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(It's Complicated #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  504 ratings  ·  80 reviews
The day I find the word, “Die ” carved into my dorm mattress, I’m pretty sure I’m not ready for the whole college experience and think I should just pack up and go home. It’s not like I’m having the time of my life anyway—I’m your basic late bloomer. A socially awkward freshman who’s never even been kissed.My best friend from back home has other ideas, though, and somehow ...more
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Published October 8th 2018
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Ivy Deluca
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
So, I picked this up on the recommendation of a couple of book bloggers I'm friendly with on Twitter, but to be honest, I wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. It's super smutty, without a doubt (and I love that), and the tropes are what I'd expect in a typical one-handed read - virgin nerdy girl, hot athletes exploring fun times in bed. Nothing wrong with that, and I've read plenty of them. But it's the time and effort spent in developing this triad's emotional relationship and
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-romance
chef's kiss. This is perfectly filthy and perfectly sweet.
Jun 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
FREE on iBooks today (6/15/2019)! ...more
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An amazing read featuring Penelope, a nerd who has to analyze, take notes and research everything including her pursuit to losing her v card. She was a late bloomer and now her body is responding to men and she needs notes to help her understand how to go about her new found urges. Fletcher is the big brother to her BF, and Shane is his roommate, they save her when her crazy roomie threatens her and all 3 end up sharing the same space...what follows is a read not to be missed.

As things are heat
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of the better out in MMF right now

One of the better MMF I’ve read so far. Strong progression of the triad and likable development of feelings between the males. Great sex scenes once they actually had sex. Enjoyed how firm and stand up Fletch was.
Few issues though! (Spoilers potentially)
The emotional connection between the two male characters eventually took over the book and I felt like they were enjoying the sex between themselves even when all three together more than with the female.
Well, JenReadsRomance does it again, throwing out a delightfully filthy rec that you can't help but one-click.

She's a student, there just two bro-friends who give her a place to stay when she needs it, in their home and eventually in their hearts. That's the nice summary. The sassy summary is these two bros realize she's perfect for them and they are all perfect together. I loved how the triad formed and how the two guys fell for each other too.

CW for a throwaway line about the girl thinking she
Alex (HEABookNerd)

Series: It's Complicated #1
Rating: 5 stars - Loved it!

One Sentence Summary: When nerdy virgin Penelope moves in with her friend's older brother and his roommate she never expects to be attracted to both guys - or to find herself getting some R rated lessons.

I saw All Together being praised on Twitter so I took a chance on a new-to-me author and I'm so glad I did! I absolutely loved All Together and read it in one sitting because I didn't want to put it down. Brill Harper's
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet College Ménage

It seems to be a contradictory idea, a filthy ménage story alongside a sweet college romance, but it works really well. Penelope is a 20 year old virgin, a self professed late bloomer who started school 2 years late because of medical issues. Her best friend Jenna is pretty much her only friend. Sadly Jenna decides to go to a different college from Penelope, which means she is stuck with the room mate from hell. Everything comes to a head and Jenna makes a phone call to her
Carolyn Mansfield
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really thought at the beginning of this book, I would have to give it a 4.5 because it’s NA and I am just not that big a fan anymore. But about a 1/4 of the way through, they were pretty much just having lots of hot sex and I was 1000% here for it. If you liked this book, I think you and I can be friends. *Fans Self* There was a plot but it really doesn’t matter. The sex scenes are just WOW. If you have a completely filthy mind, this book is for you. Man. I am reading more by this author.
Never Stop Reading or Dreaming
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it

Not only does that 100% TAKE YOU OUT OF THE STORY It makes me not want to read this author anymore.

However I did see where it said this used to be a serial and my only hope is they forgot to take it out. Looking past that I really did enjoy this. It was. Anew take for me on a storyline. Although there are some unanswered questions. This would have been a soils 41/2 stars but I can’t give that
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
HAWT!!! I live Brill Harper’s “alphamallow” Heroes and this one features not one but two. Story is a great transition for all 3 members and love that we get all 3 pov’s too. Another great story from this author

I give this book 5 stars. The storyline between Fletch, Shane and Penelope was well written and a Hot read.
Basically what says on the tin but it was exactly what I needed to take me out of this rut of not finishing any novels. The writing style is nothing to write home about but it keeps you hooked to the page and the plot is pure fantasy. Bonus because I think it handles the fact that she is a late bloomer quite well and she is nerdy nerdy and the boys are truly into it. This was great, I'd recommend.
Alisha Moore
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The best MMF I've ever read

This was simply amazing! I could not put it down. I loved all of the characters and was glad there was only just enough drama to make it interesting. Greatness. Please read!
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
Loved It

I think this might be my new favorite menage. It has a lot of sex, but a lot of love, too. There were some editing issues, but they didn't keep me from loving the book. I think I'll be checking out more from Brill Harper.
Niancé Clay
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it
The book was okay

I like other books from this author and was recommended to read this one. It is very very steamy, but it was a little repetitive and the climax wasn’t anything serious. I think the book was over priced for the story I read.
Irene Kiew
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect from this but it pleasantly surprised me. It's a ménage romance, as it states on the cover, but it isn't as shallow as I thought it might be. The characters are mostly believable and the development of the relationship is gradual. The sex is not gratuitous and does play a part in the overall plot. The main thing I would complain about is how Penelope describes herself as being horny all the time. I suppose it's possible that some women might go through that phase, ...more
Donna Getzandanner
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been a big fan of Brill Harper for a while and this book does not disappoint. If anything, it reaffirms my convictions that Ms. Harper is a great story teller.

The story line is solid. The characters are fascinating and endearing. This book has everything I like in a great story, heat—and lots of it, angst, a few twists and turns, laughter, tears, and the all important HEA. That’s all I ask of a great read.

Truth be told I actually read it twice. I read it when it was first released and
Sonja Schultz
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This book was sooo hot!!! Haha ummm so this is strange, I never ever ever thought I would enjoy a book from this point of view, but as the author described feeling and emotion from all sides how can you not enjoy the book. Brill made some interesting points I never thought of and she seems to know what the reader is thinking because the characters are thinking the same things, it's weird and awesome!. This is by far the hottest intense book I've read I enjoyed it all, the only thing I would ...more
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great romance in this triad...4.5 stars!

Originally presented as a serial, this is the complete story. I loved the buildup that happens between Penelope, Fletcher, and Shane.

Penny is analytic when it comes to learning about human sexuality. When Shane finds her notebook on the research she has painstakingly done from books and internet porn, he offers his and Fletcher’s tutoring. Penny can’t resist the opportunity to lose her V-card with her two hunky roommates and who are also best friends.

Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
As far as erotica romance goes, this is great: filthy, sexy, sweet, with a good plot. The guys are marshmallow alphas & the girl is inexperienced & a little weird but not ashamed. The sex AND the menage relationship developed really well.

My biggest complaint is that the MM relationship was less developed, and happened pretty late in the book. It was a little too sudden. And while most of the book was great about consent (in a very organic but explicit way), there was a scene between the
Angela Sullivan
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I’ve never read this author before but I will be looking into her other works. I giggled so much through this book and outright cackled just as often. And a few times I felt my throat tighten and tears threaten. I loved this story so much I wish the book was longer and covered more of their individual stories and thoughts. It was ridiculously cute and fun as well as seriously hot and dirty but not in a nasty way. I absolutely love when an author can make a descriptive sex scene where kinky
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! Just loved it. The characters are so well written, so compelling, and everything develops so naturally, as far-fetched as that might sound. It is simply a sweet, sweet story about a love that supersedes societal boundaries.

The only negative I see is that not enough people have read it! Only 5 reviews on Amazon, yet they were all 5 stars. It still reads a little like a serial, so I wish the author would repackage it again, maybe with a little more storyline and without the MMF
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unlike a lot of the menage stories I read lately, this author has the ability to pull emotions out of each character: humor, pain, uncertainty, love.

Altogether was a delightful mix of protagonists, and I could have read more (a longer) book with more of each person's backstory. I found myself so involved in the relationships, I could have read about Shane, the nerd with a kinky mind, Fletch, with his big heart, and Penelope--OMG, I loved her. You'll have fun with this read, and you'll
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh NO, they didn't...
...Oh, YES, they did! Our innocent Penelope is such a brilliant student and her curiosity to learn about sex is very well notated. (pushes glasses up her nose). When Fletch and Shane are introduced as the Alpha boys they are, they are the perfect specimens for Penelope to study if she can...take notes. And she does... eventually Fletch and Shane take notes of themselves as well.
It's a beautiful love story and hot AF.
Funny, LOL, and a great storyline with a HEA. #ALPHAMALLOW
Sep 03, 2019 marked it as books-own

Book synopsis: The day I find the word, “Die ” carved into my dorm mattress, I’m pretty sure I’m not ready for the whole college experience and think I should just pack up and go home. It’s not like I’m having the time of my life anyway—I’m your basic late bloomer. A socially awkward freshman who’s never even been kissed. My best friend from back home has other ideas, though, and somehow convinces her older brother and his friend to take me on as a third
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You may want to go sit in the snow while you read this one. Oh my. It is hot. I adored the Blue Collar Bad Boys series so I was quite confident I'd enjoy this one too. It surpassed all expectations. Fletch is such an alphamallow, Shane turns out to be the biggest teddy bear, and Penelope is such an adorable nerd. These three are awesome and the heat they give off is insane. This is a true menage, the men are just as much in love with each other as they are with Penelope and the author does a ...more
TJB's Girl
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So. Dang. Good.

Really, there's not much more to say than that. Such a great book. Great characters, great emotional depth, and lots of smexy times. My only wish was that the POV had alternated more by chapter than by section/block (if that makes sense) but the author did an amazing job of showing how Fletch and Shane's feelings developed even though their POV was much, much later in the book. So dang happy I discovered this author!
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Brill Harper is a pseudonym. Like…a secret identity. By day she’s Clark Kent, writing romance books for young adults and grownups. By night, she’s Brill Harper writing unfailingly filthy, yet super sweet books, that would make her alter ego blush.

She especially likes to writes book about quirky, awkward heroines and alpha bad boys. Well, except that they are really alphamallows once they fall in

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