Book Reviews

Polished by Alyssa Turner at Etopia Press

Genre Bisexual / Contemporary / Menage MMF / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Sandra on 10-July-2013

Book Blurb

It seemed like they had everything, but they didn’t have Jack.

Without question Spencer Hartley burns hot for his girlfriend, Rory, but his other desires are hidden down deep. He might blow things up for a living and climb mountains for kicks, but the scariest thing in his life is the truth about his sexuality.

Jack Rothman works hard and plays dirty. After long, demanding days in his family’s engineering firm, he indulges in the pleasures of silk restraints and fine wine. Lots of hot meaningless sex helps him forget that he’s suffocating, with no one to give him a reason to breathe.

When a catastrophic accident traps Spencer in a flooded subway tunnel with Jack, they need each other to survive. But something strong stirs down there in the darkness, and it’s more than their desperation to live. There’s a spark between them that’s impossible to ignore.

Rory Campbell would love to give Spencer the one thing he doesn’t have, the freedom to explore his secret desires. But how does that fit into her picture-perfect relationship? When Jack invites the couple to his sprawling Hamptons beach house, Rory realizes that she has secret desires of her own—the kind only Jack’s Dominant hand across her bare bottom can satisfy…


Book Review

Jack is the son of Jackson Rothman Sr., who runs Rothman Development, and he hates entertaining his dad’s clients and friends. He pretends to be a playboy, and enjoys steamy nights with men and women indulging in his kinky fantasies. His only problem is that it's not enough for him. He envies Spencer’s perfect relationship with Rory, wishing he could have a woman who was interested in him for him and not his immense fortune. He finds he gets on well with Spencer out of work more than in, but when he’s his boss he doesn’t like to be too overbearing as he knows he’s a valuable asset to the company. Jack out of all the characters is the one who looks like he has it all: looks, a perfect body, charm, money, but he doesn’t have a loving relationship and that annoys him.

If you like stand alone novels with plenty of sensual, steamy sex in a ménage setting, then this will surprise you as it has the relationship seen from three different perspectives; Spencer wants a man in his life, Jack wants a man who will love him for who he is, and Rory has designs on Jack giving her a good spanking! It has a high hotness rating and even though it is the gay aspect of the story I want to read about, the writer makes sex between all three characters equally enjoyable.

This story was enjoyable due to the characters being well written as they had a great sense of humor and no hang-ups about their sexual leanings once they got to know each other a bit more. I wouldn’t say this novel was aimed at anyone in particular, but this might give you a new interest in M/M/F.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 80975 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 24-May-2013
Price $5.99 ebook
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