Book Review – Yearning Absolution by Rachael Orman

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Gwen has finally landed her first fashion design job, working under her amazing boyfriend, Cole. While her girlfriend, McKayla, is busy with her modeling job, things start to shift in their unique relationship.

Unexpected surprises cause a whirlwind of change to sweep through their once happy lives.

As the people around her change, so do their relationships… When all is said and done sometimes only heartbreak is left.

Just when Gwen thought life was good, she is thrust into one catastrophe after another.

Will Gwen’s life be able to withstand even more turmoil, tears and blood?

Can she fulfill the dreams she has held onto for so long, while accepting new dreams that she never knew she had? Or will everything come crashing down on her?



3 1/2 Sexy Suspenseful Stars

**If you haven’t read Yearning Devotion please do NOT read this review**

Yearning Absolution picks up right where Yearning Devotion ended with the shock after seeing one of the brothers that abducted and tortured Gwen for so many years.  Now having the fear put right in front of her again Gwen and McKayla find themselves living with Cole for protection. 

In Yearning Absolution we watch how when some relationships grow strong everyday some start to slowing fall apart.  I was thrown into a world of love and devotion not knowing if the relationship between Cole, Gwen and McKayla would survive.  It was beautiful to watch Gwen open up more to Cole and see the love that was shared between them but at the same time sad to watch McKayla’s insecurities and fear put a wedge between her and Gwen.  I loved them all as separate couples and all together as a threesome.  The love that both Cole and McKayla had for Gwen was a pleasure to read.

There were moments when my heart would pound when Gwen would relive what she went through as a young girl in her mind.  Her fear of being taken by the brother who had held her captive for so long paralyzed me at times.  You could feel her fear during this read when the brother, later to be known as Richard, would reach out and make contact with Gwen or send things to her letting her know that she would always belong to him.  Reading the way Cole reacted to those threats melted my heart because he really would give up his life to make sure she was safe. 

While Gwen and Cole grew closer; McKayla started to feel neglected and thrown to the side and started pulling away in fear of having her heart broken thinking that Gwen was going to pick Cole over her.  There were things that McKayla could give Gwen that Cole couldn’t and vice versa.  I truly believe that Gwen had enough love in her heart for the both of them and I knew with work and commitment they could make their situation work. 

There were a few oh shit moments that left my palms sweating when Richard got to close.  There were moments where my heart broke for McKayla when she finally had enough and needed time to think which in turn broke Gwen’s heart.  Through everything Cole stood by her side and promised that he would never let Richard hurt her again and that McKayla would be back. 

There was definite steam in this book – I think in chapter 3 I had to take a break and grab myself a cold shower.  I have read many books with threesomes being m/f/m but this one being m/f/f was just as hot.  Gwen was a very lucky woman to have all that attention placed on her body and I found myself becoming very jealous of her.  I found myself on more than a few occasions rubbing my thighs back and forth to relieve the ache that Rachael placed there from her steamy and sexy scenes.  I am very surprised that the book itself didn’t combust.

After a very huge curveball that was thrown at Cole and Gwen, Gwen decides that she needs McKayla and will stop at nothing to bring her back into her life and Cole was there every step of the way.  Richard was getting much to close for comfort and after so many threats he had to make his threats into promises and this is when my heart pounded rapidly and my nerves were shot.   Can Gwen really survive Richard again after killing his brother – knowing that in the end it would certainly mean her death?  Will Cole be able to safe her from someone that he doesn’t know?  Will McKayla finally realize that she needs Gwen before it’s too late?  Will Gwen survive the devastation that is bound to take place when she realizes that everything she has ever wanted and her life that she finally just got back is about to be ripped away at the hands of the man who wants her dead?