Lovers Taggart Brody and Justice McKinney possess special abilities that make them valuable to agenciSynopsis:
This title is part of the ACRO universe.
Lovers Taggart Brody and Justice McKinney possess special abilities that make them valuable to agencies who employ—or enslave—people with extraordinary talents. When tragedy tears them apart, Justice finds purpose working for the good guys: ACRO, the super-secret Agency for Covert Rare Operatives. But he never forgets Taggart or the past they once shared.
Heartbroken, Taggart runs from who he is . . . right into the arms of Ian Bridges. But Ian, battling his own demons, betrays Tag to the terrorist organization Itor. After months of torture, Tag manages to escape, but kills an ACRO agent in the process.
With nowhere left to turn, Tag disappears into the Alaskan wilderness, but it’s only a matter of time before his enemies track him down. He reaches out to Justice, and somehow Ian finds him too, hoping to right his wrongs. With ACRO and Itor both bearing down, the three men must figure out how to forgive, how to work together, and how to love each other—or the coming battle will destroy them all.
I was rather excited about this book when I first saw it up for preorder on Riptide's website. I ended up preordering the entire Share the Love Bundle so that I could read all three of the menage stories of which this was one of them.
Let me start by saying that I have never read any of the books that this series is set in. Despite that, I didn't feel lost or anything. I'm not sure if any of the characters were introduced in the main series or not, except for probably Devlin because he's the Big Boss. If Justice, Taggert or Ian were, by not reading those books, I lost a connection to the characters. If they weren't, then the lack of connection I felt is due only to the words that were on the pages.
The book starts out with Justice getting called into Devlin's office to listen to a message of Tag requesting to speak with Justice. When he wasn't allowed to speak with him, he left coordinates where he could be found. Justice goes to find Tag so he can bring him back to ACRO, which he knows Tag doesn't want, but Justice isn't the only one that shows up to save Tag. His other ex Ian also shows up despite Tag not asking him to. Tag is pretty pissed at both men and I don't blame him, but there's more to the story, at least, where he and Justice are concerned....more
For fifteen years Luke Moore has lived by three rules: stay off his father's radar, never spend more than a single night with any man, and neSynopsis:
For fifteen years Luke Moore has lived by three rules: stay off his father's radar, never spend more than a single night with any man, and never fall in love again. But one night of explosive sex and two men whom he can't get out of his head have Luke breaking them all. Richard and Matthew push him past all his boundaries--both sexually and personally--and now he's no longer hiding from his senator father; he's taking him on. And he isn't just falling for one man; he's falling for two. If you're going to break the rules, might as well break them big.
But Luke's father has his reasons for hating how his son lives, and he'll do whatever he can and use all his power to keep Luke away from Richard and Matthew.
Can this threesome find a way to make their unconventional relationship last with the world around them trying to pull them apart? And will Luke be able to keep breaking his rules for Richard and Matthew, or will he head back to his familiar way of life just when his new lovers want to bind him tighter?
I enjoyed this one. It was really good to see Luke become someone that lived his life in hiding and never being with the same man or men more than once to someone that could love so openly. He really came a long way.
I liked all of the characters and each of them had to compromise in this relationship to make things work. They have sex a whole lot, too. Most of what they do together is sex. At times, it felt like we were just moving from one sex scene to the next. I didn't mind it too much and at least near the end, they didn't have sex after every major event.
I really liked the ending, though. That was one of my favorite parts of the book. It was perfect for these three.
I'm not entirely certain of how I feel about the subplot of the book. The storyline dealing with Luke's father felt like a little too much at times. Luke's father's reactions were so extreme. I didn't get why he felt he needed to go that far in order to do what he wanted to do politically. I knew what the deal was with him and that kid from his past from the get go, though. Luke should have put that together easily. I found it amusing he hated Luke for sleeping with different men all the time when he was the reason that Luke was living that way. If Luke had settled down with just one, his dad would have come along to drive them apart. Yet the man was constantly throwing it in Luke's face that he wasn't having normal relationships. No shit, yeah?
Anyway, the relationship between all three men wasn't always easy. They had to work at it. Especially Luke. He was constantly second-guessing and holding back. He didn't really push them away, but it took some time before he really let them in. At times, he questioned his reactions to them and at others, he just went with it. I was glad when he truly decided to stop running and put an end to the whole mess with his dad. He did good on that front and he made sure there were no more obstacles in the path of his relationship with Richard and Matthew. Those two are really good guys, but Richard's controlling side was a bit too much sometimes. I liked Matthew's playfulness. He was the youngest, but he could be the wisest of them sometimes. They all had issues to work through and they did pretty good at doing that together. Things move a bit fast in the beginning. I was kind of shocked by that. I like this threesome together and this ended up being a good read. I don't know if I'd read it again someday, but I'm interested in reading the spin-off book about Luke's friend Walter one of these days....more