Stuck in Between

Blakely Bennett
Stuck in Between
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Release Date
January 2015
Book 1 of Bound by Your Love
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more

Jacqs is a twenty-eight year old woman caught up in an on again, off again relationship with Bond, who is her best friend and the one who causes her the most heartache. She succumbs, yet again, to his powerful charisma, but vows not make it into more than it is, a great night of sex.

Bond, too sexy for his own good, wants Jacqs for himself as he "dates" his way through the female population of South Florida. He selfishly doesn't see the conflict of interest.

Red, Bond's best friend, has watched Bond take Jacqs for granted for way too long and soon stakes his own claim on her.

Will Red and Jacqs budding relationship pull apart their tight-knit group of friends and will Jacqs survive being Stuck In Between.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Apr 24, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
180 people found the following review helpful
Friends, family and f**k buddies collide with explosive results in STUCK IN BETWEEN, book 1 in the Bound by Your Love series by the talented Blakely Bennett.

Jacqueline "Jacqs" Worth can't stop succumbing to the ridiculous pheromones and charm of her best friend and on-again/off-again ex, Bond. Even though his need for multiple women and dominant attitude rubs her wrong, her body is powerless to resist his pull on her. She realizes he's never going to change, and that the heartbreak he puts her through as he screws his way through every woman in Flordia just isn't worth it.

Bond's friend Aidan "Red" Burke has watched Bond treat Jacqs like crap for years. He's been in love with her forever, but has been holding off making a move on her, instead keeping his distance by playing the snarky friend. When he finally admits his feelings, a volatile relationship suddenly becomes combustible as the two can't keep their hands off of one another.

Despite how perfect things feel when they're together, Jacqs and Red are dreading telling Bond what's going on, and for good reason. When Bond finds out, he's furious, and long-time friendships are pushed to their breaking point. But Red has a solution that might just work for all of them...if they're willing to risk everything to give it a shot.

STUCK IN BETWEEN is the first book in the Bound By Your Love series that will chronicle the romantic lives of a group of friends in Florida. This book started off incredibly yummy with a late night booty call to Jacqs by Bond. The sex between the two is immediately explosive and the chemistry simply jumps off the pages. But as soon as their encounter was over, Bond became numero uno on my lead characters to loathe list. His whiny and pampered attitude was totally not what I expected from a main character, and his assertion that sleeping with dozens of women had zero influence on his deep love for Jacqs was a joke! At first I really felt bad for Jacqs, she was so clearly in love with this abominable guy who was never going to change. But she kept going back even after years of cheating and expected him to change and I just wanted to shake her and tell her to WAKE UP!

I really loved Red. What a perfect opposite to Bond and the ideal guy to rebuild Jacqs' self-esteem and show her that she is more than enough for the right guy. I appreciated that she allowed him the chance and didn't run and hide when he declared his feelings for her, even though the two of them dating could have some serious repercussions in their circle of friends. I have so much to say about their relationship, but I definitely don't want to give anything away, so I'm going to stop and say that their chemistry was as good, if not better, than the connection between Jacqs and Bond. Red's willingness to keep an open mind about her feelings toward Bond was both progressive and perfect for their situation.

It was very interesting to see the transformation in Bond when his best friend and the love of his life got together. His fury and worry and general asshat-edness made so much sense given the revelations of his past, but I didn't feel like he should get a free pass for acting like a tool for all those years. Even so, I was kinda rooting for him to make the changes he needed in his life to be a better man, if not for Jacqs, then for himself.

All in all, this was an excellent book that elicited high-impact emotions, not always pleasant but always strong. Any book that can do that is a real treat in my mind. I'm really looking forward to the next book in this series!
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