Friday, August 3, 2018

Book Spotlight on Bedfellows by Lola Leighton (REVIEW)

Fans of erotically-charged reads will find themselves captivated by this ménage romance that realistically deals with issues surrounding this compelling trio.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Bedfellows by Lola Leighton, along with my impressions of this contemporary read, then add this sexy and charming standalone romance to your bookshelf!

I wasn't looking to fall for one man. Let alone two...
Sullivan and Will are as close as two friends can be. Growing up in the system forced them to rely on each other, and they've become accustomed to sharing everything—including women.
Now they're ready for more. To find love. To start a family. To see the dreams they've shared since childhood come true.
Apparently I tick off every box on their list—brains, beauty, and sass. I never hesitate to put both men in their places—which they find sexy as hell.
One problem, I'm a traditional girl, with traditional values—one man, one woman, till death do us part—kind of values.
They're willing to work to prove how very right the three of us could be, but what happens next is anyone's guess...


“Tonight has been great, Sullivan. It's just, when I think about adding Will into the equation, I get...”
She shook her head. “Butterflies.”
“Butterflies are good, right?”
“I think so.” Her voice was barely above a whisper. I leaned in closer, captivated by her. Everything about her drew me in—from the swell of her full lips, to her uncertainty about this, and especially her willingness to try.
“He's not here now. Put the butterflies away.”
“Okay.” She smiled.
I leaned in closer. “I've wanted to kiss you all night.”
She wet her lower lip with the tip of her tongue and it was all the answer I needed. She wanted this, too. Wanted me.
My heart pumped faster with that secret knowledge.
Tilting her chin so that her lips met mine, I took her mouth. Gently at first, and then with a growing sense of hunger as her warm, wet tongue came out to meet mine.
She tasted incredible. Slightly sweet from the wine, and feminine and simply perfect.




As a reader who’s read numerous menage romances I must congratulate this talented author (a bestseller who‘s writing under a pseudonym here) on her decadently delightful handling of this romance.  It a romance full of charm that deals head-on with the issues surrounding this kind of coupling while keeping readers invested in this trio’s HEA every step of the way.

Growing up together in the foster care system caused an unwavering connection to be formed between Will and Sullivan.  Growing up they protected each other and strengthened whatever was lacking in the other.  They loved each other as more than friends and can’t ever picture themselves apart as adults.  There’s a sense of completion when these two are together, a sense of the two of them against the world and I found them a delicious duo.  Though they’ve been content with their short-term relationships before, they’re now longing for something more permanent.  They’re longing for a woman who’s the one, a woman who makes them better and who accepts the unconventional relationship they’re offering.  Will and Sullivan have different personalities, where Will is the strong and silent type while Sullivan is the playful charmer, but together they’e beautifully balanced.  Will tends to be more pessimistic too while Sullivan always sees the best of things and together they give Adrienne everything she could ever want and I was full of jealousy for all that this duo offered her.

Adrienne’s a likable heroine when readers first meet her, a heroine who’s content but still longing for something more.  She’s down on her luck when she crashes into Sullivan’s truck, with her business and home needing to be repaired after a water main break.  Things definitely start looking up though the moment she meets the two eclectic friends and hears their even more unexpected offer. She comes off as shy in her early scenes, a young woman holding herself back, but being around the two sexy friends has her wanting to take a walk on the wild side.  Adrienne’s an appealing heroine, kind and loyal, who longs to accept the love Will and Sullivan offer but who’s worried about what other’s think.  I was drawn to the realistic dilemma of this kind of coupling and for the most part applaud Adrienne for going with her heart despite a few seconds of fear that she let get to her.  It was a sweet and sexy coupling that matured the longer they were together and that ultimately left me cheering.

Many of the menages I’ve read have focused on the erotic aspects of the couple, but here readers get to see a relationship that matures and becomes richer and more meaningful as the story progresses.  Will and Sullivan’s past is brought to the forefront, dealt with in a way that has me still wanting to know more though.  Their feelings for each other intensify with each turn of the page and it makes this coupling even richer. Adrienne’s a good match for them, fulfills something they’ve always longed for, and as a trio they made me smile.  Will and Sullivan were sweet, charming, and protective without being smothering. Their playful banter and scorching interludes were satisfying to see and had this book progressing at a good pace for the most part.  While I enjoyed the epilogue I wish it had been more fleshed-out, as well as readers getting greater insight into Will and Sullivan’s past.  From the first page to the last I was captivated by this unapologetic romance where the definition of conventional becomes blurred in the face of HEA.  It’s an entertaining read that this author doesn’t need to hide from and I hope to see her write more books like this in the future.

My rating for this is a B+

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


Lola Leighton is the pseudonym for a New York Times bestselling romance author who wanted to write steamier stories that her mother is most definitely not allowed to read.

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