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Just Three Words

(Soho Loft #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  2,135 ratings  ·  177 reviews
Sometimes the one you want is the one you least suspect...

Accountant Samantha Ennis craves order and structure. As the bookkeeper at the boutique advertising agency she owns with her three best friends, it’s her job to apply logic to the chaos. When one of those best friends, laid back Hunter Blair, moves in to share her loft apartment, Sam’s carefully organised world is th
Paperback, 271 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by Bold Strokes Books (first published April 19th 2015)
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Oh my god.


Let me say this again.

Oh my God.

Sigh. Sigh. It's been a while since I felt this way at the end of a book.

Okay, I know it's Brayden, and she's a genius, and she writes delicious lesbian romance novels, but this one reaches new levels of awesomeness.
Oh lorrrd, the feels. My whole body is alive right now. My heart is beating fast and I'm ridiculously out of breath. I feel almost high. It's the first time I'm actually thinking about reading a boo
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Do I actually need to write this review? Seriously you are planning on reading this right? I mean if you are a lesbian and you love romance then you probably have Melissa Brayden on auto-read and I am just wasting time by writing an unnecessary review. I could be off reviewing that book I just read that I hated, but instead I am blathering on about another great Melissa Brayden novel.

And yes its great. (But you already knew that.) This story continues the lives of our favorite Soho Loft girls f
Diane Wallace
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Excellent read! emotional,romantic,intense,touching and the friendship storyline aspect was skillfully pen out..great writing to which i would encourage everyone to have a go at the series
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
To paraphrase Shakespeare in Love - "You see - comedy, love, and a bit with a dog. That's what they want."

I laughed, I cried and I fell in love.

Best book I have read this year.

Please Ms Brayden, please finish writing the last of the trilogy now (and I also should put in a word for at least a couple of spin offs...).
* ARC received via NetGalley.

This was a lovely continuation of Kiss the Girl, but this time favorites Sam and Hunter take the reins. Hunter is a confident, laid-back, gorgeous flirt and Sam is a quirky, accountant nerd with self-image issues after a recent breakup. The two could not be more opposite which is half the fun. With a rent increase and Brooklyn moving out, Hunter decides to be Sam's new room mate. After a couple of awkward situations and a college crush confession the two inadv
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I first heard that Sam the super-efficient accountant and Hunter the laid-back player was going to be paired in this book I was skeptical. Really? Whatever did they see in each other. No sparks or chemistry or even any vibes at all in the first book. But...its a Melissa Brayden, so I'll read it, but maybe after I'm done with all the sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries, dramas and thrillers that are crying for my attention. :) Or maybe even skip it altogether, and just wait for Soho 3 - Mallory's sto ...more
Something special happened here. I'd started reading this back in April and somehow returned to it. This is a big deal! It feels like the few regulars in my 'currently reading' list would be there perpetually. So, on a whim, I reopened Melissa Brayden's 'Just Three Words' on a morning train ride to work.

I previously put this on hold because I wasn't connecting with the characters. That's actually been one of my 'things' about the Soho Loft series. While I enjoy the cast of ladies, I've yet to really
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, lesfic
Well, Melissa did it again. This lady certainly knows how to write romance, so if that's not your thing (often sappy, sometimes sexy, always cute and adorable) then it's probably best you read something else. This book is all about the romance.

When I first read Kiss The Girl - which is the first book in the Soho Loft series - I wasn't really focusing on anything but the two main protagonists, so Sam and Hunter kind of passed me by. I actually didn't much care for Hunter at all in that book. All
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good second installment

A lot of people mentioned this being the least favorite in the series. I really enjoyed it. So that gives me positive thoughts for book 3.

I'm going to have to read more from this author. I feel like these are the types of stories and dialogue that I want in my romances but so often fail to meet the mark.

I wish there would have been more Brooklyn and Jessica from book 1. I get that it wasn't their story anymore but we should have at least gotten some mention of a
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reread. Was wondering if I would still love it as much as I thought I did the first time. The answer was absolutely!!
5+ STARS for the audiobook!

This is a reread but this time I listened to the audiobook. It's not often that you can say that the audiobook is better than reading the book yourself, but Felicity Monroe is now my favorite narrator. She doesn't read the book she performs and she doesn't "over act" it. At one point I read along with her, and that is when I really appreciated her performance. Her voices for the leads, especially Sam & Hunter are perfect. I listened to another narrator
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once more, Brayden has invaded my reading time with a truly gripping read! She certainly knows how to write romance books and the added sexy flair that is in her stories doesn't hurt either.

I began with Kiss The Girl, the first book and so had been more interested in the two main characters to have any interest to spare for Hunter and Sam. How that would change if ever I read Kiss the Girl again. I especially found myself drawn to Hunter, but of course, I enjoyed Sam too, whose quirky personali
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lovely. It's Melissa Brayden. You want a captivating romance? You go to her (:
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I finally got around to reading this. I was being really lazy and I think this is one of the best decisions I've made recently.

So... I've said that I've seen this ship sail since KTG. If there really was no indication there, you can just call me thirsty. Haha!

*stops fangirling*

*clears throat*

This has been a real joy to read. Great mix of fluff, friendship, angst, family, and romance. I was giggling, then I was crying but I was left with warm fuzzy
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is Samantha and Hunter's story. Brayden has the romance trilogy formula down pat. Like the queen of the romantic trilogy Nora Roberts, there are rules to be followed. Identify the women who will be central to the current book. Samantha and Hunter, check. Mention the couple from the previous book and have them on page for a short period of time. Brook and Jessica, check. Mention who will be the star of the final book in the trilogy and mention something about their personality but leave the ...more
Linda J
I only have just three words for this book - I LOVED IT! It’s written by Brayden - what’s not to love, unless if you are not a fan of Brayden or you don’t fancy reading romance 😬. I for one loved it - the awkwardness, the highs and lows, that feeling that tugs your heart and the smile that’s fixed on your face when you have your HEA...
~ * K E L L I E * ~
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
♥♥♥ LOVED IT! ♥♥♥

Another AMAZING novel by Melissa Brayden! Each book gets better and better!

Seriously, do yourself a favor and jump on board the Melissa Brayden Express.

Really looking forward to the last instalment of the Soho Loft Trilogy in November! Can. Not. Wait!
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It started of all lovely and sweet if a little boring. The characters in this are so real and the details so intense that I have learned all about 1) scrapbooking 2) jigsaws 3) that dogs in novels don’t need to go outside regularly, and will appear/ not appear at convenient moments. But just when I thought I would be bored to tears, I was suddenly gripped and invested in Hunter and Sam. To the point of shedding a rare tear whilst reading.

A book full of everyday but more special, with witty bant
Lex Kent
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-f-bsb-romance
Melissa Brayden's romances are really hard not to like. She definitely has a gift when it comes to writing romance. I find myself really enjoying these SOHO Loft books. The characters are likable and it's nice that we are getting the individual stories of the four mains in each book. I'm looking forward to reading the next book about Mallory, as shes more of a mystery than the others.
If you enjoy a nice sweet f/f romance, these books are for you. I would recommend reading book 1 first, as
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have discovered I have a "thing" for lesbian nerds. Hence my love for sweet Sam in this book. I was so glad to see Sam get a happy ending. Although with Melissa Brayden, that's par for the course.
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 years later: I don't know why I decided to read this book again considering I only gave it two stars last time. But it was somehow calling to me and I just had to read it. And now I take almost everything I said in my earlier review back. I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Best friends who also work together dealing with their attraction to each other is just as valid as any other complicated situations I listed earlier. There was definitely intense chemistry between the protagonists (though I am ...more
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Melissa Brayden is the best! As simple as that.
She doesn't focus on crime or on supernatural or tragedy or whatever. She writes romance and comedies. But in her field she is incredible! Dialogues are just perfect. Feelings are compelling. Humour is quiet but pervades all her novels.
Great author indeed. And she is only at the beginning.
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: friends, co-workers
A classic and beautifully written romance. Nothing more, nothing less.
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love love love Melissa Brayden's work and this one is no exception as well!

First of all - though this can be read as a standalone, if you have not read "Kiss the Girl", I'd strongly recommend starting from there. You'll understand a lot more of the humour, personalities and dynamics which will only help you to enjoy the story more.

Just Three Words briefly picked up from where it's been left off at Kiss the Girl, where Brooks has been falling in love with Jessica and is re
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lovely story
The following review can be found on my blog The FarNerdy Blog and was made possible by an ARC from NetGalley.

"Just Three Words" is the 2nd installment to the SoHo Loft Series that Brayden began last July (2014) with Kiss the Girl. Focusing on a new set of the ferocious foursome that makes up the Soho Savvy Advertising Agency, "Just Three Words" follows accountant Samantha Ennis through her New York lifestyle, including her work at Soho Savvy with her 3 best friends, her breakup with the woman she believe
Good thing I didn't give up on Melissa Brayden. Kiss the Girl was disappointing, but Just Three Words is exactly what I expect from a friends-to-lovers story!

Samantha is nice, but Hunter is just perfect. My favorite moment is when she (view spoiler). And when I thought Hunter couldn’t be more swoon-worthy, she (view spoiler).

Good thing I didn't give up on Melissa Brayden. Kiss the Girl was disappointing, but Just Three Words is exactly what I expect from a friends-to-lovers story!

Samantha is nice, but Hunter is just perfect. My favorite moment is when she (view spoiler). And when I thought Hunter couldn’t be more swoon-worthy, she (view spoiler).

This story is VERY predictable, but who am I to judge? I've read it twice! And I rarely read a book more than once. I cannot pretend I didn't love the sexual tension and all those feelz…

I can’t stand Mallory. Seriously, she’s a bitter bitch, but I’ll probably read Ready or Not just to see how things are going between Sam and Hunter. Yep, I’m extra mushy today. :)

*ARC provided by Bold Strokes Books via NetGalley.*
Bree Paige

So this is the second Book that I've read from Melissa Brayden. At first I thought it was just simple story with predictable ending

But It made me felt everything, this is the only book that really made me cry. But it has alot of funny dialogues and also a Love scene that I really enjoy..

My Verdict

5 amazing Star for you... well written. The flow of the story was amazing..
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars, favorites
I need the characters from this series to become real :))

This is my favorite among the three books <3

Reading all books from the Soho Loft series for the second time. I missed these women! Now, on to the next!
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Brayden artfully turned a hackneyed plot into a entertaining, humorous romance. Great writing!
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Melissa Brayden is the multi-award winning author of twelve lesbian romance novels and is hard at work on more. She is a wine enthusiast, a fan of all donuts, and is probably staring off into space as you're reading this.

Other books in the series

Soho Loft (3 books)
  • Kiss the Girl (Soho Loft, #1)
  • Ready or Not (Soho Loft, #3)
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