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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 who can handle their intense bond.

When Heather Cooper married Peter, she thought that
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Paperback, 314 pages
Published July 3rd 2013 by Beau to Beau Publishing (first published July 1st 2013)
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
I've loved this authors previous books. I feel myself getting sucked right in and this story was no different.

I loved the main characters Heather and Justin. Justin is Heathers gay best friend. They've been friends for years. Really didn't like Peter, Heathers husband.

Can these two find happiness?

Sorry I can't give too much away without spoilers. Let me just say I read this in one sitting. Unputdownable. Looking forward to seeing what's next for this author.
Reader T
Jan 06, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Reader by: blogger
Wow....and not in a good way. First of all, did a third grader write this? Jenna you need an editor and class in creative writing. I almost dnf this one. Horrible... If you like books with no character development or background story, littered with grammatical errors, unrealistic story line, and a VERY weak ass heroine, this one's for you.

Heather and Justine do not have a healthy adult relationship. They act like petulant five year olds. I actually felt sorry for Peter, Heather' s first husband,
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Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Jealousy is like no book I have read before. It was fun, different, exciting, and sweet. I definitely agree it’s like a modern day Will & Grace.

Heather & Justin were childhood friends; Heather was always there for Justin and vice versa. When boys picked on Justin for being gay Heather was there for him. They needed each other and still depended on another as adults. Heather and Justin have their own significant others as adults but they always
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Emily Seelye
Apr 27, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5. Enjoyable read about Justin, who's gay, and his best friend Heather, who are both looking for that special someone who will not get jealous of their relationship. At the beginning, Justin's long time boyfriend leaves him over his jealousy of Heather, while she's married. It quickly becomes apparent that she married the wrong guy. After her husband gets violent with her, Heather does leave him, and finds love with someone else. In the meantime, Justin finds love with her nurse after she was ...more
Zeenat Mahal
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jealousy is one of those books that you start and just cannot put down. 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. The relationship between Justin and Heather is sweet and heart warming, and at times a wee bit overbearing. However, because both characters are so vividly drawn the reader is mostly sympathetic. Hot sex scenes, complex relationships, undefined emotions and a whole ...more
HEChapter -Tina J
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
JEALOUSY
by Jenna Galicki
July 3, 2013
Re-Release d April 27, 2015. To include two bonus scenes.
Publisher: Beau to Beau Publishing
approx pages: 312
Romance: Gay, Erotica

** Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review. **

-- MY THOUGHTS --
Judging a Book by it's Cover:
The cover design looks more voyeuristic or menage than gay. Nice blend of colors. Captures the eye. Based solely on the synopsis, this is not something I would normally read since it references two television shows I have never
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Roni Guzman
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved this book!!! This book was so different because of the relationship between Heather and Justin. They are best friends and in the beginning when they were younger there were kids that would pick on or beat up Justin because he was gay. Heather was feisty and would always protect him. Their bond was so different and special. The way they loved each other at such a young age moved me. I knew right away that their love for each other was nothing beyond being best friends or brother and sister. ...more
Naomi Connor
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

4 star

This is the first of Jennas books that I have read, I have to tell you that I loved the concept behind the story and all the characters were very strong and as a reader I got to know all of them, felt their guilt, pain and love. This book has so many twist and turns and Highs and lows that you won’t know weather to laugh or cry along with them, there are a lot of M/M and F/M sex scenes which won’t disappoint
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Lise
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jealousy was a novel of particular interest to me as, in my past incarnation as an actress & singer I was best friends with 2 gay men. And these relationships are not as easy as they might appear. This novel reminded me of some of the work those relationships required, and some of the pain they caused. In Jealousy Jenna Galicki has crafted a tempestuous and romantic novel about two best friends – Justin and Heather. Throughout this novel you come to know these two as they go through romantic ...more
Irene
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Heather and Justin are two peas in a pod. They are best friends for life. They would do anything for one another. When Heather married Peter she saw a side of him, that no wife would like to see.

Justin who was bullied while a child always turned to Heather. She was his rock, his savior. While they grew up and their lives went different ways they always were within minutes from each other. I call that dedication. Don't get me wrong having a best friend is great. Living with in 2-5 minutes of each
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Jamie
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Heather and Justin are soul mates, best friends, as close as any two people could possibly be. They've loved each other since they were kids and are virtually inseparable. Too bad he's gay, and their love is purely platonic. Join them on their journey, battling jealousy from the men in their lives as well as their own. Will either of them ever find a man who can handle their relationship and not be threatened by it?

OMG I loved this book! This author has the ability to pull the reader in and
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Darlene
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 18 and over
Recommended to Darlene by: Jenna Galicki
Shelves: beta-read
Received this book as a ARC from the author Jenna Galicki, in exchange for an honest review of the book. This is my review and my opinion.
This book is a work of amazing talent. It is full of emotion, trails, love & deception.
You have a a young women by the name of Heather who married a man by the name of Peter. When they married he understood that with her as part of her family came her best friend Justin. ( Justin and Heather have been friends all through school. They have seen each other
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Dianne
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful love story. The friendship between Justin and Heather was so special. The dialogue was beautifully written and the emotions felt by all the characters were so real. "Jealousy" is not your typical romance book, it is the story of a close and loving friendship between two people who met as young children and had been inseperable ever since. Their's is not a sexual relationship, it's far more than that, they are sole mates. This poses many problems for their personal relationships ...more
Lita Thomas
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a story of two people who have a bond just as strong now as adults as they had as children. Heather has always been Justin's protector. Bullied for being gay all through his childhood, Heather was the one person who has loved him unconditionally. The problem is the significant lovers in their lives who can not understand the deep connection the two of them share. The journey the two embark on to find the happiness and acceptance they so desperately are looking for is what this book is ...more
Toni Lewis
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book and is so down to earth, I loved it ... There was times I hated peter for being so mean at times but this story is probably as close to a real live story as there can be ... You honestly never know what someone has gone thru in there life .
Nic
Feb 17, 2014 marked it as to-read-ebook
Won this book - thanks Prism Book Alliance and Jenna!
Tanya Vought
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Will be posting my review on my blog the 2nd week of October while on the book tour!
Victoria Weston
This is the first book that I've read by this author and I didn't know what to expect. This story line is just as this title suggests its about, jealousy.

Heather is married to Peter but things are not easy going and sometimes are very tough.
Heather has always been there for her childhood best friend Justin and has always had his back to take care of him and they both lean on each other like friends do.
Heather has a best friend in Justin and they are both extremely close to each other and share
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Adiehardbearfan Da bears
An amazing book

I haven't read a book by this author before. I plan on reading more after this one. Heather and Justin's friendship was beyond the normal. These two had a bond that was created by a higher power. Their childhood of being bullied and beat up by kids in the neighborhood only cemented this bond. When Heather's mother died she made Justin promise to always be there for Heather but she had nothing to worry about. Justin would die to save Heather. After years of being with men that just
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Cody Smith-Candelaria
This was my second time reading this book. I read it 5 years ago and really enjoyed it. I love the characters. I love that they are flawed and human. I love that we get a full picture of both of Heather's and Justin's lives, individualy and as they intersect. There is something amazingly beautiful about their friendship. I forgot how much I love Jenna's writing style. It's a great read!
Natalie
Sep 18, 2013 rated it liked it
It’s rare to find a friendship that lasts a few years let alone a lifetime. People come and go in and out of each others lives so when you find that one true friend you will do anything to protect them and support them. Jealousy is the story of such a friendship.

“I’ll never forget what he want through, and I’ll never stop defending him. I’ll do anything to protect him. I would give my life defending him.”

Heather and Justin have been friends since early childhood. Friend soul mates would be a
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Pam Nelson
When I first started this book I was like ok this is good.
Yes there is drama and a lot of childish behaviour but who isn’t like that with their bestie.
Justin and Heather are like the best of friends/brother and sister. I love love their relationship so much.
I was yelling at Heather for most of the book to get rid of Peter. And was very confused as to why Justin didn’t speak up more when Peter was an ass when he was around. But I get it now he didn’t want to be put in the middle more then he
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Vanessa Booke
Aug 05, 2013 rated it liked it
First of all, I would like to thank Ms. Galicki for offering me copy of Jealousy in exchange for a review.

This book felt like a roller coaster of emotions. At times I really enjoyed it, but a lot of the time Heather and Justin really irritated me. First, let me say that Galicki is a good writer. I think any writer who can strike emotion in you with their characters, has something good going on. The said, with Jealousy I wasn't really sure if I liked the main characters. Heather was childish,
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Bethany
May 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Jealousy comes from a feeling of insecurity and fear in a relationship, the perfect description for this book since they all were contributing factors in being jealous as well as making other jealous. From the beginning to the end one thing holds true with this story:

Boyfriends and Girlfriends may come and go but a best friend is forever.

Heather and Justin have a bond that most do not understand. Even though Heather is a straight woman and Justin is a gay man, most significant others cannot
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Shandra
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Can you love someone without being their lover?

Friendship is one of the most integral parts of the human experience yet there are so few books which emphasize the value of those relationships.

Lovers come and go, but true friends? They're true forever.

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. People who love each other that much? People whose
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Ebbie ~Author Groupies
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Jealousy is a story about friendship. Justin and Heather have been best friends forever. Justin is gay and was picked on when they were growing up and Heather has always been there to take up for him. They shared a strong, unique bond that most of their significant others couldn't understand. Heather is married but not necessarily happily so. Justin was in a committed relationship but that ended badly and now he seems afraid to commit. Will they be able to find a partner that can accept
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Dana
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved the friendship between Heather and Justin. I wish I had a Justin in my life, in fact. Their closeness does, however, blinds them to being objective with each other's idiosyncrasies. And their jealousies are a bit over the top.
As far as Heather's love life goes, I was very happy that she split with her jealous husband, I didn't understand Dominic's reappearance in her life after the divorce just to get dump him almost immediately. Nick was a great addition to the Heather's life and his
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Theresa
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Justin and Heather have been best friends since they were little. They have a very special bond, one that most people don’t understand. Heather is straight and Justin is gay. They both had it tough growing up, but stuck by one another through everything when they had no one else to depend on.

Now, they’re all grown up, and living their lives never far from one another. Theirs is a unique relationship. They know each other inside out, and no one can take care of them better than they can. There is
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Jennifer
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-challenge
I loved the prologue and how we get to look into the past. I have always loved authors that give us that brief glimpse into the past and actually dedicate part of the book to helping us understand the back story on some or all of the characters.

While I have read other books by this author I had not had the privilege of reading this one and so when offered the opportunity I jumped in head first with no hesitations. Now, while I totally loved the book, I have to say that all the issues that arise
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Cathy Brockman
Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Heather and Justin have been friends practically since they were born. They love each other and nothing or no one could ever come between them. The only thing is, Justin is gay and Heather is straight and their love is more of a brother sister love not physical.
I was pleasantly surprised by this story. I couldn’t put it down once I started. I loved the bond Justin and Heather shared. I found the story sweet even if there were a few things that were a bit
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Jenna Galicki, Author of Adult Contemporary Romance

Jenna Galicki writes in multiple genres including m/m/f, m/f, and m/m. She is predominantly known for her Radical Rock Stars Series. The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book 1) was a finalist in the 2015 Bisexual Book Awards.

Jenna is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality. A native New Yorker, she now resides in Southern
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