Review of His Taken Omega by L.C. Davis

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Title: His Taken Omega (Mountain Shifters #11)

Author: L.C. Davis

Publisher: Self-Published

Cover Artist: Wolf Conan

Release Date: December 3, 2017

Length: 70 000 words/260 pages

Genre/s: M/M shifter Mpreg romance

His Taken Omega is a standalone story within the Mountain Shifter universe.

 

Blurb

Nicholas wants nothing to do with omegas, and Avery has already signed a contract binding him to another Alpha. Fate has other plans for them both.

As the omega spokesman for the infamous Futurus Initiative, Avery Callahan is a controversial figure who’s used to being envied, occasionally despised and always the center of attention. His kidnapping at the hands of the twisted omega at the helm of the radical anti-Futurus group known as Epsilon shook his perfect world to the core, and Avery’s abnormally conventional parents no longer know what to do with him. In a last-ditch effort to save their son’s reputation—and his engagement to a prestigious politician—the Callahans send him to the small, idyllic pack of Southbend for some much-needed rest and recovery.

When Avery arrives in Southbend, he finds the Meyer household anything but welcoming and he immediately clashes with the rakishly reluctant head of the household. Nicholas might be a brilliant lawyer with good looks and charm in abundance, but he makes no secret of the fact that Avery is persona non-grata in his pack. How is Avery supposed to heal his own wounds when an Alpha who looks at every omega with disdain makes him question everything, including his participation in the breeding program he’s devoted his life to promoting?

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Nicholas has it all on the surface—rising-star status as an attorney with his own practice, a sizable inheritance and the option of going home with any omega he chooses at the end of the night—but beneath the mask of his status, he hides a secret that makes him feel unworthy of the title of Alpha. Past abuse has left him with a deep-seated revulsion towards omegas, the very class of shifter he’s supposed to crave. He uses work and meaningless flings with other Alphas and betas to distract himself from the family life he

doesn’t believe he deserves, but in the wake of his estranged father’s death, Nicholas is called home to take on a role he never wanted.

Forced to give up his high-profile career and take the reins of his family’s pack, Nicholas finds himself wholly unprepared to fill the shoes of the man he hated. Because fate isn’t cruel enough, the Spirits choose this moment to send him his destined mate—a charming yet infuriatingly stubborn omega he can never love or even claim. At least, that’s what he thinks until he realizes that the very traits that repel him from other omegas draw him to Avery in a way he finds as bewildering as it is intoxicating.

Excerpt 2

“Well,” Nicholas said, coming to a stop in the middle of the town square. “This is the great metropolis of Southbend. What do you think?”

“I think it’s lovely,” Avery said, hesitating. “And very, very rural.”

“It is certainly that.” Nicholas grinned. “Should we head back? You must be tired after your trip.”

“I am,” Avery admitted, falling into step beside him. “Guess I am here to relax.”

“That’s what I heard.”

“What else have you heard?”

Nicholas wasn’t sure how to respond. Avery gave him a knowing look.

“You can be honest. You won’t hurt my feelings.”

“It’s nothing bad, if that’s what you’re thinking.”

“I guess that depends on whether you consider the public face of the Futurus Initiative having a nervous breakdown in the middle of a fundraiser to be a bad thing.”

“Everyone knows what you went through. You’re a hero. If they’d judge you for that, they’re not worth the time.”

“It’s been three months,” Avery murmured.

“Three months is barely enough time to enjoy summer break, let alone get over being kidnapped.”

“Maybe you can tell my parents that. They’re convinced I’m irreparably broken.”

“You don’t look broken to me.” Nicholas pretended to look the omega over for damage. “Maybe a small dent right here,” he said, poking the dimple on Avery’s cheek that deepened when he smiled.

“Either way, it looks like I’m stuck here until I can convince my parents of that.”

“That makes two of us. For what it’s worth, it’ll be nice to have the company.”

Another lie, but at least this one was for a worthy cause. It wasn’t Avery’s fault that an Alpha with an irrational aversion to omegas—or at least intimacy with one—had imprinted on him.

Avery was there to recover, not to find a mate when he already had one. The more Nicholas reminded himself of that, the better. His aversion had kept him single into his early thirties, so surely he could manage to control the hormones and irrational impulses for the few weeks Avery would be staying with them. Once he went back, both of their problems would be solved. Avery could go back to his life as the Futurus golden boy, and Nicholas could sleep a little easier knowing that he wasn’t going to imprint on the next omega who walked into his office looking for help.

In the meantime, he just had to fight the urge to commit the greatest sin of his profession: telling the truth.

My Review

4 Stars

This was quite an enjoyable read. The world building was interesting. It was a nice departure from the typical Omega universe, but not too different to be unfamiliar. In Davis’ universe, pack life is quite structured, to the point of multi-national, or at the least national corporations playing a big role, especially in the shifter reproductive cycle and with that exists social pressures on the main players. The need to stave off extinction is great, but are the methods interfering with people finding their fated mate? Interestional dilemnas.

Along with the psychological and moral questions, the relationships developed by the author are interesting and certainly pulled me in to wanting to read more. The development of each character was well thought out, and although some had a few stereotypical elements to them, most were multi-dimensional, full persons.

I also enjoyed the structure of the story. Each chapter is in the voice of one of the main characters, Nicholas or Avery, and what I enjoyed about that was the difference in the voice, even some of the specific details for the same event were different, and although some my scream about continuity issues, I believe it to be a good thing. Not everyone is going to perceive the same event the same way, and it’s good to show it.

The intimate scenes were on point. By that, I mean they were intricate to the story and just heated enough for my taste without going overboard with too much flowery romantic/erotic language.

All in all this was an excellent read that I would recommend, especially to those already enamoured by shifter stories.

 

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About the Author

L.C. Davis is an MM romance author with a passion for LGBT representation.

His series include The Mountain Shifters, Queer Magick and Kingdom of Night.

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Myths, Moons and Mayhem, edited by Dale Cameron Lowry: Review

 

Myths, Moons & Mayhem

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Title: Myths, Moons & Mayhem

Editor: Dale Cameron Lowry

Authors: Rebecca Buchanan, Elizabeth Coldwell, Rhidian Brenig Jones, Morgan Elektra, Greg Kosebjorn, Clare London, Dale Cameron Lowry, Carl Redlum, Rob Rosen

Publisher: Sexy Little Pages

Genres: anthology, paranormal, ménage, LGBT, MMM romance, MMM erotica

Date of Publication: Oct. 13

Length: 194 pages

ISBN: 9781386972891 (ebook); 978-1977763518 (print)

ASIN: B07654NZQ2

Universal ebook Link: https://books2read.com/mythsmoons

Amazon universal link (paperback): http://getBook.at/mmm

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/36368999-myths-moons-and-mayhem

More information: https://dalecameronlowry.com/books/myths-moons-mayhem/

 

Myths, moons, and mayhem make the perfect threesome—and so do the men in this anthology.

Enjoy nine erotic stories of paranormal ménages a trois fueled by lust and magic, where mystical forces collide with the everyday world and even monsters have their own demons to conquer.

A werewolf gets a lust-fueled lesson on fitting in with the pack, a professor unlocks ancient secrets and two men’s hearts, and a pair of supernaturals find themselves at the erotic mercy of a remarkable human. Ghosts, fairies, aliens, and mere mortals test the boundaries of their desires, creating magic of their own.

Penned by favorite authors such as Rob Rosen and Clare London, as well as by newcomers to the genre, Myths, Moons & Mayhem is an eclectic mix of paranormal lust and polymythic beings that will spark your fantasies and fuel your bonfires.

My Review

4 Stars

Unlike some people, it seems, I enjoy a good short story, especially if it comes packaged with stories from multiple authors. Variety is the spice of life after all.

The theme of the anthology intrigued me. In fact, I started to write a story for it, but the idea became too involved for a short, so I decided to forgo the attempt and keep writing a longer version. I do enjoy reading and writing ménage stories, as well paranormal ones, so Halloween-type themed ones peeked my interest.

When a short story has a nice degree of sizzle, an enjoyable understandable plot and good character development, it is my jam. Putting all those elements into a smaller than usually box isn’t easy, I know. I’ve tried and succeeded, but also failed.

I’m also sure not everyone wants or needs the same things in a short story, if they want them at all. I need these three elements. I don’t like a story that has no real plot except to be the basis of a sexual encounter, even though the writing may be illuminating and the sex scene hot as hell. It just isn’t my thing, and there were a few stories in that vein. I’m certain there are readers out there who would enjoy these the most. I’m not one of them.

Myths, Moons and Mayhem delivers a few nice gems and a few that miss the mark for me, but are still an okay read. There aren’t any stories that I would trash completely, some I would rather not read again, and a few I’ve already read several times.

I usually rate all the stories in an anthology. However, this time I decided to pick the few that I enjoyed the most. I will also try to review without giving the plot away, because I hate ones that do.

As for the rest, as explained, some had too much sex and not enough plot for me, but were still good. Overall a very good read.

Inside Man by Clare London—At a London pub, a tear in the veil between the dead and living opens up new possibilities for a ghost who could only ever watch the men he desired, but never touch.

My Review

4 Stars

The story intrigued me in the beginning because I wondered where it could go. It deals with a ghostly character. The author’s idea of a ménage was novel and interesting. The plot was clear and interesting, dealing with a situation in which many men could relate. The character development left me with wanting to know more about these three persons, and in this case, that’s a very good thing. The ending was somewhat open-ended, which I enjoyed, but some would hate. This is a nice read which I’ve reread.

 

The Secret of the Golden Cup by Rebecca Buchanan—A classics professor finds himself at the center of a magical war. With an unfairly attractive student and a campus janitor as his only allies, can he stave off the forces of evil?

My Review

4 Stars

This is another story with an intriguing plot and characters I’d like to meet. It’s actually nicely plausible within its own context, that being a paranormal world with magical relics and those who can wield them.  It’s also another story which is somewhat open-ended. The reader got a peek at what could be a much larger story, but one still had a sense that this part of the story was done. I enjoyed it and am hoping for more from this author who was new to me.

 

When The Big Moon Shines by Carl Redlum—A college student is intent on hunting down the man who turned him into a werewolf. But his mouthwatering neighbors keep getting in the way.

Careful What You Wish For by Elizabeth Coldwell—Josh dreams of meeting Mr. Right, so his roommate offers help with a love spell. Neither man is prepared for what happens when the spell begins to work.

The Cave by Dale Cameron Lowry—Losing sleep to the sounds of his tent-neighbors’ nightly lovemaking has nature photographer Ethan at his wit’s end. What kind of magic can convince the two men he should join them?

My Review

4.25 Stars

Another nice short, this time with multi-character development. A nice segment that can be expanded upon, again, something I like. The story is drenched is magic and sex, with a mystery and danger thrown in. very good read.

 

The Endless Knot by Morgan Elektra—The fiery romance between a vampire and a werewolf threatens to burn itself to the ground until a human teaches them to temper the flame.

Squatchin’ by Greg Kosebjorn—Two Bigfoot hunters get more than they bargained for when they set out on an overnight camping trip to trail the legendary beast.

Celyn’s Tale by Rhidian Brenig Jones—A young Welsh farmer is haunted by visions of his future lover, only to discover that the lover is not one, but two—and not exactly human, either.

My Review

4.5 Stars

I thoroughly enjoyed how this was written. It had a traditional moral to the story, which could have been boring, but the author gave it a unique perspective. I thought the writing and character development superb.

 

Close Encounter of the Three-way Kind by Rob Rosen—In this quirky comedy, aliens arrive from another galaxy, but they’re more interested in consensual exploration than invasion. Alien probing never felt so good!

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To celebrate the release of the paranormal gay ménage anthology Myths, Moons & Mayhem, Dale Cameron Lowry is giving away a bunch of paranormal and ménage ebooks for your reading pleasure. Prizes include:

  • Chance & Possibility: Seven Fantastical Tales of Gay Desire, an eclectic selection of Dale’s previously published paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi stories. Chance & Possibility isn’t available to buy anywhere.
  • Pacific Rimming, a contemporary novelette about a middle-aged gay married couple who fall in love with a younger man while vacationing on Canada’s Vancouver Island
  • Love Unmasked, the story of a gay man who’s unlucky in love because, once in a blue moon, he turns into a raccoon.

Enter to win here. (https://dalecameronlowry.com/mmm-giveaway/)

About the Editor

Dale Cameron Lowry’s number one goal in life is getting the cat to stop eating dish towels; number two is to write things that bring people joy. Dale is the author of Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love and a contributor to more than a dozen anthologies. Find out more at dalecameronlowry.com.

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Review of Living Wild: The OmegaDate Diaries Book Two by Odin Nightshade

Living Wild: A Paranormal Mpreg Gay Romance (The Omega Date Diaries Book 2) by [Nightshade, Odin]

Synopsis

***Living Wild is a standalone novel; you don’t need to read any of the other books in the OmegaDate Diaries series to enjoy this one.***

Rocco Shore always knew that he’d grow up to be the Alpha of his pack some day—he just hadn’t expected that day to come so soon.

After a bout of ill health his father seems ready to pass the torch at any moment. Unfortunately, the timing couldn’t be any worse. Rocco has only just decided that he needs to part ways with his current boyfriend Skye, but he’s going to need a mate in order for the pack to accept him fully as Alpha—not to mention fend off evil rival Jarvis’s challenge to his status.

Worlds apart from pack life is city-shifter Kade Sinclair. With three rescue dogs, a busy job as a social worker and hours spent volunteering at the local animal shelter, he barely has time to think, let alone pursue a mate. Besides, no boyfriend has ever passed the three-dog litmus test.

When the lonely city boy and aspiring Alpha meet on OmegaDate, their connection is immediate and all-consuming. But Rocco can’t tell Kade exactly what he’s looking for without putting fatal pressure on their blossoming relationship—especially since Kade has made it clear that he would never dream of leaving his life in the city. And when sparks from Rocco’s past relationship ignite that powder-keg, there’s no way it won’t explode.

Can Rocco come clean about his intentions before it’s too late? Or is his relationship with Kade doomed before it’s even begun?

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This book contains hot and lusty male on male action involving frenzied bareback sex, shapeshifting wolves, knotting and a sweet and tender happily-ever-after. Not recommended for those that blush easily.

My Review

4 STARS

And so we have another instalment in the OmegaDate series. Similar to the previous one I reviewed, this story follows a similar story arc. Two main characters, an Alpha and an Omega, each with seemingly different if not opposite lifestyles, meet each other using the OmegaDate app. There is a confrontation, a seemingly insurmountable personal conflict and an omega pregnancy.

As with the previous one, the character development is well written and structured. In this story, each main character has at least one strong female influence, who actually help develop the plot.

I enjoyed the story. It was well planned, somewhat thought provoking and played with certain alpha/omega tropes, making it interesting for me. The omega in the story isn’t a pushover in the dynamic, which usually irks me a little. The Alpha compromises, even gives up certain things he’s taken for granted before the meeting.

The sex scenes were steamy, if a little predictable.

It was an enjoyable easy read that I would recommend whole-heartily to those who like the genre and appreciate straying from the trope a little.

Buy Links

Amazon Canada: http://amazon.ca/dp/B0734DK4TC

Amazon US: http://amazon.com/dp/B0734DK4TC

Review of Unexpected Powers by Chris Hart

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Synopsis

Unexpected Powers, Book Four

Ash’s life hasn’t been the best so far. Mated to a man he hates, he resigns himself to his fate of being abused. When his mate kidnaps the highly pregnant Alex, they become friends, and to Ash’s surprise, Alex’s rescuer saves him as well. Now he can start a new life, but it’s going to be a lonely one, due to his visible and invisible scars.

D didn’t seek out a man, but one look at Ash and he’s head over heels in love. But Ash needs to work through his issues before he can see D’s love for him. Slowly, Ash learns to trust D, but with their growing feelings, other strange phenomena appear. What’s up with lights turning on without Ash touching the switch and doors opening on their own? Is something dangerous happening and threatening their blossoming love? Or is it something else altogether?

MY REVIEW

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It’s fourth is a series. To have the best experience, I would recommend reading from the beginning, although it’s not necessary to understand it.  For those unfamiliar with the series I suggest you skip down to Alex’s Surprise for a review and read the synopses and reviews of the three prior stories and scroll back up.

I thoroughly enjoyed all the series. The third book was my favorite but I would recommend Unexpected Power even if you don’t read the first three. Although, why wouldn’t you?

Unexpected Powers

4 Stars

This book centers on two other characters brought in during Saving Alex, Ash and D. It also starts with events already brought forward in books two and three but in yet another perpective. Again, there are little understandable inconsistencies that emerge. Book  four introduces yet another facet of paranormal fiction, the sorcerer. The author creates a hierarchy of these different facets that makes for an interesting read.

The fourth book in a bit preachier than the first three, although the morals get explained more and more as the series develop.

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Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0711P432H/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711P432H/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0711P432H/

Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0711P432H/

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Unexpected Powers by Chris McHart

Unexpected Series

Alex’s Surprise

Alex wanted a night of hot passion with Gerome, but he gets more than he ever bargained for. His life will be changed forever in a world where he’ll be thrown in jail— or worse— for being pregnant.

Alex’s best friend, Sam, has been acting strange ever since he met Alex’s one-night stand, but now Alex needs help in order to hide, and Sam is his only hope.

MY REVIEW

3.5 Stars

The premise is interesting. A man, Alex,  goes to a bar, gets a one-night-stand, who happens to be a vampire, has sex and gets pregnant. Problem is, male pregnancy is illegal, for some reason. Alex and his best friend deal with it, with the help of the vampire. Man and best friend fall in love.

I enjoyed the world-building. The pace of the story is fun, the p.o.v alternating between Alex and Sam. The angst is about the hardship of the pregnancy, and Alex’s loneliness. The suspense is whether Alex and his best friend will finally admit their love for each other. It’s an HFN ending, so…. Guess.

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0711P432H/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZCYUT3C/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ZCYUT3C/

Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00ZCYUT3C/

Saving Alex

Not only is Alex pregnant, something punishable by jail time, but Gerome, the father of the baby, is a vampire prince. When strangers invade Alex’s home and kidnap him, he doesn’t know who is responsible, if he’ll ever see the man he loves again, or even get to see the child growing inside him.

Considering himself the father of his lover’s child, Sam has a hard time standing around and letting others plan Alex’s rescue. But when the Prince and his trackers find an important clue, the race to save his beloved is on. Now all he can do is cross his fingers that the scheme they’ve devised will work.

When Prince Gerome receives ransom demands, the instructions are clear: mate a complete stranger or he’ll never see Alex or the child he carries again. Will he be able to convince his newly intended to help, or will those seeking to dethrone his family win this evil game of blackmail?

MY REVIEW

3.75 Stars

Book two is a continuation of Alex and Sam’s story, written in their p.o.v.’s.  The world-building continues, new concepts such as the existence of shifters and Vampire Royalty, as well as the concept of mating, are added and expanded upon. building from the first story. New characters are introduced . The story shifts to a more character driven story to one filled with more action, yet still expands our knowledge of great personalities

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0711P432H/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZI4GPRA/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ZI4GPRA/

Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00ZI4GPRA/

Mate Me, Hate Me, Date Me, Love Me

When his father, King Harold, forces Prince Gerome to mate a complete stranger in order to save his unborn child, he complies with a heavy heart and says goodbye to all his dreams of finding love. Gerome’s hurt and treats his mate the way he’s been taught all his life: through power and submission. But with Luis, it doesn’t work.

When Luis is mated off to a stranger, his world ends. He was a carefree student one day and the next a vampire prince demands his submission. He can’t run, but he can hide and hate in silence. So he withdraws until only a shell remains.

Neither of the men has any chance of finding love together until a friend intervenes. Can Gerome forget what he’s been taught all his life, and is it possible for Luis to forget what’s happened to him? Will they ever find their own happy ending? And can love blossom where only hate exists?

MY REVIEW

4.25 Stars

It’s in book three that things get interesting. Alex and Sam become secondary characters although they don’t disappear. The vampire from series one and his consort from series two become the main focus and the primary p.o.v’s. New concepts such as the D/s dynamic is the mating ritual, are introduced. Morals are discussed more. What I find interesting is that the story begins with events the reader already knows from series two but told in different perspectives, and as such the information is slightly different. Some readers might think of these as inconsistencies. I believe they may even be deliberate in order to cement that this story is not Alex and Sam’s Story, but that of Gerome and Luis.

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0711P432H/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DY0104M/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DY0104M/

Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01DY0104M/

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Author Chris McHart

A bout the Author

Chris McHart lives in Germany, with her husband, slave, Dom, partner in crime, and muse (all in one person, not even she’s that kinky!). She loves her husband, men in kilts and Scotch Whisky. Her idea of a perfect evening is to curl up with her laptop and write (the other options are not suitable to post in public).

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Review of Luscious Justice by Odin Nightshade

My Review

4 stars

Firstly, this is an mpreg shifter novel. As a man, I find that I sometimes have a weird fascination with the idea of being pregnant and giving birth. Some people dislike this concept, saying it’s unrealistic. Coming from people who enjoy reading about werewolves, vampires, ghosts having sex with live persons,  and unrealistic happily-ever-afters, I find this stance a bit hypocritical, but I digress.

Odin’s world-building abilities are still well toned for this story and the author uses them well. Two characters find each other using a dating app for shifters. They are well matched for each other. Each one is driven and civic-minded. However,  they find themselves on opposite sides of a legal issue, mainly because one was brought up in a pack, and the other by humans. The human world is fiercely prejudiced against shifters. The author brings forward the angst caused to each character by this prejudice quite nicely. It affects them and their budding relationship in acute ways.

I won’t go into the actual storyline more than I already have, but  Iwill say, that although I found the outcome of the story predictable, the story itself and the morals intertwined in the telling were compelling enough to sustain me. The sex scenes were enjoyable too.

One little negative was the presence of a few grammatical errors, more so than in other works by Odin Nightshade, but they didn’t keep me from enjoying it.  Also, a little side-note, it’s only sold in paperback for the moment, as far as I can tell.  Bring on the ebook? Just a thought.

I’m looking forward to the next Odin Nightshade experience.

Rainbow Snippet for March 25, 2017

Ned LogoHello, snippeters. This week’s snippet is from one of  Ned Ericsson’s untitled works-in-progress.  To see more snippets click here.

Snippets are a small taste of a work, normally around six sentences. Here are mine:

If this were a normal school day, the chances of my surviving a visit to my locker without being accosted by someone in one form or another would be slim. The jocks don’t particularly like me. Okay, they all but hate me. I’m strange, I guess. They all tell me I stare too much. I try not to. Some of them are good-looking, sure. I avoid looking at those people, but still I apparently observe too closely.

Review of Unexpected Threeway by Odin Nightshade

Blurb

A red-hot summer, quite unlike those they shared as children.

Kyle Brenner has a secret.

And no matter how hard he’s tried to deny it, those mixed-up feelings he’s had since high school for his best friend Jackson just won’t go away—even after a concerted effort to date as many pretty girls as possible while away at college.

But Kyle’s not the only one in Spruce Falls with a secret. And once he’s back on the ranch for summer break with Jackson and the third member of their trio Paul—who suddenly looks hotter than ever—the secrets each one has been hiding get harder and harder to keep under wraps.

With Kyle’s situation feeling more complicated by the second, only one thing’s for sure: this summer won’t be like the ones they shared as children.

Unexpected Threeway is another red-hot instalment in the First Time Bareback Cowboys series, which can be read and enjoyed in any order.

My Review

4 Stars

I have the privilege of reviewing another story in the First Time Bareback Cowboys series, another ARC.

I’ve reviewed one other book in the series, which can be seen here, and was looking forward to reviewing this one.

I wasn’t disappointed. The story, as the title suggests, revolves around three young men. They are all from the same small town and have been friends forever. Each has been keeping a secret from the other. Each one is gay and has a crush on at least one of the other two.

The story is in Kyle’s point-of-view (POV) and follow his discoveries, We witness his anxieties and his excitement at coming back home to his farm.

The story’s character development is superbly threaded throughout. All three main characters must deal with homophobia and their fear of being outcast by family and the citizens of their small town. The situations are emotional and believable.

As for the sex scenes, they are erotic and nicely paced.

I’m looking forward to reading the next in the series.

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About Author

Odin Nightshade is on a mission—a mission to make you moan, groan and cry out for mercy. Join Odin and his crew of sexy characters on a journey of love, lust and intense exploration of your wild and sensual sides. Imagination knows no bounds, and nor should your fantasies…

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