Review: Three by Julie Hilden

March 27, 2013 Review 0

Review: Three by Julie Hilden

What's the greatest sacrifice you would make for love?

Maya and Ilan have an unusual marriage: Maya will tolerate Ilan's chronic infidelity as long as he includes her in the affairs. Initially, Maya finds these unorthodox threesomes as arousing as they are disturbing - but when her writing career takes off and she becomes more independent, Ilan feels threatened, and opts for sexual experimentation of another kind: one that plays on Maya's fear and ultimately threatens her life.

Meanwhile, Maya is drawn into a relationship with a fateful third character. When her new liaison begins to mirror her marriage to Ilan, Maya discovers that her lover, seemingly a stranger, knows far more about her past than she has revealed.

Brave, daring and deeply erotic: 3 is a compelling chronicle of obsession and power.

'Julie Hilden does what few writers can dare to. 3 is smart, sexy, strange and impossible to put down.' Dani Shapiro



Title: Three
Author: Julie Hilden
Published by Robinson
Source: Publisher
Published: September 27, 2012
Genres: Erotic Classic
Pages: 224
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: five-flames


From the book’s description, I anticipated a potentially engaging story about an open marriage. I did not expect a complex, gripping story about sex, obsession, and threesomes within an unorthodox marriage relationship.

Julie Hilden creates interesting and multifaceted characters that pull the reader into this intriguing story. Successfully using a first person voice, Hilden tells this story through Maya’s viewpoint and presents the reader with a fascinating look at her relationship with her husband, Ilan. Hilden explores Maya’s feelings of anguish and her thoughts of leaving Ilan because his personality changes, and therefore, his sexual games change drastically, too. The scenes with Ilan, Maya, and the third are graphic and unique, containing many elements of dominance and submission. After a shocking plot twist, Maya quickly becomes intimately involved with Olivia, a stranger sent to her by Ilan. Maya and Olivia’s sexual relationship is explosive and just as dangerous to Maya’s well-being as her relationship with her husband.

Three is an edgy and dark erotic drama that was, at times, difficult to read. Nevertheless, I couldn’t put it down.

I received an eBook copy from the publisher for purpose of an honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Angela Richardson
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