Menage anyone?

A couple of sexy menage stories…

  • Served by Maxine Mansfield
  • The Foster Family by Jaime Samms


ServedServed by Maxine Mansfield

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The blurb…

Beach volleyball player Sam Waterson knows he made a mistake–a really big one–three years ago when paparazzi interrupted his jubilant celebration with sexy Carlos Delacruz, the love of Sam’s life, and with their ménage partner Drew Eversly…and Sam blamed the public exposure on the wrong man. But fate has given him a second chance to prove his prowess on the sun-baked beach volleyball court and at loving the sensual man who has unknowingly held his heart. Can he–or Carlos or Drew–win a spot on the team? But even beyond sweating it out on the court and regaining the spot they had to forfeit three years ago, can Sam win back Carlos’s heart? Sam needs to show Carlos that he can spike and score where it counts…between the sheets.

So what did I think?

Sam (Montana or Cowboy), Carlos (New York) and Drew (California) try out for a place on the beach volleyball team for the London Olympics. More erotica than romance, there is lots of three-way sex between these gorgeous athletes.

Sam loves Carlos but has to win back his trust after doubting him years ago when they were set up and caught out having sex with Drew on the beach. Together, the three men defeat the scheming Eric and two find love with a happy friend on the side.

Maybe more sex than other action but still a nice read.

The Foster FamilyThe Foster Family by Jaime Samms

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

The blurb…

Growing up in foster care has left Kerry Grey with little self-esteem or hope for his future. A college dropout, Kerry scrapes by on a part-time job at a garden nursery. His friendship with his boss and working with the plants are the only high points in Kerry’s life. He’s been dating the man who bullied him at school, but when his boyfriend abandons him at a party, Kerry wanders down the beach to drown his sorrows in a bottle of scotch.

Malcolm Holmes and Charlie Stone have been together for fifteen years. Despite Charlie’s willingness to accept Malcolm’s unspoken domination in bed,something is missing from their relationship. Early one morning, they rescue a passed out Kerry from being washed away by the tide and Charlie immediately senses a kindred spirit in the lost younger man. When Kerry’s roommate kicks him out, Malcolm and Charlie invite him into their home. As Charlie and Kerry bond over Charlie’s garden, Malcolm sees Kerry may be just who they have been looking for to complete their lives. All they have to do is show Kerry, and each other, that Kerry’s submissive tendencies will fit their dynamic.

But someone is sabotaging Kerry at every turn. As he struggles to discover the culprit, he fears for the safety of his new friends. If Malcolm and Charlie cannot help, their lifelong search for their perfect third may not end with the happily ever after they imagined.

So what did I think?

This is a really interesting book to comment on because I liked the story but didn’t necessarily understand the dynamics of the relationship. However this didn’t stop me enjoying the story.

I did like the characters. I liked their ‘brokenness’. I liked the challenges faced by the younger Kerry as he deals with his broken relationship and loss of home. I liked his foster background and the way this connected him with Malcolm. I liked the struggles of the older couple, Charlie and Malcolm as they try to find the right balance in their relationship and the key part to ‘make them work’ even after all those years together.

This story wasn’t the typical menage story I was expecting. It was more focused on the emotional journey of all three men and less on the three way sex. I also found the BDSM took a back seat. This is definitely a story for anyone who likes a focus on a relationship with an age difference.


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