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Friday, April 29, 2011

Full House by Jess Dee



Full House by Jess Dee
Three of a Kind Book 3
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (94 Pages)
Other: M/M, M/F, Ménage, M/F/M, M/M/F, Anal Sex
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

A full house beats a pair any day.

Three of a Kind, Book 3

It’s been a long, lonely business trip for diamond dealer Max Ashberg. He’s missed his lover like crazy, and he’s come to the realization that he’s ready to take the next step: nominate himself to be Trev’s new housemate. Except when he gets to Trev’s place, there’s someone living in “his” room. A woman—with the face of an angel.

Six weeks shouldn’t make a huge difference in a man’s life, but in that time lawyer Trev Greenfield has realized two things: He wants much more than a standing Friday night “date” with Max. And he’s falling heart-over-head for his new housemate, potter Grace Miles.

Grace never meant to fall for Trev, but when a power failure turns their chemistry into live electricity, there’s no denying the spark. There’s also no denying the shock when Grace discovers a naked man in her new home.

With Grace poised to run and Max teetering between confusion and growing lust for the delicious possibilities, Trev has his hands full trying to hold the two loves of his life together…before they slip through his fingers. Leaving them all with shattered hearts.

Full House is the third in Jess Dee’s Three of a Kind series, and I think it is the best of them. I know it is the hottest of the three books, and the others were plenty hot themselves.

After two years of Friday night passion, Trev Greenfield is ready for more from Max Ashberg. Max has been away on a business trip for six weeks: six long weeks away from Trev’s bed, and both miss their together time. Now it’s time for their first Friday night poker game since Max left, and Max is looking forward to it, and also has realized he is ready for more; like a relationship with Trev, possibly even moving in to Trev’s empty spare room.

There’s just one tiny complication; Trev rented the spare room to a cousin of one of their poker buddies. That isn’t the complication, however. The complication is that, although Trev loves Max, he’s developed very strong feeling toward his new roomie-Grace Miles. For the first time since Trev met Max, he finds himself wanting a woman. His fantasy is to have them both, together. But Grace doesn’t know about Max, and that Trev and Max are lovers.

This all changes in one shocking moment, when Grace discovers them together, just hours after Trev rocked her world. And Max is hurt about Grace too-until he meets her. Then, Trev’s goal becomes his as well. Can Trev convince Grace to give this growing romance a chance? Can Grace accept that these two men she’s attracted to are together, but want her too? Will she be able to overcome her upbringing and accept the passion these two are offering her?

The characters in this story are well defined, and each has small personality quirks that make them more real and believable. Any two of these characters could make a relationship work, but all three together make the dynamic work so much better.

Trev is the sweet and gentle one, at least until he decides to push for what he wants. I like his determination to bring Grace into his and Max’s lives, although I did understand his hesitation at the beginning. He is strong, gorgeous, and I loved his "never give up" attitude. He is the optimist of the three, positive that this can and will work if Max and Grace just get to know each other.

Max is the successful businessman, strong and dominant, and more than a little shocked by the ‘complication’ to his plan to move to the next step with Trev. Dark to Trev’s light, they make each other very happy. He is surprised, hurt, and a bit confused but as he meets Grace, he falls for her quickly, maybe as quickly as Trev did. I enjoyed watching Max go from angry and hurt, to curious, and finally to wanting Grace as much as Trev does.

Grace is the wild card here. She is strong, sensitive and very confused. Her head tells her she should be repulsed, but she can’t deny the heat that fills her at thought of Trev and Max and what she witnessed. She needs to come to terms with how she feels, and not how she thinks she should feel. I loved watching her open her mind, and her heart to the two men she comes to love.

This is a very hot story, and one that I would recommend to anyone who wants to experience the heat and passion that three people can generate in a scorching hot encounter or two. The happy ever after was long in coming, but it is well worth the wait. Ms Dee has brought romance to a higher level of hot, and I hope she continues to gift us with love and passion like this one.

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