The Glass Knot

Lily Harlem
The Glass Knot
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Lily Harlem
Release Date
October 2012
Erotic Romance

What's a girl to do when the guy she falls for is married to another man?

This is exactly what happened to me. Seeing Josh Kendal stroll out of the Mediterranean Sea wearing tight navy swim trunks and looking like a hot new James Bond was a truly delicious moment. Catching sight of his wedding ring was like a kick in the shin and meeting his gorgeous husband, phew, that was enough to make any girl groan at the cruel joke God was playing on her.

But all was not as it seemed, and when Josh needed a woman to sort out a ‘delicate predicament' I was the one for the job – heck, what did I have to lose? Certainly not as much as him, literally.

Trouble is, emotions always get tangled, loyalties can't help but be divided and with a night of memories so hot they'd have the devil sweating, there was only one thing for it—it was time to get honest, fight for what I wanted despite society's constraints and open my heart to the people it needed most.

Reader advisory - The Glass Knot is an erotic romance featuring M/M and M/F love and every combination of two guys and a girl you can think of!

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Sep 07, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
202 people found the following review helpful
THE GLASS KNOT is an intimate look at what happens to a long-term relationship when one partner wants to take another lover.

Josh and Nick Kendal are blissfully in love and celebrating their tenth year anniversary in beautiful Marbella. Even though Josh has only ever been with Nick sexually, he's found himself dreaming of "HER" over the years, the fictional woman with whom he could experience the delights of a woman's body. Though Nick isn't happy about sharing his husband, he understands the desire for a woman, after all, he was married to one before meeting Josh all those years ago.

Laura Makay is solo on her own Marbella vacation, and when she spies the impossibly beautiful Josh emerging from the ocean like some sort of Greek god, she's immediately drawn to him. Naturally, he'd have to be gay. And married.

So imagine Laura's surprise when Josh not only asks HER to spend the night with him making love, but then to visit him and his husband at their home a few weeks later. Laura is glad to help him since he's pretty much the most incredibly sexy man she's ever met, and so is Nick, if she's honest with herself. But much to everyone's horror, a slip-up after their approved ONE night together leads to heartbreak and devastation for all involved. Can Nick come to terms with his husband's obvious love for a woman, and what happens when he starts feeling things he shouldn't for her as well? Can the three of them come to terms with their desires before someone's heart gets irrevocably broken?

THE GLASS KNOT is an insanely erotic exploration into a gay marriage when both partners are bisexual and open to exploring their desires. In the beginning, I found it funny that Nick told Josh he wasn't as gay as he thought, and though I had to suspend reality a bit to picture the sexy, personable and open minded Josh as being a virgin at traditional sex, I thought that Ms. Harlem wrote that initial experience so fabulously. You could really relate to Josh's explorations of Laura's body from your own fumbling teenage days of sexual discovery (even though he's a grown, married man).

As for the characters, while they were all developed nicely, I felt some pretty strong emotions for each of them and not always positive. I adored Laura during her first encounter with Josh, but the second time left me pissed off and wanting to push the delete button on my ereader. And some of her comments and actions made me think of her as a gold digger, even though she made token efforts against taking the men's money and gifts.

I really felt for Nick. He was naive to think that a single freebie night for his husband would lead to anything but trouble. I'm glad he came around because it made for some hot reading, but I wish that there would've been consequences for Josh and Laura's actions!

While this wasn't my favorite book content wise, it was well written and blazing hot and fans of MMF stories will likely really enjoy this one.
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Book Review by Carly (Carly's Book Reviews) (reviewer)
Jul 31, 2014
206 people found the following review helpful
Happily married to Nick for 10 years, Josh knows that he's found his forever love; but Nick is older, more experienced, and Josh can't help but wonder what it would be like to make love to a woman. They've even talked about it, and Nick has made it clear that he's open to Josh exploring that side of his sexuality. The problem is that Josh isn't interested in sleeping with just any woman; it would need to be someone he felt a connection to... someone special.

Laura has given up on men. After experiencing nothing but loser boyfriends who have given her nothing but heartache, she's spent the last year focusing on her photography business. She'd like to believe that her trusty vibrator is all that she needs to satisfy her, but when Josh Kendal walks out of the water and into her camera's viewfinder, she can't help but dream of what it would be like to spend the night in his sexy embrace.

Josh is equally fascinated by the beautiful woman he caught eyeing him that day, and when their attraction leads to a night of passion, it's more perfect than he ever imagined it could be.

Nick, Josh and Laura quickly learn that you should be careful what you wish for, because that one night changed everything...

THE GLASS KNOT is a passionately written and captivating story that balances explosive sensuality and touching emotions into an entertaining romance that felt like a grown up version of the fairytales of my childhood. I would recommend this well paced and delightful book to readers who are looking to experience a unique story with emotional characters and unexpected plot lines.
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