ARC Review – Three Ways to Wicked (Wicked Shores #1) by Jodi Redford

The elements of a traditional chick flick type of story are there, but the steamy hotness between the trio brings it to an erotic level that will melt your panties.Needless to say, you will laugh, squee, and maybe even gain a soft spot here and there as you follow these three lovers through their self-discoveries and the realization that there are no rules when it comes to the heart. ~ Alyn Love, Guilty Pleasures

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“Three ingredients for a hot summer: sun, sand, and sizzling sex. ”

Following a nasty breakup with her ex, Kayla English is eager to get her erotic writing mojo back on track. Except progress on her current book has flatlined, right along with her belief in happily-ever-after.

Solution? Two weeks of solitude in the Florida sun thanks to some friends’ generous offer to house-sit their place on the beach. She didn’t count on having roommates-or on getting the sexiest peepshow of her life.

Seven years after an intimate encounter rocked their worlds, business partners Tyler Bishop and Gibb Masters have kept things strictly in the friend zone. A recent storm has left them homeless, though. They figure moving into Ty’s parents’ place is preferable to roughing it elsewhere, even if it means resisting the temptation to slip between the sheets with Kayla…and each other.

As the days heat up, so does their three-way attraction. But when emotions run deeper than any of them expect, three wary hearts must decide if it’s worth the risk to write their own HEA.

Warning: This book brings the dirty. We’re talking dirty sex in an outdoor shower, on a boat, and on the kitchen counter with a dirty-mouthed Casanova. In other words, all the good stuff with a side of glow-in-the-dark body paint.

Review copy provided for an honest review

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Kayla English is an erotic writer in hiding. After her ex humiliated her and basically called her a freak due to her taste for the kinkier side, she needed a break. If that isn’t bad enough, her high-society mother basically shunned her and called her a disgrace to her deceased father. As a writer, he had won numerous awards and was well known in the community, so to have a daughter that wrote erotica was an insult in her eyes. Now she is in Florida to rekindle her writing vibe and get her alter ego back on track for her next book. Her best friend Bailey offered her two weeks of sanity at her parents’ beach house and the prospect of peace and quiet seemed promising.

Stepping up to the front door, Kayla remembered what it was like growing up in the area and the two boys she used to swoon over. Bailey’s brother Tyler had always been drool worthy and so was his best friend Gibb. Too bad they were way out of her league! She had always dreamed of giving her virginity to them but that was a dream that never came to pass, only a wicked fantasy. Now walking through her best friend’s kitchen years later, she began to get settled and was shocked to see the gloriously naked body of none other than Tyler, underneath the outdoor shower for her to see. Frazzled to see his eyes meet hers she hides behind the counter pretending she didn’t see him, but her hiding spot is not as helpful as she thought. Standing before her clad only in a towel, Tyler was more than happy to welcome Kayla back to the neighborhood.

Tyler could not believe that Kayla was standing (or sitting if you count her hiding behind the counter) in the kitchen of the house he and Gibb were staying in while their roof was repaired. Tyler had always had a thing for her, and the years that have gone by didn’t change how he felt. Of course he knew that Gibb also had a thing for Kayla despite his denial. His point proven to be more valid as he watched Gibb walk through the door and hug Kayla with such heat in his eyes there was no hiding it. Formalities aside, the trio realizes that a miscommunication has placed them all at the same house for the next few weeks and opportunities to turn wicked fantasies into reality are endless.

I really enjoyed this story for the simple fact that it is a fun read. The elements of a traditional chick flick type of story are there, but the steamy hotness between the trio brings it to an erotic level that will melt your panties. Amidst the playfulness there is a subtext that Gibb and Tyler have kept hidden for years. The pair had an encounter together that left Tyler sleeping with every female to prove his masculinity, while Gibb found himself in a one-sided marriage with a cheating wife. Ignoring their attraction to each other, it isn’t until Kayla arrives that the heat between them comes to a boiling point. When she walks in on the two of them and they realize she is willing to accept them, two become three and Kayla finds the muse that had been eluding her writing for so long.

This truly was a fun read and a fairly quick one. In saying that, the story does have its serious moments when the trio deal with the backlash of their relationship becoming public and Bailey sharing her own issues that are plaguing her. The drama only continues further when Gibb and Tyler convince Kayla to go public with her writing instead of hiding behind her pen name. Needless to say, you will laugh, squee, and maybe even gain a soft spot here and there as you follow these three lovers through their self-discoveries and the realization that there are no rules when it comes to the heart.

3.75

3.75 Stars

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