Secret Yearning

Lolly Tova
Secret Yearning
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Loose ID
Release Date
April 2015
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, Ménage or more

After Sasha Mooney's latest doomed relationship fails, her best friends, Kate and Justin, drag her off for a long weekend in a remote cottage to celebrate her thirtieth birthday. Only, the new romance between Kate and Justin highlights Sasha's loneliness—and jealousy—and she can't help but crave the return of their cozy, platonic threesome.

Whichever way Sasha turns, she stumbles across Kate and Justin making love, and soon she's consumed by a frightening desire for both of them that isolates her further.

When a morning alone with Kate leads to a romantic encounter, Sasha's guilt and self-loathing spiral out of control. She's crossed a line and quickly hurdles another when Justin walks in on her in the shower and sparks fly. With hopes of salvaging her friendships fading fast, Sasha's options don't look pretty. Either she risks Kate and Justin's contempt by admitting her feelings for them both, or she respects their new relationship and walks out of their lives for good.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jun 15, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
182 people found the following review helpful
When friends hook up, it can be tough on people in their inner circle, especially when one discovers feelings that were never there before.

After catching her boyfriend shagging some random slut, Sasha needs a time out from life. She goes on a 30th birthday vacay with her BFF's Kate and Justin, hoping to heal her heartbreak. Instead, she's forced to watch and hear the new couple going at it at all hours of the day and night! She's also forced to acknowledge that the two of them turn her the hell on. Sasha doesn't know what to do about these new feelings, especially since both of them seem to be uncharacteristically flirty with her. Can Sasha move past the awkwardness and come to terms with the new dynamic or will the three of them break off their friendship…or…is it possible…could a third option present itself?

These days it's tough to find single standalone books (aka, not in a series, no cliffhanger trilogy, no prequel novella) but that's exactly what novella SECRET YEARNING is, and it's GOOD. Like really good. And, just like porn flicks, it's even rarer to find some hot lesbian action combined with decent writing, both of which Ms. Tova does a kick ass job at in this friends to lovers story. Even if girl on girl (on guy) isn't your thing, you'll be enamored by Kate's innocent yet forceful seduction of Sasha, and turned on by Justin's inability to keep his hands to himself. Sasha's concern and frustration and envy are all palpable; you could just feel her turmoil and emotions jumping off the pages. Also jumping off the pages was the chemistry between the three of them…absolutely delicious! I'm not sure how Ms. Tova managed to pack so much story into such a short read, but I'm really glad she did! I only wish I didn't have to say goodbye to the sexy triad so soon!

Bottom Line: Smokin' hot read with girl on girl and MFF action PLUS a nice little emotional punch I didn't anticipate. This is one author I'll look out for in the future, especially since this is her first erotic romance book...she's a natural!
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