Friday, February 3, 2012

Review: Songbirds by KJ Reed

Title: Songbirds
Author: KJ Reed 
Genre: Erotica  (m/f/m, m/m, m/f)
Number of Pages: 98 (EBOOK) 
Publisher: Ellora's Cave 
Source:Advanced Review Copy from author

 Seduction in a song is twice as sweet…Cross Strickland is the king of his empire. As the CEO of a major record label, his life is work and he leaves room for little else. Women are for stress relief and plus ones at events. Emotional attachments are for the weak.Ava Monroe and Knight McKay are former lovers who remained best friends because they both realized the truth about their relationship—it was missing an extra spark. They turned their passions to music, and the duo is being granted the break of a lifetime when Imperial Records offers them a chance to land a contract.The sexual tension climbs and Cross finds himself drawn into a threesome he didn’t see coming. It’s one thing to share a woman, but his attraction to Knight is over the line…isn’t it? The depth of feeling for these two scares him in more ways than one, and he makes a break for it.But when tragedy strikes, the two songbirds have to make a choice. Move on, or fight for their man

 Songbirds was an emotional read, and I wasn't expecting that. I had a hard time getting into Songbirds, but once the three main characters-Cross, Ava and Knight meet I was hooked. Cross is stubborn and used to getting want he wants. No is unacceptable for an answer. When he is attracted to his new talent, Ava and Knight he is shocked. He doesn't expect to be attracted to both a guy and a women and fights the attraction. Ava is pretty sure that Cross is attracted to both her and her best friend Knight, but isn't sure about it. Knight swings both ways, and he to isn't sure about Cross' feelings, but knows he doesn't want Ava to get hurt.

This is told from all of their points of view, and I liked seeing how they all struggled with their attraction to each other. Each had a different way of handling it. Cross avoided it, Knight attacked it and Ava pushed until she knew how everyone felt.  The character I loved the best was Cross. He really struggles with his feelings, and I loved the emotional war within him. Knight and Ava were both great, and I loved how sure of their friendship and relationship they were. Cross brings a new dynamic and the two worked together to figure it out and it was fun to watch.

 There are some really hot scenes between all of them together and separate. Seeing Cross fall hard was fun to watch, and I loved watching Knight and Ava rally around him when he needed them the most. This book has a little bit of everything-m/m, m/f/m and m/f and made for one steamy read. I can't wait to read more by KJ Reed.

Erotica Meter (still under construction) 

Heat Level: High 
Hottie Meter: Medium 
Heroine Meter: Medium 
Sigh Meter: High