This was definitely a hot, little number. One thing that threw me for a loop was that nobody gave a second thought to the fact that they would be in a menage relationship. Normally with just about every menage I've read -- unless it's futuristic or PNR or fantasy -- someone thinks about the fact that menage isn't generally accepted, especially in holier-than-thou America. But nobody thought anything! Even when the three went out in public -- and two of them were celebrities -- some eyebrows raised, but nothing other than that. The other thing that threw me for a loop was that within hours (minutes?) of approaching Lily about the cooking show, Evan and Dylan are both banging her with no condoms and no discussion of whether she's on the pill. But it was hot banging. All the way through. And the suspense was interesting. Evan's temper pissed me off a couple of times, but I thought it was great how Lily would always stand up to him. I got it on sale. Even not on sale, it would have been a good buy.
This story was just OK for me. First, it's billed as being m/m/f, but there's no boy bits touching. There's a kid (ish, he's 19) screwing a woman whose husband just came inside her, but that's not m/m/f. So I guess I was a bit let down by that. Also, and this is my fault, it's a short story. I guess I didn't realize exactly how short it was before I downloaded it. I just couldn't get into the characters, I guess. I felt like Roger was a wimp and his wife was just a bitch. And the neighbor boy was a twit. I get that Roger loved his wife, but WHY? It's not like he said anything positive about her except that she was beautiful. How shallow. Maybe there was more, but I just didn't get it from the story.
Probably closer to 4.5, though I wanted it to be longer. At the same time, I think the break between installments was at a logical place. Great start to a series, though.
I can't imagine moving from small town Ohio to Los Angeles and working for an agent. Or coming in contact with a force quite like Max. I *can* imagine that working in LA, there is lots of eye candy, so it's a testament to her "baggage" that she hadn't been taken in prior to meeting Max. After his "surprise", I thought Max was an ass, but once he explained his actions, it took the sting out a little bit. For some reason, I didn't think we'd meet Chris in this one, but I'm glad we did. I'm thinking he's not gone for good. Seems a bit too invested in Olivia to just let it lie. I'm also wondering what's going on with Krystal. Sounds like she's probably involved with something over her head, but she'll probably have to hit bottom before we find out what's up.
Looking forward to the next one!
This was kind of a sweet pseudo-incest story between step siblings. Their parents married while Jake and Jessie were teenagers, and Jake was warned by his father to keep his hands off. Instead of jumping her, Jake made Jessie's high school life a little miserable. He's been away in the Marines for five years and is now coming home. Jessie's still angry with him about how he treated her, but she's also annoyed because he's the golden boy who can do no wrong in their parents' eyes, while she still isn't sure what she wants to do with her life.
For whatever reason, he comes home and neither parent is home, but Jessie has made a nice coming-home meal for him. And they argue and have a little bit of a food fight, and then tackling and tickling turns into more. And it continues...
I thought it was sweet that Jake wanted to recreate Jess's prom for her since she didn't have a great time (partially his fault). And I thought that him having been in love with her for years was sweet, too. Sweet, sexy story all around.
There were some editing issues... some word usage stuff, but mostly punctuation.