Series: Tangled Lies #3
Published by Self-Published on August 29th 2017
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Three means war. Three sides vying for forever.
Cole. My first love. The bad boy with the dangerous smile and passionate temper draws attention like a lit fuse on dynamite. But his dark molten eyes spark only for me.
Trace. My second chance. Over six feet of Norse god in a tailored suit, he calculates every move and seizes my hungry breaths with an iron fist.
Me. The free-spirited dancer, torn between two men with no resolution in sight. I tried leaving, staying, refusing, and surrendering. What options do I have left?
I love two men, and I do the only thing I can. I fight.
Three is a War marks the end of the Tangled Lies trilogy. Danni has been torn between her first love, Cole, and the man who taught her to love again, Trace. The time has finally come to end this angst-filled love triangle. Who. Will. She. Choose? Dunh-dunh-duunnhh!
Danni is on an emotional roller coaster and, honestly, I didn’t always enjoy taking that ride with her this time around. She’s still incredibly indecisive, so once again I found myself having my feelings jerked up and down, then back and forth. Some actions she, Cole, and Trace take seem to be on the extreme/ridiculous side. All I know is my heart broke several times, and I felt emotionally exhausted by the end. I’m a card carrying member of the Angst Ho Club, so that’s saying a lot.
I enjoyed seeing the dominant side of Cole and Trace on full display. I must say these men bring sexy back in a big way! Thankfully, there’s a lack of manipulation and deception that was very present in the previous book. I finally came to the conclusion that both of them are decent men, and realistically there is no wrong choice; although, my heart was drawn to one man in particular.
More than ever, I loved, loved, loved how songs are thoughtfully selected and seamlessly integrated into the storyline. They add authenticity and weight to the characters’ emotions, as well as meaning to the plot.
Pam Godwin’s writing, as always, is engrossing and keeps you on your toes. Throughout the series, she continues to build up the complexity of three characters who are drastically different but equally fascinating and relatable. I’ve got mad love for this author.
If you’ve made it to Three is a War, I’m assuming you enjoy conflict, suspense, and lots of steam. Ultimately, I suspect how you feel about this conclusion may have more to do with which man you’re rooting for than with the drawn out emotional nature of the story. I admit I had to read the last several chapters twice before I fully understood Danni’s thought process. However, I do feel the author gives ample time for Danni to explore her feelings for both Trace and Cole and reach a reasonable conclusion.
If you like love triangles, I think you will find this to be an enjoyable series overall.
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**