December and Austin have a traditional, storybook marriage complete with defined roles. Married young, they’ve shared nearly a decade of passion and love. December’s submissive nature is perfectly suited for her husband’s authoritative, yet ...more
December and Austin had lived the ideal marriage for almost a decade. December loved her ordinary, traditional life where the husband was the head of the household and the wife was the heartbeat. Austin had known how much finally having a stable home life meant to ...more
What infuriated me was this complete lack of understanding of how to deal with alcoholism. Come on, guys! Have you heard of googling it? If my spouse or loved one had it, I'd ...more
I was completely floored when I read this book. This book will take you on a journey of a what true marriage is like. It will open you up with emotions that you may or can relate to. It is a realistic view as to what happens when an addiction takes over and the destruction that it can cause. This book made me cry, laugh and feel the pain of what Austin and Ember are going through. If you want a down to earth real life story that will touch your ...more
I have read Lydia Michaels in the past and have enjoyed the depth of emotion that I've found in her stories. While I haven't read Allyson Young before, when my friend Trish recommended I check this out I didn't hesitate. The Degrees of Separation series is following a married couple, December and Austin, who love each other dearly but are stumbling across a hard rock in their marriage. Austin has been out of work for quite some time and this has caused some major financial problems. He's...more
I have read Lydia Michaels in the past and have enjoyed the depth of emotion that I’ve found in her stories. While I haven’t read Allyson Young before, when my friend Trish recommended I check this out I didn’t hesitate. The Degrees of Separation series is following a married couple, December and Austin, who love each other dearly but are stumbling across a hard rock in their marriage. Austin has been out of work for quite some time and this has caused some major financial problems. He’s ...more
The debut novel of a masterfully emotional, high stakes trilogy that will have readers forfeiting tradition to gamble with love…
December and Austin have a traditional, storybook marriage complete with defined roles. Married young, they’ve shared nearly a decade of passion and love. December’s submissive nature is perfectly suited for her husband’s authoritative, yet adoring personality and he seamlessly holds the indisputable role of head of the household.
Wonderful read and I am desperate for the next book in the series.
I did love this story , not because of what happens to these characters , which was heartbreaking and sent me into my own depression , but ...more
I have read almost every single book from Lydia Michaels since 2013; this however is my first introduction to Allyson Young, so when I was asked to read it, I was beyond elated. The book flowed nicely from chapter to chapter; I could hardly tell who wrote which part. Their beautifully woven collaboration on this book/series is outstanding. "Forfeit" is part one of a three book series, please do not let this discourage you, the wait is ...more
The book is about a love triangle between December, her husband Austin, and Austin’s best friend Cord. ...more
They've been married for about a decade now.
They have THEIR IDEAL marriage.
Austin is the bread winner. The head of the family. He's the alpha dominant who's responsibility is to work and take care of his wife. Finically,physically and spiritually. Her needs are meet through him.
December keeps house. She's the queen of the castle. She depends on Austin for her well beings and she in return keeps the house running like clock work.
Their marriage and the roles ...more
Austin and Cord have been life-long friends who have always believed in the same values of working hard and to provide for a wife and family. In comes December. Her beauty captures the attention of both men but Austin wins her heart and takes her as his wife.
Over the years, December develops a deep friendship ...more
Cord, Austin, Ember… Friends, the best of friends, but things have changed. Best friends are strangers and the most loving couple are cold and distant. How bad it is now is a measure of how good it was before…
Ember and Austin had a relationship with defined roles, roles they both embraced completely. Loving, fully supportive, they loved each other, their life and Cord, a friend who fit into their life seamlessly. When Austin dropped off the rails, however, all that was good ...more
I read this because I was a fan of Lydia Michaels and her book "Breaking Perfect" is one of my few favorites. I was so disappointed by this story. He characters were all right, and maybe it's just me and my dislike for stereotypical gender roles, but I could not stand how on almost every page there was something about what a woman's job was and what a man's job was. I feel like the whole story took forever to get started, and then when it did, half of it was an explanation of how the woman ...more
I have never read a book that made me feel this emotional. That might be because at various times in my life I have been in the position of each of the main characters.
But it is probably because the authors wrote a superb book. This story is well written and edited. The characters are believable, and you want them to all end up happy. The situations were not contrived, but something that has probably happened to someone you know.
This first one was free, but I ...more
Ember and Austin had the perfect marriage. Until he lost his job and started drinking. Now their marriage is in trouble, and Austin's best friend is Ember's only saving grace.
This book will surprise you and titillate you. It's erotic and thought-provoking.
I loved it! I can't wait to read book #2 to see where this journey continues.