Reviewed by JustJen
Author: Yolande Kleinn
Genre: MMM Contemporary
Length: 240 Pages
Publisher: Riptide PublishingHF
Release Date: September 18, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Jack Mason—graphic designer and unrepentant player—has never been interested in monogamy. He certainly isn’t looking for romance when he meets Professor Colin Sloan.
Newly single and not looking for anything serious, Colin is intrigued by Jack’s offer of a physical affair with no strings attached. Becoming friends wasn’t part of the plan, but as accidents go, this one’s pretty great.
Peter Mason is Jack’s identical twin. In a long-term relationship himself, Peter tells no one that he’s falling for his brother’s newest favorite, even as the secret creates tension with his girlfriend.
When Peter’s relationship falls apart, he seduces Colin, fully expecting Jack to forgive his transgression. But Jack is keeping secrets too—he hasn’t told even Colin that he’s fallen in love. Suddenly the twins are feuding, and Colin is caught in the middle, blindsided by the revelation that he doesn’t want to choose between them.
Now all three must find a way to share, or they’ll tear each other apart.
Review: This was a bit different from the usual menage stories I’ve read. Here, we have twin brothers, Peter and Jack who end up with the third, Colin. But it is the dynamics of their relationship that are somewhat unique.
Jack is happy with not settling down. He isn’t looking for a relationship and is enjoying being able to play the field sexually without any commitments. Colin is just out of a long-term relationship and is definitely not looking for another one. So, when Jack friends/seduces him and proposes a friends with benefits option, it seems like a match made in heaven. And it is, for quite a while.
Jack’s twin brother, Peter, who has been in a long-term relationship with a woman. He becomes friends with Colin through Jack, and about the time he starts having thoughts and feelings for Colin other than friendship, it takes a toll on his current relationship. When that ends, he turns to Colin.
Keeping in mind that Colin and Jack have an open “relationship” and that Jack has forever been adamant he wants nothing more, Colin and Peter see no issues with it, though they both know they must tell Jack. Unfortunately, Jack has been hiding the fact that he does have more feelings for Colin than he let on. There is some strife between the brothers, but they each continue to see Colin until one day it all collides, and the brothers end up sharing Colin together.
If you are looking for a juicy twincest story, I think you’ll be somewhat disappointed. This, however, is what I thought was unique about this threesome. Jack and Peter are both in love with Colin, and Colin is in love with each of them. But Jack and Peter only have brotherly love for each other. They are all in the relationship, but it doesn’t feel as equally sided as other menage relationships most are probably used to reading about.
I really enjoyed watching this play out and the give and take each took to not scare the other off. It takes a while though before all three are together, and once they all come to an agreement on things, the story pretty much ends. I really would have liked to have seen more detail at the end about how they were all managing, especially with the issues of who was with who in public, where their families were concerned, etc. But, all in all, this was a really enjoyable read.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*