I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for This Is Not the End by Sidney Bell. I received a free electronic copy for honest review. Thanks so much to Carina Press and Sidney Bell for letting me be a part of the tour!
Author: Sidney Bell
Published by: Carina Press
Released: January 11, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: A Polyamorous Love Story
Zacary Trevor is the love of Anya Alexander’s life. Their sometimes tumultuous marriage has survived ups, downs, and all the in-betweens. With successful careers, a lovely home, and a beautiful child, domestic bliss is a hard-earned reality for two people whose hedonistic days are in the not-so-distant past. They’re happy. Enter Zac’s best friend, the deeply reserved Cal Keller.
Zac’s friendship with Cal is the foundation of his career and—until Anya and their son came along—the most important relationship of his life. Cal’s a cipher, someone Anya can’t help but gravitate to, even if they don’t always get along. Even more, she’s drawn to the Zac she sees when he’s with Cal—a careful, cautious version of her husband, someone with hidden thoughts and desires kept secret even from her. Inviting Cal into their home, deeper into their life, is a risk.
Zac should say no. He knows he should. But he doesn’t. From the first, the hint at the life the three of them could have together is exhilarating. And finding a new definition for family just might be worth the risk to every bond that exists between them. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I don't normally read books like this, it was something different for me, but I did enjoy it. This book involves a polyamorous relationship with some pretty steamy scenes. It involves a married couple and the husband's best friend. It's definitely a different kind of relationship and a different kind of love story.
I really felt like I couldn't look away from this one. I liked the writing style and the story was always interesting. This is not the type of relationship I would choose for myself, but it works for Zac, Anya, and Cal.
I don't think this is going to be the kind of book for everybody, but if you're intrigued, I'd say give it a chance.
Sidney Bell lives in the drizzly Pacific Northwest with her amazingly supportive husband. She received her MFA degree in Creative Writing in 2010, considered aiming for the Great American Novel, and then promptly started writing fanfiction instead. More realistic grown-ups eventually convinced her to try writing something more fiscally responsible, though, which is how we ended up here. When she’s not writing, she’s playing violent video games, yelling at the television during hockey games, or supporting her local library by turning books in late.
Thanks for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for This Is Not the End by Sidney Bell. Thanks so much to Carina Press and Sidney Bell for letting me be a part of the tour.