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October 29, 2014 in Site News by Sarah San

Kimnsarah.co.uk have prided ourselves over the last 3 years on providing balanced book reviews aiming towards supporting all race, sexuality and creeds. Unfortunately we are growing rather fast and our current webhost is complaining about the drain on his server.

In order to alleviate his stress, and that of the lead site developer (who currently covers all costs as a single parent), we need to get help keeping the site low on adverts and high on quality content – by moving to our own dedicated VPS.

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McFarland’s Farm by Cardeno C

November 21, 2014 in Adult, Books, Contemporary, M/M romance (Gay relationships), Romance by Morgan

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Wealthy, attractive Lucas Reika treats life like a party, moving from bar to bar and man to man. Thumbing his nose at his restaurateur father’s demand that he earn his keep, Lucas instead seduces a valued employee in the kitchen of their flagship restaurant, earning himself an ultimatum: lose access to his father’s money or stay in the middle of nowhere with a man he has secretly lusted over from afar.

Quiet, hard-working Jared McFarland loves his farm on the outskirts of Hope, Arizona, but he aches to have someone to come home to at the end of the day. Jared agrees to take in his longtime crush as a favor. But when Lucas invades his heart in addition to his space, Jared has to decide how much of himself he’s willing to risk and figure out if he can offer Lucas enough to keep him after his father’s punishment is over.

My Review

Lucas is the brother of Jared’s ex-wife and Jared has had a crush on him for a long time, but figured he never stood a chance since Lucas is physical perfection and Jared is a bit beefy and awkward. It turns out Lucas has had a crush on Jared, too, but thought he was straight.

Lucas gets into trouble at his dad’s restaurant and sent to Jared’s farm to find himself or risk being cut-off from daddy’s money. Lucas has never done any actual work his entire life and doesn’t know what to make of Jared’s way of life.

Jared knows his life of seclusion isn’t for everyone and really thinks party-boy Lucas will never find happiness out in the sticks. But… the world is a surprising place and it turns out that Lucas is exactly what Jared needs and vice versa.

This is a short story, so the romance moves quickly from animosity to friends to lovers with not a lot of angst. Sure, we see the two MCs worry about what the other thinks, are happy when Lucas realizes Jared is straight, ecstatic when Jared realizes Lucas has the hots for him and temporarily worry when it looks like Lucas might abandon Jared after all, but since its short, all this happens fairly quickly and with little suffering.

I really enjoyed this quiet little love story and enjoyed watching Lucas mature.

Like most of Cardeno’s books the love is sweet and the sex is steamy and the ending very, very happy.
I highly recommend this book and give it a 4.5 of 5 hearts.

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The Back Stairs (Sundown #1) by KC Kendricks

November 20, 2014 in Books, M/M romance (Gay relationships) by Morgan

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From Amber Quill Press:

Fallon Roxbury has a nose for trouble, and the uncanny ability for landing in the middle of it the moment he finds it. While investigating the gruesome murder of a young male prostitute in the red-light district, Fallon gets a whiff of something strange. Forensics has unidentified hairs. Very unidentified hairs, like nothing in any of the textbooks. Following a tip from a person of interest, Fallon meets Sundown, an apparent hustler who apparently knows a lot more than he will admit.

Getting personally involved with Sundown breaks every rule in the police manual, and in Fallon’s own personal code. But Sundown is like a drug, and Fallon can’t stop at taking only one hit. Yet when Sundown is forced to reveal the truth about the murder, Fallon’s world is turned upside down, and he’s left with only two options—check himself in for psychiatric evaluation, or accept a new reality with a strange shift.

Shapeshifters, that is…

My Review

Fallon is a cop with a partner who has some “extra abilities” so he is a little more open to the idea of the supernatural than the average guy. One night he meets a young woman at a crime scene where a gay hooker was slaughtered. She offers him some advice about the crime but only if he’ll meet her “Up the Back Stairs”.

When he arrives, there is no young woman, instead a stunning man who calls himself “Sundown”. Fallon thinks both the woman and Sundown are hookers, but can’t help but be amazingly attracted to Sundown anyway. Sundown gives him some clues about the crime and some hot sex and the two part ways.

Later, when more bodies are found, Fallon goes back to Sundown for help and he is surprised to find that Sundown is more than he seems, and that these crimes are more than just acts of violence.

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This is the first installment of the series and is meant to build the world and introduce us to the MCs and it does a great job of hooking you right in. Sundown is a compelling “man” with a fascinating skill set that really makes you want to keep reading.

Fallon is the typical cop/alpha guy thrown into a situation that would make anyone crazy, but it is clear by the end that the two have feelings for each other that just may mean something in the long run.

I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next installment.

4 of 5 hearts.

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Not Just Friends by Jay Northcote

November 19, 2014 in Books, M/M romance (Gay relationships) by Morgan

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From Dreamspinner:
Leaving home to go to university is an exciting phase in anyone’s life. One that’s full of new places, new friends, and new experiences. But Lewis is not prepared for the sudden and intense crush he develops on his out-and-proud flatmate, Max—given that Lewis had always assumed he was straight. Max starts dating another guy, and Lewis’s jealousy at seeing them together forces him to confront his growing attraction.

When Max’s relationship goes awry, Lewis is the one to comfort him and one thing leads to another. But after a night together, Lewis is devastated that Max wants to go back to being just friends. Lewis tries his best to move on and their friendship survives, but the feelings he has for Max don’t go away. He faces other challenges as he deals with coming out to his parents and needs Max’s support more than ever. But Lewis isn’t the only one who’s conflicted. When Max finally admits he cares for Lewis too, Lewis must decide whether he dares risk his heart again on being more than just friends.

My review

Lewis is 18 and just starting University where he meets Max, one of his dorm mates. Max is out and proud and gets Lewis thinking that he may be something other than straight.

At first Lewis fights his attraction to Max, but it isn’t long before he begins to acknowledge that the feeling he’s experiencing watching Max hook-up with other guys is jealousy. After a sad break-up one night, the two get drunk and mess around. Lewis is ready to go all in after that; admit he’s gay, admit he likes Max, everything, but Max is on the rebound and isn’t ready to “break in” a new boyfriend, especially since Lewis is new to being gay and they live together.

Lewis is heartbroken, but admits it makes a bit of sense. Moving on, Lewis begins to explore his newfound sexuality by telling his family, friends, joining the LGBT group at school and even dating.

As the semester goes on, Lewis discovers more about himself and Max does, too. They have some hurdles to overcome, but in the end we see a very HFN (or HEA depending on how you look at it.)

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This was another sweet, wonderful book by Jay Northcote. It’s told in a way that seems very natural and realistic. Lewis isn’t hung up about finding out he’s gay – he’s reluctant at first, only because he’d had a girlfriend in High School, but it doesn’t take much in the experimenting phase for him to admit his preference. Lewis’ family is essentially pretty supportive as are his friends.

Max is a fairly easy going, very open gay man, who is really just following his heart. He doesn’t have any terrible, dark secrets keeping him from loving, just normal life-is-never-perfect stuff that gives him some substance.

When all is said and done, the really nice thing about this story is that it ends up being more about the love story than a “gay” love story.

I really enjoyed this and recommend it. I give it 4.5 of 5 hearts.

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Serenading Stanley Audiobook by John Inman Narrated by Tyler Stevens

November 19, 2014 in Audio, Books by Morgan

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From Dreamspinner:

Welcome to the Belladonna Arms, a rundown little apartment building perched atop a hill in downtown San Diego, home to the city’s lost and lovelorn. Shy archaeology student Stanley Sternbaum has just moved in and fills his time quietly observing his eccentric neighbors, avoiding his hellion mother, and trying his best to go unnoticed… which proves to be a problem when it comes to fellow tenant Roger Jane. Smitten, the hunky nurse with beautiful green eyes does everything in his power to woo Stanley, but Stanley has always lived a quiet life, too withdrawn from the world to take a chance on love. Especially with someone as beautiful as Roger Jane.

While Roger tries to batter down Stanley’s defenses, Stanley turns to his new neighbors to learn about love: Ramon, who’s not afraid to give his heart to the wrong man; Sylvia, the trans who just wants to be a woman, and the secret admirer who loves her just the way she is; Arthur, the aging drag queen who loves them all, expecting nothing in return—and Roger, who has been hurt once before but is still willing to risk his heart on Stanley, if Stanley will only look past his own insecurities and let him in.

My Review

Stanley Sternbaum is a shy, very shy, grad student who is just now leaving the nest to study Anthropology in San Diego. He rents his first apartment ever at the somewhat dodgy Belladonna Arms, a place full of gays with only one “pesky” heterosexual in the bunch. He is immediately entranced by one of his neighbors, Roger Jane.

To Stanley, Roger epitomizes all things perfect and in fact, god-like, and therefore unattainable to a little, “nobody” like him. Even when it seems that Roger might be interested in him, he has a hard time believing, and is in fact doing what he can to avoid the man so as to avoid a broken heart.

Though he is avoiding Roger, he is not avoiding the rest of the wacky tenants, and though he wished he could, his mother. There’s ChiChi, the rent boy. Ramon, the beauty student. Charlie, the kleptomaniac. Sylvia, the transsexual. And we can’t forget Arthur, the super. Each of these characters go out of their way to bring Stanley out of his shell, and in fact spend quite a bit of time waxing poetic about Roger!

Though it is a tough road, it is very entertaining and Roger eventually manages to win over his “little mouse” and together they find their very HEA.

**

I can’t believe I missed this book when it first came out! I ended up reading this in preparation for the sequel, Work in Progress, and boy am I glad! John Inman is an excellent writer. He is funny, sweet, descriptive and his characters are sublime.

Stanley and Roger almost, almost!, take the back seat to the secondary characters in this book. Arthur is hysterical! He’s an obese drag queen forever having to haul himself up 6 flights of stairs and nearly passing out. He looks for love for all his tenants while quietly pining for his own unrequited love.

ChiChi and Ramon are two colorful neighbors who aren’t afraid to put in their two cents while in between entertaining “massage customers with special needs” (ChiChi) or practicing new hair techniques like pink hair dye for Stanley’s mother (Ramon). Charlie is a diagnosed klepto, off his meds and you can imagine the antics he gets up to.

Stanley’s mother is a foul-mouthed, chain-smoking, busy-body who only wants what’s best for her son but has a hard time showing it.

All in all they make for a hysterical crew of well-meaning friends who gently nudge Stanley into Roger’s arms and help him to see for himself that he is more than worthy of that kind of love.

I highly recommend this book and give it 5 of 5 hearts.

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Audio:

Tyler Stevens is a favorite narrator of mine and I think this ties as the best I have heard from him. He did a fantastic job with all the many and varied characters of the Belladonna Arms. Arthur is appropriately swishy/queeny. Sylvia is sweet and delicate. Ramon and ChiChi both have a fantastic accent with “attitude” and Stanley’s mom is perfect in her smoke roughened way.

I really, really enjoyed his narration and hope he does the sequel as well.

I give it 5 of 5 hearts.

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Overall, 5 of 5 hearts.

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Outcome by Cara Dee

November 18, 2014 in Books, M/M romance (Gay relationships) by Morgan

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Three years ago, Chase Gallardo ran toward freedom with his fellow survivors after having spent five months in captivity. He hasn’t stopped running since. Only now, it’s the memories he’s constantly trying to escape. Haunting echoes of a man who forced Chase to play the part of another, the kidnapper’s younger brother. Chase may have survived, but that doesn’t mean he’s really living. Until one day, when his employee tells him there’s a man sitting at the bar, wearing only underwear.

Remy Stahl has given up—almost. For a year, alcohol, drugs, and faces without names have kept him company. But he has two friends who refuse to give up on him, and they lock him up in his house in an attempt to save him from himself. But never underestimate an addict’s desire to see the bottom of another bottle. Remy escapes, and he doesn’t give a rat’s ass that he’s nearly naked.

This is the sequel to Aftermath, where Cam and Austin met, struggled, and fell in love. Outcome takes us back to Bakersfield with Chase and Remy’s story. Fueled by anger, guilt, and shame, they’re not off to an easy start. But it’s only a matter of time before they learn how much they need each other in order to move on.

My Review

If you remember Aftermath – which you MUST read before you read this – you’ll recall that Chase was one of the captives held by Remy Stahl’s brother. In fact, Remy was the “name” Chase was given and his role to play in the demented farce he was forced to play in the basement. At the end of Aftermath, Chase is contacted by Remy in an attempt for Remy to express his immense regret that Chase suffered at his brother’s hands.

In this, the sequel, we pick up where Aftermath left off, Chase is a year out of captivity and he is feeling more secure in his life. He has refused Remy’s apologies thus far and doesn’t think he will ever be ready to face him.

Remy, on the other hand, is checking out. He is in a drug driven downward spiral that is only halted when his friend pulls him in and puts him in a forced “detox” situation.

Running from this detox, Remy runs into Chase by accident. This spurs Chase into re-evaluating his feelings and the two enter into a somewhat strange, but infinitely mutually helpful relationship with each other.

They have many ghosts to vanquish and we see some very interesting new developments in the kidnapping case which may serve to split them apart.

**
I absolutely loved Aftermath and was so pleased to see the sequel. This is a lot easier to read than Aftermath – mostly because we’ve already seen most of the horrors the men had to survive. Instead, this was a delightful, healing sequel that showed us more of Cam and Austin and allowed us to see Chase and Remy come to peace with their pasts (more than just the past that they shared with Remy’s brother.)

Their love story is sweet and sexy and you will want to read this all in one seating, it’s so engaging.

I highly recommend this and give it 5 of 5 hearts.

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Snowbound in Nowhere Audiobook by Andrew Grey Narrated by KC Kelly

November 18, 2014 in Audio, Books, M/M romance (Gay relationships) by Morgan

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From Dreamspinner:

When a funeral calls his friend Martin away, sunbelt resident Chris is left alone in Martin’s cabin in the dead of winter – and in a blizzard to boot. When the power goes out, Chris thinks he’s going to freeze to death. Luckily, Horace drops in to check on him – and then runs out after a few kisses, leaving Chris upset and feeling used. Horace does come back with explanations, but is their time together keeping each other warm enough for them see they belong together? Or are these sudden emotions the product of being snowbound?

My Review

Chris is stranded in a blizzard. He’s been burned by love and is reluctant to get involved in a relationship anymore, but he’s lonely. While stranded, Horace the neighbor helps him survive. Within a couple hours the brusque Horace and the worldly Chris have had sex but it freaks Horace out and he flees.

Chris is a little heartbroken, but really, what did he expect from someone he knows next to nothing about? Fortunately(?), Horace returns and the two resume the relationship (if it can be called that) despite Chris’ misgivings. First: Horace is only 21 but acts like he’s 14 at times. He’s been very sheltered and taught that gay loving is wrong (and so is masturbation, apparently). Two: They live in complete opposite parts of the country, and though I honestly couldn’t tell you what Chris does for a living, Chris isn’t inclined to live where it’s cold. Three: Chris is worried he might get his heart broken by a man who may be only picking him because he’s the only one around/has ever met.

After spending nearly two weeks together, the two are in love but Chris is still conflicted. Luckily, Martin convinces Chris to dig deep and prioritize love.

**

If this was a shifter/vampire/paranormal book it would totally work. Why? Because two people who should never be together fall in love with no real reason other than great sex and agree to live together without knowing anything about each other. Sounds like a shifter/mate book, right?

I kept telling myself to let reality go and accept the flight of fancy for what it was: FICTION. But I couldn’t look past the huge hurdles that weren’t ever discussed and the fact that the deciding factor on whether or not Chris stays is based on the fact that Martin was lonely .

I liked Horace but didn’t understand him much. Was he just sheltered or developmentally different? I really didn’t understand Chris either (some of this could be because it was an audiobook and it was hard to flip back and look for facts I missed). At no point in deciding to stay or go is his career ever brought up. Huh? Maybe I missed that in the beginning, but wouldn’t that be a concern? Also I was unclear of Chris’ age… he’s certainly emotionally older but in years too? I think that should have been addressed more.

I read a review on GR where someone mentioned feeling a little skeezy with this relationship between Horace and Chris… I can see where they are coming from. It’s really just about sex – as far as we can see – very little relationship building is done on page.

I know Andrew Grey is capable of writing wonderful books, I’ve read some of them. I was disappointed by this, it’s not his finest effort.

I give the story a 2 of 5 hearts. I liked where it might have gone, thought the characters Horace and Martin were interesting, but didn’t see the relationship between Horace and Chris as viable. A far more probable and sweet relationship would have been Martin and Horace…just sayin’.

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Audio:
KC Kelly is another of my favorite narrators and he does a great job here– especially with Horace. KC made Horace very three dimensional for me and really added to the story. I was glad I had only listened to the book instead of read it as well, because he did such a nice job with the narration.

I give the narration a 4 of 5 hearts.

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Overall, 3 of 5 hearts. If you are interested in a sexy, mostly sweet, Holiday story, this short story will entertain you by a warm fire. (I got cold just reading the book!)

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The Half of Us by Cardeno C

November 17, 2014 in Adult, Books, Contemporary, Drama, M/M romance (Gay relationships), Romance by Morgan

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From Dreamspinner:

Short-tempered, arrogant heart surgeon Jason Garcia grew up wanting a close-knit family, but believes he ruined those dreams when he broke up his marriage. The benefit of divorce is having as much random sex as he wants, and it’s a benefit Jason is exploiting when he meets a sweet, shy man at a bar and convinces him to go home for a no-strings-attached night of fun.

Eight years living in Las Vegas hasn’t dimmed Abe Green’s optimism, earnestness, or desire to find the one. When a sexy man with lonely eyes propositions him, Abe decides to give himself a birthday present—one night of spontaneous fun with no thoughts of the future. But one night turns into two and then three, and Abe realizes his heart is involved.

For the first time, Abe feels safe enough with someone he respects and adores to let go of his inhibitions in the bedroom. If Jason can get past his own inhibitions and open his heart and his life to Abe, he might finally find the family he craves.

My review

Jason Garcia, cousin to Ash from Something in the Way He Needs, is a surgeon, divorced, father of two. He doesn’t believe men can be in relationships with each other, and doesn’t know why you would even try. He takes his lovers one night only and, so far, hasn’t found the need to change that pattern.

Abe, the student from Strong Enough, is all grown up and teaching math. He’s at a bar with friends one night and runs into Jason – the chemistry is hot and immediate and since it’s his birthday, Abe takes Jason home, knowing it’s a one night thing.

But then Jason runs into him again… and again… and then things are looking less like a hook-up and kinda sorta like a relationship…but Jason still doesn’t exactly believe in those, especially when it seems his kids aren’t doing as great as he thought and might need more of his time.

Abe, on the other hand, is loving where things are going – sure he’s scared it could all crumble, but he never even hoped to have a relationship that satisfied him on so many different levels. So he perseveres and crosses his fingers.

When push comes to shove, Jason is sort of forced to “define the relationship” and of course, we get our HEA… it is a Cardeno book after all!

**

Abe is amazing. He is absolutely the only one who would put up with Jason and fortunately Jason recognizes this. The sex in this book is exceptionally hot – higher on the Richter scale than most – and the emotional interactions are downplayed but still very present and very touching.

I really enjoyed this installment in the family series, I loved seeing Ash again, but I wished we’d seen Emilio and Spence too.

Jason was such a unique character, sort of oblivious yet extremely sharp at the same time. Abe, though always bending, was never a doormat and it just worked out so well for them.

I highly recommend this book, this author and this series and give it a 5 of 5 hearts!

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The Last Wolf by Sue Brown

November 17, 2014 in Books, M/M romance (Gay relationships), Paranormal by Morgan

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Book 1 in the Sapphire Ranch Wolves Series

The only good predator is a dead one, as far as Joe Lowther is concerned.

That is until the day he shoots a wolf, only to watch the animal turn into a naked Callum Pope. Cal is being hunted by a group of humans who eradicate shifter packs for sport.

Joe makes a decision to help Cal and discovers a deeper connection with the young shifter. One which he’d like to explore. If they live that long.

My review:
Callum Pope shows up on Joe Lowther’s ranch as a wolf and Joe shoots him. Joe is shocked when Cal turns back into a man and even more shocked when Cal talks to him in his head!

The two must figure out how to keep Cal safe from the Hunters who annihilated his pack and begin to explore their relationship with one another.

This is a short book, part of a series, and though the ending is happy, it is definitely a cliff-hanger. No way are our boys settled and happy, in fact they are just starting to get together.

Sue Brown’s version of shifters is sweet and sexy. Cal is witty and a little bratty. Joe is protective and honorable and a great foil for Cal.

The secondary characters look like they may play a role in future books and I look forward to seeing their love stories, too.

Overall I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of the series.

I give it a 4 of 5 hearts.

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Snowfall (Foster Siblings #1.5) by Cameron Dane

November 16, 2014 in Books, M/M romance (Gay relationships) by Morgan

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Together for four years now, Christian and Jonah from A Fostered Love are still wildly in love and passionately attracted to each other. Jonah has never seen snow, and Christian thinks he’s set in place the perfect Valentine’s Day weekend away to show his man something new.

Sometimes, though, Mother Nature can be a real bitch, and this year she brings Christian’s and Jonah’s plans to a screeching halt before they can even begin.

If there’s one thing that messes with Jonah’s head and heart, it’s seeing Christian upset. Can Jonah come up with a miracle and show Christian that sometimes the best holidays are the ones spent at home in your own backyard?

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My Review

This is a sweet “epilogue” story where we get to see Jonah and Christian together again after years of being a couple. Jonah wants Christian to have a white Christmas and he moves heaven and earth to make it happen.

Most of this is simply reconnecting with the boys and showing us how in love they are, and of course hot sex.

It was sweet and if you enjoyed A Fostered Love you will want to read this short story.

I recommend it and give it a 4 of 5 hearts.

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Something New (Foster Siblings #2) by Cameron Dane

November 16, 2014 in Books, M/M romance (Gay relationships) by Morgan

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From Loose ID:

Note: This book is related to A Fostered Love but may be read as a standalone title.

A product of foster care, survivor Abby Gaines shields her heart and doesn’t believe in romance or love. Not even for Rodrigo Santiago and Braden Crenshaw — the two men — friends — starring in her erotic fantasies.

Tough-as-nails Rodrigo wants Abby with a passion. Just being near her makes him hard. To hide his desire, Rodrigo trades barbs and challenges everything Abby says. Rodrigo’s secret? Recently, someone else has begun arousing heterosexual Rodrigo’s libido too. Another man. Braden Crenshaw.

Bisexual, Braden has bounced between men and women in affairs that never last. He’s tired of hurting people but has never believed ménage relationships can work…until Abby and Rodrigo make him start aching for something new.

When Abby begins dreaming of her parents’ brutal double murder, the visions unearth new elements that make Abby question everything she thought she knew about the crime. Once Braden and Rodrigo discover the nightmares haunting Abby, they vow to help her find answers whether she wants their assistance or not.

Working in close quarters — not to mention sharing a bed — reveals everyone’s most secret desires. If this threesome can let down their defenses, their shared attraction just might become an all-consuming love.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices, menage (m/m/f with m/m interaction)

My review:

Abby is attracted to Braden and Rodrigo. Braden is attracted to Abby and Rodrigo. Rodrigo is attracted to Braden and Abby. Problem: Abby can’t pick one, Rodrigo isn’t gay (or bi) and Braden is the only one who can see a relationship with two men and one woman as a viable option.

The first part of the book is resolving the sexual tension between all three characters and laying the background for the “mystery” part of the story.
The second part is mainly exploring the sexual part of a triad relationship (where all partners interact with one another) and furthering the mystery.

The third part is about making the relationship more permanent and solving the mystery.

You don’t have to read book one to read this book though there are recurring characters. The glimpse of these guys we see in book one doesn’t add much to this story.

As I mentioned in my review of book one, there is much to love and some to despair in a Cameron Dane book. The sexual tension is excellent and watching Rodrigo come to grips with his first male crush was really done well. Braden’s character seems to hold all the cards here, being a bi-sexual who has craved a triad relationship, but he doesn’t lord this over the others and really lets them come to their own decisions.

Unfortunately I never liked Abby’s character. She was either whiny or abrasive and I didn’t really feel motivated to root for her much.

I also found some of Dane’s terminology off-putting (as mentioned in my review of book one) and that would sometimes yank me out of the story.

I did really like the end result and felt that all three characters really did benefit from having the other two in the relationship, it was an equal triad in that sense.

Overall I thought it was an okay book, some parts better than others and if the m/m/f aspect puts you off, you can feel comfortable skipping this book without losing anything in the series as a whole. It’s a long book, filled with a lot of sex and the mystery takes up a big chunk of the story as well. Tighter editing could have improved this story for me.

I give this a 3.5 of 5 hearts.

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