Title: Never Too Early: Full Circle
Authors: Chris Owen and Tory Temple
Publisher: Torquere Press
Pages/Word Count: 238 Pages
At a Glance: I would love for this series to be released in paperback so I can put it in a place of honor in my library.
Reviewed By: Kim
Blurb: In the final book of the Never Too Early series, cowboys Jake and Tor and firefighters Chance and Tucker have more on their plates than they bargained for. What started out as friendship has developed into strong feelings, and the couples continue to grow and learn about each other. However, adding two and two is more than a simple math problem. Words and emotions can be a dangerous mix, as the four men discover, and jealousy and miscommunication threaten what they’ve built together.
When two of the four unexpectedly connect, it sends all of them reeling. Pride is bruised and feelings are wounded, although they try desperately to hold themselves together in order to navigate this new territory. The physical distance between them all is both a blessing and a curse. When one of them reveals something that can’t be taken back, it threatens the relationships of all four men. How do two separate couples blend themselves to become one unit? The doubts and fears threaten to overwhelm them all, and no one will emerge unscathed.
Review: Way back when, I read a book called Bareback, by Chris Owen, which totally blew me away. Up until then I’d never heard of playing with other couples, or a daisy chain, and the ending…omg…haunted me for several days afterwards. Jake and Tor won me over. Then there was this other book called Fireline, by Tory Temple. Not as controversial, but the main characters, Chance and Tucker, were just as endearing with what they had to go through to get their HEA. These two books are in a place of honor in my library as all-time faves, and are rereads for those times when I’m stuck on what to read next.
Now, Chris Owen and Tory Temple decided to combine their characters from Bareback and Fireline into a three-part series, and being that I love these guys, I just had to read what the two authors had cooked up for them. The first novel, Never Too Early: The Beginning, introduces the two established couples at the race track, where they start to become really good friends. The book ends with a cliffhanger. The second book, Never Too Early: Finding Their Way, introduces a polyamorous relationship between Jake and Chance and Tor and Tucker, as well as the added bonus of learning a little more about Jake in his early years. In this final novel, Never Too Early: Full Circle, the authors deal with how this is all going to work.
I had my doubts how Full Circle was going to turn out. In Bareback, Jake and Tor swore off any more playing around with others, and in Fireline, Chance and Tucker never played with other couples before. I’ve read a few stories that involved more than two people in a sexual relationship together, and I always felt that the third person involved was more of an extra wheel. In this case, Jake and Tucker and Tor and Chance are the “extra wheels” together.
I’ve got to say that all the communication that Jake and Tor learned about came in handy because there were problems that arose, and they dealt with them pretty effectively—for a couple of rednecks—and all four of the men fit together without me feeling that something was left out. I even had a few moments that I laughed/giggled at some of the stuffed that went on between all of them.
This was a 5 star read for me, and I would love for this series to be released in paperback so I can put it in a place of honor in my library.
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