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Friday, April 1, 2011

Losing Control by Crissy Smith

Losing Control by Crissy Smith
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (78 pgs)
Other: M/F/M, M/M, F/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint

A wolf shifter known for his control will be tested by his two mates.

Shawn King had a plan—Return home and claim the man he’s always known was his mate.

But Kyle Moore has other plans. After being left once, he’s not ready to just jump aboard and give Shawn his heart again.

Then, the finding of their third mate derails both men as they try to find a way to introduce her into not only a ménage relationship but one that involves shifters.

Passion and strong emotions threaten to explode and leave them all burned.

Losing control can be a beautiful thing, especially when you lose control with the one you love. Kyle and Shawn lost control one night after too many drinks, but the next day Shawn ran from the inevitable, a long life with his mate. Now he is back and hoping he can get Kyle to lose control one more time.

Shawn is such an alpha male/wolf he cannot admit his weakness to anyone... even himself. This trait really gave me something to appreciate. Many people are the same way; they run away from their imperfections so they do not have to face them. Shawn will have no choice, but to face what he has been running from if he thinks he will have any chance with either Kyle or Bree is true mates.

Ménages are author Crissy Smith’s specialty. The first story in this series really set the bar because it was my all time favorite ménage, and maybe even favorite erotic story. I am happy to say that this story lived up to my expectations with its plot, characterization, and sexual exploits. Not only is Shawn trying to win back the man he loves, but now he needs to figure out a way to introduce Bree to his mate and win her over so she can join what will hopefully be their happy lives. That is one big feat for a man who has hidden insecurities, but he is committed to do it, which I admire. Kyle, while he is submissive within the pack, shows alpha qualities when necessary, so he more than makes up for what Shawn occasionally lacks -- though no one is lacking in the bedroom. Bree is just a quirky artist that you cannot help yourself but smile at while reading this story. When all three enter the bedroom, sparks fly.

If you previously read the first story you will love seeing some old characters up to their antics. If you are new to this series you will equally appreciate the secondary characters and feel right at home. Though you will probably want to go back and read the original story because these characters are that good! After I finished reading this story I wanted to go right back and read it again -- so that should tell you what treat you are in store for.

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