Author: Em Woods
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Length: 43 Pages
Category: Contemporary, Menage
At a Glance: If you are looking for a short trio novella that delivers on romance and eroticism, then this is the book for you.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: When a rodeo clown, a small town veterinarian and his assistant form a complicated trio, they find it’s their choices that determine who finds love.
When rodeo clown Brandt Collins is forced into retirement by an injury in the arena, he heads to long-time friend Kaden Slater’s hometown to settle down. As far as he’s concerned, if that old flame ignites into a wildfire, then all the better.
Kaden is glad to see Brandt, but a little complication in the form of Kaden’s new assistant, Mike, throws a wrench in all their plans. Sexy, smart and young, Mike wants Kaden more than he wants his next breath.
Soon, misunderstandings and the past conspire to tear the trio apart before they’ve even begun. And now it’s their choices that will determine who finds love—and who doesn’t.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of mild violence, Ménage sex scenes and M/M/M intimacy.
Review: Soooo much promise!
First published in 2012, this short story hasn’t changed from the original. Brandt wanted to be a part of the rodeo after high school, Kaden was vet school bound, both were too stubborn to compromise and too young to see a future. Young lovers torn apart by their dreams, but they have never forgotten each other, fast forward to today and Mike is Kaden’s assistant at his veterinary practice and has been in love with Kaden forever, patiently waiting on the sidelines for Kaden to get over Brandt and turn to him.
It’s New Year’s Eve, and Brandt comes home from the circuit, injured by a bull, his rodeo days are done, but all it takes is one look and he and Kaden are as connected as ever. Mike is still on the sidelines, unable to deny the connection he feels to Kaden and the chemistry he sees between Kaden and Brandt.
Like I said, sooooo much promise. It’s a great storyline, the characters are well written, and the pacing good for a short story. But that’s just it. It’s short. Forty-three pages short. So there is quite a bit of storyline that gets skimmed over or just plain not developed. It needed some umph. I liked the story and it definitely satisfies on a romantic short level, but it is so good that if it was even twice as long, it would have satisfied twice as much. This story is like a really good double crust cherry pie—it looks good and it smells good and will taste amazing, but when you cut into it there are only three cherries inside; disappointing but still really good for what it is.
If you are looking for a short trio novella that delivers on romance and eroticism, then this is the book for you.
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