Reviewed by Morgan
Author: M. Crane Hana
Genre: MMM Contemporary
Length: 56 Pages
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: February 8, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Gay and happily married, Leo has helped manage a large, influential nonprofit arts foundation over the past ten years. He has built a friendly rapport with the elderly billionaire who began it, but he has enemies within the foundation.
Leo’s birthday is on February 13, and that has always meant candles on heart-shaped cupcakes and birthday cards with “Happy Valentine’s Day” crossed out. To celebrate, Andrew, Leo’s mystery writer husband, arranges a tryst for Leo with Mel, a gifted violinist who is one of Andrew’s biggest fans.
What started as mere pleasure becomes a three-part harmony as Leo, Andrew, and Mel explore the ways their kinks and needs mesh—until Leo’s enemies attempt to use evidence of the liaison to force him out of his job.
Review: This is a short story about a couple in New York who’ve been together for years. Andrew has had multiple “extramarital” relations with Leo’s sanctions, but Leo has only ever been with Andrew.
Andrew meets a violinist, Mel, that really gets him excited so he arranges for Leo to have a liaison with him as well.
Suddenly there are problems with being caught in a three-way relationship that leave the men in hiding.
This ended on a strange note – maybe a HFN? – but it felt like it stopped in the middle of a scene almost. I wasn’t sure what Andrew was thinking – Leo had never wanted to have anything to do with extra men in their bed, but suddenly he’s going for it with Mel.
While I love ménage – this didn’t work for me.
The writing was fine, but it didn’t feel like a complete story.
Overall Impression: It was okay
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*