Hang on to your heartstings, because Jealousy is one hell of a ride. It’s a roller coaster of emotion and like nothing you’ve ever read before.
Is it possible to have a soulmate who isn’t your lover? Did you ever wonder what it was like to love someone with all your heart without being in love? Find out in Jealousy. Two best friends, a straight woman and a gay man, struggle to find someone to love as much as they love each other.
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.
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 won’t 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.
In this unique read, the reader gets two separate romances – Heather’s (m/f) and Justin’s (m/m) and their friendship, which is the real romance.
(Previous released in 2013 under the same title, Jealousy has received a new cover and re-edit.)
“I fell head over heels in love with the story and the characters. This is a book that I will read again. The friendship between Heather and Justin is stunningly breathtaking.” – Book Happiness
“There were highs and lows, laughter and tears, it was an emotional experience I'm glad I chose to follow through with. There was virtually NO predictability.” – Happily Ever Chapter
“The story just jumps right off the page at you. Author has out done herself with this book.” - Amazon Reader
“What a wonderful read! I loved it and loved how it ended! Brilliantly done!” – The Book Obsessed Momma
“I love a book that sends me on an emotional roller-coaster ride! Anger, frustration, joy, sadness, shock! This book had it all!” – Amazon Reader
“Jenna Galicki perfectly captures what it is to be someone's soul mate without being their lover. There is such beauty and brutal truth in the relationship depicted between Heather and Justin.” – Amazon Reader
“Not only are the characters compelling and vivid, the plot twists, unexpected turns and the sheer velocity of the lives these characters live is breath taking.” – Amazon Reader
“Jealousy is a deep story that is fun, sexy, and has just enough twists that when you think you have something figured out, it changes.” – Illustrious Illusions
The invitation was unexpected. She naturally assumed that once morning came, he would be eager to leave and that her intense connection to him was one-sided. “You want to take me to breakfast?” she asked, with a kinked brow and playful smile.
“Yeah. Unless you’re sick of me already.”
“Of course not.” She offered him a deep kiss, hoping to keep him interested. “Stay here and relax. I need to jump in the shower. I won’t be long. I promise.”
She tilted her face up into the hot spray of water and pushed her fingers through her wet hair. She closed her eyes while her subconscious drifted off and replayed the previous evening with Nick in her head. The rumble of the shower doors abruptly startled her back to reality, and Nick stepped inside to join her. She turned toward him and folded her arms in front of her body to shield the scars from her accident.
“Stop doing that.” Nick took her arms and placed them around his waist and kissed her amidst the steamy water.
They lathered and washed each other, slowly, sliding the soapy water over the curves of each other’s body. It was sensual, not sexual. His kiss penetrated her mouth, while the water pelted off her back and splashed onto him. Her hand traveled over his sleek wet chest, and just when it was about to travel further downward, he removed it from his body and kissed the palm of her hand. He stepped out of the shower, unfolded the large bath towel and held it open for her. She looked at him quizzically for a moment before exiting the shower.
He wrapped the bath sheet around the both of them and hugged her close to him. She felt familiarity in his arms. Warmth and security. They stood on the plush bathmat with their naked bodies pressed against one another. Nick held her in his arms without moving or making a sound for a long time, then he left her with a gentle kiss and the towel and strolled into the bedroom to dress.
Heather’s eyes followed his bare round butt cheeks as he walked away from her, and she realized that she was beginning to fall for him. Her defense mechanism kicked in, and she reminded herself that she barely knew him . . . and he was young. She wondered how old he was, maybe 25. He was probably only still here for sex. After yesterday, why else would he be here? But he just passed up a perfect opportunity in the shower. He was visibly aroused, and she was clearly receptive. They could have easily had a third encounter, but he didn’t pursue it, and now they were going to breakfast.
Jenna Galicki writes in multiple genres including mm, mmf and mf. The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book 1) was a finalist in the 2015 Bisexual Book Awards.
A native New Yorker, she now resides in Southern California. She's a Rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff. When she's not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.
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