Book Reviews

Joyful Devastation by Erin M. Leaf at Evernight Publishing

Genre Bisexual / Science Fiction / Menage MMF / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by jj on 08-April-2014

Book Blurb

No one expects an alien invasion, least of all Dr. Bea Morgan, and especially not on the day she meets the man of her dreams. Wait, no, the men of her dreams. Two sexy officers in her ER is surprising, but when they steal a kiss from her on a broken elevator, everything changes.

Gideon Cearvall has been dreaming of a faraway desert tower his entire life, but he’s learned to put aside childhood fantasies. He’s a good cop with a great partner who considers him family. So what if he’s in love with his best friend? Theo will never know.

Theo Gray adores his family and his partner. He’s perfectly happy—until he meets the curvy doctor who rocks his world. When a kiss turns into a fight for survival, he struggles with his desire for both Gideon and Bea.

When aliens devastate your world, love is all that will keep you alive.


Book Review

Oh my goodness! I was not expecting, and was totally overjoyed, that there is a serious science fiction element to this book. Initially, I was thrown off base, but I hopped on the bandwagon fairly quickly. So, if really hot m/m/f action with a curiously intricate sci-fi component tickles your fancy, do read this book. It rang all my chimes!

Detective Theodore Gray, Theo, has an unusually amusing, but painful run-in with one of his niece's knitting needles. The puncture and the blood definitely say this will need a trip to the ER. His sister takes him and he contacts his partner to pick him up in two hours. Theo is a hunk and a very perceptive police detective. Both attributes serve him well hours, weeks, and months later after all hell breaks lose and his well-honed professional skills become essential to survival.

Detective Gideon Cearvall told his partner Theo right from the git-go that his sexual orientation was bi. Gideon is also fairly confident that the same may holds true for Theo. However, Gideon keeps that whole conversation on the back burner. Additionally, Gideon has had some very persistent and detailed dreams that seem to be really out of this world. Plus he has never been able to ascertain—since he was orphaned at a very young age and is a product of foster care—whether those are the reasons he just doesn't feel like he belongs. Gideon is a major sweetie!

Doctor Beatrice (Bea) Morgan is an ER trauma surgeon and she has the pleasant and distracting task to sew up Theo. When Gideon comes to collect his partner, newly stitched up Theo has just manhandled a guy to the ground who attacked Doc Bea. Gideon and Theo contain the fellow, who is under serious delusional stress, until security can take him away. This energetic incident seems to have brought Bea, Theo, and Gideon into a warm camaraderie. They decide to go get a bite to eat. While they are in the elevator leaving the hospital, the unthinkable, the unbelievable, and the horrific reigns rains down upon all that our main three knew and accepted. Oh my!

Quite frankly, you simply have to read the balance of the book to find out all the intricacies that happen. Allow me to say that the ending was just perfectly wonderful and I felt I deserved it as much as the key players did, too. Theo, Gideon, and Bea earned their stripes big time. There is gobs of action, wonderful sci-fi twists and turns, and really hot sex. Who could ask for anything more? A winner!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 50638 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 25-March-2014
Price $4.99 ebook
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