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Opening Moves (Chess #1)

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  494 Ratings  ·  76 Reviews
Threesome Rook, Knight and Bishop make Jason an offer he can't refuse. Can the four of them be exactly what they each need? Find out in this Opening Move.

Rook, Knight and Bishop have been searching for a fourth man to join their threesome for quite a while when Knight meets Jason, the live model in the art class he's auditing. He thinks that Jason is the perfect man for th
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ebook, 108 pages
Published January 30th 2012 by Total-E-Bound
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♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
Holy Smutballs Batman!!

This is ANOTHER one for the "crack attack" shelf. As if I needed more crack-attack books, right?

This book is like being lost in a forest of cocks & balls. Every time I turned around I was getting smacked in the face with dicks and testicles. Mushroom stamps and teabagging for everyone!

Opening Moves has the most outlandish and ridiculous premise known to man. Rook (wealthy and bouncy bottom who's hung like a porn star), Knight (famous ex-druggie artist who never sleeps)
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Serena Yates
Oct 07, 2015 Serena Yates rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-m-m, bdsm-and-d-s
Chess and erotica are two totally different things, right? One is all about the strategy and the other is all about the doing. At first glance, mixing the two sounded pretty out there to me. But you know what? In the context of this foursome, each of the three members of the existing threesome struggling for a position in the face of a new member of their household, the analogy actually works.

Make no mistake, this book is pure erotica and cover-to-cover sex. But what kept me interested was watch
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Virginia
Holy smutfest :) Of the 100 pages of this novella, I think 90 were sex scenes. This is Sean Michael at his smuttiest :) This is for those just looking for sexy fun.

Rook, Knight and Bishop are rich and a commited threesome. They are all secure in their love of each other and have been together long term. They are looking to add a fourth. Although Rook loves the other two and feels completely loved back, Knight and Bishop have a somewhat D/s relationship and Rook needs someone for him, too, in a n
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Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books
Wow simply smutastic
Skye Blue
I do love Sean Michael books. They are a little iffy on what your going to get.
Either a great story, or Smutty fun porn. Either one hits the spot.
This is smutty fun porn. It was fun. Not much story...just enough to set up the porn scenes.
Enjoyable.
Veronica /  V
Feb 01, 2012 Veronica / V rated it it was ok
Oh Dear... what can I say, Sex marathon, with few dialogues in the middle.
Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews
May 17, 2013 Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews rated it really liked it
So, i decided to read this book because of is cover and I thought this menage might be interesting. I actually don't know how to play chess, but I like when it's used as metaphor or for mind games. This book wasn't quite what I expected or like anything else I've read, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The thing one must accept when reading this book is that there is not much of a story. It's pretty much all sex all the time. However, the four mcs in the novel are very interesting and vas ...more
Serena Yates
Oct 07, 2015 Serena Yates rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, m-m-m-m, bdsm-and-d-s
Chess and erotica are two totally different things, right? One is all about the strategy and the other is all about the doing. At first glance, mixing the two sounded pretty out there to me. But you know what? In the context of this foursome, each of the three members of the existing threesome struggling for a position in the face of a new member of their household, the analogy actually works.

Make no mistake, this book is pure erotica and cover-to-cover sex. But what kept me interested was watch
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Christina
3.5 Stars – 5 Flames

Non-stop bunny humping would be the best way to describe what I just read. Holy Mother of AHHHHHH!!!!

Since this story is short and sexy, I’ll keep my review to a minimum. I mean, what can I really write about other than the multiple sex scenes with multiple partners. Did you see my 5 flames???

DO NOT pick this up if reading non-stop sex scenes with very little storyline isn’t your thing. It’ll just piss you off. The only storyline you need to know about this is that an alread
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Angie Elle
Oct 05, 2015 Angie Elle rated it really liked it
Thank you to TOTAL-E-BOUND for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars

Opening Moves is a good read if you can take it for what it is – straight erotica. There is very little plot here, and while that’s been an issue for me in the past, I’m getting over it. I’ve read so many books classified as erotica that had plots with so much potential and eventually fell flat that I’m OK with no plot anymore with this particular genre. I want to walk away from a read satisfie
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Sarina
Review written for Love Bytes Reviews.


Rook, Knight and Bishop have been together for years and while they love and enjoy one another, it still feels like something is missing. Searching for a fourth to add to their group, however, has proven difficult but Knight swears he’s found the perfect candidate…all they have to do now is convince him. Finding himself strapped for cash, Jason volunteers to work as a nude model for an art class while hoping he can still find a job that will keep him off of
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Tina
Jan 30, 2012 Tina rated it really liked it
4.5 STARS

This book starts hot and never lets up.

A solid menage MMM family invites a forth for a 1 year commitment. Sean introduces us to each of these men in their first few days in this new relationship. What a HOT start to what looks like a fun series. Looking forward to learning more about them.
Ruthie Taylor
Nov 14, 2015 Ruthie Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

Wow, this is a great start to a new series - I am so happy that I got the chance to review these books.

Though this may just be the start, we go in pretty much at furnace hot temperatures, and I can tell that I will need to read these in private, as they bring colour ... to my face!

The set up of the trio is subtly done, and we learn much more once Jason arrives - this is an inspired move, as it makes us meet them along w
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S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

3.5 Stars

Rook, Knight, and Bishop are in a committed relationship. Each pulling what they need from the other. They decide they need a fourth. Someone who will fit with them in all aspects. They are looking for someone to play with, be at their command for the next year. Knight thinks he's found the perfect man to be that fourth, but he's shy, he's timid and he's not gay. How will it ever work? Can they convince Jason t
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Angie
Nov 11, 2015 Angie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~
I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book, I am a little leery when it comes to more than two partners in a book but holy crap on a cracker this book was smoking hot!!!!! I could feel the love and emotions from each guy and they all worked so well with each and you could tell they all loved and wanted each other not just one and no one was ever left out. Each character has their own uniqueness and I love each
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Thanks for the gift, Amy!
Charmaine Stephens
Jan 28, 2016 Charmaine Stephens rated it it was amazing
Just what the doctor ordered! lol I was curious to try a M/M/M/M foursome type of story. Never read anything like that before. And I found exactly what I was looking for here.


And talk about such a hot adventurous opportunity Jason gets when bishop, rook & knight offer him the chance to basically be their sex slave for a year for half a million. Where do I sign up? Jk lol


This was so sexy, fun & wild and it was just such a good time reading it. I look forward to reading the rest of this
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Joyce
Nov 14, 2015 Joyce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I gotta let the tougher reviewer side out a little bit. First the cover, this edition cover just doesn't do the book justice. Looking at this cover I feel like I should be getting more of a stuffy guy story coming around to the good stuff. The other cover us better but still doesn't depict the wild sexiness of this book. Next, the story almost seems rush...like let's throw an idea out there that there is this ménage of men wanting a fourth, go fourth and show me what kind if sex they have. A ...more
Lauraadriana
Feb 03, 2012 Lauraadriana marked it as to-read
What could possibly be more tantalizing than three cocks you ask? Why FOUR of them of course!
Riley
Holy Smutballs, Batman!

Despite the fact that this story is 99.8% porn, there's still something I liked about it. The blurb is about all the plot you're going to get, so I don't really feel the need to cover it here. I liked the guys though, mostly..

Bishop: the toppiest top to ever top

Knight: I'm not really sure what I think of him.

Rook: I'd love him if he'd drop his abuse of the "honey's." Seriously, he's like a puppy. Cute & cuddly.

Jason: I like the dynamic between him & Rook.

Still th
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Kristie
Aug 21, 2014 Kristie rated it really liked it
This damn book and all it's kinky fuckery. So fun that I couldn't be bothered to mark it as read last night because I had to continue on with the next one. There is so much sex in this I could barely breathe. Too much fun.
Tam
Aug 18, 2012 Tam rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-m, bdsm
This is the first in a trio I think of books, where a threesome approach straight broke artists model Jason and offer him the job of being their sub for a year and paying him a huge sum of money. He agrees, because, hey, it beats working at McDonald's. While this is a foursome, off hand there wasn't much of a foursome in the bedroom and it seemed that most of the sex was in sets of two. I'm really not sure I see this as 4 guys happy together, but it seemed to be heading into more of two couples ...more
Cole Riann
2.75 stars (rounded up to 3)

I ended up being a bit disappointed by this one. Though I liked Rook, who was funny, I just didn't connect with the characters. Which is a bit funny considering I went into the story figuring it would be a steamy m/m/m/m romp and it ended up having much less (and less steamy) sex than I expected. It was also a bit short to get to know the characters well. It feels like the setup to a much longer story so I assume the series will follow these same characters.

I'll check
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Lucia
Wow, a great start to this new series by Sean Michael. Four very unique characters are created in this story and form a very interesting ménage. All characters are interesting but I have a bit of a weak spot for Rook, there is just so much love in him. This story is about the first days that the threesome becomes a foursome. I love how the characters are each individual personalities and this shows in the way they also have an unique way of loving each other within the ménage. It is very clear t ...more
Nicole
Dec 25, 2014 Nicole rated it it was ok
Shelves: ménage, mm-romance
All sex no real story.
Andrea Goodell
Nov 02, 2015 Andrea Goodell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So this is the second time around for me and this book. It’s been a few years but I’ve always remembered it. So when I saw that it was revised, revamped I couldn’t say no. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Although I didn’t remember word for word the last one, I could tell we added some scenes between all four guys, together and separate, pairing off. Getting to know each other better.

The dynamic between Knight and Bishop is so complicated that we only get a taste of it in this one, and I can’t wait for
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Meredith
Oct 22, 2015 Meredith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opening Moves is book one in Sean Michael’s Chess Series. It’s been revamped and re-releasing. If I had to pick one thing to describe this book I’d say it’s extremely sexual. Knight, Bishop, and Rook are an in love threesome. They are ridiculously wealthy so they spend pretty much all their time loving on each other. Knight being an artist spots Jason and thinks he’s found their fourth. Yep a foursome.
What’s interesting about this is Jason (the fourth man) he’s new, and swears he’s not gay. I la
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Charly
May 20, 2014 Charly rated it really liked it
Interesting look at a polyamorous relationship

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 7/10

PROS:
- This feels like a pretty honest portrayal of a polyamorous relationship. The partners all bring different strengths to the table, and different needs in each man are fulfilled by each of his different partners.
- I like how forward the established triad are: they decide that they want Jason, and they’re not at all shy about letting him know it.
- The sex has a go
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Susana
Oct 15, 2015 Susana rated it liked it
2.5 stars
Bishop, Knight and Rookie are living their threesome relationship happily enough, but there is something missing… they want a toyboy they can play with… After looking fruitlessly for a while, they decide to offer a formal contract to whoever may agree. Jason is a young personal trainer who also models for artists. His monetary problems force him to agree to the contract, although he’s sure he’s not into guys. He’ll soon find out how wrong he was…
Oookay! Not much plot here. We have de Do
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