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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Treble Anthology by Desiree Holt, Lisabet Sarai, Lily Harlem, Elizabeth Coldwell, Wendi Zwaduk, Imari Jade

Treble Anthology by Desiree Holt, Lisabet Sarai, Lily Harlem, Elizabeth Coldwell, Wendi Zwaduk, Imari Jade
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (309 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M/M, M/F/M, M/M, F/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Fetish, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint

'Trouble at the Treble T' by Desiree Holt

If one man is great, how hot will it be with three?

When Marti Jensen took the job managing the Treble Shooters honky-tonk, little did she know that the three Thompson brothers-Justin, Mark and Cade-had more in mind than having her pour drinks and keep order among the rowdies.

But a visit to their vast ranch, the Treble T, showed her just what kind of erotic fantasies they had and the role they expected her to play. The question then became...what next?

Reader Advisory: This book contains ménage a quartre and anal sex

'Wild About That Thing' by Lisabet Sarai

There's more than one way to beat the blues.

Two things are important to Ruby Jones-her teenage son and her struggling club, the Crossroads Blues Bar. Her love life comes in a distant third, despite the efforts of Zeke Chambers to convince her otherwise. Zeke's the lead singer in her house band, a devoted friend, and an occasional lover. He can drive her wild with desire, but can't get her to make a commitment. Deserted by her cheating ex-husband, Ruby's determined she's going to make it on her own. She's hot-blooded like her bluesman daddy-happy to satisfy her physical cravings, but not about to let any man into her heart.

The stranger who takes the stage on the Crossroads open mike night upsets the delicate balance in Ruby's world. Remy Saint-Michel inspires irrational, irresistible lust as well as inexplicable sympathy. Overwhelmed, confused, guilty and worried about her prized independence, Ruby decides that the only way to deal with her two lovers is to push them both away. Zeke and Remy, though, have other ideas.

Reader Advisory: This book includes menage sex including anal penetration.

'Orchestrating Manoeuvres' by Lily Harlem

The life of a broken hearted supermodel can get pretty dull-there's only so much champagne and caviar one can handle. So, when the opportunity to hook up with two stunning Italian pianists with talented fingers, perfect rhythm and sublime composing presented itself, what could I say but yes, yes yes!

I have everything a girl could want; money, beauty, friends in high places. So why does it feel as if there’s a hole the size of Antarctica in my soul?

Because missing Dale has become a way of life and now instead of making love to the man of my dreams I rely on my battery-powered Rampant Rocker and spend my days dodging work and slugging champagne-until, that is, the two heart-stoppingly gorgeous Italian pianists who make up Ingresso Livello decide they want me.

Sing praise to the Lord! That was a red letter day, I can tell you!

Being asked to appear alongside them was risqué and controversial and set many tongues a-wagging. Plus they had a very unique way of thanking me for my troubles-turns out these two delectable musicians were as talented at creating erotic delights in the bedroom as they were at playing mesmerising music on stage.

Just the medicine for my broken heart? Well, it was certainly a deliciously sexy distraction and I would never, ever listen to the tinkling notes of a grand piano the same way again. And as for my broken heart? Well, it felt a whole lot better when everything slotted neatly into place.

Reader Advisory: This book contains ménage, M/M and a toy of the vibrating variety!

'Three-part Harmony' by Elizabeth Coldwell

When a new guitarist joins the band, is a loving duet about to become a trio?

When guitarist Mark Deans quits Sweet Lies the week before their concert tour is due to start, it looks like the end of the band, but singer Aimee and her husband Stefan have worked too hard to let that happen. The answer lies in Jake Anderson, who blows them away when he auditions to replace Mark. He’s cute, talented-and twelve years younger than Aimee-but there’s an instant attraction between them.

Even though she loves her husband deeply, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she and Jake end up in bed together-the same way she destroyed her relationship with Mark by tumbling into bed with Stefan. What she doesn’t expect is that when it happens, Stefan will not only give his blessing, but make the twosome a threesome by acting on his own desire for Jake...

Reader Advisory: This book contains MMF menage scenes, mild spanking and red-hot guitar solos.

'Savin' Me' by Wendi Zwaduk

Three is their magic number. Now they’ve got to decide if the magic is worth saving.

Razrs Edge used to pack stadiums, fuelled by the inner turmoil and passion of the three founding members. Now that the threesome has parted ways, the lights aren’t as bright and the cheers of the crowds not as loud.

It’s time to bring the magic back.

Parkur has never been convinced the split was for good. They were meant to be three. But can he write the music to convince Juniper and Jacoby to give him a second chance?
Juniper and Jacoby want the triad intact. Is the love they shared as three enough to erase the destruction in their collective past?

Reader Advisory: This book contains hot manlove and ménage action, a little spanking, some toy play, and some bondage...oh yes...

'Rhapsody' by Imari Jade

Two gorgeous male rockers, one sexy lead female singer. Both men want her. Who will she choose?

Bryanna Trosclair is the female lead singer for the successful rock group, Simmer. She is being forced to choose between having a relationship with her best friend and lead male singer, Axil Simmons, and the group’s pianist, Collin Ripley.

Bryanna refuses to make a choice and decides to date both of them, even though the guys are ready to not only tear each other apart, but the group as well. When Axil and Collin call a private truce and decide to trick Bryanna into making a decision, their plan backfires. Can Simmer survive the fallout of the hot results?

Ménages and music-two great M’s to read about. But you do not just get one story within Treble, you get six well written and entertaining stories that I am sure will entice everyone in one way or another. With gyrating hips and perfectly executed bass vocals, the men within these stories are just dreamy and turned me into a groupie.

Trouble at the Treble T by Desiree Holt

This was a very good start and really set the pace for the other stories. The Thompson boys are what many women want, but few have the courage to experience. Three hot men playing with one woman’s body is intimidating and invigorating and Marti cannot wait to experience her turn. While all three brothers enticed her, Cade, the oldest, was the one she couldn't seem to stop thinking about.

From beginning to end, I enjoyed the relationship development between all of the characters. Justin, Mark and Cade’s outlook on life was extremely contagious and I could see why so many women lined up to get a chance to visit the Treble T.

Wild About That Thing by Lisabet Sarai

This story really intrigued me. A large part of my interest came from Ruby, Zeke, and Remy’s relationship. Ruby and Zeke seemed like the perfect couple. Zeke really loved her and it showed in that he was willing to do anything to prove that love. Yet, Ruby felt such intense attraction to Remy that I knew they were meant to be together. This made me connect deeper with Ruby. The clever way in which the author wrote the tale made me question who Ruby should be with during various moments within the story. It definitely made me want more of these characters.

Orchestrating Manoeuvres by Lily Harlem

At the beginning, I was not sure if I would enjoy the story because I didn't expect to like the character, Tiffany. She was a spoiled princess and those types of characters don't appeal to me. The author did a good job of making me realize that there was so much more to her than just a model that gets everything handed to her. I absolutely adored Nari and Ricardo, especially since they seemed a bit exotic, probably because they're from Italy. Everything about them was geared to turn a woman on, and they can definitely did. One thing that was a bit disappointing for me was the ending. There wasn't enough storyline that connected or justified the twist at the end. However, even with the tricky ending I did find this story pleasurable to read.

Three-Part Harmony by Elizabeth Coldwell

This story added a nice romantic slide into a ménage that I don't see very often. It started a little sad with a crucial band member leaving the Sweet Lies. Stefan and Aimee, along with the other band members, had to find a replacement fast -- enter Jake. He added a certain youth to the group that was refreshing; he also added a bit of lust that Stefan and Aimee’s marriage might not survive. I liked it because Stefan and Aimee had an established relationship, which seemed to make it work. But this story had a different vibe than many ménages and I found that refreshing. This was a story I could see myself reading again because of the twist.

Savin' Me by Wendi Zwaduk

This story was another sweet ménage story with a bit of BDSM in the mix. Though at times I found it hard to believe that Parker would submit to Jacoby for long because he seemed to have his own inner dominant in him. Juniper seemed to be the glue that really held this trio together. Sometimes you just need a woman’s touch and this relationship was no exception, though I didn't mind reading about Parker and Jacoby getting to know one another or a more physical level.

Rhapsody by Imari Jade

Out of all the stories within this anthology this was my favorite.

The relationship between Axil, Bryanna and Collin was a tough one and had to be worked on continuously since Axil and Collin seemed to have no real attraction or affection between them. This made the outcome of the story unpredictable and made me want to read even more to find out how Bryanna was going to deal with the growing attraction and emotions towards these two gorgeous men.

In the end, I really enjoyed each story in Treble. Every one had something to add to the anthology and really stuck with the theme. It even introduced me to a few new authors that I plan to learn more about.


Lisabet Sarai said...

Thank you for taking the time to review TREBLE. And double thanks for your kind words about my story, WILD ABOUT THAT THING.

Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

Thanks Peppermint! I appreciate the kind words for the whole anthology. I'm proud to be a part of it. Thanks for your equally kind words for Savin' Me. Parkur likes to stir the pot, but ultimately, he lives to submit to Jacboy. I'm glad you liked the story and the anthology.