Title: Circling Back
Author: Amanda Young
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 10, 2105
A second chance is only the beginning...
Stella fled home at seventeen with a broken heart, an unplanned pregnancy, and a vow never to look back. Twenty years later, she has a career she enjoys and a solid relationship with the child she placed for open adoption. When that child goes in search of her birth father and calls for assistance, Stella is forced to return to her hometown and face the men who broke her heart, one of whom fathered her child.
Gavin and Holden raised a lot of hell as teenagers. They broke the law, broke their mother's hearts, and almost broke each other before they finally got their act together. Through all the ups and downs, they stuck by each other and managed to build a happy life together. The one thing they couldn’t do was forget the woman they’d loved and lost.
Forced to face the past and each other after so many years is no small feat. The trio does their best to make amends and put the past behind them while forging new bonds. Old feelings are rekindled and new emotions emerge from the ashes of their youthful indiscretions. Something remarkable could be on the horizon if they’re strong enough to navigate the pitfalls of a triad relationship and stand strong against the outside forces conspiring to bring them to their knees.
Amanda Young lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and two pampered pooches. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found chasing after a mischievous toddler or daydreaming about the characters in her next book. She loves to hear from her readers, and can be found on Facebook and Twitter. Her website, www.amandayoung.org, is where you can find up-to-date information on all of Amanda’s current and upcoming releases.
I'm not a fan of triad relationships whether it be M/M/M. F/F/F, M/M/F or M/F/F. That being said, when Circling Back was suggested to me, I thought, 'Sure, why not?'. I found it to be well thought out. The characters were well developed and very likable. The story flowed seamlessly from one chapter to another.
Amanda throws in a little plot twist that I didn't see coming, and when it was revealed, I thought to myself, 'I know who's involved in this.' I was completely wrong.' She throws another little twist for the end that sets up the ending. It was kinda predictable to a writer like myself, but I don't think the average reader will catch on until it's revealed at the end.
There is plenty of M/M/M and M/F action throughout the book. However, the action between the two men who are in a long-term same sex relationship was limited to a hug and a kiss at the beginning and a hug and kiss at the end. I found the lack of any physical action between the two men disappointing.
Overall Circling Back is a good read. On a scale of 1 to 5 I give it a 4.