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Beneath the Vine

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  437 Ratings  ·  143 Reviews
Selene Cavalier spent the majority of her time behind her cello. Her dull life was made up of dark notes, hard work and sheet music.

Bennett Monterosso did what he had to do to get his family’s winery up and running. He didn’t have time for his old ways. His quiet dominance had been silenced. His need was just waiting below the surface, until now.

Having her—it was all he
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Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This... This is a book that just needs to be savored. Each moment needs to be devoured and felt. Never rushed. Beneath the Vine isn't one that deserves to be hurried at all. See, this is the kind of books that I live for—the ones that take you on massive twists and then blindsides you on every freaking turn. The ones that make you feel deep in your bones what the characters are going through. The stories that embed themselves at the very core of your heart that it'll take forever before you even ...more
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6 stars
This book is everything . I'm writing this review and trying my hardest to be cool and down earth but I can't because I'm high on BOOKDRENALINE . I'm having a BOOKGASM here .
What a rollercoaster ride . Wow !
Words fail me . I'm in awe of this author and this story is truly amazing . Such a a masterpiece cleverly put together . Brilliant . I loved the characters . Three of them have a special place in my heart now . I loved them separately and together in each and every possible combinati
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ok, can I just say I am blown away, BLOWN AWAY by this book! I thought it was going to be a brilliant sexy read. But no, oh noooooo, it is sooo much more! I didn't expect to feel heart ache, I didn't expect to feel my heart broken, and I didn't expect to feel a piece of my soul is missing at the end! I am always a bit anxious when I am reading love triangle / male female male romance as we will all inevitably take a side or love one male more than the other, but this book is so worth the risk! I ...more
M. Andrews
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There are not enough words to express how much I loved Beneath the Vine. Lillian has this amazing talent for taking you on an emotional journey through the pages of her books. I loved the chemistry between the characters and the twist and turns of this story were beautify executed. This is a book not to miss.
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
MIND BLOWING!!! This book is no doubt one of my favorites of the year!!! This book is pure gold!!! It's very rare that I become completely consumed by a book like I did with this one. I read Beneath the Vine in a little over 24 hours, which for me is unheard of! I have literally been walking around my house with my kindle in my hand since yesterday. I just couldn't stop reading this book.

There is SO much more to this book than what the synopsis alludes to. This is an intelligently written, scor
Beauté De Livres  (Vivian Freeman)
A.M. Johnson, where have you been hiding Lillian Bryant?

Phenomenal. Magnificent. Exquisite

Do you think I can get away with only using single adjectives to explain how in love I am with this book? It’s been an hour and my heart is still racing, there are goose bumps all over my body and my heart is not ready to let go. The adrenaline, the seduction and the flawless execution of this uniquely intimate story has singlehandedly left me in awe and admiration for the gifted Lillian Bryant

Don’t be fool
Angie H.
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow ... uh wow. I understand the other reviewers when they spoke about a roller-coaster, so many ups and downs and twist and turns. I so enjoyed this book!
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Beneath The Vine is the story of bestfriends Bennett Montessoro and Gage Calibri. These two grew up like brothers and shared EVERYTHING with each other. Everything-- women included. Due to some circumstances, they stopped doing what they used to do and parted ways. But then, the lovely cello player, Selene Cavalier happened.

I love how this book was written. It is written in alternating POVs (Gage, Bennett and Selene’s), so you will be able to experience the book thoroughly. Each character has
May 03, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Selene Cavalier spent the majority of her time behind her cello. Her dull life was made up of dark notes, hard work and sheet music.

Bennett Monterosso did what he had to do to get his family’s winery up and running. He didn’t have time for his old ways. His quiet dominance had been silenced. His need was just waiting below the surface, until now.

Having her—it was all he could think about as he watched the young woman behind the cello.

Gage Calibri left h
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was absolutely brilliant! I loved every word, every page, every chapter! It absolutely consumed me!

It was real, it was love, it was heartache, power, loss, grief, friendship, and LUST!

I was absolutely floored by how beautifully written it was. Grab yourself a glass of Merlot, clear your schedule
and just let Lillian's words take hold of you and not let go until the very last page.
Mar 20, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. .
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Every now and then, a book comes along that tears you apart and slowly page by page puts you back together. This is what happened to me while reading Beneath the Vine. Nothing could prepare me for the emotional roller coaster Lillian put me on. From the very first page, to the last word I was captivated, enthralled and utterly destroyed, but I don't regret a moment.

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This book was beautifully written. The emotion that captured me was all consuming and I can't even begin to explain how much the cha

Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So it's been over a week since I finished this. I'm still not 100% sure my emotions are in check.

firstly it's worth pointing out I generally avoid Love triangles. even when it's a menagè situation. I am so ridiculously glad I read this one.

Selene is determined to leave behind her childhood. She refuses to end up like her mother. working herself to death doing some job she hates. Her dream is to teach music. But before does so she feels the need to live life to the fullest. whilst playing Cello
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I just finished Beneath the Vine and cannot even begin to express how incredible this book was.  It has become one of my favourite books this year.  This is the first book I've read by A.M. Johnson and I am so impressed and have become in love with her writting. 
The saying 3 is a crowd doesn't apply here. The author takes you on this roller-coaster ride of emotions between these 3 characters and I loved each of them separately and together. Usually a book will grab me and I'll be drawn to the h
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Soooo I just finished Beneath The Vine and my god this story left me wanting more ..Such an amazing love story.
I loved the characters but I'm officially team Bennett hands down that man took me on trip that never ends.. Swoon.. This is a must read.
sara j
Apr 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
this book didn't, indulge me that much which I this book is skimmer for me to the end...
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
These characters will eat you alive. From the heart stopping emotions, to the bouts of jealousy, the rage and audacity at some of the twists and turns that will have you gripping at your hair. This book devoured me. It took me on an emotional high that I was not expecting. The main characters consumed me.

“Tell me something,”
“You feel like home.”
“So do you.”

Selene, a fiercely independent, but naturally submissive girl is a talented cellist. She's not looking for love. When Bennett walks into her
Becca - ✭Little Red Reading Hood✭
OMG. Finally, I had my hands on this book and now I'm just trying to find where my jaw landed.
Firework-effect everywhere.


Lillian really knows her way to get my soul. She impressed me. Again.

Here I'm, the girl who hates love triangles/threesomes, and I'm just clapping. Because this story just blown my mind. I will never forget this amazing book.

This story is so powerful with equally powerful characters.
Sensual, passionate, exciting and shocking. Yes, that was BtV.
Lillian not only write stories
Melissa (Corrupted BY Smut)
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**Was kindly provided an ARC of this book from the author for an honest review**

THIS!!! THIS BOOK!! I really can't say enough about it!! I absolutely loved every minute of this fabulous emotional roller coaster of a story line. First and foremost, I have to say that Lillian's writing is beautiful!! She has a brilliant way with words in which she conveyed for us a world that was so rich and intense that I really felt like I was a part of Selene's life. From the start you are pulled in, instantly
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely brilliant . I know it's a book I will go to the revisit again. It has so many layers, and is insightful, yet sexy . The Characters have fantastic development and the author just has a way of writing that you are caught in her web that she crafts for the love story for her characters. This isn't your typical love story yet it is so poignant you can't help but be cut by the intensity of it You will feel so many emotions but it's worth the adventure worth the ride .
Melissa Ann
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! that's just one word to describe how amazing this book is. You'll laugh and cry and fall in love with Bennett and Gage, each offering something different. A emotional rollercoaster it was and I enjoyed every high and low. Great story and 2 crazy sexy hot men that'll have you needing a cold shower!
Brianna Maddox
**4.5 stars

I'll have a full review soon - I was sent an ARC copy in exchange for a review. I really loved this book. I haven't read many menage books, but this was done very well! I do need time to process this book- the last 10% was intense and alot happened and I need time. :P
Martha Boss
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy fuck Lilian Bryant is a rock star. This book. This story. This love affair is something I wasn't prepared for. I feel in love with Gage. He is the man of my dreams. Dark and sexy. I wish he were real.
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sexy and beautifully written. I absolutely loved it! Oh and just a teeny tiny heads up readers...remember the tissues. You will most DEFINITELY need them.

5 cello stars!
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Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for a sexy and enthralling read! :)
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*I received an ARC from Sassy Savvy Fabulous PR in exchange for an honest review*

5 Poetically Beautiful Stars!!

Thank you Sassy Savvy Fabulous PR for sending me an early copy of this book! You all seriously made my year! I freaked out when i saw this on my kindle. :)


Happy Release day Ms. Bryant!!! This was my most anticipated read of 2016 and it totally lived up to the hype. The whole story was unlike any other I have ever read. It broke my heart just to piece it back together again in the

Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lillian Bryant created a masterpiece Beneath The Vine. Not many people can take a subject matter like this book and make it into something beautiful and not distasteful, but Bryant pulled it off spectacularly.
Selene lives a normal and slightly dull life. The thrill she gets out of her life comes from her Cello. She looses herself in her instrument and finds the beauty in it when she plays. But one night she sees a man watching her from afar as she plays and instantly knows he's trouble, but she
Melissa Feist
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beneath the Vine had me buzzing with desire and intense interest from the first few pages. I was seduced by words, simple combinations of letters lulled me into a dreamlike trance. There's a cadence to this story, it's hypnotic and sensual. My pulse raced while reading Bennett's story and his intense and instantaneous connection to Selene is electric. I'm in love with this book, the imagery created by Lillian Bryant allows you to feel the characters deeply and hence its extremely fulfilling. Gag ...more
Heather R Callahan
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When people talk about having a book hangover, I will always reference this book. I was left with such a desire for more. This book is more than your basic love story. It is a story of three people, each with their own pasts. Two that have intertwined, but fallen away from each other only for them to be reconnected with another.

Bennett is a broken man. He has had to endure many unsettling things in his past. He has had to fight, barrow, and even lie to get the things that he wants. But when he
B. Stevens
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think I'm still too fresh in my emotions to describe my feelings, but I'll try my best.

When I first read the blurb for this book, I did a huge step back. 3 people. Two men, one woman. NOT my thing. I don't do love triangles.

However, this was different.

Two men who had a past together, who shared more than what others would believe, found the perfect woman who fed both of their needs.

The desire and sensuality in this book left you on the edge of your seat, practically begging to know what was g
Sharing My
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! This book was soooo good!! I was pulled in right from the first page until the very last page. If you love M/F/M and love triangles, you will love this. You will fall in love with Selene (Gio), Bennett, and Gage. They have amazing chemistry together! The ending will surprise you, or maybe it won't. You'll just have to read it yourself. There is even some suspense mixed in. This book has it all! You will not want to put it down once you start! I hope there is a sequel to this book, but for ...more
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