Monday, November 17, 2014

Book Tour for Three of Hearts by Kelly Jamieson (Review & GIVEAWAY)

As a fan of rock star romances I was immediately drawn to this story and wanted to introduce you to it too.  Keep reading to get a taste of Three of Hearts by Kelly Jamieson, along with my impressions of it, and learn even more about it by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to leave a comment below with your email, and at the other tour stops, for the chance to win a $25 Riptide Publishing GC!

Haylee Tremayne is tired of the road. The concert tour for Three of Hearts was a success, but she’s confused by the inexplicable tension between her bandmates, Ben and Lucas. She’s also ready to go home to her boyfriend in Nashville. Time off would probably help everyone relax, even if it is Christmas, a season with too many bad memories.
But right before their last concert, Haylee discovers she’s been dumped for a sexy girly-girl. Story of her life: all guys see is tomboy Haylee. At the after-concert party, she drowns her sorrows and—desperate to feel feminine for once in her life—asks Ben and Lucas for a threesome. And it’s just as sexy and fun as she hoped.
Back in Nashville, Ben and Lucas prove again and again that their first night wasn’t a mistake. But the tension between them is still high, and on Christmas Eve, their ménage takes a stunning turn. When it all falls apart, Haylee is terrified that their crazy relationship might cost them the band, their success, and worst of all, each other.


The world of music and ménage collide in this quick and steamy read where a trio of musicians finally give into the sexual tension that's been permeating their relationship.  When a night of decadent delights gives way to doubts and insecurities will one night lead to the end of their beautiful music or lead to something more?

As a fan of stories set in the music world I was drawn to this book from the first page to the last as it gave insight into the intricacies of being a star as well as the downside.  It's not all glitz and glamour when issues of body image, relationships, and unwanted obligations arise.  For Haylee, all three of these issues weigh heavily on her and after a night of drinking she gives into her two bandmate's offers of comfort.  Haylee has always felt inferior and not pretty with her sports-toned body and hatred of getting dressed up.  She's always been the friend to men and nothing more.  Her own father saw her as a means to an end when it came to music.  Having her boyfriend cheat on her blatantly is the last straw and when two gorgeous men seek to make her feel special for one night, who wouldn't grasp at that?!  In the light of day though, reality comes crashing down and truths must come out if they ever hope to stay together.

Ben and Lucas are both very sexy but different in their looks and demeanors.  Lucas is fun loving and full of energy with sensuality that radiates off him.  He looks like a golden angel but is an expert at talking dirty and says whatever's on his mind.  He likes to take command and is the one who keeps them focused.  Ben is darker in his looks and temperament and tends to be moody, he's better at giving comfort as he's more in-tune with feelings.  He's more likely to look before he leaps.  They're both in love with Haylee but have held back as they know she fears what the truth might do to their band.  Sexual tension has always hovered around them but by giving into it deeper, and unacknowledged, feelings arise that must be addressed in a moment of heartbreak that they deal with in a refreshingly adult way.

This is a super sexy and straightforward story with only a bit of conflict.  The issues of a ménage relationship are discussed but don't really get dealt with as the story ends with a HEA before things get truly complicated.  The characters are likable though, the sexual encounters hot and nicely spaced throughout the story, with a nice flow that makes for an enjoyable read.  While it's nothing groundbreaking it makes for a pleasant and decadently delightful way to spend a few hours.

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from NetGalley for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Kelly is a married mother of two who lives a very ordinary life outside of her imagination. When she's not writing, she's usually reading. She also likes to cook, and that means she likes to read cookbooks and cooking magazines. In the summer she enjoys spending time gardening, and in the winter she likes to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues. She loves lying on the beach or on her deck with a glass of wine and a good book. She also loves to travel. As you can see, pretty much all of her activities involve reading somehow! Although she doesn't have as much time for it anymore, she also loves to shop, especially for clothes and shoes. Some think she's obsessed with shoes but that is not true (although her husband would point out that there is no room left in our closet).
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Every comment (with an email) on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a $25 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 7.  Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

***Each year, Riptide Publishing releases a holiday collection in support of an LGBTQ charity. Twenty percent of all proceeds from the  Share the Love collection  will be donated to the  It Gets Better Project.  This collection would not be possible without the talent and generosity of its authors, who have brought us the following holiday stories:
-Three of Hearts  by Kelly Jamieson (releasing November 17)
-Lucky Strike  by Jane Davitt (releasing November 24)
-Three the Hard Way  by Sydney Croft (releasing December 1)

***Help us choose a charity!
Every year, Riptide Publishing releases a Holiday charity bundle with themed stories by bestselling authors. Twenty percent of the net proceeds of each bundle goes to a charity that serves the LGBTQ population.
Royalties from Riptide's 2013 Home for the Holidays charity collection have raised over $14,000 in nine months for the Ali Forney Center, and continue to yield several hundred dollars per month in royalties donations. Our 2014 Share the Love charity collection will be raising money for the It Gets Better Project, and we hope to report even better results than in 2013.
For 2015, the theme will be Holiday Surprises, and we'll have stories by HelenKay Dimon, Christine d'Abo, and Marie Sexton. But we don't have a charity yet.
We need YOUR help to choose the 2015 charity. Nominate your favorite LGBTQ charity below and Riptide might choose it as the 2015 Holiday bundle charity!
The chosen charity for 2015 will immediately receive a $5,000 advance against royalties (paid in 2015 on announcement of the award recipient). The charity will continue to receive 20% of all lifetime net sales income from the 2015 holiday charity collection, in the form of a monthly royalty check.
Three honorable mention charities will each receive a $250 donation.


  1. Thanks so much for the review!


  2. Great interview. The books sounds great.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  3. Haven't read a mixed menage for a while. Do like these Christmas collections Riptide does

    Littlesuze at

  4. Thanks for the review! The cover on this one is lovely. And it is great that Riptide gives proceeds to a charity each year.

    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com

  5. Thanks for the review. I haven't read this author.
    Happy Holidays,
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  6. This sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.