Review ~ Caught in the Middle by Kira Barker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This great story about best friends to lovers has many twists and turns. The dynamics between the three friends (2 guys and a girl) is quite interesting and complicated. Erin and Jack have been best friends since they were little kids. They have a bond so strong that they’re blinded by their familial love. Add in Jack’s roommate, Simon, and you have a tough situation.
I was tense while reading the whole story, waiting for the shoe to drop or their friendship to change. The whole story was plotted and played out so well, that once I started to relax, the shoe dropped. It was emotional but I love the way it was handled.
Barker writes great characters and a woman with a strong, blunt personality (She very much reminded me of myself in that manner), while the others are also strong and snarky. I enjoyed the humor and the comebacks so much. Even Jack was silly, but Simon was quiet and commanding. And sexy.
But Erin, like her two best friends, was emotionally stunted. Insecurities, doubts, silence, and assumptions lead to confusion between all of them.
And the sexy times … yeah, the sexy times are hot. They are not redundant or too much nor do they take over the story. They’re just perfect and fit so well.
There is another book coming in this series, but don’t worry, this one ended all tied up for now. Can’t wait to see what the next has in store for these three. If you like erotica, menage, complicated relationships, BDSM, best friend stories, and romance this story is for you.
For years now, resident surgeon Erin Slater has been focused on her career. Sexual frustration has her on edge, and it seems like a wet dream come true when her best friend Jack and his roommate Simon offer to help her scratch that itch. Their afternoon of debauchery leaves her yearning for more, a craving that Simon, an experienced Dom himself, is only too happy to satisfy. But there’s also Jack, who she’s closer to than anyone else in the world. When emotions factor into the equation, things get complicated, forcing Erin to make a decision which man she will choose – but why can’t she have both?