So… a triad… A very innocent and damaged triad in the making… and it was refreshingly fascinating.
Mikey’s turn is finally here. He’s been so shy and… lonely in the previous books, but in Deviance he’s blossoming against all expectations. And I loved it.
Mikey is awaiting his friend’s Krissy’s visit. He has a secret crush and is hoping she feels the same. But when Krissy arrives in Maine from NYC, she’s not alone. Her roommate, Rafe, is with her. And Rafe is gorgeous to the point Mikey notices him right away.
But Mikey is a 25 year old virgin for a reason. He’s working with his parents in their business, volunteers at the local church. He’s a pleaser to everyone but himself.
The story progresses with bits of information for the reason Rafe came along and Krissy is in the center. She has much to tell Mikey, but she’s not the only one in need of sharing. Secrets are a many for this not quite yet triad.
Deviance deals with mental illness in a way none of the novels I’ve read in the past did. The emotional aspect involved in coping with bipolar is so compelling and fragile, it immediately touched a nerve with me. I’m not ill, nor am I a professional, however Allen was able to carry through Krissy’s frustrations and Mikey and Rafe’s contemplations beautifully.
I enjoyed the way they fell in love, the way they fought and made up, and the way they discovered each other, even when it seemed they felt they knew each other. I enjoyed the way Mikey, growing up in a conservative environment managed to find the balance that allowed him to keep his family and yet to live the way he wants and needs.
I can’t say the way those three dealt with the situation is storybook happily ever after, but it felt real and genuine. It felt right. It’s beautiful.
Deviance is unacceptable. It’s taboo. And it’s the one thing he’s always wanted.
Painful shyness isn’t the only reason Mikey Pelletier is a twenty-five-year-old virgin. Between working for his parents and volunteering at his church, he neither has the time nor the inclination to admit his bisexuality to the world—or to himself.
A visit from Krissy Porter will hopefully fix everything. After three months of chatting with her, Mikey’s got one carefully planned week to win her heart and lose his V-card. He’s hoping he can pull it off, even with her roommate along for the ride.
Krissy has been drawn to Mikey for a while. He’s so easygoing, she thinks he could be the calm in her storm. But there’s an extra complication when she comes to visit: her friend-with-benefits, “hetero-flexible” roommate, Rafe.
During a week of revelations, intimacy, and kink, Krissy and Rafe become the angel and devil on Mikey’s shoulders, tempting him in different directions. And all three of them discover that a week of pure deviance can lead to the most uncontrollable emotion of all: love.
Warning: This book contains innocent board game-playing that takes a sexy turn, use of recreational substances, back-door action, and some smokin’ hot threesomes. Plus, scenes of inner-demon slaying. Fans and tissues advised.
Rebecca Grace Allen writes sweet, sexy and soul searching romance, emphasis on the sexy! A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.
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