Author: Jenna Galicki
Reviewers: Theresa Martin & Lita Thomas
Jealousy, a stand-alone novel
He’s the shoulder she leans on.
He worships her.
She shields and protects him.
He watches over her.
They’re soul mates for life.
They’re not lovers; they’re best friends.
Their struggle to find someone who can handle their intense bond is met with a roller coaster of raw emotion, loyalty and heartache.
Follow their journey to find love.
Hailed as Will and Grace meets Sex and the City, two best friends, a straight woman and a gay man, struggle to find someone to love as much as they love each other.
When Heather Cooper married Peter, she thought that she had finally found someone who could handle the inseparable bond she shares with her gay best friend, Justin Perrotta. It’s only a matter of time, however, before jealousy rears its ugly head and Peter’s true feelings emerge. He starts drinking and his erratic behavior threatens their marriage.
Burned by an ex-boyfriend, Justin refuses to open his heart to love again. Wild relationships and one night stands leave him lonely and unfulfilled, even though he will not admit it. He finds love when he least expects it, but his fear of commitment threatens to ruin the best thing that has ever happened to him.
Theresa Martin’s Review: 4 Stars
Justin and Heather have been best friends since they were little. They have a very special bond, one that most people don’t understand. Heather is straight and Justin is gay. They both had it tough growing up, but stuck by one another through everything when they had no one else to depend on.
Now, they’re all grown up, and living their lives never far from one another. Theirs is a unique relationship. They know each other inside out, and no one can take care of them better than they can. There is some very strong co-dependency with these two, and if anyone has a problem with it, then too bad. They both suffered through many breakups because their boyfriends couldn’t deal with their very close relationship. Some even accused them of being in love with each other…but they weren’t.
This is a story that cover many years, and you go through all the ups and downs of Heather and Justin’s lives. They laugh, cry, cheer, and criticize each other, but there is never any doubt about the love they have for one another. If they can find someone that can accept their close relationship, and the quirks it entails, all would be right with the world.
I received this ARC for an honest review, and I give it 4 stars.
Lita Thomas’s Review of Jealousy
Jealousy by Jenna Galicki is a rewrite of a story she originally wrote in 2013 and at that time I read and reviewed this story. When I was given the opportunity to reread this story I was truly excited. I really liked the story the first time and wanted to see what changes had been made to the story. I also wanted to see how I felt about the changes after 2 years. The story is of 2 friends who have known each other since they were 6 months old.The problem with the relationship the two have is more than just best friends but something much deeper and stronger. Heather has always had a special bound with Justin. She has always been his protector since he has always been picked on for being a tad feminine. Now that they are older all of their respective significant others have not been able to handle their relationship. This is their story of trying to find happiness. The journey for them has been long and hard with many ups and downs but in the end each of them do find happiness.
I can say that some of the changes I was not happy with because two characters that I liked Dominick and his brother were not given what I wanted them to have but it is not my story. I loved them and still want a book about them. I still enjoyed the story. I give this story 3 ½ O’s (O’s for Orgasms) This ARC was received for an honest review.
“Feel the soft petals against your skin.” Tyler’s voice was soft and seductive. “Clear your head and don’t think of anything except the flower. Visualize it in your mind. See the deep blood red pigment of the rose. See it touching your body.”
It was surprisingly erotic and made Justin yearn for deeper physical contact. It was hard to lay still. His hand searched the bed and slid across the silk sheets until it found Tyler’s thigh.
“Keep your hands flat on the bed.” Tyler removed Justin’s hand from his leg. “Let me touch you.”
Tyler gently ran the flower across Justin’s chest, down his right arm, then down his left. The flower traced each finger from the knuckle to its tip. Next, Tyler slowly glided it down the length of Justin’s legs, one at a time.
Neither one spoke. The only sound in the room was Justin’s breath, deepening with each caress of the silky rose against his bare skin. The flower found its way back to the center of his chest. It made small circles around his nipples, first clockwise, then counter clockwise. His nerve endings were standing at attention. They were over-sensitized and over-stimulated. His entire body was tingling. A sweet aroma filled his nostrils and caused him to wrinkle his nose. It was the flower.
“That’s it,” Tyler whispered. “Let your senses experience the pleasures.”
The rose traveled across Justin’s throat and traced the outline of his collarbone. It ran down his sternum and slowly outlined each one of his ribs. Normally it would have tickled, but this flower was magical. It was a wand filled with delight, bestowing joy and bliss, mingled with rapture.
All of Justin’s senses were heightened. They were alive. It was as if he was using them for the first time. He not only felt the flower, but he heard it as it glided across his skin. The sweet scent of the rose grew stronger, or lighter, depending upon its proximity to his nose. The flower jumped to his ankle, floated over his calf, and lingered on his thigh. The soft, velvety petals settled in the area where his thigh met his hip. It felt like a thousand tiny fingers were igniting his flesh with sensations of grandeur. Then it was gone. It was no longer touching him. He yearned for it, and silently begged for its return. He lusted for the touch of a flower.
Jenna Galicki is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality. She volunteers with God’s Love We Deliver, delivering meals to people with HIV and AIDS and other life threatening illnesses. She actively raises money and participates in AIDS Walk New York and is a proud sponsor of Children International.
She lives in Long Island, NY with her husband and two dogs. She’s a Rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff. Elaborate stories and fictional characters are her constant companions. When she’s not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.
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Other books by Jenna Galicki
Radical Rock Stars Series:
The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book One)http://amzn.to/MG7R3u
Between A Rock and A Hard Place (Radical Rock Stars Book 2) http://bit.ly/amazonBRHP
Punk Rock Resurrection (Radical Rock Stars Book 3) http://bit.ly/PunkRockResurection
The Undercover Rock Star – Wickedly Erotic Spring Erotic Wonderland Box Set (100% of Proceeds benefits National Autism Association)