Genre: Menage

TORQUE by Charley Descoteaux

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TORQUE by Charley DescoteauxTorque by Charley Descoteaux
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Contemporary, Menage

On the highway heading to Alaska Mick Randall has one eye on the road ahead and the other looking over his shoulder.  With any luck he can outrun his biker family and leave them in the past.  Low on cash Mick manages to pick up a job at Bell’s Auto Wrecking outside of Portland.  It’s the perfect setup for making some quick money with an old man owner and his taciturn grandson Scotty, his other employee.  The only other sign of life around the place is when Mercy Taylor comes around.  She seems to be the one person who draws Scotty away from his work.

 

Mick finds himself attracted to Scotty while at the same time he’s intrigued by Mercy, who’s apparently got her own family issues.  Each of the three are dealing with ghosts of the past, both living and long dead.  Maybe it’s time to lay them all to rest.

 

A unique blend of secrets and unresolved issues, Torque manages to shine a light on their darkness.  The three main characters are heavily weighed down by the past.  Individually they haven’t been able to resolve anything.  In Torque it is Mick’s arrival that serves as a catalyst for change.  This character driven story convincingly brings them together before the end.

NEEDING TO BREATHE by B. A. Tortuga

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NEEDING TO BREATHE by B. A. TortugaNeeding to Breathe by B. A. Tortuga
Series: Two is Never Enough #1
Published by All Romance eBooks Genres: Gay, Menage, Paranormal

Jock and Gus, young wolf shifters, sense their time is almost up. Luckily, they saw the signs and were able to grab some of their stuff when their pack banished them.

 

Barely surviving, Gus and Jock are trying to figure out their next move in the Rocky Mountains.  All that truly matters is that they are together.  Searching for food they come across the body of a she wolf who died in a vicious trap and then discover her hidden cubs.  Adopting the orphans means even less food for them, yet they can’t leave the cubs to die.

 

When forest ranger Archer Tyson is making his rounds he comes across the pair.  At last the lone Alpha has found his own pack.  Convincing Gus and Jock that they and the cubs belong to him may take a bit of wrangling.  Then again, any Alpha worth his salt should be able to make his little pack work.  Archer can prove they belong together if Gus and Jock will just give him a chance.

 

Bonds of love and unity prove to be a powerful incentive in Needing to Breathe.  Naïve young mates and a lonely Alpha are brought together in this touching tale.  There might not be any big surprises here, but Needing to Breathe comes across as a tender, charming romance.  A definite feel good story for readers to enjoy.

THE BITE OF WINTER by Lauren Smith

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THE BITE OF WINTER by Lauren SmithThe Bite of Winter by Lauren Smith
Series: Love Bites #1
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Menage, Paranormal

Zoey Blake was the only survivor of a tragic car accident that left her orphaned.  Nightmares continue to haunt her.  Destitute and starving, the only thing Zoey holds dear is the portfolio of photographs she took when life was better.  The final blow happens when she’s accosted in an alleyway and refuses to hand over her treasured pictures. As Zoey feels her life’s blood slipping away a stranger with a lovely accent offers aid.

 

Long ago when starvation was rampant on the Emerald Isle best friends Ian Kennedy and Connor O’Shea were forcibly changed into creatures of the night.  Their transformation came at a horrible price.  One they’ve never forgotten and vowed to never inflict on another without consent.

 

Decades past the two vampires shared a female human lover and life was good, but she was taken from them by another of their kind.  Ian is well aware that Connor is going to be furious when he brings Zoey into their home.  He knows Connor would rather go without companionship than risk losing his heart and soul again, however Ian is certain Zoey’s meant to be with them.

 

With the holiday season in sight perhaps it is the time to believe something or someone greater is at work…

 

The Bite of Winter focuses on the upcoming season for three lost souls and the results are exactly right.  Each with a sad tale to tell, The Bite of Winter offers redemption ménage style.  Emotions run high as Zoey, Ian, and Connor struggle to make their relationship work.  Their bumpy road to romance is heartwarming perfection.  Sexy and simply enjoyable this trio deserves happiness and work hard to find it.

A LITTLE HARMLESS RUMOR by Melissa Schroeder

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A LITTLE HARMLESS RUMOR by Melissa SchroederA Little Harmless Rumor by Melissa Schroeder
Series: Harmless #11
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Menage, Suspense
ReviewedbyJo

Sean Kaheaku, Jamie Alexander, and Randy Young all have a past together as lovers, spies, and in partnerships—not all together at first, but as couples with Sean.  Then they were torn apart by betrayals and their dangerous profession, and Sean ended up on his own, and Jamie and Randy became a couple.  However, they knew that they were not complete without Sean, and he just dropped out of everything. When Jamie and Randy learned what the rumors were about what happened to Sean, they were determined to go and get him and to hopefully become the trio their hearts have always told them was perfect for them.

 

Sean has been working in Hawaii on a private job after receiving a serious shock and gift on his last mission for his old boss.  This private job is risky enough, but when Jamie and Randy show up and try to get Sean to become a part of them again, he isn’t sure for two reasons.  One, he isn’t sure his heart can handle another kick from Jamie and Randy, and, two, things in his personal life have changed a bit, and neither Jamie nor Randy know what they are walking into.

 

It takes little to no time for the chemistry to flame up among the three of them, but they have always been compatible that way.  The real test is if they can all find a way to acknowledge the things in their past that tore them apart the first time and find a way to overcome them.  Things might be rolling along, but first Sean has to find a way to let Jamie and Randy know exactly what has happened in his life since they last saw him and what he is really doing in Hawaii.  Once again, danger is breathing down on Sean, Jamie, and Randy, while they find a way to become a true loving partnership.  The question is if this time the three of them have what it takes to not only stay safe and together or if they are once and for all doomed by a mastermind that has been after them for years.

 

Three former lovers just might have a chance to a bright and loving future together, but first they must use all their spy and life knowledge to stop a madman in A Little Harmless Rumor.  After seeing how Sean and Jamie and Sean and Randy became couples, I was shocked to see that Sean was now alone, and Jamie and Randy were struggling to bring them all together as a threesome their hearts all needed.  I was a bit surprised by Sean’s reactions until I learned just what had happened to him and what had brought him home to Hawaii.  Even when it looked bleak for them, I knew that with these three stubborn people, it was going to take all but a nuclear bomb to tear them apart this time.  Watching as they overcame each new hurdle and forge an even stronger bond told me that nothing was going to stop their love this time—not even a madman.  Boy, was I correct and I loved just how they proved it in the end.  A Little Harmless Rumor finally brings two love stories to one great and loving ending for them all, and it’s full of suspense, humor and, of course, great passion—the perfect ending for this threesome.

SECRET PLEASURE by Lora Leigh

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SECRET PLEASURE by Lora LeighSecret Pleasure by Lora Leigh
Series: Bound Hearts #10
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary, Menage
ReviewedbyJo

Alyssa Hampstead is the daughter of a U.S. Senator who is believed to be headed towards the Presidency.  She is barely eighteen and finally eligible to go to the party she has heard about for years.  Besides being one of the season’s most wanted invitations, it is also a place to meet other intriguing people, which is exactly what Alyssa does.  Sebastian and Shane De Loren are cousins who are straddling the line both professionally and sexually.  They are at the holiday party to gain information and if seducing a willing woman will give it to them, so be it.  At least, those were their thoughts before a young and stunning girl wandered into their alcove.  Now after a few minutes of conversation, both Sebastian and Shane know that Alyssa is theirs.

 

A summer of hot romance and sexual pleasure has bound Alyssa, Sebastian, and Shane together. Just when the men are about to make Alyssa a permanent part of their lives, their families step in and make them give up Alyssa because of a threat to all of them.  All three are torn apart as the years pass. Time and again, Alyssa loses all that she loves, and Sebastian and Shane work hard to remove the threat that is keeping her from their hearts.  Life is not easy for any of the threesome and yet, just when the men believe they can finally have Alyssa, there is yet another block in their way.  Now finally, Sebastian and Shane can have what they lost so long ago, but has time and so much disappointment and heartache destroyed the Alyssa they knew and left a shell unable to love again?  Only the bond wedged between them so long ago might be able to give these lovers the future they have dreamed of for many, many years.

 

Passion found, lost and found again after loss and heartache will learn that when love is involved it will always come out on top in Secret Pleasures.  I will say right off that my heart seriously ached for Alyssa, Sebastian, and Shane in more than one place.  I have read the Bound Hearts series since it began and, at first, I believed that this was just another of those sexy stories.  Then the threats and heartaches began, and I learned that the journey that Alyssa, Sebastian, and Shane had to travel was harder than anyone before them.  Through it all I kept hoping that somehow they would find a way to have their happy ending. After all, it was a romance.  Yet, I will admit that in a couple of places, I wasn’t sure this would happen.  When these three lovers finally came together—older, wiser, and after a long and painful separation—to me, it just made their ending that much sweeter.  I have to say that I believe this to be the best Bound Hearts story yet, and that is saying a lot.  Secret Pleasures is a love story full of erotic pleasures and years of struggles that will tear your heart out in places and yet, it ends with the best possible of endings—passion regained and love abounding!

FLAX’S PURSUIT by Bellora Quinn & Angel Martinez

FLAX’S PURSUIT by Bellora Quinn & Angel Martinez

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A LITTLE HARMLESS FANTASY by Melissa Schroeder

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FORGIVEN by Megan Slayer

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KIRA’S WARRIORS by Elle Boon

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AN INDECENT PROPOSITION by Stephanie Julian

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HEAT RISING by Jessica Lee

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RANDOM ACTS OF FANTASY by Julia Kent

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SHIFTING THE VEIL by Ellen Cross

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SOME RULES FOR SUCCESS IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS by Mina MacLeod

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THE STRIKE OF THE DIAMONDBACK by Jackie Nacht

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A BOND OF THREE by K. C. Wells

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WOLF RUN by B. A. Tortuga

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HUNT by Bailey Bradford

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JAKLYN’S SAVIOR’S by Elle Boon

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LUNA’S LOVERS by Honor James

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