Dana reviews Three’s Company by N.R. Walker (Totally Bound Publishing, April 16, 2014, 179 pages)
Blurb: When looking for someone to help heal his broken heart, Wilson Curtis never dreamed he’d find two someones. Love isn’t always conventional.
After being publicly outed and his restaurant business in tatters, instead of vacationing with his lover, Wilson Curtis goes to Key West alone where he meets Simon and Adam. Fascinated by this couple, he strikes up conversation and is soon invited into their bed for some holiday fun.
But once isn’t enough, and the offer is extended for the remainder of his stay. As they get to know each other, in and out of the bedroom, sparks fly and ten days is all it takes to change their lives.
When it comes time for Wil to leave, with outside tensions closing in and time running out, tempers flare and emotions fray. Beneath the misunderstandings and lack of communication is the realisation these three men aren’t ready to say goodbye.
My thoughts: I am not a stranger to menage in books, I much prefer it to love triangles that always leave one person out and sometimes heartbroken. This is not the first m/m/m book I’ve read, but the set up of it was my favorite. The previous ones drew the three characters together by two of them loving the same man and falling in insta-love with each other.because of it. In Three’s Company there is an established couple Simon and Adam who thought to play with Wil and make his vacation a fun one. As they shared their nights the couple mutually fell for Wil as he fell for them. Something about that felt more believable to me.
I loved all three characters in this book, each one brought something very different to the relationship. Simon has confidence and is a natural leader of the three men. Adam and Wil seem to defer to him as they navigate the threesome. Adam is all heart. His life wasn’t easy after he was thrown out of his house, but he didn’t let it hold back his zeal for life or his ability to love with his whole self. Wil has lived his life in the closet, his only relationship was a secret. He is naive in some ways not realizing that people find him attractive, because he has never put himself out there. When the three of them get together, they fit really well and their passion is hot!
Though they all started to develop feelings at the same time, it isn’t a smooth transition from playing to loving. Simon feels bad for his feelings and he and Adam have to acknowledge that Wil’s stay is a temporary one. Wil wants to make sure that he isn’t hurting one or the other by his feelings for both and he is tempered by knowing it’s all temporary until he has to decide whether his former life is worth going back to or to take his chances on a love with two men. I really enjoyed this book, I felt for all the characters and enjoyed their transition into a couple against a few trials that are put on them. I definitely recommend it.
9/10 pots of gold