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Before There Were Three: Ethan & Rhett

(The Distance Between Us 0.5)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  217 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Before Kieran…

Seattle, 2000 – Ethan Mallory is counting down the days until he moves back to Toronto. He loves Seattle, but it’s time to go home.

So it’s just his luck that, with a month to go, he meets Rhett Solomon. Their chemistry is off the charts, and in bed, Rhett is everything Ethan’s been craving. He’s witty and charming outside the bedroom too.

Ethan’s not about to
Kindle Edition, 148 pages
Published June 6th 2016
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May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it

The Distance Between Us is still my favorite book by L.A.Witt, and Rhett and Ethan one of my favorite couples. When we met them, they were already together for many years, but their marriage was going through a rough patch (don't worry, "The Distance Between Us has a very strong HEA). So when I saw this prequel, about how they met and got together in the first place, I was ecstatic.

The story is told from Ethan's POV this time, and I loved having his perspective. Their story starts with an
L.A. Witt
May 05, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: bisexual, my-books
Available June 6.
(And yes, Angel & Dante are getting a prequel too!)
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Prequel to the “distance between us” series, more specifically to book 1 of this series, this is the story of Rhett and Ethan and how they met.

You get what I love from LA Witt : lovable characters, great banter, out of the charts chemistry, HOT sex and a swooning story. To be honest, this book reminded me “The best man” a lot, but I didn’t care. I loved this short story and am ready to jump to read the distance between us and find out more about Rhett and Ethan.
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another retro release from L. A. Witt and it acts as a prequel to The Distance Between Us and tells the story of how Ethan and Rhett met.

This one's in Ethan's voice and its wonderful to get the insight into his developing feelings for Rhett after only having the later's PoV in Distance.

I adored this, it's shorter than the other but it still packs a lot into its length from the initial random meeting between the two men, through to the I love you's and where to go next.

It explains all the
This book was provided for free by the author and Love Bytes in exchange for an honest review.

This review was first posted to Love Bytes: LGBTQ Book Reviews. It has been slightly edited here for content.

Some authors rely on sex scenes to move their stories from one page to the next, from one conflict to another. Sometimes sex scenes feel indulgent, unnecessary, or even silly. This little story is very heavy on the love scenes, but instead of getting in the way, Ethan and Rhett’s sexual chemistry
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved this. When You've read a book about a couple that then adds a third to their relationship, and you'd never had the opportunity to meet that couple prior? YES PLEASE. I always loved Ethan and Rhett, but this was how they met, what they had to go through to be together, how that all played out, and it was so much fun and full of feelz. So worth the read.
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
After reading the book to which this is a prequel, The Distance Between Us, I was definitely interested in seeing how Ethan and Rhett had come to be in the first place. Since I became perturbed with Ethan in Distance, I was hoping to see a better side to him when he and Rhett first started out. I’m happy to say that was the case, and while that leaves me a bit more aggravated with him for Distance, here in Before There Were Three I thought his character was much more likable.

I loved the way
Vanessa theJeepDiva
A couple of years ago I read To Live Again (the last book in this series) and loved it so much I purchased every book in The Distance Between Us series the next day. That was before this book was published. I just got around to going back to this series but I figured I should start here though.

As a reader how many times have you read a book where the couple was established from the beginning and wished you could read how the couple met and fell in love. That is what this hot little novella is
Dec 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-my-kindle, m-m
As an enthusiastic fan of L.A. Witt's 'The Distance Between Us' series, I was pleased that she decided to write a prequel with Ethan & Rhett, before their marriage fell apart, before Kiernan, when they first meet and fall in love. This prequel gave me a much better picture of these two men back when they first became a something.

It was just as entertaining, or maybe even more so, to watch the debacle that ended up putting Rhett and Ethan on their first date, versus having heard the story in
Nat ReadingAllNite
Nice prelude

This was a very touching look at how Rhett and Ethan began their relationship. As with many of LA Witt's novels, there was a strong dose of sex. But that's all it was supposed to be as Ethan wound down his time in Seattle before returning home to Toronto. The emotional connection grew and that was shown quite well. We also get to see where other characters from the Wilde's collection started; Dale as Rhett's roommate and A.J., who worked with Ethan. It wasn't a deep and meaningful
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great prequel to The Distance Between Us

Before I get to my review I want to explain something. Before There Were Three: Ethan & Rhett is considered a prequel to The Distance Between Us which is also a series title – or it was. It appears that The Distance Between Us didn't start out as a series but ended up a part of a "universe" of books that all have Wilde's dance club in common. Thus, you may find references to a series called The Distance Between Us and one called Wilde's on Goodreads.
Anne Barwell
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, m-m
I haven’t read any of this series, so I approached this as a stand-alone, which didn’t detract from my enjoyment of it.

Ethan and Rhett’s attraction toward each other is convincing, and well written. The way they meet is amusing and I wasn’t surprised when a favour for a hot guy soon turned into something else. I liked both characters, and especially how each complemented the other. The story is written from Ethan’s perspective but although he might doubt Rhett feels the same way he does, Rhett’
Mari  Cardenas
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!

Before There Were Three: Ethan & Rhett is the prequel to The Distance Between Us and it can be read as a standalone. Just be warned that if you read the prequel before reading The Distance Between Us, it might make reading this last book harder as it did for me.

Ethan saves Rhett from a date gone wrong and the two hit it off, quickly falling into bed together and finding in the other what they each needed sexually. Now, if only Ethan weren't moving from Seattle back to Toronto,
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio_borrowed
What can I say. I don't think L.A. Witt has ever written a bad book, lol. This one included.
It was good to see how Ethan and Rhett's story started. This book precedes The Distance Between us, which is the full story of their life after years of being together. I did like knowing how their story starts but I'm not quite sure it's actually needed, since book one is great by itself. I also did read the entire series before actually getting to this book. But overall this story was well written just
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read The Distance Between Us so very long ago but I remember it breaking my heart and making me cry. I loved these two all that time ago and to get to walk these steps with them when they began their long history together was a great treat. And after reading this, it's even that much more devastating to think they were going to let it all go. But reading this makes me want to revisit The Distance Between Us and reunite with these two lovable MC's. Now, if I can only remember what box it's ...more
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

This book was a slow burning love story. Ethan is getting ready to go back home to Toronto, while waiting for his no show online hookup he spy's Rhett enduring a dreadful dinner date. The two make eye contact and escape to another bar where they get to know each other. The two guys start a friendship that soon blossoms into a love affair. There are plenty of love scenes as well as some steamy bedroom adventures. The plot is captivating and lots of fun.
Louis A
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
I love Rhett & Ethan and this book made me want to read the Distance Between Us again, that being said, adding his would gave been a solid 4-4.5 stars if they talked some more, even at the end, it did not feel like they were comfortable. It is nice to see a different face to their relationship though
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Before there were three: Ethan & Rhett, The Distance Between Us book 0.5 by L. A. Witt. Loved this prequel about Ethan & Rhett. Can’t wait to read the next book, except I’ve read a preview and I know I’m going to be heart broken at first. I also don’t know which book is next for sure.
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
So this was a prequel to the rest of the series which was short and cute. My only criticism is there was an awful lot of time describing their sex life and very little on the how the relationship built. Since this was suppose to provided background I felt a lot was just assumed
3.5 stars
You definitely need to read this after The Distance Between Us. I don't think I would have liked it otherwise.
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Something about the way the author writes makes you a part of the story and the characters lives. Not like your looking in from outside.
Rhonda Caston
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

L.A. Witt never disappoints! This story is soooo good. A helping hand turned hookup turned love. Loved it! Ready to read the entire series now!
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always liked these two. Makes me sad to think about them going off the rails a bit before figuring it out, but I enjoyed their backstory.
Laura DeSimone
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rhett and Ethan are two of my favourite characters, so,it was nice to see how it all began for them.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the series. This was a lovely start, even though I'm reading it after the series!
Jun 23, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Nice to see how the guys were at the beginning.
Jan 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I liked this prequel story. There were some errors, but nothing too major. I highly recommend that you read the rest of Ethan and Rhett's story.
Jan 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
An unexpected one night stand that grows and grows until it's way more. It got really really repetitive at points but it was still a good story.
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I love everything about this authors books! Such amazing writing about love.

Going back to the beginning with Ethan and Rhett was such a journey. I loved getting to see how they fell in love the first time.

Ethan has been stood up. Rhett is miserable with his boring annoying date. Their eyes meet and the spark is there. Sometimes when your not looking for Love it just pops right up and smacks you. They weren’t looking for anything real. Just a extended hookup. But destiny has other plans for
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Other books in the series

The Distance Between Us (5 books)
  • The Distance Between Us (The Distance Between Us, #1; Wilde's #2)
  • The Closer You Get (The Distance Between Us, #2; Wilde's, #4)
  • Meet Me in the Middle (The Distance Between Us, #3; Wilde's, #5)
  • No Place That Far (Wilde's, #7)
  • To Live Again (The Distance Between Us #6, Wilde's #8)