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Title: Stuck In Between
Author: Blakely Bennett
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: March 24, 2014
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.
Chapter One of this book hooked me. It started off so strong and, in my opinion, pulls the reader in. However, the more I read the more the story became less interesting. I loved idea of Jacqs, Red, and Bond’s story and it was a great concept, but I personally just didn’t connect with the characters or the story.
I loved the transition for Jacqs from Bond to Red. Yet, I felt that Red’s revelation of his feelings for Jacqs happened to quickly and her acceptance to jump in was almost instant. I do wish there would have been more a buildup for them. I also felt that Bond’s desperation in the situation was too much. I understand why Jacqs and Red wanted to keep things calm within their group, but I felt Jacqs would have been satisfied with the situation between her and Red, the way it was written she seemed content, but Bond was too selfish to let it go. He put her through so much throughout the years, yet suddenly he wants to give things a shot, it really irked me when he started acting like a drama queen. There were also times when the language was too formal. The use of “shall I,” and other similar phrases just didn’t fit with the context of the story. There was also the proper use of body part names during sex scenes and that also seemed out of place with the story.
All in all….did I enjoy the story:? YES. Did I LOVE it? NO. If there is another installment following Jacqs, Red and Bond will I read it? ABSOLUTLEY. I do want to see what happens, if there is more to the story. The ending, just ended and I personally would have wanted to see more of what happened. I think there is so much more potential for these characters and what is going on in their world. I gave Stuck In Between 3 out of 5 books.
Blakely Bennett grew up in Southeast Florida and has been residing in the great Northwest for over eight years. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a degree in psychology, which accounts for her particular interest in crafting the personalities, struggles, and motivations of her characters. She is an avid reader of many genres of fiction, but especially erotica and romance. Writing has always been her bliss. She is attracted to stories of self-struggle and ultimate recovery.
Blakely is married to a wonderful, loving and supportive husband, also a writer, who helps to keep her grounded. She is a mother, a communitarian, a lover of music (always on while she is writing—thank you, Pandora), and a good friend. An advocate of love and female empowerment, she is a facilitator for a women’s group. She loves to walk and hike for exercise and finds that, since moving to Seattle, WA, she is now one of those “crazy” people who walk in the rain.
Stuck In Between (erotic romance) is her 5th novel. She is also the author of the dark erotic suspense, My Body Trilogy (My Body-His, My Body-His (Marcello) & My Body-Mine) and co-authored the contemporary romance, The Demarcation of Jack with her husband, Dana Bennett.