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The Strength of Three

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  1,696 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews

Never let it be said that ex-soldiers don’t know what to do with their hands…

When it comes to men, Christina isn’t just gun shy, she’s downright terrified. Her abusive drunk of a father, plus bad experiences in high school and college, have cemented her belief that all men are the same—ruthless and violent at the slightest provocation.

She tells herself she couldn’t care

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Kindle Edition, 103 pages
Published August 28th 2007 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Sophia Triad
Two very protective men, ex soldiers, understanding, affectionate, strong, sexy. The two of them are looking for the perfect woman to complete them.
One woman with a rough childhood with an alcoholic abusive father, a timid mother and a brother who has nasty habits and keeps bothering her to give him money.
The men of her family and her disastrous relationships of the past have given her every reason to avoid men.
When Christina gives TJ and Jon a chance, her life will change. She will change and
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Erika
5 star for what is achievable in novella length

So, I don't read menage stories very often, but I read the book before this one and was interested enough to try it out. My verdict: Sold! The men, T.J. and Jon are so freaking amazing, that I simply couldn't help but enjoy every minute of this book. Both men were totally devoted to Christina. They were sexy as hell, strong, very protective, affectionate, understanding, warm and giving in all ways. They didn't want just a fling with Christina; they
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Dina
Christina, TJ and Jon were introduced in Two Sighted. Since I really liked that story, I thought Id give The Strength of Three a try, even though I knew it was a ménage story. Who knew, maybe Id enjoy it... Well, I had to stop reading when the dynamic trio "hooked up" for the first time. Definitely, not my cuppa. :( ...more
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Jan 31, 2011 Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it really liked it
Recommended to Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Shelves: read-in-2011
3.5 stars
If only in real life this can happen. 2 men helpless in love with 1 woman and willing to share...at THE SAME TIME.
Super hot scene for my first mènage a trois, tolerable anal play ;)

Thanks Suzanne!
Emily
Jun 24, 2011 Emily rated it liked it
Born and raised in by an abusive alcoholic, Christina Marshall has aversions to men and alcohol. Christina has resigned herself to bieng alone, even though Jonathan Winslow and TJ McFee provide powerful eye candy.

Jon and TJ have been waiting for a chance to show Christina that they would never do anything to hurt her and earn her trust. They knew long ago that they wanted a menage' relationship to feel complete, and Christina is the one to make it happen. They just have to find a way to break d
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Elisa Bookaholic
Feb 03, 2015 Elisa Bookaholic rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-kindle, menage
I liked it and just reread it 1 1/2 years later, but I found myself wishing the 2 men were developed a bit more. I liked the heroine and parts of this story were just lovely. It's a nicely done menage that could have been fabulous with a bit more development.

Annmarie must be doing something right as an author though as I keep reading her work even though I usually end up giving it 3 or 4 stars. I did like her 2 shifter stories better if you want to try something else that she writes.
Ann has a dirty mouth
This book was very sexy, but it had way too much soap operatic wacky sauce. I don't think stories this slight can have so much weight of family drama suicide and murder put on them without it coming across as very trite.
Sarah
Sep 30, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
The guys in this book are so sweet when it comes to chris but strong and sexy at same time.
Cindy
Mar 08, 2017 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Quick read. Loved it!
Hayley Faulkner
Mar 01, 2017 Hayley Faulkner rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down, an amazing story of a different kind of love.
marlene
Oct 02, 2009 marlene rated it liked it
christina grew up in a house with an abusive drunk father. he beat her mother and her mother always took him back. christina's brother decided to follow in his father's footsteps so christina left that situation entirely. now she has issues trusting men in general.

christina works with TJ and Jon. two close friends who live together and share their women. with a little shove from her friend christina decides she is going to let go a bit and let the boys take her home. after a night with the men
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Lauren
Feb 02, 2012 Lauren rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-f-m
Chris was tired of men. Coming from an abusive home where her father constantly beat her mother and her when he would drink too much, she had all she could take and left. Leaving not only her father and mother but her brother who was also turning out to be a lot like their father.

Her best friend Aislinn is determined to get Chris out of her rut and she knows just the guys to do it! TJ Mcfee and Jonathan Winslow. Known for their "double-teaming", and their smoking hot bodies.

They have been waiti
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Deb
Mar 30, 2014 Deb rated it did not like it
I like ménage stories, and am agnostic on dominance games so that isn't why I am giving this one star. I am giving it one star because it is boring and offensive. Christina is afraid of men due to her abusive father and brother. The solution to her problem is to be dominated by two hot ex-military pals who share a common trait, zero personality. Perhaps in the hands of a more competent and sensitive writer, a women learning to overcome her fears by realizing she is the one really in control woul ...more
Erica
I was very disappointed in this book to say the least. All I have heard about this book since before I purchased it was how great it is, how hot it is, blah blah blah. I was very disappointed. I didn't connect with any of the three characters at all. Chris seemed just way too skittish and in need of therapy. The guys? Way, WAY too bossy and pushy for my taste...and I like alpha males! I don't know. It just felt like she resigned herself to a threesome with TJ and Jon instead of dying for it, whi ...more
Maggie
Jan 03, 2014 Maggie rated it it was ok
Shelves: hot-stuff, short
Well I was sort of lost at the start, the heroine seems tries to portray herself as scared of men yet within the blink of an eye she is 'creaming' (her word not mine!) for not one but two guys.
There is not enough plot development for any of the background story to be remotely engaging but if you're after a short hot read then this could be what you are after. The guys are sweet and hot and there is plenty of sex!
Nikki Wilde
Jan 17, 2011 Nikki Wilde rated it it was amazing
I liked this one. It wasn't all about the sexy times together. It was really more of a story, which I enjoyed.

Christina doesn't trust men. Her father is an abusive alcoholic and her brother turned out exactly the same. So, she left but it's left her scarred. She wished more than anything her mother would leave, and can't understand why she doesn't. You sort of knew what was going to happen but it was a bit more surprising than that.

I liked it. It was sexy, sweet, and enjoyable.
Maria
Mar 18, 2010 Maria rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, erotica
The story was all to short, thats way I only gave it 3 stars. I loved the characters and I wanted to know more about them. The story could have been deepened with the tragic story about the heroines family and the suspense could have been build more with her evil brother.
And Ms McKenna sure can write hot sex scenes. I like menage-books and I wouldn't have minded a bit more physical contact between Jon and JT but in my dirty fantasy they will soon.
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T.
Oct 09, 2013 T. rated it really liked it
Shelves: novella-short
I decided to give McKenna another try, regardless of my disappointment with Two Sighted. Main reasons, I loved the characters of Jon and TJ from the first book, and, of course, the menage angle is pretty intriguing. I enjoyed the story for this book a lot more than the first. The characters were not as strong as I normally prefer, but the book was a good read and I'm glad I picked it up.
Tasha
Sep 16, 2015 Tasha rated it it was amazing
Needed to read some more by Annmarie. The men, T.J. and Jon are so freaking amazing, that I simply couldn't help but enjoy every minute of this book. Why can’t things like this happen in real life? Probably because real life would have WAY too much drama and in book life you can make whatever dream you want to come true some dream away with this book.
Jaime
Dec 15, 2010 Jaime rated it really liked it
Christina, TJ and Jon, loved it. I would have liked to see more background to Christina and her abusive drunk of a father. The picture was painted but I didn’t get enough of why she turned out the way she did, with her issues.
The sex was hot.
But, all in all I would say a 3.5 but because we don’t do .5 stars, I’ll go for 4.
Brooke
Sep 11, 2012 Brooke rated it did not like it
This book was shit. There was no character development, there was no plot. There was pretty much nothing happening at all except sex. And the sex was gross. Words like "sopping" and "puffy" are not sexy. I thought some of the positions described could have been hot but this book lacked the details and the build up to pull it off. It sucked. Pure and simple.
Amber
Dec 25, 2011 Amber rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica, contemporary
I really like the abused heroine trope, though less so the menage one. At the start of this novel (a sequel to Two Sighted), the heroine and hero(s) have already been pining (ie. lusting) after each other for some time, so this book was more about overcoming fears (and hot sex) than a romance.
Niki
May 24, 2011 Niki rated it liked it
there was a lot of story in this one, but for a woman with major trust issues to basically move in with her coworkers that quickly seem unbelievable to me. they're relationship was great, just too fast.
Julianne
Mar 05, 2016 Julianne rated it it was ok
I enjoyed this short quick pace story that brought comfort, charm and two males that have been waiting to sweep their woman off her feet.

I do wish that the main female character had developed a bit more, but I still enjoyed the story.

~Tempting Sexy Thought
Julianna
Oct 15, 2012 Julianna rated it really liked it
Shelves: menage
I liked it. I liked the fact that the guys were patient and recognized her feelings and tried to make her totally comfortable. I also liked how they stood buy her through all the family drama, it was really good, just a little short.
Debbie
Apr 16, 2012 Debbie rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I liked watching Chris learn to trust her men. I liked watching their relationship grow. There was also enough suspense to keep things very interesting. This book was so good I'm going to be checking out more of Annmarie's books.
Devin
May 29, 2012 Devin rated it liked it
Much too short, so there wasn't much emotional depth, nor any build up to the violence. However, it was easy to sympathize Chris' traumatic past. Mrs. McKenna did a good job of not rushing the relationship-y bits, despite the EXTREME shortness of the story.
Jennifer
This was an ok story. It was well written, with great characters and very funny at times. But most of the story revolved around the bedroom. It had a great potential for being an amazing story but any plot was second to the sex between the three of them. I ended up skimming a good majority of it.
Peace Love and Reviews
A heroine - Christina, who sworn off men because of his drunk and wife beater of a father and a druggie of a brother, suddenly got entangled (literally) with two hot ex-marine co-worker Jon and TJ over one weekend. Sexy and hot but not too hot like what I was expecting it to be.
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Annmarie McKenna lives with her husband and five kids in the Midwest. Throw in a dog and a cat and she’s well over her limit for the average family. Luckily, writing fantasies has proven to be an excellent way to de-stress from her daily life of being a cleaning woman, chauffeur, cook and mom. Okay, cleaning woman—not so much. She leaves that to her hubby. Now if only she could figure out how to d ...more
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