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A Brio Grinder (The O'Hagan Way 4) by Joyee Flynn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Vampires / Elves/Fairies/Sidhe / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 21-January-2013

Book Blurb

Brio has no idea that when Queen Magdalena tells him he’s going through the portal to Ireland his life will be changed forever. The chaos and obvious aftermath of a battle don’t throw him but what does is the two gorgeous men, one of whom is badly injured. Brio jumps in to help, as kindness is a part of his nature, only to find out both men are his mates.

Finn went from a normal day on the family farm to racing into his worst nightmare. A bright light and help comes in the form of the fae Queen… And his mate. But he doesn’t even have time to be excited because his twin, Fergus, sacrificed himself to try and save his ma.

Without a thought in his head, Fergus ran into danger. He wouldn’t do a damn thing different even now knowing the consequences. But will his mate still want him?

Note: This book is written in first-person point of view.

Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings.

Book Review

This fourth book in the series definitely takes a turn for the more serious. Not only in terms of the issues between the main characters, but also in terms of the external problems they have to face, and the overarching story. Where the enemies have been more or less in hiding before, with only an odd appearance and mention here or there, they come out into the open in this book. The result is mayhem and destruction, as well as some pulling together of old friends for mutual support.

Brio is a fae "spy", as he calls himself, in charge of gathering information about the human world and maintaining trade between the fae and the human plane. He has also been looking for his mates forever, but when he finds them, it is in the middle of one of them in crisis, and the villains closing in. It takes a while for Brio to adjust, and nothing quite goes how he expects, but he is determined to make the relationship with the O'Hagan twins work.

Finn and Ferguson are very close, and when Ferguson jumps to help defend their mother against an unexpected demon attack, it has disastrous consequences. Ferguson fears Brio won’t want him now, and tries to withdraw. Of course, Finn will have none of that, and neither will anyone else of their friends, but Ferguson has a very hard time dealing with his new reality. I loved how Finn never let him retreat into his shell.

This is a book about dealing with a disfiguring injury, and the support you can get from lovers and friends – if you let them! If you like stories about men dealing with loss and hardship, if you enjoy flawed characters struggling with a new reality, and if you're looking for some very hot between-the-sheets action, you will probably like this book.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 114 pages/35771 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 17-January-2013
Price $5.50 ebook
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