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Monday, January 2, 2012

Between Friends by Lolita Lopez

Between Friends by Lolita Lopez
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (213 pgs)
Other: M/F/M, M/M, M/F, anal sex, toys, menage
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed By Dianthus

For months, LA fashionista Whitney Montcrief has secretly lusted after her roommates, super sexy trauma surgeon Mick O'Loughlin and rough, tough and drop-dead gorgeous SWAT sergeant Eddie Dillon.

Eddie craves Whitney's touch. Her sweet smile tempts him like none other—and it terrifies him. He's been burned once before and has no desire to relive the pain of rejection. His heart walled off, Eddie denies himself the very thing he wants most.

But Mick is tired of tiptoeing around the obvious sexual attraction between the three of them. He wants Eddie and Whitney in his bed. He's ready to play with fire, even if that means dragging Eddie, kicking and screaming, right through the flames behind him.

Can you really love two different people at the same time, even though it seems they have so much history that adding yourself to the mix will be a challenge? When brick wall after brick wall stands in your way, could you be the one to fight for what you want or will the task seem too big?

This is the story of Whitney, Eddie and Mick--all three very successful professional people who just seem to want something more in life. Can that something be found in each other’s arms, or will adding sex and love to this mix break up the trio for good?

For Whitney, as a fashion design house mogul, looking for love has never been easy, and after being hurt so many times in the past she is reluctant to open up to the idea of putting herself out there again. But can walking in on a secret love when coming home early one night be just the shove she needs to get out on that branch again? And once out there will she be all alone or will the men of her dreams be out there with her?

Eddie has trust issues, not only because of his position as a SWAT team leader, but his rocky past with women has left him with a sour taste in his mouth toward lasting relationships. But when he meets Whitney the day she moves in as his roommate, he starts thinking that maybe he could give it one more try and see if she would really be different than all the others.

And finally there's Mick, the famous trauma surgeon who just happens to also be Eddie’s best friend and roommate. With Mick’s good looks, amazing family and great job will he steal Whitney’s heart before Eddie even has a chance to get into the game or will Mick turn to dirty tricks to knock himself out of the game early on? Can this trio make it work as friends, sometime lovers, and maybe one day a family….or is it doomed to be from the first meeting?

Lolita Lopez is a new-to-me author, and she did a great job with this story. Not once did the story drag or feel like the writing was forced. I think she took an old concept and gave it a new spin that kept me interested and made the reading easy. I was sad to see the end of the book as I really fell for these characters. I will be on the lookout for more books by Lolita Lopez because this is definitely a book to put in the keeper pile for a reread in the future. You will not be disappointed, so go out and grab a copy!

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