Sharing Paul by Jade Archer
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (110 pgs)
Other: M/M, M/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint
Three men when the world sees only two. One desire—to be loved and accepted. All they need is a miracle.
Paul and Joshua’s life has never been easy, or even easy to explain, but they’ve always had each other. Two distinct entities sharing the same body—the body of an escaped cat shifter slave rescued and brought to Earth as a child. They’re lifelong friends, lovers and soul mates. But Joshua is slowly dying—unable to sustain the psychic link that binds him to Paul. They desperately need a miracle. Unfortunately, miracles seem to be pretty thin on the ground these days.
Then one night they stumble on Matt as he’s being beaten by a group of thugs in a park. He’s human, he’s a mess and he sets off every protective, possessive instinct the pair have. Could rescuing Matt be the answer to their prayers, or just another complication in an already far too complicated existence?
Meanwhile, there are forces at work trying to sow seeds of confusion and dissent. Forces that would eat away at all the cat shifters of the Bayside pride have worked so hard to gain.
Can Paul, Joshua and Matt discover their miracle before it’s too late?
When two souls occupy one body they can either accept each other or destroy the body from the inside out. Throw in a sexy human with nowhere to turn but into Paul’s arms and you have one interesting read.
Matt, Paul, and Joshua’s insecurities created a common ground, and a conflict within the relationship. This mutual insecurity made the story much more entertaining. Most of us feel insecure about a new relationship, especially if the person’s past involves some form of abuse, or neglect. While both of their insecurities could have destroyed the blooming kinship in the end it was part of what brought them together.
While the romantic conflict was completely enthralling, the conflict with the mages was baffling. Other than the prologue, I did not understood how the conflict fit into the story. I figured maybe Paul and Josh’s shared physical form might give them an edge or play a role with the mages to tie them together, but that never happened. Additionally, the mage conflict introduced a few characters that I felt detached from, and never fully knew who they were and why they mattered to the story. I hope that the author can clear up some of my questions in the next installment of this series.
The love story between Paul, Joshua, and Matt was definitely a unique one. At the beginning of the story, I had no idea how the author was going to pull it off. Nevertheless, not only did the relationship work, it was perfect just the way it was. This is one of the few love stories where the romantic plot was different from your average story. It really made me question where this author came up with her ideas. This aspect of the story alone would make me recommend this story to my friends and family.