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Sandpipers' Secrets (Sandpipers #1)

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  686 Ratings  ·  79 Reviews
Three men, so many secrets. Can Brody, Lark and Zak find their way to love, or will someone put a stop to their chance at happiness forever?

Brody is starting again. He’s moved halfway across the country to a new city, a new life. But it’s hard to stay hopeful when you’re one meal away from starvation and two weeks away from eviction. He needs a job. Fast. And not in his ol
ebook, 139 pages
Published January 24th 2011 by Total-E-Bound
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I loved these guys, Lurk, Zak, and Brody all of them were so cute and Loveable. And then Wolf was just so great and funny. A little sad in parts but overall cute and happy. This is for sure a love story, and I loved reading it.


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Jan 22, 2011 Shell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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Heather C
First off, this is my first contemporary m/m/m novel and my first time reading Jade's work. So I must admit that I was very nervous about starting this. I was all freaked out about having to deal with jealously issues and problems with equality. Not the case at all!! Zak and Lark were feeling that they needed more in their relationship and found everything they needed with Brody! I loved the different personalities and the dynamics between these 3 guys. They complimented each other perfectly. It ...more
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
*sigh* This was a really, really good start to a new series. It was cute and sweet and you just want to grab all three characters and give them a great big hug! big-hug

Brody's had a hard life. He's been taking care of his baby brother and needs a job asap. He gets lucky when he gets a job at Sandpipers. A restaurant owned by lovers Lark and Zak. It's instant attraction between the three but Brody and Zak are reluctant to pursue anything. It takes some persuading from Lark and an arrogant, gossiping co
Lilli *slowest reader ever*

2 or 2.5 stars

Well, to me this felt like a whole lot of sex. Maybe that was because the plot was nothing to get excited about, really, and generally rather predictable. Maybe it's just me. *shrug*

Anyway. There was a whole lot of thinking of sex, anticipating sex, imagining sex and they've had sex, too. Of course. Then the insta-love tied with the insta-lust. And not a werewolf in sight. Bummer. I was confused.

In the end the little kid kinda saved the day. Wolf was cute and Brody with Wolf was cu
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Brody has had a tough life and its not getting any easier...taking care of his brother and trying to earn a living.
He is hired in a restaurant and falls relatively quickly into a relationship with Lark and Zak ( the owners and an established couple).
There is drama, too much for my taste (view spoiler)
Jade Archer
Dec 28, 2010 Jade Archer added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: written-by-me
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Literary Nymphs said : 4.5 out of 5! The plot is well written, in addition to being absorbing with a touch of mystery. The intimacy is especially sensual. The characters are appealing...Jade Archer has created a fascinating saga that I enjoyed. I am looking forward to the next installment in this series. Read the full review at

Dark Divas Reviews said : 4.5 out of 5!...a beautiful story about starting over and finding l
Nancy L
Mar 29, 2011 Nancy L rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, menage, romance
No ice cream for bad guys. Wish life was that simple!! Seems these three balance each other out such as when Lark and Zak are fighting and Brody can't stand it they stop. It's a good flowing story with a touch of mystery to it. The sex is hot too. Overall, it's a sweet romantic story.
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
Jan 17, 2011 Emanuela ~plastic duck~ rated it really liked it
I loved this book!

At the beginning of the book Brody is desperate to find a job to support himself and his brother Wolf. It's really his last hope. You can feel his worries and desperation and he immediately becomes dear to you.

Lark and Zak are the owners of a restaurant and they are very much in love with each other. Lark is all energy and experimentation and enthusiasm. Zak is dark, tall and handsome, more reflective and less experimental. They are happy, but it's like there's something missin
Jan 17, 2011 Bookwatcher rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt-gay, romance, menage
The reasons to give it 5 stars:
*very hot story
*lovely kid
*I like the writing

The reasons I didn't gave 5 stars :(
*the story is very hot, I enjoy it, but sometimes I wish there were less sex and more plot
* the lovely kid is cute, but don't sounds like a kid at all. The way Wolf speak and behave is weird. Mentioning the small kid (3 or 4 years old) is so young is not enough, I have to see some behave (or speech) that confirm it. Wolf talk as an adult, and it's weird. I don't want to sound presumptu
Stacey Jo
Great book! It was very well written. It had a nice little mystery that kept you guessing at who was threatening Zac and Lark. It kept you guessing. And you can really tell how much Zac and Lark loved each other. Then when they brought Brody into their relationship it really brought up the heat factor ;0) These guys are seriously HOT together. Great smexin here! If you like m/m/m, this is an excellent story for you then. Not just for the great sex, but these guys really do love each other. And W ...more
Feb 20, 2012 Virginia rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Virginia by: Susan
I'm torn between 4.5 and 5 stars for this absolutely, lovely novella about three guys instantly connected to each other. Zak, Lark and Brody's personalities all jumped off the page for me. I felt like I knew them all so well and their personalties meshed in such a way that it made a menage absolutely believable.

Then, there was a nice little twist involving Brody that added so much to the story at the 2/3rd point. Has a little angst that got me a little teary eyed about what Brody has had to over
 ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥
Jade Archer's writing gets better and better with each book. When I first saw this book was a menage, I cringed. It is hard to get into a menage relationship and actually believe in the relationship for me. However, this book was simply wonderful!! I had no problem believing the men were in love and each brought something to the relationship. The relationship was not based on sex but of need. With that being said, the sex scenes were great! I hope to see more of this couple. I want to know what ...more
Nov 18, 2012 Vivian rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica-contemp
Easy reading story. Loveable characters, some external conflict drama, some sexy 3-ways and honestly not enough internal conflicts or conflicts between the three MCs. Two people don't get along this well, let alone three, but if you want a non-jarring read then this will suit.
Feb 23, 2011 V rated it it was amazing
I have one big regret, and that is, I didn't read this book sooner.
I'm a big fan of menage, and this is one of the best I ever read. Even if you are not very fond of M/M/M, you might want to give this book a go.
It was just perfect, wonderful story.
Feb 10, 2012 Candice rated it really liked it
Shelves: mmm, children

Pretty good read, not my overall favorite M/M/M book, but the story was pretty good and the characters were likeable. I will be reading the next in the series.
Dec 19, 2011 CAS rated it it was amazing
This was my first Jade Archer book and sure as hell it is not going to be my last. It's one of the most captivating, well written M/M/M romances I've read in quite some time. I knew within the first few paragraphs it was going to be a straight through read. Jade's writing flows smoothly and is full of warmth and humor. I was a bit on the fence with the mysterious threat implied in the blurb. But no worries, it added a nice touch of suspense and never overpowered the heart of the story. The chemi ...more
Arch Bala
Jan 20, 2015 Arch Bala rated it really liked it
Brody moved halfway across the country to start a new life but it’s difficult to feel hopeful when you’re a meal away from starvation and about to get kick out from your place. He found his luck when Sandpiper’s restaurant was in need of a kitchen hand. With this development, Brody was finally able to breathe a little until his attention was focused to his two new hot bosses.

Lark and Zak have been partners for years and knows everything about each other. They loved each other but there’s still s
Wendy Ann
Oct 29, 2010 Wendy Ann rated it it was amazing
I loved Lark’s outlook on love and relationships – just go for it and deal with things head on so you can get to the “good bits” – and there were plenty of good bits in this gem of a story!!!

Did you ever wish you could trade places with someone? After reading this story, I was wishing there was a genie who could grant me my wish to trade places with any one of these wonderful guys (Lark, Zak or Brody), even for a short time, just to experience the amazing love and chemistry that radiated off th
Nov 18, 2012 Bea rated it liked it
Probably closer to 2.5. I really liked the characters and the story. I had no problem with the writing. But the ménage felt more like "wheeeee hot kinky sex," and less meaningful relationship. It could be because of the rushed beginning, not sure why.

I loved the interactions when they were not having sex, there were emotions and sincerity there. But the sex scenes felt rushed and rote, certainly not romantic. Toward the end I just skipped it.

Might try some other books by this author, but not ove
May 12, 2014 Brooklyn rated it really liked it
Recommended to Brooklyn by: UnusualChild{beppy}
Shelves: borrowed, mm-romance
Threesomes can be tricky when it's a couple bringing in a third. Usually it's one partner that is attracted first. But this one amazed me. Although Lark and Zak have been together for years, I could see the mutual attraction immediately. They both knew they were meant to be three with Brody. And Brody's attraction to the couple was also equal right away. I never really felt like Brody was an outsider. Right from the beginning, it was three. This has definitely become one of my favorite menage st ...more
Oct 07, 2011 Adriana rated it really liked it
I'm really interested with relationships between multiple partners, so when a book involves a menage I have to read it, why? I wan't to see how the development of the relationship is gonna be, what problematics the author is adding to the story, how is he making the story believable to me.

Maybe this book doesn't involve serious relationship discussion, but is sweet (view spoiler) and has a little kid in it, so I didn't
Aug 03, 2011 Dee rated it liked it
I have to admit, i'm normally not a fan of books where a couple is adding a third into an already established relationship because I always feel like I am missing something. And I felt the same way through the beginning of Sandpiper's Secrets - but about halfway through the story picked up and I really enjoyed it. Will definately interested in reading another in the series - maybe with Raven (the guy at the end), hopefully he will find his HEA ;)
Jul 27, 2016 Line rated it it was ok
Meh... Not a bad book, but not a fantastic book either.
Brody was a nice character. Lark was a nice (exuberant) character and Zak was a nice character. But the plot (view spoiler), the 'stalker', and Wolf just seemed too much?? Since these plot-points were on top of the menage relationship, it became a lot when they were also trying to figure out how to do the whole: being-3-together-thing...
Apr 13, 2011 Jenre rated it liked it
This was a pretty good book but a little heavy on the sex, especially as the main characters spent most of their time thinking about how hard their dicks are. I'm not quite sure how they managed to function most of the time since all the blood was in their cocks :). I liked the characters although, apart from Brody, they didn't have a great deal of depth and the suspense story was handled pretty well.
May 27, 2011 Jess rated it it was amazing
One of the best m/m/m menages I have read in ages !!!

At times it was sweet, then hot, then dramatic, then mysterious, back to sweet and hawt...

I really do not have one negative thing to say about this book!!!!

Major brownie points have been allotted to Ms Archer for producing such a sterling book :)

Dec 19, 2012 Nic rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, series
Light m/m romance involving a committed couple (with a complex relationship) inviting another man to join them. A bit of mystery, some tension and some sex. OK read but not rushing to buy the second book in the series.
Jan 22, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, gay, done, menage, 2011, ebook
Good m/m/m romance about a guy who desperately needs a job to keep he and his brother off the streets and so is happy to get a kitchen job at Sandpipers, despite the attraction he feels to the couple who own the restaurant.
Apr 18, 2011 Simsala rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, contemporary
A kid was involved,so the solutions to Sandpiper`s Secrets were satisfying.
But sometime soon I want to read about the "real" a contemporary romance,please.;-)
Mar 11, 2011 Tana rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the story very much, I hope there is more to come, a sequel with Mark and Raven and maybe one of the police officers.
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