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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Dillon Sandwich by Joyee Flynn

A Dillon Sandwich by Joyee Flynn
The O'Hagan Way Book 1
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (129 pgs)
Other: M/M, M/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Edelweiss

Shane O'Hagan has never seen a warrior before. When one comes to the family farm, he's shocked at how sexy the large warrior is. But not as shocked as he is by the knowledge that this gorgeous man is his mate. Well, his and his twin Sean's mate, that is.

When Dillon Dragos is sent to Ireland by the council to help with a suspected demon nest, he's in for the ride of his life. Dillon is thrilled to find out he has sexy little twins as his mates. But will they be willing to leave their family and Ireland to come back with Dillon to America? Or will he have to leave them behind?

There's just nothing quite as sexy to me as a hot vampire with an accent. I was completely charmed by the Irish twins introduced in A Dillon Sandwich. While this is the first in The O'Hagan Way series, it is an extension of the beloved Marius Brothers books. If you've not had the occasion to check these books out, you really have missed out on a fantastic series and will want to rectify that as soon as you can.

The beginning demonstrates in a humorous way that Dillon Dragos is completely out of his element in Ireland as the big, bad, American warrior receives the equivalent of a clown car at the airport's car rental stand. This scene was written so well that I could actually picture the expression on Dillon's face when he first sees the vehicle.

The Marius and O'Hagan families are so different, but share the same loyalty and devotion. I enjoyed meeting the Irish counterparts to the loving Marius bunch. The dialogue between members of the family is real and relaxed. They deal with common familial issues such as sibling rivalry, being busted by the folks for swearing, laughing, crying, celebrating and mourning with each other as a unit. Ms. Flynn is unerringly consistent with her character development. The reader becomes familiar with the personalities of the individuals so much so that it's easy to know how they will react to any given situation. I found myself bracing for impact when Riley (from the first Marius book) had a rude comment directed toward him. I just knew he was going to go nuclear, and he did not disappoint.

I find it refreshing to read about uncommon relationships. While Dillon's mates are smaller than him they fight vehemently to protect their warrior mate. Shane and Sean O'Hagan show Dillon how to be a real family through demonstrating amazing and unconditional love. Both twins also show Dillon the wild side of mating, with fire code violating sex scenes that melt right off the page.

The Irish brogue is written phonetically which worried me at first glance. It ceased to be a concern when I laughed like a school girl at the comment made by Shane's father when Dillon pulled up in the “clown car” mentioned above. “Welcome to Ireland, where we stuff ya inta our wee cars.” As you can see, the spelling really adds to the realism and hilarity of the scene. As this is a new branch of an ongoing series, Joyee Flynn ensures it can be read by itself by giving a recap of events and roles established in previous books.

A Dillon Sandwich is about so much more than the special bond shared between Dillon and his mates. I adored this tale about family, true family, and the lengths these people will go to in order to preserve the values they hold dear. A healing love through demonstration is illustrated with real emotion and attention to detail. I have recommended this book to others, and have re-read it several times. I'm confident you'll be eager to read the next book in this series, as you come to care for the family as much as I do. I'll end with my favorite quote from the book: “You and Sean are my solace, my reason for living and fighting with everything I have in me.”

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