Thursday, August 28, 2014

Friends to Lovers

Friends to Lovers

By Ashley Ladd


Have you ever had a friend who turned into something more?


Or have you had a friendship you wished would turn into something more?


I have. I married one of my friends, although our relationship had long before turned into a romance before we decided to marry. We didn’t stay friends very long before we started dating so we weren’t long-time friends turned lovers like many couples.


Before I married my hubby, however, I had two other friends whom I wished were more. Much more. And we were very good friends. Sadly, even though I wished for more, we only remained friends.


But I’ve never forgotten them and I have to wonder what would happen if we became single at the same time and met again. Would I get up my nerve to tell them how I feel? Would I find out that they cherished romantic feelings for me too? Would we get a second chance?


Or would I be embarrassed if I said anything?


All these what ifs became the basis for my new story “Her Men”. Unlike me, Julie finds herself single again and in the position to meet up with her former friend. She also meets up with her ex-boyfriend, so she has to make a choice and it isn’t easy.





Title: Her Men

Publisher: Totally Bound

Genre: Contemporary Erotic male-female-male romance

Book Length: 22,000 words

Pre-release date: Friday August 29, 2014

General release date: Friday September 26, 2014




Forty-four year old Julie Weston has loved Timmy and James since her college days twenty something years ago. She's fantasized about both all these long years, never able to choose between them.


Hoping Tim and James will attend, she attends their college marching band reunion. When both men show up her dreams are answered. They're sexier than she imagined and she hopes they won't be disappointed by her older self.


It turns out both men came just to see her again and neither is happy about the other’s presence. They fight over her, confusing her more than ever. It takes a hot ménage…or two…for her heart to decide which one she’s in love with.



Beside herself, she put a pillow over her head. “Why do I still have feelings for him? Why do I want him?”

Connie removed the pillow and brushed the hair off Julie’s brow. “I thought you wanted James?”

She rolled to her side and punched the bed. “I want them both. God is that how Tim felt when we were together? He wanted me but he wanted her too? How can I put him down for that when I’m doing the same thing? I’m not being fair, am I? Or am I just a super slut?”

Connie tugged on her hair. “You’re being human. It took me a long time to discover that my heart lies with Eric. Give them a chance to woo you, to win you. You’re not a slut, just a woman with a choice.”

She shook her head. “Even if I fantasize that they’ll both make love to me at once? That they’ll tie me up and spank me until I scream? I am Super Slut.”

Connie chuckled. “That’s a common woman’s fantasy. I had the same one about Allen and Eric.” She lowered her voice and admitted, “One we lived out last time we were at the reunion.”

Amazement shooting through her, Julie bolted up in bed. “Shut up! You didn’t?”

“We did. It was awesome. I’m so glad we did. I’ll love the memories forever and it clarified who I wanted as my one and only.”

“Really? I hope they’ll give me that chance. I’ve missed them so very, very much. My marriage was miserable because I wanted them.”

“Shush. Stop worrying and take a nap. You’ll feel better.”

“But I’ll miss everything.”

“No one wants to see you throw up. I’ll check on you in a couple hours and if you’re better, we’ll rejoin the party.”

“I’ll miss dinner.”

“There’s a ton of hors d’oeuvres, not to mention room service. You’ll survive. Let’s just hope Tim and James don’t kill each other.”

She grabbed the pillow again and groaned into it. She hoped they wouldn’t too.




Ashley Ladd bio.jpg Ashley Ladd is a disabled Air Force vet that is hard of hearing but still loves language, especially the written word. She loves a sexy man, especially one with a military background and they’ll often pop up in her stories. She also loves cats and has been known to empower a cat with the gift of speech. Unfortunately he wouldn’t shut up. J She loves to plug into Pandora and sip Diet Coke while writing, usually with a cat or kid at her side.

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