Completely out of the box in the more contemporary and erotic reads I’ve had of late, Three Little Words by Maggie Wells is a little gem of a novella, bound to please many.
The aunt of the bride and the father of the groom are ‘doing time’ hoping the wedding will move along so they can relax and perhaps enjoy the reception. Jo is ‘old Aunt Jo” a reformed (mostly) party girl who still has the ability to ‘tell it like it is”. I adored her take no prisoners attitude and her lively conversational skills. Greg is the divorced and devoted father of the groom, he’s a touch of a player but not in a way that puts you off. When you add in Will (a former fling of Jo’s) the interactions step up several notches from what already had wonderfully well-written dialogue.
Insets of points of view with a few moments of flashbacks to days gone by from Jo work to build the characters and add perspective on what is a very racy storyline: these are characters who know what they want in the moment, and are completely floored when they get far more than they hoped for. The middle-aged (50’s) main characters finding their groove again is testament to romance for all ages, and if you want snappy dialogue, clever characters and some seriously steamy moments – it’s all here.
Title: Three Little Words
Author: Maggie Wells
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Lyrical Press
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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It’s never too late to make the best impulsive decision of your life.
Jo Masters isn’t the party girl she used to be, but now that she’s a woman without obligations, she’s ready to recapture a little of her misspent youth. Her niece’s wedding, with its open bar and dark dance floor, proves to be the perfect opportunity to let loose.
Gregory Stark is just trying to make it through his son’s wedding day… and make some time with the gorgeous brunette on the bride’s side of the aisle. His kid’s wedding probably isn’t the best occasion to put the moves on the sexy woman, who introduces herself only as ‘Josie’, but his best friend is closing in on her too and he has to act fast. With a couple of tequila shots under his belt, Greg propositions Josie -- and neither wants to refuse.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.