Review: Atonement by Lydia Michaels and Allyson Young

Posted April 21, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Atonement by Lydia Michaels and Allyson Young

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Review: Atonement by Lydia Michaels and Allyson Young

3.5 Stars

Released: April 4th 2017
Series: Degrees of Separation #3
Genres: Erotic Romance
Format: eARC

“If you want to read something that packs an emotional punch and closes out with a ton of heat, then give this series a try.”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve been impatiently waiting for the conclusion of this trilogy!  Good thing they were released so close together.  This book picks up where LOST TOGETHER left off.  Austin was just coming to terms with the budding attraction he felt for Cord and navigating the murky waters of how to make a triad work.  This is no easy task by itself and when you add the extra pressure of Austin’s drinking problem, it definitely made some delicate moments to deal with.

Overall, I will say the authors did a good job at integrating all the problems and making this relationship believable.  It’s not easy for the most part and they all have too face insecurities, prejudice and doubt.  Austin’s resolution to stay clean is tested as well.  I liked how this all was tackled.  But somehow, maybe because it was all too much to deal with, I think that some things were not as strong as I was hoping for.

While I do believe in Austin’s attraction, I don’t think he reciprocated Cord’s feelings to the extent I was hoping for.  The triad worked well for me, though.  There’s a lot of sexual chemistry and emotional balance between the three personalities and I liked how they complemented each other so well.

ATONEMENT is a great ending to this trilogy.  If you want to read something that packs an emotional punch and closes out with a ton of heat, then give this series a try.




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About Lydia Michaels

Lydia Michaels lives in Pennsylvania with her wonderfully supportive husband, beautiful daughter, and many crazy fur babies. She is the award winning author of over 20 romance novels. Her darkly compelling Surrender Trilogy was an Apple iBooks bestseller and she has been featured in USA Today. In 2015 she was the winner of The Best of Bucks Award and she has been nominated as Best Author in the Bucks Happening Magazine two years running [2015 & 2016]. She is a four time nominee for the prestigious RONE Award.

About Allyson Young

Allyson lives in cottage country, Manitoba, Canada with her husband of many years and numerous pets. She has written for many years and after reading an erotic romance, quite by mistake, decided to try her hand at penning one.
She has now published three series and several stand alones in contemporary, sci fi, fantasy and suspense genres.
Allyson will write until whatever is inside is satisfied, until the heroes man up and the heroines get what they deserves. Love isn't always sweet, and Allyson favours the darker side of romance.


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