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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Spice; Original edition (October 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 037360551X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373605514
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,775,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Beautifully flawed and achingly erotic characters, riveting storyline and an enchanting supporting cast. I am in love with THE LOVERS."
~R.G. Alexander, author of POSSESS ME
 
"...the thinking woman's erotica..."
~Alpha Reader
 
"THE LOVERS delivers with startling clarity a more realistic view on threesome relationships... smoldering hot..."
~Romance Junkies
 
"In THE LOVERS, Ms. Bradley has crafted a beautifully written and sensual novel in which every word feels like a caress..."
~Fresh Fiction
 

About the Author

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Eden Bradley aka Eve Berlin has published a number of novels and novellas, both print and e-books, with Berkley Heat (as both Eden Bradley and Eve Berlin), Bantam/Delta, Harlequin Spice & HQN, Black Lace Books and Samhain Publishing. Her books have been translated into German, French, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Czech and Japanese. Eden has appeared regularly on Playboy Radio and conducts workshops on writing craft and writing about sex.

She loves art, shoes, tattoos, reading smutty books, chocolate and sex, of course, not necessarily in that order. You can visit her website: EdenBradley.com or her group blog Smutketeers.com

Customer Reviews

Eden Bradley sure knows how to give a good read!
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As the story continues and new beginning unfolds different feelings were revealed and situations progressed.
Wanda (Good Choice Reading)
Loved the story and the characters, plus the hot sex...yes!!
Cindy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ivelisse on November 3, 2010
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Once again Ms. Bradley does not disappoint. This book makes you think, makes you want to physically be there on that beach not necessarily to be a part of the characters (even though there are many times that made you wish you were) but to be of witness to the chemistry and the love three people can have with each other and the different types of love in this story. As I was reading this story I found myself at times nodding my head in agreement, laughing and even getting teary eyed. It opens your eyes to see that not matter what you tell yourself, you can never fool your heart! Definitely a must read for those that love a true romance story with some really hot steamy coupling :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Dionne VINE VOICE on February 21, 2011
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Bettina Boothe is the newcomer at a writers' retreat comprised of several other likeminded authors she's only met online. It's a small group which should help her feel more comfortable with interacting with people rather than remaining isolated as she's liable to do. While she's understandably nervous at the prospect of finally meeting face to face people she's chatted with but never met, the other authors are quick to put her at ease - and a few even introduce her to experiences she never would have imagined partaking in.

While Bettina is comfortable with most of the other writers' there's one in particular who has caught her attention and interest. Audrey LeClaire's sensual nature and outgoing flirtatious personality draws people to her like magnets. Bettina's stunned by her own attraction to the other woman but certainly isn't opposed to exploring those feelings. For a while it seems as if Audrey can't get enough of Bettina but then Jack Curran, another author, arrives and Bettina finds herself confused by Audrey's sudden lack of interest in her.

Unlike Bettina, Jack is well used to Audrey's sensual free-love attitude. She takes pleasure wherever and with whomever she's interested in at any given time and for a time each year Audrey focuses all that attention on Jack. Jack and Audrey welcome Bettina into their love play and she revels in the experience of being loved and cherished by two people she's extremely attracted to but she's having trouble coping with her conflicting emotions.

Bettina struggles with her feelings of insecurity, jealousy and blatant desire where Jack and Audrey are concerned.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Sassy One on July 7, 2012
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I love the way Eden Bradley writes. I have read most of the books she was written. So when I purchased this book. I thought I was in for a good read. I was so disappointed. I only read the first 5 chapters, ( before giving up ) in hopes it would get better, It never did. I will however, purchase any new books she writes. She is a wonderful writer. This book was just a one off.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Here is a story about free spirits who flit through life, doing whatever they like, and continually hurting others and themselves. Then on a writing seminar holiday she finds lesbian sex, and a threesome, then her true love. Weak people who are self centered finally realizing what they are doing is shallow. Two of the three have success as they find love with each other. Why must we all find out so late in life what we are or should be ?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Truth Be Told on July 1, 2011
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This book focuses on Bettina, a writer who is a recluse and suffers from severe OCD. Her therapist tells her that she needs to get out and live life. Her on line friend, Valerie, agrees and invites her to join the rest of their fellow writer's on a summer retreat. Although Bettina is scared to come out of her shell, all that is about to change once Bettina joins the group on the retreat. Bettina lives in her mind. The book is narrated by her and the reader can see how she analyzes everything, often draining at times, in order to find her way on this new growth experience that she has embarked upon.

Bettina meets Valerie for the first time and she discovers that Valerie has gone through allot in her life, with the loss of her husband Malcolm. Valerie buys this home in order to discover her own serenity, where the ocean promotes creativity for writer's thoughts and a sense of self discovery.

Next, Bettina meets the rest of the group, but when Audrey enters the room, Bettina is struck by how beautiful she is. Bettina feels an intense attraction to her, which later she discovers is mutual. As she explores this sexual bond with Audrey, she thinks she has found a kindred spirit, only Audrey's attention shifts once Jack arrives on the scene. Bettina is left to wonder how she now plays into Audrey's world and if Jack and Audrey are an item and she is no longer important to Audrey.

Jack finds Bettina intriguing and along with Audrey invites Bettina to join in their sex play. Bettina realizes that Jack and Audrey have an open relationship and both like to explore sex with other people. Bettina isn't sure what this means for her and she soon discovers that her feelings for Jack are becoming more then casual and she isn't sure how to deal with it.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 8, 2011
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The Lovers is a beautifully written story. Bradley writes amazing descriptions. I felt like I was at the beach and with all of these writers going on a trip to the farmer's market. I even smiled and had fun when reading about the characters playing a game around the table after dinner. The characters are well written and sometimes annoyingly accurate. Bettina is so consumed by her OCD and has excluded herself so much that now interacting with people is difficult for her. Sometimes she was so dramatic that it was difficult for me too though. I guess that could be a good thing for the reader but it got to the point where I wanted to scream "girl get over yourself!" Audrey frankly, to me, was a giant bitch and I had a hard time liking her even a little bit. Jack was, well... Jack was a man and was able to piss me off very easily. I think that I enjoyed this story because it did cause me to have some drastic feelings(even if they weren't always good feelings.)The sex was plentiful! Bettina and Audrey, Jack and Audrey, Bettina, Jack and Audrey. You get my drift there was a lot of sex and it was hot and steamy until closer to the end of the book and then it almost seemed a bit repetitive. Still hot though:) All in All a good read! Enjoy
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More About the Author

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Eden Bradley writes dark, edgy erotica and erotic romance for Bantam/Delta, Harlequin Spice and HQN, Berkley Heat (as both Eden Bradley and Eve Berlin), and Samhain Publishing. Two of her books have been Romantic Times Top Picks, and her novel FORBIDDEN FRUIT was profiled in Cosmopolitan Magazine's Red Hot Reads column in 2008. More recently her BDSM book THE DARK GARDEN hit the top paperback fiction charts in the UK.

As someone who has been involved in BDSM practice for much of her adult life, she relates in particular to her BDSM and kink stories, infusing them with her own truth about kink practice from her life experiences.

Eden has appeared regularly on Playboy Radio's 'Night Calls' and the Hollywood In the Flesh readings. She loves art, shoes, tattoos, reading smutty books, chocolate and sex, of course, not necessarily in that order.

You can visit her websites: www.EdenBradley.com or her group blog www.Smutketeers.com .

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