REVIEW: Love Me by Kelly Jamieson
Dear Ms. Jamieson,
Someone who knows I like f/f/m recommended you on Twitter and I’m so glad they did. I’m always on the lookout for well-written stories featuring sexy situations, likeable characters, and some hot girl-on-girl action. Love Me fits the bill nicely. I really enjoyed it.
I’ve complained before that f/f/m ménage romance is difficult to find. There is very little to choose from and my expectations are low. This story came as a sweet surprise. By the first page, I was smiling.
Love Me opens with the heroine, Melina, wondering if her boyfriend, Gavin, is cheating. He’s been working late and seems distracted. The last time they had sex, he fell asleep—while going down on her! Melina loves Gavin and wants to make love to him as often as possible. But when he comes home in the middle of the night, he starts masturbating instead of bothering her. Melina feels frustrated and rejected.
The next morning we see the problem from Gavin’s point of view. He’s in charge of the most important project of his career and the poor guy is stressed out. Melina puts constant pressure on him to pay attention to her and talk about his feelings. He knows he’s been neglecting Melina and plans to make it up to her as soon as his big project is finished.
That night, Melina wants to discuss their relationship, but they have a housewarming party to attend. While Gavin hangs out with his buddies, Melina strikes up a conversation with Abby, an acquaintance. To her dismay, all of her fears about Gavin spill out and she starts crying. Abby comforts Melina and suggests that she flirt with someone else to catch Gavin’s attention.
There are no handsome, single men at the party, so Abby offers herself as a flirt partner. She’ll be happy to help make Gavin jealous.
Melina is intrigued by the idea and annoyed with Gavin for always choosing work and his friends over her. He’s barely spoken to her at the party. She goes along with Abby’s plan and they get very cozy on the couch, touching each other’s hair and holding eye contact. All of the men in the room take notice, even Gavin, but he walks away, presumably to get another beer.
Let me just interject that I don’t believe any man would leave the room when his girlfriend is about to kiss another woman. No way. But I’ll accept the author manipulation because it takes the story to a place I want to go.
Melina is angry with Gavin for ignoring her and confused by her reaction to Abby. She’s getting turned on for real. After a smoldering kiss, the two women retire to an upstairs bedroom to continue their “flirtation.”
Thus begins a long, steamy make-out session. Melina and Abby forget about Gavin entirely. They’re in bed together, naked from the waist up, when he walks in on them.
Gavin is shocked by what his sweet little Melina is up to, but he’s more aroused than upset. Abby tells him that Melina just wanted to make him jealous. Melina apologizes, admitting that she doesn’t think he’s interested in her anymore. Gavin assures her that he’s still crazy about her. When Abby suggests a threesome, and Melina agrees, he can’t say no.
At first, Gavin just watches, and the scene from his point of view is hot, hot, hot:
The kiss deepened, their arms wrapped around each other and they rolled on the bed together, their naked breasts pressed together. When their mouths drew apart, they started touching each other’s breasts, with pretty little moans and sighs. If possible, Gavin got even harder, hand pressed to his crotch.
Abby noticed him and lifted her head, her pouty mouth gleaming wetly. “Go ahead,” she told him. “Take it out. Touch yourself.”
He shook his head, but the temptation was too great, and he unzipped his fly. His cock practically jumped out of his pants, hot, hard and thick, and he fisted it. His whole body taut and buzzing, he avidly took in the erotic show in front of him. His thighs tensed and his balls tightened.
“Should we get all the way naked?” Abby whispered to Melina.
The encounter progresses with a lot of touching between the women and ends with Gavin and Melina having blistering sex while Abby watches. They part ways and go home soon after. Still turned on, Gavin lifts Melina against the wall the minute they get through the door. They spend the rest of the night making love.
On Saturday morning, Gavin gets up early to go to work. Instead of being reassured by his enthusiastic banging and declarations of affection, Melina feels despondent. If their relationship needs a ménage to get jumpstarted, it must be hopeless.
At this point the story takes another quick, not-so-believable change of direction. I wasn’t sure why Melina continued to doubt Gavin’s feelings for her. When a couple has great sex, it usually gives them a more positive outlook about their future. I think this is scientifically proven! Maybe including a third person, even for a one-off, throws a wrench in the works.
Anyway, I’ll go along with the detour because even the steamiest erotic encounter can’t solve the problems that came before it. Abby is a catalyst for their breakthrough, not a panacea or a permanent addition. After a rocky week, Melina realizes that she’s been unfair to Gavin and he surprises her with a sentimental gift. I liked the way they talked through their problems and felt very pleased with the romantic resolution. B+