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Friday, August 5, 2011

Strike a Chord by K.J. Reed

Strike a Chord by K.J. Reed
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (24 pages)
Other: M/M/F, Ménage, M/M, anal play/intercourse
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Cross Strickland, Ava Monroe and Knight McKay have been a tight threesome for almost a year. But now Ava is pulling away, and the men don’t know why. Faced with the fear of their trio becoming a duo, Knight and Cross know it will take a big leap to keep Ava in their lives.

Ava is feeling the distance but even she isn’t sure why. She’s preparing herself for the big letdown. Life couldn’t possibly always be as perfect as the past year has been.

But the guys break out every sexy, melodic trick they’ve got to show her they want to keep making sweet music—in and out of the bedroom.

When it seems their happy family is in danger of splitting up, Cross and Knight do what every woman wants in a relationship: they make an effort!

Their story began with Songbird. A love that none of the three expected burned white hot in the beginning but it’s been a year since Cross, Ava and Knight went from a duo to a trio. Are they still in one accord or has someone decided it’s time to go solo?

There is just something about this story that exudes tenderness and intimacy. It’s in the way Cross and Knight talk to one another, little touches, the way they pamper Ava and appreciate her sassy personality. There’s a line in the book where Knight is speaking to Ava and he says “You never have to work for our love”. That just made me all gooey and weak kneed. But it’s that type of writing that makes this short story such a great and worthwhile read.

As I mentioned earlier, this is novella is a follow up to the book Songbird. It makes more sense to have read Songbird first but because this story takes place a year after Songbird I don’t think it’s completely necessary. Ms. Reed gives adequate background story to get a good idea of how this trio came together and the growth they experienced as a result.

If you don’t have much time to read and want something sure to steam your e-reader, pick up KJ Reed’s Strike a Chord. It’s sweet, it’s sexy, and it’ll have you singing its praises! Pick up your copy today!

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