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Pony (Guards of Folsom #3)

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  910 Ratings  ·  126 Reviews
Grant Maxwell, aka Max, wakes to find his coffeepot has died in the night. Not one who can start his day without his favorite brew, he heads to the local coffee shop. Max finds something even more appealing than caffeine in the form of a twenty-six-year-old hottie Aiden James. For the first time in his life, well-established, confident and respected Dom Max finds himself ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published December 30th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
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Monique ~ Sinfully
Jan 06, 2014 Monique ~ Sinfully rated it it was amazing
There is an exclusive short story from the Guards of Folsom over on our blog... If you want to see what the boys got upto on New Years Eve... go have a nosy

Love this book, love the series, love the author… that’s just a whole heap of love pouring out of me for this latest instalment in the Guards of Folsom series.

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I have fallen head over heels for Max and Aiden, they are EXPLOSIVE! …which is pretty much what happened to my ovaries reading this book, their
Mar 09, 2016 Gigi rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This one started off kinda shaky for me. I found Max to be overbearing and a bit creepy, but he grew on me and I ended up enjoying how much he loved and cherished Aiden. I adored Aiden and watching him and Max explore their mutual kinks was hot as hell! Their relationship was insta-lovey but I bought it because of the passion these two expressed and had for each other.

There was glaring annoyance that had me dropping a star. (view spoiler)

This is one of those times when I really wish Goodreads allowed half star ratings...Annoying!

The Guards Of Folsom series has been both hit and miss for me up to now. Pup didn't do it for me because of an issue with Micah's ADHD but Tag Team was a different kettle of fish. I really loved that story! Tag, Bobby and Masons book really burrowed its way under my skin so I was pulled back into the series and left really looking forward to Max's story. A character who I really liked in Tag
Jan 03, 2014 Tina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: just-awesome, bdsm

Oh my God… I have no idea where to begin. I was looking forward to the third book of the Guards of Folsom series and it was even better as expected. In Tag Team Max was such a great character that I couldn’t wait to read his story. Finally!

Since Pony happens along the same timeline as Tag Team you get a little different view at things that happened in the previous book.

This book was freaking brilliant… the best of the series so far. The sizzling tension between the guys was palpable from the
Jan 14, 2014 Vivian rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica-contemp
First time shame on you, second time--Shame on me.

I like the story. I like the writing. I like Max and Aiden. What I did NOT like is the title's unfilled promise. I swore after Pup and the non-existent puppy play that I wouldn't fall for another. Well…hit me with a stupid stick and leave me out in the rain 'cause I did it again. Here, there was the tease and that's it!

I'd say more, but after being strung along the whole book with the unmet expectation I don't have anything else to say. Therefor
Jan 09, 2014 Gina rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary, m-m, bdsm, meh
This was so not a winner for me, which was a shock because I have loved the other two books in this series. But, to be blunt about it, I found myself giggling when I wasn't supposed to be, rolling my eyes at other times and honestly waiting some type of story.

When I first started this book I quickly realized it was mostly about sex, and light on substance. I am not complaining about this, hot sex is well….hot! In my opinion a book which is light on substance and heavy on sex should titillate, y
More sugary sweet than I expect BDSM books to be, but I quite enjoyed it. What I didn't enjoy was that the promise made by the title ended up being more a tease than anything. Boo hiss the lack of pony play.
4.5 Saddle Me Up Stars!

**WARNING ~ It is STRONGLY recommended that you have a B.O.B. or a ready and willing partner on hand before you attempt to ride this particular Pony!!!**

Um, DAMN!!!!! So, what makes a great steamy read? Passion? Check. Sexual chemistry? Check. Some of the hottest, kinkiest, sex scenes known to man? Check, check, CHECK!!!!!

Pony delivered all of this and much more! However, while being seriously HOT, no detail was spared in the plot development department. The story
Jan 06, 2014 Debra rated it really liked it
I've been waiting for Max's story in this series after hearing about him for the past two books, and then finding out who exactly Aiden is in the last installment, and I was not disappointed with his story.

Max is blindsided by the attraction he feels after seeing Aiden behind the counter of his local coffee shop. In fact, it takes him days to work up the courage to ask him out. The two men easily hit it off and it quickly becomes clear that Aiden has more than a little interest in exploring his
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Jan 02, 2014 Barb ~rede-2-read~ rated it really liked it
Recommended to Barb ~rede-2-read~ by: Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
I'm really enjoying this series and this book is no exception. I loved the chemistry between Aiden and his Dom, Max. I also enjoyed watching Aiden grow and change and find himself as his love for Max grew and his total immersion in being his sub evolved.

I always enjoy the way this author takes the time to the explain the step-by-step process of whichever aspect of BDSM she is focusing on in each book. It's always a learning experience and I appreciate her research.

I had one minor issue with th
Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews
Jun 11, 2015 Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews rated it it was amazing

For me this was by far the best of the first three books in this series. Max almost stole the show in book two and in the audiobook his accent is sexy as hell and to die for. Getting to read his story made me really excited. Pony play is nothing I knew of and I tried to be open-minded when I started to read.

The book begins with attraction and two guys hitting it off. Max and his love interest are cute, sexy, charming, have great chemistry and I know from the very beginning this would be good.
Jackie Mckenzie
Jan 02, 2014 Jackie Mckenzie rated it it was amazing
In this third book in the Guards of Folsom serieswe get to see Grant “Max” Maxwell pursue his very won sub. Max's story was hinted at in Tag Team, the second book of the series. I know I was looking very forward to seeing what Max and Aiden were up to and I can honestly tell you that I was not disappointed.

Max's road to a HEA starts very innocently. His coffee maker craps out one morning and while he is out getting coffee he runs into what may possibly be the most perfect man he has ever laid ey
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3.5 Giddyup Baby Stars

3 for the story; 4 for the riding crops, hoods, and tails.

This was an easy, smutastic read. It was delectably dirrrrty and raunchy, not for public consumption lest you self-combust or beg to hump the coffee boy.

Yes, COFFEE. That's where it all starts. Max (aka Grant Maxwell the psychiatrist) falls in lust with the cute boy working at his local coffee shop and asks him out to dinner. Aiden is all that AND wants to be a pony. They begin dating and generally getting it on (D/
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Apr 23, 2014 Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, read-m-m, bdsm-kink
Another Smokin Hott Cover!!


This is one of my favorite series..I just can't get enough!!

Max walks into a local coffee shop after his coffee maker dies on him and is thinking that he'll get his cup to go and be on his merry way. Well once he notices the young man behind the counter all relevant thoughts fly out of his head and he's left staring wonder how he's going to get this man.

I loved that Aiden wasn't into the D/s lifestyle and really didn't know anything about it when he mee
Jodi Pushkin
Jan 02, 2014 Jodi Pushkin rated it it was amazing
First I need to say that I am a huge fan of SJD Peterson's writing. From the first page, I could not put this book down. Pony is a great addition to this series. I realize you could read this book as a stand alone, but it had more impact for me knowing the background of the other characters. Of course, any time TY and Blake show up in a book, it makes me smile. That being said, this book does stand on its own.

Max and Aiden are great characters. I fell in love with them both within the first f
I always find it intriguing how a Dom can look at another person and know they are a submissive even if they don't know it.
This is the story of Max and Aiden. Max comes across Aiden when he stops in the local coffee shop to buy a coffee after his cofee machine goes on the blink.
The begin a journey exploring Aiden's submissiveness. Curiously after watching it , I guess on the internet, Aiden blurts out that his favorite type of sex is pony. However, we have to wait until the last few pages of the
Feb 22, 2015 Jacq rated it really liked it
Max was a perfect Dom sweet and strong as all get out!

Just for you Awwwwww ...I loved Aidens introduction to the D/s lifestyle a sweet process of finding ones self.

Yes no maybe so :)

Another Sweet read with a treat!
I totally enjoy this series..

~dropping EVERYTHING~ house, boyfriend, and sleep be damned.
I wanted to love this....after the last book but I was excited to read about Max. I thought--bring on the kinky shrink--woohoo but Jo you're just a BIG tease!
*kinky girl pout*
3.5 stars
Jan 02, 2014 Kazza marked it as to-read

...I want...

Book #3? Hell yeah!!
Dani Elle Maas
Dec 31, 2013 Dani Elle Maas rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-review
4.5 Stars!!

This book started out fantastic for me as I loved the chemistry and the built up between Max and Aiden.

I have to say after the first two parts of this series, which I highly recommend, I was already hoping for this third part to be between these two men.

I have to say that to me the book is split in two parts. The first part is the meeting and the two main characters getting to know each other. Their chemistry sizzles from the screen.

And the second part is about establishing their D/s
Caroline Brand

Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

My View – Story:

I wasn’t actually looking forward to this book on audio as much as I was the other books in the series as I didn’t like how the narrator portrayed Max’s voice in book 2.

I am so glad I gave it a chance! Although there were times when he still sounded a little like a cockney geyser this may have moved up to be my favourite!

Max is a super confident man both in regard
Jan 09, 2014 Chris-Wait-For-It-Awesome rated it really liked it
Ok this one is hard to rate. To be honest it could somewhere between 3.70 than 4 whole stars. There were parts I liked, parts I really liked BUT... there weren't parts I loved. And that is a shame because I loved Max in the previous book and was intrigued by the glimpses of Aiden. There was no major plotline, which is fine I guess, not all romances need to be eventfull but I've come to associate S.J.D. Peterson with a wee bit heartache. I really liked the glimpses of Aiden's family that are ...more
Oct 10, 2014 Jewel rated it really liked it
Not my kink, but I must say, it was kinda hot.

I loved getting to know Max from his side of the story, after seeing him from Bobby, Rig and Mason's side. Max is a very compassionate man, who never expected to be blindsided by a young man in a coffee shop. Aiden didn't know what hit him, either, I think.

I loved this story. Aiden discovering what a small world it is, when he encounters Ty, and also finally finding his place in the world, with Max. With Max, Aiden doesn't find New York so daunting,
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Jan 08, 2014 Jo * Smut-Dickted * rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this one. Nice to get other character updates. The Pony Play is very tasteful and mild. Not a bunch of BDSM 101 although, since the sub is a newbie, there is a certain amount of it that must be included. I thought the men had pretty explosive chemistry together and the kink matchup's were great. I do wish there'd been a bit more description of the pain/sadism/masochism parts (but then I'm a masochist so I always want more of that). A very good entry in the series.
Jan 06, 2014 Mandi rated it liked it
Look at that cover! I think this series has the hottest covers. :)

Good story, enjoyed the characters and the writing was good (as usual). Still there was just something missing for me. I loved the second book in this series, and while I enjoyed this one, it didn't have the same 'oomph' for me.

Still a hot and sexy read though. :)
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading ™
I thoroughly enjoyed Max and Aiden
Full review to come
But I will say I loved that this story was about them and not preconceived ideas of what happy is

I am very much looking forward to more in this series!!
This series is a must read for me!!!
Dec 31, 2013 MandaLee rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, rbc
ARC w/RBC 4-4.5 stars review to come. But it's for sure her best IMO
Christy Duke
Jan 13, 2014 Christy Duke rated it it was amazing
I have absolutely no idea how to adequately express my overwhelming love for the 'Guards of Folsom' series and my undying gratitude to Jo, the author. I love everything about these books from the men, to the club, to the lifestyle and their love stories. They make me laugh and they make me cry. 'Pony' is the third book in the series and I'm so glad Jo wrote it because I was really having a tough time waiting for Max's story. So, thank you to the author, for listening to my subconscious and, ...more
Jan 04, 2014 Denise rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
Well let me first say that I did enjoy this book despite not being a fan of BDSM. I totally cannot relate nor understand the BDSM lifestyle no matter how much I try. I think something is truly wrong with anyone who needs to dominate another person to that extreme, can we say control freak but to the nth degree.It seems a way to be abusive but with approval. On the opposite side I can't understand someone that wants to be to be so submissive and dominated to be treated like a pet/slave, no self ...more
Christi Snow
May 21, 2014 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
My Review:
I really enjoyed getting to really know Max's character in Tag Team and looked forward to him getting his own story. I was surprised by his pairing with Aiden though. These aren't two characters who I would have placed together, but overall it worked.

Fairly early on in their relationship, Max lets Aiden know that he's a bit more kinky than Aiden is used to. Upon some internet/porn explorations, Aiden discovers a pony kink video. Max just happens to come to Aiden's house at that time a
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Guards of Folsom (6 books)
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