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Rated: XXXmas (Anthology) at Loose Id

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance / BDSM
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 25-December-2014

Book Blurb

Fall on Your Knees by Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock
Asa and his longtime partner, Javier, are looking forward to a cozy, kinky Christmas together. But when Asa discovers his coworker Drew has nowhere to go for the holidays, he invites Drew home for dinner. His motives aren’t entirely pure: Asa and Javier are both dominant, and occasionally arrange one night stands with submissives. Asa’s been hot for Drew for months, even though he has no proof Drew is kinky.

Drew has wanted Asa since the day they met. Drew could never come between Asa and his partner, but it doesn’t stop him from fantasizing about belonging to Asa. About letting Asa do filthy, painful, incredible things to him. He accepts Asa’s dinner invitation reluctantly, not eager to witness Asa and Javier’s domestic bliss firsthand.

When Javier discovers Drew’s profile on a BDSM site shortly before Drew’s arrival, the game changes. A bold proposition leads to Asa and Jav sharing a night of play and passion with a dinner guest who’s nowhere near as innocent as he looks. But as their not-so-silent night progresses, all three find themselves on shaky ground. Can they keep this no strings attached? Or is there a way for each man to get what he really wants for Christmas?

Shepherd, Wise Man, and the Little Drummer Boy by E.F. Mulder
They were as close as brothers, but hadn’t seen each other in a long time. The moment Shep sees Zeke again, standing there in his army fatigues, he wantes to strip him out of them. Shep's trying to salvage a toxic relationship, though, and giving into his desires for Zeke doesn't feel right to do. And even with Shep’s abusive ex gone for good, he still wants to wait.

When he and Zeke meet CJ by chance, however, CJ’s bold, brazen attitude lead to a sexual invitation they can't resist. Before Shep can say “three-way” he's lying beside the two, naked in CJ’s bed. The next morning, there are four of them. It seems like nirvana at first, but several partners engaged in sex is one thing; more than two to a relationship turns out to be something else. Shep has feelings for Zeke, and when it became obvious Zeke and CJ have feelings for each other, Shep's uncertain as to where that leaves him. He finds out quickly, and very soon discovers, that three might just be his lucky number for the best Christmas ever.


Book Review

With two very hot stories about three men finding each other, this Christmas-themed anthology offers something for everyone. ‘Fall on Your Knees’ is a kinky, emotional, and deeply touching story about an established pair of Doms finding a sub to possibly become their permanent  third. ‘Shepherd, Wise Man, and the Little Drummer Boy’ is a very naughty tale about three men, each lost in their own way, figuring out that life can be better in a triad. Both stories are very erotic, and I enjoyed them each in their own way.

Fall on Your Knees by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock
Whenever two Doms fall in love, trouble is sure to follow. Even with one (or both) of them able to switch, the natural need to submit will never be something either one can give the other. Asa and Javier may not have seen this as a problem, after all they can always play with a third to scratch that itch, but when both of them are attracted to Drew, the game changes. Drew is an interesting guy; curious about BDSM but totally inexperienced, finding two Doms to try new things seems like a dream come true. The problem for Drew is that he doesn’t want to come between Asa and Javier—not for anything. Drew has a tough time emotionally, and I really felt for him.

What follows is a whole lot of experimentation, but with their emotions very close to the surface, it is an explosive mix. I enjoyed following not just their physical explorations, which were totally hot, but the fascinating emotional development as well. If you’re looking for a lot of kinky heat, three men struggling with their place in what could become a long-term situation, and some heartfelt moments, then you will probably enjoy this novella.

Shepherd, Wise Man, and the Little Drummer Boy by E.F. Mulder
The triad in this novella is more than a little complicated. Zeke and Shep have known each other for years, having grown up in the same foster home, but never thought of each other as anything other than brothers. That changes after they’ve been separated for a few years, but only Zeke can admit it at first. Shep is still trying to save his relationship with Harry, although I couldn’t see why he even tried. Then they meet CJ, and the game changes. I loved how the third man, acting like a catalyst, was really needed for the relationship to come off the ground. With both Zeke and Shep suppressing their emotions for fear of being hurt, they needed all the help they could get.

If you like relationships firmly founded in the physical, if emotions coming into play much later is not a problem for you, and if you’re looking for a read that deals with the character’s past as well as some painful present problems, then you might like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Anthology/ 2 Novellas, 255 pages/67852 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 16-December-2014
Price $5.99 ebook
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