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Vacation Amsterdam by Nicole Stewart – Vacation in Amsterdam is really Margot running away to Amsterdam to forget about her life for a while. Margot found her cheating ex fiancé with her best friend in her bed and to add insult to injury, he enjoyed telling her that wasn’t the first time he’s cheated on her. Margot packs a bag and heads to Amsterdam to get away from her life and figure out what’s next for her. She has an awful trip and her bag gets lost. On her first day there, she is mugged, but that’s where things start to turn around for her. Bastiaan saves her from the mugging and takes care of her. At first glance, Bastiaan reminds her a lot of her ex-fiance and what she left behind. One wild night with Bastiaan has Margot fleeing again. With little money and not much else, she ends up at a hostel where she meets Miles. Miles immediately takes her under his wing and it isn’t long before she starts to develop feelings for him, knowing that he is leaving in a few days. Margot goes through a whirlwind of emotions with these two men. Both of them so completely different, but both of them complete her on some level. When forced with a choice she can’t choose. Since both men have had an interest in same sex relatonships, she proposes they see if a threesome might work between them. I liked that the book didn’t just jump right into a threesome and showed how these three were all strangers and how they came to form their triad. I thought Margot’s character was well developed, but would have liked to know more about Bastiaan and Miles and why they were the way they were in their lives. I loved the three of them together when it happened and I hope that we will see them together in another book, since I think there is so much more to their story.
Candy Boys by Jo Raven – This was the first book I’ve read by Jo Raven and what a ride! I love a good menage story and I’m not too shy to say that. But when you have all of the heat and you have a great story, that is something great! I loved this story because the characters were all well thought out and they all fit together. Candy was the quirky nerd who has lusted after Joel and Jet from afar through her blog. She couldn’t believe her luck when she met them and against all odds, both of them were interested in her. Jet is the darker of the two and you know he has skeletons in his closet. Joel has loved Jet for years, but fights against the notion that he might be gay. He is convinced he only likes girls although there is a pull to Jet. When the three of them get together, they form a bond that completes them all. Jet’s past comes back in a terrifying way and Joel + Candy want nothing more than to protect him. I loved the suspense element Jet’s childhood brought to the story. Really good read and I’d love to see more of these three!
For the Love of English by A.M. Hargrove – Is there anything sexier than a single dad whose life revolves around his child? Beckley Bridges was a father at a young age and his life became about his daughter, English. When Beckley meets English’s new teacher, Sheridan, sparks fly. They have intense chemistry, but don’t start off on the best of terms and Sheridan is bound and determined that no matter how hot Beck is, he is a jerk! When Beck approaches Sheridan about an arrangement, she thinks he is off of his rocker, but she has fallen for this little girl and will do anything to protect her, so she agrees. This is a heartfelt story of two people who are thrust together in a desperate situation, but find that they can’t live without each other. Throw in a cute kid and this story is gold! Great read!
Fastball by Terri E. Laine and A.M. Hargrove – Ryder Wilde is a player in every sense of the word. Gina doesn’t do relationships, she is happy to love ’em and leave ’em. When Ryder + Gina connect, they are powerless to stop the attraction between them. He will stop at nothing to have her even though she is relentless at pushing him away. I love books like this where the guy has his mind firmly made up and won’t give up in the pursuit of the girl he must have. So many times it’s the girl pining over the guy. This is a great cast of characters. I love the support system that the characters have and they are all well written. This is a hot, shorter read with a great story. I love this Wilde family! This is the second book in the series, but can be read as a standalone.
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