First off, a warning. This is menage (m/m/m) but it is also twincest. I don’t mind reading about this kind of brotherly love but I realise some people are opposed.
- Trapping Drake (book 1)
- Setting the Trap (book 2)
Drake Fallon’s impulsive decision to stop and help a stranger change a tire leads to intriguing possibilities. What he doesn’t know is that there are two J. Cahills. After miserable years looking for love in other places, Jesse and Jay Cahill have accepted that for them, illicit passion is the only one. They’ve built a life, a home together. A chance encounter on a rainy night brings something Jesse never expected- an attraction for another man. Still, he’s committed to the love he has for his twin, Jay, and he pushes Drake Fallon away. Drake is intrigued by the vulnerable man he met in the downpour. Though Jesse claims to be involved, Drake is certain the relationship can’t be fulfilling or Jesse wouldn’t have returned his kiss with such passion. Jay Cahill is devastated when his lover whispers another man’s name in his dreams. When Drake calls, how can Jay resist meeting the man who’s crept into his twin’s dreams?
So what did I think?
“I don’t think anything as beautiful as what you two just showed me can be evil or perverted. It’s not common, I grant you that. It’s not the easy route to choose in life. But it’s not my place to judge.” from Drake to Jay & Jesse
The story was ok but I didn’t find it really special as it followed a slightly predictable formula. However, it wasn’t a bad way to spend a little bit of time. The story ends pretty abruptly and provides the first chapter of the next book “Setting the Trap” as a preview. I liked this short story enough to read the next one to find out the conclusion to Jesse, Jay and Drake’s story.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“I’m not the kind of guy who lets someone else control my life, Jesse.”
As much as Jay has come to care for Drake Fallon, he can’t let go of the bitter emotions aroused by seeing his twin with someone else. He knows his jealousy isn’t rational, but can’t dismiss it either.
Jesse isn’t in any hurry. He feels what they have is worth taking the time to figure out. Learning to be together, getting used to a relationship between the three of them can only lead to a stronger, more solid relationship.
Drake’s tired of feeling like an outsider, like an interloper though. He wants in. He wants to be trusted, to be loved for who he is, just as he loves the twins for who they are.
It all hinges on Jay’s ability accept someone else in Jesse’s heart, something he doesn’t seem to handle very well.
Until a work related injury leads Drake to issue an ultimatum that forces Jesse to choose a side. Then, it’s an all-out struggle for power that could make or break this fragile relationship.
So what did I think?
This sequel continues the story of Jay and Jesse, twins who start a relationship with Drake.
Jay, Jesse and Drake are working out the ground rules of their relationship but tip-toeing around each other, each afraid of either being hurt or protective of the other.
At times I found the characters actions a bit confusing and struggled to understand the true nature of their concerns about the relationship. Drake was worried that Jay and Jesse would eventually shut him out, Jay was extraordinarily jealous of Jesse and Drake, and Jesse was protective of Jay. I found it easier not to try to work it out too much!
The story isn’t bad but I felt the relationship seemed unbalanced so the ending felt unsatisfactory, not adequately resolving things.
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