The Family Series:
- Something in the Way He Needs (book #1)
- Strong Enough (book #2)
- More Than Everything (book #3) – in this review
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As a teenager, Charlie “Chase” Rhodes meets Scott Boone and falls head over heels in love with the popular, athletic boy next door. Charlie thinks he’s living the dream when Scott says he feels the same way. But his dreams are dashed when Scott moves unexpectedly and doesn’t return.
Years later, Chase meets brash and confident Adan Navarro, who claims all he wants is a round between the sheets. When they’re still together after eight months, Chase is convinced Adan returns his love. But then the time comes to be open about their relationship, and Adan walks away instead.
Time heals all wounds, but when Charlie runs into Scott and Adan and realizes the only two men he’s ever loved are now in love with each other, his heart breaks all over again. Scott and Adan tell Charlie they want him back, but Charlie doesn’t know if he can trust two people who have hurt him so deeply. And even if he can, why would Scott and Adan want Charlie when they already have everything with each other?
So what did I think?
“Do you get how amazing that is? I mean, what are the odds? So it’s unusual and a little complicated.”
More Than Everything was such a refreshing take on the menage theme, both due to the structure of the book but also because of the interesting situation our main characters found themselves in.
It was a unique way of weaving the story with the chapter introductions and the telling had quite a personal feel with the author talking directly to the reader “So, WHAT do you think of Adan so far? Yeah, at that point in our relationship, I wasn’t so sure either….”
What I liked about the book was the contrast between the characters. I like that Charlie/Chase could fall in love with two very different man – Scott who is so sweet and then the gruffer Adan. There was a lovely contrast between first love and the love that comes with experience. Oh, and more Charlie, getting his heart broken twice!
It was also interesting to see the alternating POVs and gain insight into Scott and Adan motivations, how they viewed Charlie/Chase and how they ultimately felt about each other. There was a definite sense that Charlie was the missing piece to make them complete.
Lots of humour, even in the happy ending…….
“You’re both tops?” Charlie said.
We both nodded hesitantly.
“Luckiest. Guy. Ever.”
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