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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Competitive Nature by Justine Elyot

Competitive Nature by Justine Elyot
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (52 pgs)
Other: M/F/M, M/F, Menage
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Stephantois

They competed against each other at school, but now that they are all grown-up and free to express their feelings of attraction, can three old friends turn competition into co-operation?

Elyssa, Jay and Patrick spent their school years in friendly but fierce competition with each other before drifting apart as adults. A reunion brings them back into each other’s orbits, forcing them to acknowledge the old regrets and attractions they had thought long-buried.

Now the two men are in competition again—but this time it is for Elyssa’s heart, body and soul. Will the best man win? Or is there a third way that will suit them all?

Elyssa, Jay and Patrick were once competitive school buddies but drifted apart, now a reunion brings them back together and the competition is far from over.

I found this an interesting story because the characters had a history. As the title suggests, the rivalry once experienced by Jay and Patrick has never gone away and resurfaces as the story opens.

I enjoyed the way the author introduced us to these three characters. We are given background information without it being too much too soon which is commendable in this short of a read.

The dialogue sounded natural and the pacing spot on for this length of work. My favorite aspect was I assumed that the two guys would compete physically and emotionally for Elyssa which the author portrayed at first. However, there was a wonderful twist in the tale which I won’t give away and spoil for you. These are likable characters and this was a story that I enjoyed reading to the last page.

If you’re looking for a sexy, short menage story with a satisfying ending then this might be an ideal read for you too.

1 comment:

Justine Elyot said...

Thank you so much for this thoughtful and kind review - I'm thrilled :).