My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The plus points: This is well edited and isn’t plagued with poor punctuation and grammar as can sometimes be the case with, as I understand it, a debut novel.
Another plus point is the loyalty and friendship of Noah and his best friend Josh. Also a plus point is the scene setting and world building.
Sex is hot too and here’s where the first minus appears. The oddness of this possible menage a trois because it never really seems sure where it wants to go. There’s no real attempt at either making this a story about two men accepting a third to complete their own relationship or to just have the sexual encounters be threesome.
Instead it diverts off into two different storylines with yet another bloke introduced who is obviously the love interest for Josh in book two and a narrative about Indy’s dangerous background and him and Noah getting it on.
There’s not cheating in the traditional sense though, each of the three men is fully aware of what’s going on and there are reasons given for why each one behaves as they do.
Ultimately though it turned into a bit of an accidental sex-fest (as I don’t think that’s what the author’s narrative probably meant to be) and lost the impetus somewhat and it was left on a HFN with possible threat on the horizon.
I probably would read book two though to see if Josh and Connor work it out and because Connor’s real name is Ignatius 😉
#ARC received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.