Great poly romance not sure about the actual story

The RulesThe Rules by Jamie Fessenden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5*

I’m completely in two minds about this one, the poly side of it I felt was brilliantly handled, how the two expanded to become a three.

But, I’m not sure that I really felt the narrative itself gave enough depth, there’s a lot of words that didn’t actually say much. Boris and Thomas were clearly in love with each other and their relationship was solid. Hans clearly fancied both of them and their attraction to him grew.

The secondary angle with Boris’ family and his historic abuse seemed, however, to come from left field and felt like it was there as a tension causer specifically for the plot rather than reading like an insight into Boris’ character and past.

Still, I did believe the three men fell for each other and issues of jealousy and how to interact between each pair and as a threesome was very well done. The sex became a little similar though as the book went on, which again is probably more realistic than lots of hot monkey sexing!

Overall, it was well written but didn’t perhaps grab me as much as I’d hoped.

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