Traditional Romance That Just Happens to Have Three People
Two men. One woman. It could ruin a friendship, or bring a satisfying twist to their lives. Artist, Jason Morgan, is used to making magic on the canvas. Now he hopes to do it in the bedroom.
After a failed gallery showing, Jason decides the best way to cure his creative block is to act on his own personal fantasy, and enter into a sexual relationship with his two best friends.
From the time they were in elementary school, Russell Sinclair has been a willing participant in Jason’s adventures, but this one goes to a new level. He’s intrigued by the idea of sharing one woman, but is challenged by how to fit this three-sided relationship into his traditional life.
Lauren Redmond is no stranger to fantasy. As the aesthetic sales rep to the top Beverly Hills dermatologists, she is responsible for the majority of puffed lips and filled wrinkles in the greater Los Angeles area. She detours from her steady, secure path when she is offered the opportunity to live the dream with the two men who have occupied her heart since college. The fantasy fast becomes a powerful reality, and Lauren must decide if she is willing to give up everything she has worked for to have a bit of temporary decadence.
Trifecta explores the boundaries of love, relationships and convention.
He backed away, glancing around the bedroom, taking in the unmade bed, the pile of towels in the corner, and a knit cap on Mr. Robot. The moment his back hit the doorjamb he spun around and ran toward the kitchen. “Lauren!”
“Laurie!” Jason came charging in from the other entrance.
“Where is she?” Russell raised his arms. The last time he saw her she said she was going into the kitchen with her laptop under her arm. They couldn’t have misplaced her as well.
Jason shrugged his shoulders. “I need to talk to her.”
“I get her first.” Her laptop was on the table, but she wasn’t there.
“That was last night.” Jason crossed his arms.
“Lauren!” Russell yelled again. They had to resolve some things right now, or more importantly, he needed to know something, anything. Everything was off kilter.
“Hold on!” Her voice came out strained from the laundry room.
They both looked at each other and ran forward, bumping into one another in their quest to see who could reach her faster. They collided at the doorway, and Jason slipped inside the small room.
At Jason’s question Russell squeezed in. Lauren was on her knees, and the contents of her purse were strewn across the floor. “What’s wrong?”
She huffed and looked up at them, spreading her arms out over the mess. “I can’t find my nude pump, my black pants, my flash drive and my pills.”
“I don’t think your shoe is in there.” Jason got down with her.
She narrowed her eyes at him. “Why are you here?”
“I’m missing my favorite pen, my red t-shirt and my grey button down. I’m not sure where my underwear is, and I can’t find my knit cap.” Jason picked up her makeup bag and unzipped it. “Did the laundry guy skip us or something?”
“Did he? Maybe he stole our clothes.” Lauren’s eyes widened. “I swear I have nothing to wear.”
Russell noticed a trend and joined them. “I think your pump is in my closet, I now own everyone’s underwear, and the knit cap is on Mr. Robot.” He took Lauren’s bag from
Jason and dug through it.
“There’s your shirt.” Lauren lifted her chin toward him. “I guess Russell needed it.”
Jason turned to him. “Cool.”
“Here’s your pen.” Russell pulled a lip liner and Jason’s pen out of Lauren’s bag.
“And here’s the flash drive.” He handed each of them their respective possessions.
Lauren took her flash drive and kissed it. “I am also missing my black slip.”
Jason took his pen and held it up like a torch. “I am the current owner of the black slip. I put it on the bed, I thought we could use it again in a bit.” Then he held the pen out like a sword. “What did you need Laurie for?”
“Since I have most everyone else’s things, does anyone know where my things are?”
He pushed Jason’s hand away.
Lauren raised her hand. “I have a pair of your striped boxers, one of your white shirts and four ties.”
“Ties.” Jason nodded. “That was awesome.” He leaned forward and began herding Lauren’s items into a pile. “Let’s go play tie again. I have a belt I can contribute, at least I know where that is.” He held up his shirt to show them.
Russell turned up to the ceiling. While those ties weren’t four of his best, the game was indeed awesome. He supposed he could wear the same suit he did today, and if
Jason found his grey button down he could borrow it. Now come to think of it, the mess, the lack of knowledge, the total loss of control came in a distant second, third and fourth to playing tie. “We’ll find the rest tomorrow.”
Jason began scooping Lauren’s paraphernalia into her bag. “Sweet. If we need to take a bath after I hid a towel away, we’ll have to share.”
ABOUT KIM CARMICHAEL
Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own.
A Southern California native, Kim’s contemporary romance combines Hollywood magic with pop culture to create quirky characters set against some of most unique and colorful settings in the world.
With a weakness for designer purses, bad boys and techno geeks, Kim married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running and finally admitted handbags were an investment.
Kim is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as some small specialty chapters. A multi-published author, Kim’s books can be found on Amazon as well as Barnes & Nobel. From alcohol to makeup to infrared cameras and even scientific lasers studying the atmosphere, Kim has worked in some aspect of sales and marketing for over twenty years.
When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.
Hands On Me – Keith Publications – 9/12 – Part of the Tramp Stamp Line
Closure – Hot Ink Press – 11/12 – Explores a second chance at a first love.
Eternity – Keith Publications – 1/13 – My fallen cupid story.
The Promise – Hot Ink Press – 2/13 – My sexy demon story.
Interchangeable – Decadent Publications – 7/13 – Part of Decadent’s 1Night Stand Line. Explores a M/F/M love story.
Permanent – Book One of the Indelibly Marked Series – 10/13. Permanent was chosen as a finalist in the Assent Publishing Great Romance Contest.
Trifecta – Hot Ink Press – 12/13 – M/F/M – A traditional romance that just happens to have three people.