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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Going All In by Jess Dee

Going All In by Jess Dee
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (78 pgs)
Other: M/F/M, M/M/F, Ménage
Rating: 5 cherries
Review by: Tuberose

The higher the stakes, the harder they fall—in love.

Julia Savage’s weekly poker games are tearing her apart. She’s in love with two of her fellow card players, and much as she’d like to pick and confess her true feelings to one man, she won’t. Not if it means risking the love of the other.

Hunter Miles has wanted Julia for four months, and he’s about to deal a hand she couldn’t see coming. He’s determined to give her a New Year’s Eve celebration she never expected. He’s going to seduce her—in front of his friend and rival for her affections, Jay Baxter. But Jay’s not willing to lay down his cards. He’s going after Julia too, and he’s not above bluffing to get what he wants. Either way, one of them is going to win her over.

Unless they change the rules of the game. If they double up, there’s a chance they can split the pot…

Warning: This book contains two hunky heroes, a heroine worth betting on, sizzling hot three-way action (m/f/m and m/m/f), a whole lot of unexpected fireworks and a New Year’s Eve to remember.

If you were in love with two men, would you be able to choose just one to be with? If you had a father call you twisted and abnormal and set you straight, literally, would you be able to be with another man? Could you get past your upbringing to be in what others view as an unconventional relationship, to be happy?

Once a week, Julia Savage plays poker with the blond, brown-eyed, earnest, focused, go-getter, Hunter Miles and the lovable, blue-eyed clown, Jay Baxter. She has been in love with both of them for a long time and thinks she needs to choose one to be with but cannot stand the idea of giving up the other. She dreams of being with both. One night after their game, Hunter and Jay let Julia know that they both want her and they have no problem “splitting the pot”. After a very heavy kissing session with both of the men, Julia panics and leaves. She avoids both men for a week and seeks out her sister, Kim, for some help on what to do. Kim asks her how she would feel to introduce both men to their parents as her boyfriends and she realizes she would be embarrassed and mortified. She also admits that she will probably be with both of them. The next week, things begin to heat up between the three. After a short time Jay admits that he wants Hunter too, which brings out some issues that Hunter must deal with. Jay and Julia help Hunter work through his problems, which in turn help Julia, deal with hers. Will the three of them decide to just play or make decide to “go all in” and make it permanent?

Ms. Dee does a wonderful job showing Julia dealing with her struggle of following her head and society’s idea of what is right and choosing just one of the men and following her heart and being with both. Ms. Dee does an awesome job of pulling you into this unique relationship between two very HOT men and one lucky woman. The emotions shown by all three involved, especially in helping Hunter deal with his issues, make you feel like you are there with them. I could not put the book down, desperate to know if they would "go all in”. If you love hot books, you cannot go wrong with this one.

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