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Compelling Urges by Ariella Talix



Successful business owner Ivy Chambers has no reason to doubt her love for her brilliant financier boyfriend Bodhi Monaghan—right up until the moment he disappears into the night.

Crushed and abandoned, she falls into the arms of Bodhi’s handsome best friend and surfing buddy Cooper Houston—who is more than happy to keep her warm at night.

A year later, Bodhi returns unexpectedly. He’s shocked to find Ivy and Cooper engaged, and he can’t handle it. Will Bodhi, Cooper, or Ivy come out on top (or middle…or bottom)? How far will they be compelled by their urges?

If you’ve read Ariella Talix’s #1 bestselling book Just Curious, you’ll be happy to hear a bit more about Willa, Jackson, and Casey again in this book. Reading their story first isn’t crucial for your enjoyment of this one.

Suitable for adult readers only. (Psst! There’s a lot of sex and some naughty language). *Warning* possible triggers due to sensitive topics.

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I’ve read my share of triad relationships and, unfortunately, most of them revolve around sex.  However, Ms. Talix has actually created a love story with actual substance (and, yes, there are a number of steamy sex scenes as well). 

The storyline revolves around the 3 characters (Bohdi, Ivy and Cooper) as they discover their new relationship as a triad and deal with the many real-life challenges. Bodhi, a brilliant financier, has a carefree and dominant personality that took some getting used to considering he broke Ivy and Cooper’s hearts the way he just up and left one day leaving a note. I felt he didn’t apologize with enough remorse and zeal when he first came back, but he eventually redeemed himself in the end after all the turmoil and mess his life choices caused him. Ivy is a gallery owner who was devastated at Bodhi’s departure and moved on with Cooper, an attorney and Bodhi’s best friend. Ultimately, she was the one who had her head on straight and held back her feelings for Bodhi until he proved trustworthy.  Sweet Cooper was the one who expressed his true feelings first about being in a triad relationship and felt he forgave Bodhi a little too quickly. But love, right?  

As they settled down into their new life together, Bodhi had a visit from a psycho woman from hell who was stalking him and making his life miserable. I felt this part of the story was unnecessary, but it gave more depth to Bodhi. In fact, Bodhi received all kinds of karma for being a real dick at the beginning and he overcame it with the two people he loved.

I enjoyed this steamy love story among three people who truly wanted to make a go of it despite the odds. The characters are compelling and as I said, the plot had some real substance.

Thank you to Ms. Talix for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Ariella TalixAriella Talix is the nom de plume of a bestselling author who lives in America’s Heartland. Her goal is to preserve the dignity of family members who would rather not be associated publicly with a woman who writes such scandalous and stimulating novels. She’s not going to stop writing them though.

She loves her family, pets, great books, not-so-great books that still entertain, and art.

Born and raised near the beaches of southern California, Ariella Talix traveled the world extensively and then found her true home in the Midwest. She has a second-degree black belt in Karate and has been a professional artist for many years. Her work is displayed in countries all over the world.

A sudden brainstorm prompted the first of her novels, Make Believe, and since then the ideas just keep tumbling out like an avalanche.

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