The Fifth Day by Kaia Bennett
Publication Date: October 1, 2014Justin Haas and Alyse Mosell have been best friends since they were ten years old, and more than a decade later not much has changed. After a bitter break up with her fiancé, Alyse moves in with Justin to mend her life and her broken heart. But, one night of drinking and harmless flirting soon morphs into a passion that’s been simmering under the surface for years. One of them is willing to take a chance on romance; the other is trying to take their heart and run. And it will take nothing short of a Christmas miracle to keep their friendship – and what could be love – from falling apart around them.
If you are looking for a quick erotic read just in time for the holidays, then The Fifth Day may just be for you. Justin and Alyse are longtime best friends, but have never crossed the line to more. Recent circumstances, however, have brought the two closer together, and the doors to more have been opened. I found Justin and Alyse to be really interesting characters individually. I liked that they had a great friendship foundation together, and the few flashbacks we got for them were cute but also set the stage for their present situation. It seemed very reasonable that their eyes for each other would finally start to open. Their chemistry was clear, and once they got together the sparks were off the charts. But the doubts and issues Alyse was dealing with would not go away easily. Justin had some patience, and then threw that out the door. Overall, The Fifth Day was an enjoyable holiday read. I really liked and believed in Justin and Alyse as a couple, and enjoyed their interactions and how their story played out. They were very cute and sweet, as well as super sexy together. I also loved that they were inter-racial!
Kaia Bennett is a native of New Jersey, a college graduate and U.S. Army veteran who loves music, movies, astrology, tattoos, martial arts, animals and, of course, the written word. She heard the siren call of the writer as a teenage girl, but took her sweet time answering it until she had lived and loved enough to share her work with the masses.
She is an erotic author who loves to write stories with diversity, depth, realism and viscerally hot encounters that flirt shamelessly with the taboo. A lover of all genres and a voracious reader, she aims to write stories that are transformative for her characters and readers alike.