Jealousy, a stand-alone novel

He's the shoulder she leans on.
He worships her.
She shields and protects him.
He watches over her.
They're soul mates for life.
They're not lovers; they're best friends.
Their struggle to find someone who can handle their intense bond is met with a roller coaster of raw emotion, loyalty and heartache.
Follow their journey to find love.

Hailed as Will and Grace meets Sex and the City, two best friends, a straight woman and a gay man, struggle to find someone to love as much as they love each other.

When Heather Cooper married Peter, she thought that she had finally found someone who could handle the inseparable bond she shares with her gay best friend, Justin Perrotta.  It's only a matter of time, however, before jealousy rears its ugly head and Peter's true feelings emerge.  He starts drinking and his erratic behavior threatens their marriage.

Burned by an ex-boyfriend, Justin refuses to open his heart to love again.  Wild relationships and one night stands leave him lonely and unfulfilled, even though he will not admit it.  He finds love when he least expects it, but his fear of commitment threatens to ruin the best thing that has ever happened to him.
“Feel the soft petals against your skin.”  Tyler’s voice was soft and seductive.  “Clear your head and don’t think of anything except the flower.  Visualize it in your mind.  See the deep blood-red pigment of the rose.  See it touching your body.”
It was surprisingly erotic and made Justin yearn for deeper physical contact.  It was hard to lay still.  His hand searched the bed and slid across the silk sheets until it found Tyler’s thigh.
“Keep your hands flat on the bed.”  Tyler removed Justin’s hand from his leg.  “Let me touch you.”
Tyler gently ran the flower across Justin’s chest, down his right arm, then down his left.  The flower traced each finger from the knuckle to its tip.  Next, Tyler slowly glided it down the length of Justin’s legs, one at a time.
Neither one spoke.  The only sound in the room was Justin’s breath, deepening with each caress of the silky rose against his bare skin.  The flower found its way back to the center of his chest.  It made small circles around his nipples, first clockwise, then counter-clockwise.  His nerve endings were standing at attention.  They were over-sensitized and over-stimulated.  His entire body was tingling.  A sweet aroma filled his nostrils and caused him to wrinkle his nose.  It was the flower.
“That’s it,” Tyler whispered.  “Let your senses experience the pleasures.”
The rose traveled across Justin’s throat and traced the outline of his collarbone.  It ran down his sternum and slowly outlined each one of his ribs.  Normally it would have tickled, but this flower was magical.  It was a wand filled with delight, bestowing joy and bliss, mingled with rapture.
All of Justin’s senses were heightened.  They were alive.  It was as if he was using them for the first time.  He not only felt the flower, but he heard it as it glided across his skin.  The sweet scent of the rose grew stronger, or lighter, depending upon its proximity to his nose.  The flower jumped to his ankle, floated over his calf, and lingered on his thigh. The soft, velvety petals settled in the area where his thigh met his hip.  It felt like a thousand tiny fingers were igniting his flesh with sensations of grandeur.  Then it was gone.  It was no longer touching him.  He yearned for it, and silently begged for its return.  He lusted for the touch of a flower. 

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

This is the first of Jennas books that I have read, I have to tell you that I loved the concept behind the story and all the characters were very strong and as a reader I got to know all of them, felt their guilt, pain and love. This book has so many twist and turns and Highs and lows that you won’t know weather to laugh or cry along with them, there are a lot of M/M and F/M sex scenes which won’t disappoint and a lot of childish behavior from both friends that I personally became frustrated with
That being said….for me there was just too much info/fillers I personally could have gone without but don’t let this deter you from reading, this is my personal opinion and not everyone’s is the same

This book has many layers that are pealed away and it touches on many different subjects which people face in everyday life. The writing is very believable and their friendship is beautiful.

This story is not your typical romantic love story between a couple this is a love story between best friends who would do anything for each other they are soul mate, they are inseparable, loyal and their love for one another is unconditional.

‘Jealousy’ tells the story of how Heather and Justin’s bond affects their relationships with their partners.

Heather and Justin have been best friends since they were toddlers, Heather has always known Justin is gay he never had to tell her this or explain himself to her.
For Heather acceptance of her Gay best friend and their relationship is a deal breaker they come as a pair you won’t get one without the other.

Heather married her husband Peter and like any marriage they have their ups and downs, but something changes for Peter and this leads to the relationship becoming volatile.
Justin goes through a horrible break up which leads him to question what he wants in the future and will he learn to love again.

Jenna Galicki is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality. She volunteers with God's Love We Deliver, delivering meals to people with HIV and AIDS and other life threatening illnesses.  She actively raises money and participates in AIDS Walk New York and is a proud sponsor of Children International.
She lives in Long Island, NY with her husband and two dogs. She's a Rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff. Elaborate stories and fictional characters are her constant companions. When she's not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.


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