I liked this book a helluva lot better than the first one. It has more of a plot and back story than the first book. The characters are more rounded oI liked this book a helluva lot better than the first one. It has more of a plot and back story than the first book. The characters are more rounded off and likable. Smut is thrown in here and there for flavor, but this story is suspenseful and plot driven.
It's still a pretty quick read, but there is something happening from the very first page. Even after the bad guy is taken care of, there are some unresolved issues that are explored and all loose ends are tied off.
This series is shaping up to be a pretty good one....more
I'm not sure what I've read here. This story is like a freight train without breaks, plowing full steam ahead, taking down everything in its way. TherI'm not sure what I've read here. This story is like a freight train without breaks, plowing full steam ahead, taking down everything in its way. There is no real fleshing out of the story nor the characters. It takes less than an hour to read, so there is no time to delve deeply into anything before the story suddenly ends.
I couldn't connect with the characters, and even the characters didn't have time to connect with each other. Basically what happens is girl arrives at ranch to find boys going at it. Before you know it, one boy kisses girl. Some shit happens, and bam! Kissing boy and girl go at it - while other boy is watching. In no time at all all three of them are at it like rabbits and girl is moving in with the boys - after knowing them less than 48 hours.
This book is weird and out of control. It needs fleshing out, it needs to give the reader time to connect with the characters. As it is, it just left me with a feeling of "WTF did just happen?" - and it's making me sad panda. I had high hopes for this one....more
A quick read. Almost too short to slow the story down and get some real substance. It has a sudden end and everything feels a little rushed. One day tA quick read. Almost too short to slow the story down and get some real substance. It has a sudden end and everything feels a little rushed. One day the protagonists woke up and just decided they all lusted after each other, throw in some smut, and "meaningful moment" and it's a happily ever after. Yes. Rushed. I read the story in the car while waiting for my mother to run her errands, it took a couple hours.
Don't get me wrong, it's an all right story. It's well written, just very short and the scenes are a little rushed. I've already gotten the rest of the stories in the series, but now I know what to expect from this author. I'll be reading these when I need something quick and light in between heavier books....more
I loved this story. It felt very real. Unlike most menage books, it wasn't over the top or unrealistic. The ending feels a little incomplete, too openI loved this story. It felt very real. Unlike most menage books, it wasn't over the top or unrealistic. The ending feels a little incomplete, too open ended to be satisfying. I got really invested in the characters in this book and I cared about what happened to them, so I wasn't entirely happy with how the book was left. Which is why I knocked it down to 4 stars instead of the 5 it would have gotten with a better ending.
Overall one of the better MMF books I've read in a really long while....more
For an menage book, there is a helluva lot of MM smut here. I get that the guys are a couple before Susie shows up, but there was so much of it, afterFor an menage book, there is a helluva lot of MM smut here. I get that the guys are a couple before Susie shows up, but there was so much of it, after the first few times, I ended up skimming and skipping the smut. Speaking of skimming and skipping smut, I did that too after Susie joined the boys in bed. Even though you should expect a lot of smut from an Ellora’s Cave book, this is kind of overkill. There is something to the whole “less is more” thing that some erotica books lack.
The story itself is rather thin, though the character development is good. Their “growth spurt” is quick, but overall, it makes sense. The ending is a little easy, I was kind of expecting it all along. As for Ms Elsborg, sure, I’ll read another book or two, no problem. :D...more
I always love a good friends-become-lovers story. Especially when the chemistry between the characters is sizzling. Waiting for Ty was an all right frI always love a good friends-become-lovers story. Especially when the chemistry between the characters is sizzling. Waiting for Ty was an all right friends-come-lovers story. The chemistry between Tyler and Landon was believable, and the smut was pretty good. But it wasn't fantastic. And I couldn't get on board with them both being bi and never admitting to the other they were. Not even in a drunken stupor was anything said. For years.
Both guys are first timers in this story, both see themselves as bi, but have only ever been with women before hooking up. That alone doesn't quite ring true to me. If you've seen yourself as bi since college, and you pass the 30 year mark, you've at least tried to experiment somewhere down the line. At least one of them would have if not both of them.
The plot being wonky or unbelievable is a deal breaker. It just takes all the good about a story and makes it average. I can understand that Ty was more in doubt about his feelings for Landon than Landon was about his feelings for Ty, but disappearing for months on end with not a word if he was alive or dead? I didn't buy it.
I liked Landon's character. Even if he's an introvert by nature, he's very accepting of his own sexuality. And with him, being with a guy for the first time is not a big issue. In fact, he's been curious for a long enough time to having experimented some on his own.
It's Ty's character I'm having issues with. For an open and outgoing guy, he's extremely insecure about himself, and relies too much on other people's opinions of him. I understand that the state of Texas is very conservative when it comes to people's sexuality - but the way Ty was going about it, you'd think he'd be doomed to death by coming out.
The supporting characters were of mixed feelings about Ty and Landon's relationship, more or less like people would be in real life. You'll always have some who are supportive of someone coming out, you'll have those in doubt who don't know how to feel, and you'll have those who just can't deal. Overall, it's an all right read. But I read a lot of book every year, so I tend to demand more than this from my books, and especially from Carina Press whom I've come to depend on delivering scorching books.