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Monday, March 14, 2011

A Caleb Footlong by Joyee Flynn

A Caleb Footlong by Joyee Flynn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemp
Length: Short Story (119 pgs)
Other: M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, M/M/M, toys
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Coreopsis

To say Caleb has had a rough life would be an understatement. Dumped on the steps of an orphanage as a baby, he doesn't even have a last name. Being friends and fellow warriors with the Marius brothers, Caleb learned what he wanted in a family. He just has to find his mate first. Sent to Ireland to help search for missing vampires, Caleb is shocked to find he has not only one mate, but two.

Identical twins Liam and Lorcan O'Hagan want nothing more than to touch their mate, Caleb, when they meet him and cement their bonding. They can't imagine why the big warrior would be trembling and hiding behind others, afraid to even see them. Can the two of them show Caleb that they can give him the family he so desperately desires? Or will Caleb's fears drive him away before they can claim him?

Imagine you wake up one day and everything you believed turns out to be a lie. How would you react? For Caleb, he is doing all he can to keep his head above water.

Caleb was introduced in the Marius Brothers series. He was characterized as the joker of the bunch, light hearted and fun to be around. So when I read his story I was a little taken by surprise by all the inner turmoil this character was suffering through. I found out that even the strongest of warriors have their breaking point.

On a trip to Ireland to meet up with his warriors friends for a mission he gets some unexpected surprises thrown at him. Upon arrival he discovers his mates, twins Lorcan and Liam. Caleb has never known love and acceptance from a lover before, so he is unsure how to treat his new found mates.

Liam and Lorcan have only known love in their life and couldn’t be more thrilled to show that love to their mate. All these two men want to do is love Caleb and put light into his world of darkness. After learning of Caleb’s past Liam and Lorcan will stop at nothing to show their big strong mate the unconditional love he deserves.

Caleb starts to let his guard down and accept the love and affection from his mates only to be blindsided with information from his past. All Caleb believed to be the truth about his life turns out to be a lie. Only question for Caleb now is to accept his fate or run from it.

This is a touching story that proves no matter how much life pushes you to the brink; love can always bring you back. Liam and Lorcan were to me the unsung heroes of this story. They may not be warriors but they have a warrior’s heart. For the love of their mate they will stand by his side through any obstacles thrown his way.

The dynamics between these characters was excellent. When push came to shove they always had each other’s backs. I feel comfortable recommending this book to anyone who enjoys ménage themed storylines or even to those who don’t. This is not a story about the sex but about the love and respect these three men have for one another.

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