Manchester Ménage Collection, Book Three
Kellie Dennis from Book Cover by Design www.bookcoverbydesign.co.uk/
Release Date: 04.21.16
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Is there a fated path we follow, or is it simply a series of coincidental events?
Police officer Kellan Howard is rumoured to have spent too much time in sub-zero temperatures, leaving him with a block of ice for a heart and women lining up to help thaw it. Mountain climbing is his only love, leaving no time for a relationship, and although meaningless sex satisfies his physical need, it’s empty. When he attends a fatal traffic accident, he didn’t expect his entire life to change. Along with a final message, Kellan is offered something else from the dying man: the chance to fall in love. Kellan’s never considered being with a man, but when he meets Valentino, he’s instantly drawn to him.
Suffering from crippling agoraphobia, talented Italian artist Valentino has a solitary existence, only experiencing life outside the house through his partner Stuart. When their relationship comes to an abrupt end, Kellan helps ease his suffering. A deep bond binds the two men together, and the sexual tension can’t be denied, but Valentino questions if the distance between their very different lives is too much, and if they can bridge the gap by themselves.
Ballet dancer Blue has a vibrant personality which demands attention, but his humour and courageous attitude are a shield. Blue’s good at making others believe in themselves, but what he needs is someone to believe in him. He could be the bridge both men are looking for, but Blue’s never allowed anyone to get too close, and when Kellan and Valentino enter his life, he desperately tries to protect his heart and his secrets.
When all three meet, the chemistry is undeniable, but each have fears about moving forwards. Together, they learn love comes in many forms. It can’t be restrained or labelled, and it doesn’t always appear in the way you first imagined.
Now I hang my head in shame when admitting that I haven’t (yet) read the first two books, but I have to agree with my fellow reviewer Cinnamon, when I say that this book runs in conjunction with Book 2. That’s where Blue was first introduced and I know from reading all the comments, that readers have been waiting for this book to be released. Now please don’t be put off by this, as I can assure you that Book 3 can be read very successfully as a stand-alone, once you’ve read it, you are going to want to read Book 1 and Book 2, I do and already have them waiting on my Kindle to be read.
This book is very different from the first two books. In the first two, the main MCs were in already in serious relationships, meeting a third to complete and cement their love. In this book, we have three individual men, who meet, bicker and fight before realising that they were all meant to be together, making the perfect triad.
All 3 MCs are very different, Kellan (can I have a favourite?), is a simple man, good hearted but sees his life changing and accepts that maybe he needs something different? For him, it’s all about the person inside, he’s not bothered whether it’s male or female, as I’ve said, it’s all about the person inside for him. Another favourite of mine was the eclectic Blue. Not only was he funny and honest, he’s one of the best characters I have ever read. I’ve got to say though, my least favourite was Valentino. Maybe least favourite is a bit harsh, but I’m still not sure about him? Apart from being an Italian agoraphobic, artist, I found the change in him so quick, we spent half the book learning about him and then, as quick as a flash, he seemed to be another guy entirely! It was just a bit too unbalanced for me, others may disagree?
As an Italian myself, it was so refreshing to see an author add some simple Italian words and getting it right! I’ve lost count on how many times authors have attempt it and got it so wrong, so well done author and thank you.
But this story is just not about three men, let’s not forget Stuart. Though only appearing in the first chapter, he left his mark throughout the whole book and influenced Kellan, Blue and Valentino in a major way.
It’s easy to divide the story into three parts – the first being Kellan meeting Valentino, the second being Kellan meeting Blue and finally the third part, where all 3 men come together.
I enjoyed it, it was a good mix of happiness combined with sadness and yes, tears were shed, but Blue always succeeded in putting a smile on my face. This for me shows the calibre of a good book, you get a kaleidoscope of emotions.
I particularly enjoyed the third part of the book (the final part), the author built her storyline well and it was well written. Everything coming together in a full-circle was a nice touch at the end.
4.5 I believe in Blue stars from me.
Kellan gritted his teeth together and stood up. “I won’t leave you like this.”
“Get the hell out!!” Valentino gripped the base of his nose, rubbing it gruffly. His eyes snapped shut, but not quickly enough.
Kellan spotted the misty glimmer in them. Whether his tears were caused through sheer frustration or sadness, it didn’t matter. Kellan couldn’t leave. He’d have to be forced from the house by an armed response team. “No!” Kellan held his shoulders firmly. “I won’t leave you.”
“God-damn it, Kellan.” Valentino’s eyes flew open, and Kellan’s hands were thrust from him with a jerk. “You’re such a pain in the arse.” He leaned forward, almost hissing his words out against Kellan’s lips. “Why don’t you just leave me alone, huh? Why do you continue to push me when I don’t want it?”
Kellan’s body brushed against Valentino’s firm flesh, and he cursed himself for responding so quickly. “Don’t lie and say you don’t want me here when I know damn well what you want.” Kellan didn’t really know for sure, but there was a heat and need between them which couldn’t be ignored anymore. Valentino needed him, and Kellan was willing to hand over whatever he could to fulfil that need.
Valentino turned those teal green eyes on Kellan’s, a soft growl spilling from his lips. “You’re a fucking tease! A tease, Kellan.”
Kellan was about to come back with a response, like how he had no idea he’d been teasing Valentino, but he was halted by two hands on either side of his head and Valentino’s mouth being forced against his. He stopped breathing, too stunned to act. Valentino had his face clasped tightly to his, those full lips hitting Kellan’s hard and fast, his tongue licking and seeking entrance inside.
A white hot shot of lust spiked through his body and every thought other than being against this writhing, sexy man disappeared. Kellan grabbed hold of Valentino’s hips, rushing him up against the wall and taking ownership of his mouth with a grunt.
Valentino bit down on his lip causing Kellan to pull back. As soon as they separated, Valentino had the upper hand and was spinning him around, holding him against the wall and spreading his thighs open with his knee, rubbing up against the hard length of Kellan’s cock. Despite knowing he could easily restrain Valentino and take control back, he didn’t want to. He wanted this from him. “You know what I want?” Valentino breathed out through their kisses. “You want to give me what I need, Kellan?”
MANCHESTER MENAGE COLLECTIONS
SAVING SAMUEL, BOOK 1
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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1TAHbf4
DISCOVERING DALTON, BOOK 2
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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1Wk5eFq
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Welcome to the home of bittersweet M/M romances which will leave you craving more
Nicole grew bored being a supermodel genius who worked part time for NASA, and decided to take a break from helping solve the mysteries of the universe with Stephen Hawkins to write m/m romance.
She has a loving relationship with her hubby of twenty years, and has achieved a lot in her short life considering she’s only eighteen. She has fourteen dogs of all different breeds, plus twenty cats, and when she’s not tending to their every need, and solving complex math problems, she loves to sew and can be often found knitting in the garden, which she maintains all by herself with her magical green fingers.
Finding time to make all of her own clothing and master the kitchen better than Gordon Ramsey, she’s also a vegan domestic goddess and can often be found cooking up a storm bare foot in her kitchen.
Okay, so that’s not true, especially the cooking part, though I do tend to be bare foot and I swear like Gordon does while burning my latest creation — and I still think NASA will be getting in touch. Any day now!! *crosses fingers* I could sooo do that job because I’m so obviously awesome, but until they do…
I’m a full time author of M/M Romance and Erotica, and somehow I have several bestselling books under my belt. I’ve been writing for four years, and I self publish all my work under Hidden Pleasures Publishing along with my amazing team of helpers in the form my cover designer Kellie Dennis, editor Jessica McKenna, and all of my beta readers and PA’s.
I’m a wife to my beloved hubby and mother to two young girls, and I do in fact have two cats who I adore, but no dog, as the hubby put his foot down. I live in Leeds in the North of England and I love it, despite the terrible weather.
My men are all seeking what everyone is, true love mixed with passion and their own happy-ever-after full of laughter and tears.