissing – oh me oh my – delicious. 

Something that also really made me fall absolutely in love with Lovers is that this was strictly based around the menage dynamic and the romance build, there was no other harboring plot twist, there was not strange backstory that came to ram them in, at least nothing further than Jake and Jackson’s history and true there was the Voy, some family dynamics added in, but nothing beyond this. I say this because I have read a few romance novels where the author felt the need to add in some off the wall drama factor to add some edge to the plot, and just no. I came here for the drama of their romance, I came here for the sex and man does Fiona deliver on this aspect. 

And Oh my lanta, I cannot believe that ending. I know what I wanted to happen, what I was expecting to happen in this romance trio but that – no I wasn’t expecting that. I am trying my hardest to not spoil, but I am sure you are picking up what I am putting down. In truth too, though I was not expecting the ending that I got, it was perfection. I truly cannot get enough of Jake and Jackson’s connection, adding in Carina, it was exactly what I wanted to happen. I am really hoping to see what becomes of this trio in the future, I know there are more books (wink wink Fiona) and I just gotta know. The epilogue just was not enough….

 

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