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Friday, October 16, 2009

Rough Stock by Cat Johnson

Rough Stock by Cat Johnson
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (133 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by: Fern

The heart wants what it wants…

Bronc riders Mason and Clay have shared both good times and bad as best friends, but they never expected to share their boss’s daughter, April. Can two friends love one woman, body and soul, without it destroying them?

The heart wants what it wants. For April that means not choosing between the two cowboys she loves, no matter how wrong it may seem inviting them both into her bed.

Life sends the three lovers in opposite directions, but a devastating injury brings them all together again. Their relationship now is no less bittersweet—or complicated—than before. Once severed, old ties leave scars that are tough to heal…

This book has been previously published and has been revised and expanded from its original release.

Warning: When you choose a man who thinks 8 seconds is a long time, perhaps you need two of them. In other words: Watch out, this book contains hot ménage sex with two cowboys and the woman they love.

Ménage isn’t difficult to find nowadays, but ménage with heart is an entirely different story–literally. Oftentimes, it’s a couple searching for that necessary third, or it’s about consenting adults coming to terms with their sexual wants and needs. This isn’t a bad thing, but after reading Rough Stock, my expectations have been taken up a notch.

Mason, Clay, and April have been friends since childhood. Due to this, the emotions are so much more involved. Mason and Clay are you average best friends, willing to do anything for one another. Their love for April is the only thing to come between them, but neither is willing to step aside for the other. It’s believable and relatable, something all best friends have experienced at some point. Then they learn that April loves them as well–both of them.

April is very interesting character as she harbors guilt for loving two men, and experiences a great deal of shame for being unable to choose. What makes it even more heart wrenching is her feelings bloom when she is just a teenager, a time when all girls are most unsure of themselves.

The final summer before they head off into the world–Clay to the rodeo, Mason to the Army, and April to New York–the three friends succumb to their feelings and spend the remaining months discovering what love between the three will mean. It will take a near tragic event to bring them back together years later, but those feelings still exist. Mason, Clay, and April will have to decide what’s most important. Take the journey that is life together? Or go their separate ways?

Rough Stock is a fantastic story that I highly recommend. I loved the well developed characters and back story. It added so much depth to the material, and made it a joy to read. There is also tons of hotness to keep the erotica reader satisfied. If you like ménage, you can’t go wrong here. Definitely check this one out!

1 comment:

Cat Johnson said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my book and for writing this wonderful review!