Saturday, February 1, 2014

Trifecta by Kim Carmichael's Blog Tour

Kim Carmichael is one of my fellow authors in the Hot Ink Press family, and I received an ARC of Trifecta in exchange for an honest review.

Two men. One woman. It could ruin a friendship, or bring a satisfying twist to their lives. Artist, Jason Morgan, is used to making magic on the canvas. Now he hopes to do it in the bedroom.

After a failed gallery showing, Jason decides the best way to cure his creative block is to act on his own personal fantasy, and enter into a sexual relationship with his two best friends.

From the time they were in elementary school, Russell Sinclair has been a willing participant in Jason's adventures, but this one goes to a new level. He's intrigued by the idea of sharing one woman, but is challenged by how to fit this three-sided relationship into his traditional life.

Lauren Redmond is no stranger to fantasy. As the aesthetic sales rep to the top Beverly Hills dermatologists, she is responsible for the majority of puffed lips and filled wrinkles in the greater Los Angeles area. She detours from her steady, secure path when she is offered the opportunity to live the dream with the two men who have occupied her heart since college. The fantasy fast becomes a powerful reality, and Lauren must decide if she is willing to give up everything she has worked for to have a bit of temporary decadence.

Trifecta explores the boundaries of love, relationships and convention.

My review: 4 stars

The concept of Trifecta intrigued me, so I was so excited to receive an ARC! I really enjoyed the story, but didn't feel the emotional connection between some of the characters like I would've liked. The romance between the three was steamy, but given that the book was basically had a threesome for every sex scene, I was expecting more steam. Don't get me wrong, the sex scenes were hot, but I was left wanting more.
I really enjoyed reading this story, especially seeing the relationship between Jason, Russell, and Lauren grow. Lauren is so lucky to live out a fantasy that many women have. There were some really sweet moments between the three, as well as some great drama. And I loved the ending-it was perfect!

Buy it here:

About Kim:

Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her

to create her own.

A Southern California native, Kim's contemporary romance combines Hollywood magic

with pop culture to create quirky characters set against some of most unique and colorful

settings in the world.

With a weakness for designer purses, bad boys and techno geeks, Kim married her own

computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running and finally

admitted handbags were an investment.

Kim is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as some small specialty

chapters.  A multi-published author, Kim's books can be found on Amazon as well as

Barnes & Nobel.  From alcohol to makeup to infrared cameras and even scientific lasers

studying the atmosphere, Kim has worked in some aspect of sales and marketing for over

twenty years.

When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and

helping top doctors build their practices.

• Hands On Me – Keith Publications – 9/12 – Part of the Tramp Stamp Line

• Closure – Hot Ink Press – 11/12 - Explores a second chance at a first love.

• Eternity – Keith Publications – 1/13 - My fallen cupid story.

• The Promise – Hot Ink Press – 2/13 - My sexy demon story.

• Interchangeable – Decadent Publications – 7/13 - Part of Decadent's 1Night Stand

Line.  Explores a M/F/M love story.

• Permanent – Book One of the Indelibly Marked Series – 10/13. Permanent was

chosen as a finalist in the Assent Publishing Great Romance Contest.

• Trifecta – Hot Ink Press – 12/13 – M/F/M – A traditional romance that just

happens to have three people.

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