REVIEW: “DISCOVERING DALTON” by Nicole Colville

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TITLE: Discovering Dalton
AUTHOR: Nicole Colville
SERIES: Manchester Ménage Collection – Book 2
COVER ARTIST: Kelly Dennis
PUBLISHER: Hidden Pleasures
GENRE:  Contemporary
E-BOOK: yes
PRICE: $ 4,50 e-book on Amazon
LENGTH: 382 pages
RELEASE DATE: 28th August 2015

 

BLURB: At fifteen, Troy and Liam were fostered by the same family, and although they hated each other at first, they gradually became solid friends. As adults, the two foster brothers live together. Both experience tough times, each being a rock for the other, but their love had never been anything other than brotherly.

Until they both fall for the same guy, and things get… complicated.

Dalton is fresh out of a ten year marriage. Feeling lost, he concentrates on the only thing he can control—his body. Developing from a chubby, unfit police officer into a lean, mean inked one, Dalton has never looked better, but inside, he’s never felt worse. A relationship is far from his thoughts, and one with another man makes Dalton even more confused. He takes time to get to know Troy and Liam separately, but Manchester isn’t that big, and sparks fly when fate throws the three together.

Together, these three fight it out between them. Both Troy and Liam demand Dalton choose between them, but what if he didn’t have to choose? What if it could work between three?

The things in life we fight for are never the easiest, but they’re the ones worth holding onto forever. 

 

12833361_10205887579250242_1339245014_nNicole Colville just did it again!!! A second total homerun in the series that will make you think, laugh, cry and feel… hot!!! Although Discovering Dalton is the second book in the Manchester Menage Collection, it can be enjoyed and understood as a standalone.

As the blurb describes, this book tells the story of Dalton, Liam and Troy, how they find their happiness together. The story is also about self-discovery. Not only does Dalton discover himself, but Liam, Troy and the reader as well. We all live in some kind of a denial. Most of us often ignore parts of ourselves to keep a certain type of balance in many different areas of our lives, be it home, work, family, or relationships… It’s much easier to ignore than change them, which would mean tipping a fragile balance we got used to. Dalton is ready for a change. He decides to listen to his heart and live his life honestly, trying to find who he really is, who he really loves. His journey is not an easy one, full of questions, full of what ifs. Getting to know ourselves is a life-long process. Understanding and accepting who we really are, separating our real self from the image we have of ourselves is the first step. Dalton is taking this first step and finds two wonderful men to help him on the way. Liam and Troy are foster brothers, who live together, share everything in their lives except sex. They love each other too much to risk the consequences of a failed attempt to something more. They both have their own passion. Liam works in his own gym as a personal trainer and Troy is a tattoo artist. They both meet Dalton and feel a strong connection to him. We get to see how their separate relationship with Dalton is forming, how much they bond. The first half of the book is mostly getting to know Dalton and his relationship with Liam, then Troy appears in the picture. I love the build-up and the structure of the story. This long foreplay works beautifully, giving something new to experienced menage readers, and also gives a slow introduction to new ones. We get to know all three of the MCs, their past, their motives, their fears, their inner struggles, clearly understanding that none of their pairings work on their own, their dynamics as couples being off… The connection between each pair is established but the harmony they all hope for is only present when they are together as a threesome.

Nicole Colville has become a favorite author of mine. She has an amazing way of using the perfect words and phrases to change the mood from serious or funny to sizzling hot and back. Great, great read! Highly recommended!

5 BIG FAT STARS

 

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**** The ARC was provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.****

 

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