Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Cards of Love: The Lovers” as Want to Read:
Cards of Love: The Lovers
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Cards of Love: The Lovers

(Cards of Love)

4.82  ·  Rating details ·  60 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
I loved him first.

Jake was my best friend in college-my very straight best friend, until one night he was more. He may have run after what happened between us, but I never forgot him.

When fate puts us in the same place, five years later, he has a fiance by his side. Carina is beautiful, driven, and draws my attention almost as much as he still does.

A game of truth or dar
Expected publication: October 25th 2018
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Cards of Love, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Cards of Love

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Fiona Cole
Jul 09, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Jackson from Voyeur is getting his own story. A MMF romance set to release in the fall of 2018!

Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was obsessed with The Lovers before I even had it on my kindle. After reading it, it exceeded my high expectations. While I was expecting delicious, forbidden sex (and it has it), The Lovers also had a full exploration of complex and intricate relationships and characters who work their way through their emotions. It’s that satisfying kind of read that has a story and a backstory, but also tons of yummy naughtiness. Definite must read.
Claypot_Reads -  Michelle
Fiona Cole is one of the only authors who can make me equal parts horny & emotional !!! She's a word wizard I swear. This one is not your average MMF - it's so much more. So many feels, so much history and chemistry so hot that it might just blow up your kindle. Straight into my 2018 Favourites for this little bundle of deliciousness!!

I fell in love with Jackson's character in Voyeur. I knew there was more to this dirty boy than met the eye and I was right. This is his story. His love story.
Kim Bailey

Review to come
Helen Altafulla
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOD! This book!! This book completely tore at my heart.
If you’ve read Voyeur, then you already know about Jackson and his somewhat unrequited love. If you didn’t, that’s cool, too. But I do recommend reading that story! **whispers** it’s awesome!

Jackson’s story was so hard to read. This author is just amazing. Her writing style, the story, the emotions on paper, the freaking angst... I didn’t know how to deal with it.
For a big portion of the book, my heart was literally hurting for Jack
The Smutbrarians
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Angst 3
Tears 2
Value 5
Storyline 5
Panty Scorching 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Lindsey

Holy hell’s bells! I freakin' loved this story hard! So many ups and downs and all the feels! I fell in love with all of the characters instantly. So much passion and intense feelings with them. And not to mention off the charts HOT! This book wasn’t a slow burn. It was an all in melt your panties right off! Fiona has made her way to the top of my must read authors and this book jus
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am a sucker for damaged characters who make poor choices and question everything they know, only to find true love and happiness through all the pain. Fiona Cole is a master at weaving complex and conflicting love stories into beautiful happily forever endings. (That's my new phrase for her books)

The Lovers is a beautifully crafted story of learning to love yourself and who you are in order to fully love another. Friendship and true love are woven into each relationship throughout the story p
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know what to say about this book.
Is it super hot? Yes.
Is it kinky and steamy? Yes.
Does it push some conventional boundaries? Yes.

Is it so so soooo much more than a sexy book? F--k yes.
It's about being truthful. With others, and oneself. It's about the bravery to live that truth. And it is about those that help us get there, that watch us stumble and accept us when we get up and speak our truth, and admit we need some help to live it.

Jake, Jackson and Carina have walked into my h
Stephanie Rose
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'd give this 10 stars if I could. One of my top reads this year and one of my favorite MMF stories EVER.

Fiona Cole weaves a complicated tale between a couple and a best friend who has always wanted more. Hot is an understatement when they all get together, my kindle exploded never mind went on fire, but emotions run high and there is no easy way out. I didn't know what I wanted to happen, I just wanted to enjoy it all like they were and not think of the possible impending disaster. The Lovers
J.A. DeRouen
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All the stars ... this book deserves all the stars!! Fiona Cole had me hooked from the very first page and never let go. The chemistry, the heat, the emotion--The Lovers had all three in spades. I can guarantee The Lovers will be on my best of 2018 list, and every one of Fiona Cole's previous books just landed on my TBR. Stellar, stellar read!!!
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whoa. Talk about one of the best one-handed reads I've had the extreme pleasure to enjoy. The Lovers is unbelievably sexy. Unbelievably erotic. And extremely well-written. Fiona Cole knows how to turn up the heat while giving us a story that is believable and full of heart. I honestly thought it would just be a very wild m/m/f adventure but I didn't count on the gut-wrenching emotions this kind of arrangement would invoke. And neither did Carina, Jake and Jackson.

Jackson. I wanted to find out hi
Readers Together
Fiona Cole never ceases to impress me with her stories and how she masterfully portrays them. Her writing is fresh and original and screams to be read and read again. Lovers was no different, you think going in that you know what it’s about and how it’s going to go down...but, it turns itself around and surprises you with the turns it takes. Definitely not your typical MMF story. The happily ever after isn’t easy, it’s a war that will leave you exhausted after each battle. And that’s what makes ...more
Kelly Green
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
🔥🔥 This story is beyond hot! Jackson, Jake and Carina are what my x-rated dreams are made of!! I'm really having a hard time finding the words to express the complete awesomeness that is this book!!! 😍💜 After reading Voyeur I knew I was going to want to read Jackson's story. I was absolutely NOT disappointed in his story! It was everything I hoped it would be and so much much much more. Every part of this book continued to suck me in. Every page was more and more words I couldn't get enough of. ...more
♥️Fantasy Land Blog Book Reviewer♥️
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Holy crap. I had to take a couple days to figure out what I was going to say in my review for this story. I really could not put this story down. The whole thing blew me away, but the ending, the ending tore me up and then stitched me back together.

I refuse to give anything away. But know that you have to read this book. It does have MM and MFM in it, so if that is not your thing don't read it. But if you can get past it the story is wonderful.
cupcakes and bookshelves
Exquisitely gorgeous, wickedly delicious, this is an incredibly sexy and emotional story, full of naughtiest of things with just the right amount of EVERYTHING you need from a book. Engaging from beginning to end with words and characters that just capture your heart and suck you right in. Fiona kept me totally immersed in the story, I didn’t want to put it down. One of my ALL-TIME FAVOURITES. I ABSOLUTELY ADORED IT.

*ARC kindly given in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much*
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book. Wow. The Lovers is extraordinary and absolutely fantastic!! It is sexy, hot, erotic, intense, passionate, sensual...….seriously, the heat coming from Jackson, Jake, and Carina is on a completely different level than I have read about in quite some time. I couldn't get enough of them all together or separate.

Whether it was because of the personal struggles Jackson, Jake, or Carina were dealing with or the struggles they faced while trying to navigate a sexual relationship between all
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m trying to put into words how this book has left me reeling...

This was so much more than just some steamy action and tension...
This was being your best self and being true to your heart...
This was looking in the mirror and questioning what really makes you happy...
This was finding that light in the dark and fighting for it...
This was taking a chance and trying something new... This was knowing that if you didn’t ask yourself that question and take that leap, you would always ask “what if
Manda Kay
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where to start?! Oh my god! I’ve been dying for this book to come out and once I got it, I didn’t want to race through it, cause I didn’t want it to end, but of course I couldn’t put it down! Fiona knows how to draw you in, weaving a web of intense passion, you don’t want to miss a moment of it.

If you’ve read Voyeur, you’ve met Jackson... I loved him in Oaklyn’s story and I couldn’t wait for him to get his own, find out what drives him to work himself over. However this story is really of Jake,
Chanah Dickson (The Book Whisperer)
Holy freaking Hotness this book was sizzling off the pages and set a fire so deep in my soul I would have happily let it consume me!

Jake and Carina were the perfect corporate couple doing exactly what there families expected of them but when Jakes old college friend Jackson becomes there latest client things suddenly become very unprofessional especially in the bedroom.

This book was filled with so many amazing scenes and parts that really got my temperatures rising but the story behind it had
Laura Lee
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Lovers is not your average MMF novel. While the sex scenes are HOT, and by hot, I mean SCORCHING, there is so much more to this story. It's a beautiful tale about learning to love yourself. About bravery and friendship. About forgiveness. There are layers upon layers that give these characters magnificent depth. I guarantee you will feel every emotion at one point or another. I was captivated the entire time--it's easily one of the best MMF books I've ever read. Although The Lovers is a stan ...more
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
While a storm raged outside my house, a storm brewed in my head as I was reading this book. Holy hell this story was intense!

We first met Jackson in Voyeur and now we finally get his story!! *happy dance*

Carina and Jake are engaged, work together for the family business and have been friends for a long time. But when things feel a little bit disengaged between the couple, Carina starts having thoughts of ways to bring them closer. Jake tries to hide his feelings, but after reconnecting with Jack
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4-4.5 stars.
Anna K
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, arc
Review to come...
Lindsey King
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Angst 3
Tears 2
Value 5
Storyline 5
Panty Scorching 5
Overall Rating 5

Holy hell’s bells! I freakin love this story hard! So many ups and downs and all the feels! I fell in love with all of the characters instantly. So much passion and intense feelings with them. And not to mention off the charts HOT! This book wasn’t a slow burn. It was an all in melt your panties right off! Fiona has made her way to the top of my must read authors and this book just proves why yet again. Completely addicting story
Michele McMullen
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Full review to come
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I picked up my ARC of lovers, I knew I was in for one steamy ride and steamy it was, but nothing could have prepared me for the heartache and tears. 

Fiona Cole really pulled at my heartstrings with Lovers and I'm not even mad. It was worth all the sniffles and tears.

I was excited for Lovers when I heard Jackson, one of my favorite characters from Voyeur, was getting his own story. And to know that he was finally going to get a second chance with his one true love had the hopeless romantic i
Ashley Herndon
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 heart wrenching, painfully hot stars

This book. Wow.
Things you need to know...
It’s a love story. I’d even say epic!
It’s a MMF ménage book.
It’s extremely hotttttt
Carina (Jake’s Fiancé)
Jackson (Jake’s bff from college and you’ve met him previously in Voyeur)

What to say and keep it spoiler free...
Jake & Carina are life long friends, their fathers started a company together and always joked they’d get married one day.
Fast forward 20 years and they are in fact engaged.

They ha
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gahhhh! This is my first read by Fiona Cole and all I can say is, where has she been my whole life? Cards of Love: The Lovers is a delicious MMF read that is part of a multi author project. I have been blessed to have read several in the Cards of Love series and The Lovers is one of my favorites, hands down. Fiona Cole, weaves a deliciously emotional, angsty, heartfelt, sexy tale of forbidden yearning. This the story of Jackson, Jake and Carina. It's complicated, heartbreaking and complex! Jake ...more
Anita LaFranchi
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved every second of this book. I wished I wasn’t so busy and could just sit and fully enjoy the writing and the story. Carina and Jake and engaged but both can feel there’s a spark missing. While working a new project at work they run into Jake’s bff from College. This is when we discover that Jake and Jackson and a very intimate moment that led to Jake running away from their friendship. Carina suggests that Jackson could be their third wheel to help spice up their relationship only for Jak ...more
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
I never imagined I would ever write a book. I wasn't even really a reader until the age of twenty. But I picked up a romance and that was it for me. I fell in love. And then one day I stepped into this indie world of books and I started writing. Then I wrote enough to keep going. And then I had a book. Sometimes things happen when you least expect it, but it all falls into place. Writing is it for ...more

Other books in the series

Cards of Love (1 - 10 of 33 books)
  • Cards Of Love - Three of Swords
  • Cards of Love: King of Pentacles
  • King of Wands (Cards of Love)
  • Cards of Love: The Emperor
  • Cards of Love: The Hermit
  • Cards of Love: Knight of Wands
  • Cards of Love: The Sun
  • Ace of Swords (Cards of Love)
  • Cards of Love: Wheel of Fortune
  • Page of Swords