Monday, October 13, 2014
Review of The Silk Tie by Lily Harlem
The Silk Tie by Lily Harlem
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I have read several of Ms. Harlem’s book in the past, so I expected The Silk Tie to be a very enjoyable read. What I didn’t expect was the extreme level of heat that she would infuse into Hayley, Gabe and Brent’s story. I knew she wrote good sex, but my goodness this book was so hot it left me squirming several times. As if that weren’t enough to recommend the book, it is the relationships that develop between the three that keep this book from being just a sex-a-thon and makes an erotic romance.
Hayley and Gabe have been happily married for years and they’ve never lost their spark. Their love for one another is apparent immediately and theirs is a clearly committed relationship. But Gabe has a new client that intrigues him and he’s not sure how to deal with his unwanted thoughts, not because they cause him to question his love for Hayley (because that never wavers) but because the client is a man and Gabe has NEVER been attracted to a man before. When Gabe finally admits his attraction to Hayley, she is taken aback. She doesn’t doubt his love for her or worry that he’ll leave her, but rather she is surprised that she is excited about the idea of her husband with another man – this excitement quickly becomes arousal when she meets and gets to know Brent. I loved the scene when Brent stormed into her office after Gabe tells him that Hayley has given him permission to explore his attraction to Brent; and the second time was even better. Fortunately Brent’s insistence that Hayley be present insures that the reader has a front-row seat to some seriously hot man-on-man action.
As I said before, The Silk Tie is an erotic romance, so as the three spend more time together, it becomes clear that feelings are developing between Gabe and Brent. I liked that Hayley was secure in her relationship with Gabe and she didn’t feel threatened by their developing relationship. On the contrary, she began to open herself up to Brent to foster more of a relationship with him because her husband’s happiness was so important to her. As the relationships between Gabe & Brent and Brent & Hayley begin to deepen, a relationship between the three evolves and we move from duos to ménages – both MMF and MFM! Gabe’s commitment to Hayley never wavered once throughout the book nor did hers him, instead, they both opened their hearts to encompass Brent into their relationship. Ms. Harlem has created a sexy love story between three interesting characters that was a delight to read; that the Epilogue was from Brent’s point of view was a wonderful touch and a perfect ending to the book.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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