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Take What You Want

(The Rock Gods #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,503 ratings  ·  189 reviews
Mega rock star, Alex “Zander” Metcalf is burned out after nearly two years touring with his band, as well as emotionally drained after his sexual preferences were exposed by the media. He is ready for a long sabbatical – alone, and retreats to the east coast island of Martha's Vineyard; leasing an oceanside estate.

Alex seeks the quiet lifestyle of a recluse to write new ma
Paperback, 456 pages
Published October 28th 2013 by SleighFarm Publishing Group (first published October 26th 2013)
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♂♀♂ Mary's Menage Reviews ♂♂♀

sorry but for me it was a MF story turning MM ending MMF when it is obvious that the woman is the third wheel... Most especially when one guy cheat on his fiancee. Cheating is cheating and a major nono and give a shit that the guy acknowledged his bisexuality. GRRR

equality love and sex for all main characters dammit! and NO cheating under any circumstances. no excuses, no freaking fantasy reading MM sex scenes and the girl cheated behind her back. I do not care if remorse ate him and he decided
Nov 29, 2013 rated it liked it
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*READER DISCRETION ADVISED. If you don't like ranting and venting, then this isn't the review for you. These are my opinions and I mean no disrespect. All opinions are about the characters themselves. I admire the author's work and think she has great talent to make me react so strongly to her book. Proceed with caution*

I have to be honest…going into this book, I wasn’t looking forward to it. Normally I’m not into M/M books. But I’ve read ménage before so I was game to give this a chance.

And I
1 I-was-looking-for-more star

Let me start by saying how much I like a good ménage story.

They usually fall into two categories, either the author does an incredibly good job in building the characters and getting the reader to understand the dynamics of the relationship ... adding hot sex scenes here and there, or the author goes for a much shorter book, focusing on the sexual chemistry between characters that are only superficially described. And both are fine if well written.

This book tried t
McGee Magoo
I came so close to DNFing about 3 different times.
Why? Because, Danni:

I don't care what the author is trying to sell you here, but Danni is the 3rd wheel. As much as we were set up for Zander to find his perfect tripod relationship, this didn't come across as an equal relationship.

Admittedly, menage is not my favorite. It does tend to make me pity the one I feel is the odd-man-out. But I have read some where I felt that all members were loved equally, so I keep giving these stories a shot. But
May 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
Ok I’ve had enough time to digest this book and get all my venting out of my system.

This is my second Ann Lister read and second book of The Rock God series. The entire series, except for this installment, is MM. This story is an MMF - an engaged couple, Danni & Chase, and a Rock star, Zander.

I love Ms Lister’s writing style and the cast of characters are great. Oh and the sex is pretty hot as well. All things considered this should have been a 4 star read for me.

What I didn’t enjoy was th
Ann Lister
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Take What You Want is Book Two in the Rock Gods series. This is Zander's story. We learn in, Fall For Me, Zander is bi-sexual and his preferred relationship preference is a menage, with two men and a woman. When Zander moves to a small island to rest after a very long world tour, he falls for the handsome bi-curious estate manager, Chase Middleton, and his beautiful fiancee, Danni. What happens after that is a wild ride that none of them expect, nor can they walk away.

If you enjoyed Book One in
Joanne Mountford
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I Don't even know where to begin. This book was written to tell us about another story of The Rock Gods and after reading the other books, I was obviously eager to read more. I think what I didn't expect was to feel very deeply about this story. It has a tight grip on my heart and won't be letting go any time soon.

Alex AKA Zander needs time out and decides to have a vacation, a very long vacation, leasing a home for a year. What he didn't anticipate was falling in love with not one but two peopl
Christi Snow
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-kindle-tbr-s
My Review:
Flat out, I loved this book. I had a really hard time putting it down, but I'll state right now, the reason I loved it so much was Alex and Chase. I had a few issues with Danni, but I will get to that in a moment.

But the set-up with Chase and Alex was just perfect. Chase is a straight guy, engaged to Danni, but he's always been bi-curious...although he's never admitted it to anyone, even himself. When Danni catches him masturbating to gay porn, she pushes until he admits a fascination.
Aղցela W.
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really long book. First let me just say that I loved Alex and I loved Chase Danni not so much in the beginning she was ok and she encourage Chase to act on his bi side and once he did she flips out. Alex Metcalf Rock Star came to the island after a long tour and a break up with his girlfriend after being outed on the cover of a magazine kissing a man while his girlfriend was sitting on his lap to rest and write some music. Alex rented a mansion that had a guesthouse that Chase and Dan ...more
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: menáge-books, mmf
Hot, scorchingly book. Normally I would not say that reading about two guys getting at it, would get me hot and out of breath, but Ann Lister certainly know how to write the sexy scenes between Alex and Chase. Throughout the book I just wanted to keep reading and at no point at all was this book boring or drawn-out. Towards the end of the book my heart was beating so loudly and my heart was in my throat.

This book got me hooked right from the beginning, with the revealing of Chases bi-sexual side
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read the first book in The Rock Gods series which I really enjoyed so when this book was released I did not hesitate to download it. This is my first m/m/f read, I was not sure I was going to enjoy it as much as the first book so it has sat on my Kindle for a while. I read a review by GGR Review which advised to keep a open mind and consider the feelings of each person in this three way relationship, that is exactly what I did!
Ann Lister has written a amazingly beautiful story which gave me lo
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Quick review:

Cover: fitting
Title: take what you want doesn't seem to quite capture the Essenes of the book,
Rating: Adult
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: I really liked it, look forward to the next book in the series. Even better then book one.
Characters: Chase, Alex and Danni.
Plot: chase and Danni are planning to be married, when Rock God Alex moves into their life finally making Chase fess us to his bi-curious fantasies.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Alex who is anything
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This five star book was amazing! A bottle of wine and a vibrator would make it a perfect date... This book had my heart pounding, panties melting and eyes filled with tears from one moment to the next.. I hung on every word of every page never once wanting to put it down.. Danni is stong, sexy and deeply in love with Chase yet she knows she cannot give Chase everything he truly desires. Chase will go to the end of the earth for Danni to give her the life she desires knowing deep down he will nev ...more
Kim Person
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, rock-roll
Loved it ~ although I felt some irritation with Chase from time to time! Will explain with full review~ a awesome series that's left me wanting more ...more
Emily Seelye
Nov 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: musicians, triads, arc
I’m a huge fan of triads, so I was excited to get this, but it was not my favorite. First off, the author kept referring to the relationship as a tripod, and I kept picturing a camera stand. Also, I think the relationship felt too forced. The relationship between a Chase and Alex was believable, but the inclusion of Danni didn’t feel natural. At one point, I didn’t understand Chase’s continued devotion to her.

It comes down to I liked it, but I honestly would have enjoyed it more if Chase had le
Mandie Foxylutely
Read the full review and excerpts at my blog - Foxylutely Book Reviews

A fabulous 4.5 stars!

This is the second book in the Rock Gods series and where the first book, Fall for Me, was m/m this one is a ménage or tripod. I’m not a big fan of ménage as a rule and have probably read maybe three or four but when it is done well I’m OK. In this instance it was a no brainer as I had already invested myself in Zander or Alex as he refers to himself off stage, from
Dee McGee
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I’m a relatively new reader to the menage genre, so didn’t know what to expect when I started Take What You Want by Ann Lister. This isn’t a frivolous sexual situation between these characters. They are truly struggling with identities and expectations of what their relationships should be. I was pleasantly surprised with how Ann dealt with the emotions and real life situations of relationships like this. The feelings you have for these people is real, keeping me hooked on this book late into th ...more
Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
ARC kindly provided in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler-free. HEA/no cliffhanger. 4.50 – 5.00 stars. This book can be read as a stand alone.

I have a tripod. Well I don’t have this kind of tripod. My tripod is used for selfies and family photos. Well...it turns out that my tripod isn't as sexy as the M/M/F tripod arrangement In Take What You Want (The Rock Gods #2) by Ann Lister. Who knew?

Xander (Alex) is a smoking hot bisexual rock God who leaves LA for some much needed R&R. He ren
Alina Popescu
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, my reviews are mostly me fangirling over an author I love and this one won’t disappoint you in that regard. My affair with Ann’s characters started with the first book of the Rock Gods series, Fall for Me. Rock star and a journalist falling in love, what’s not to like? Plus I love rock music. And gay romance. And Ann Lister’s writing.

But I have to be honest and tell you, I had my doubts about liking Take What You Want as much! I was so wrong, I want to slap myself.

Why did I raise my quest
5 Thumbs up for holy hotness!

I loved this story! I read the book in one setting (sorry family for ignoring you). I just could not put it down. It does not take long to get to the good stuff. That is a big positive for me. This book has many of the elements that I like to read; A. Hot Rock Star, B. Alpha Male Hotness and C. A Love Story. This story contains M/M. M/F/M and M/F smoking hot sex.

The characters Alex “Zander”, Chase and Danni captivated me in many different ways; Alex knows what
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Okay first let me say this I am a selfish bitch and I am not sure I would want to share my man with anyone but the thought did cross my mind after reading this book because HOLY EFFING ROCK STAR these three really had something special and it was just not thrown together and half ass like most menages are but this is a story about self discovery and coming out with the feelings that you feel. I think a lot of times when men are gay and in the closet or are curious and just want to know what it w ...more
Beccca May
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I am thoroughly in awe of this book and the beautiful love story between Alex, Chase and Danny. This book was definitely an emotional roller coaster with tons of ups and downs but the perfect HEA ending and the countless passion filled moments and pure love which emanated from the page makes the whole journey these characters took super gratifying. From the beginning I felt invested in the lives of these characters and even through all the hardships I found myself rooting for them to find h ...more
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Chase and his fiance Danni live on the estate of a luxury holiday home on Martha's Vineyard. Chase is the property manager. When Danni catches Chase watching M/M porn on his laptop she asks him if he is curious about being with another man. He admits that he is but has never acted on it. They tuck it away in the 'fantasy' draw for maybe something they could explore sometime. Danni has to leave the island for two months for work, just before the new holiday home tenant arrives.

Alex 'Zander' Metca
Simply Just Jen
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
By far one of the hottest ménage's I have ever read. This is book 2 in Ann Lister's The Rock Gods series. I actually read this book as soon as it originally came out but I only realized that I had never posted my review of it so I just couldn't have that happen. Oh wait, did I mention it was a fabulous reason to reread it as well. It sure was and I loved it even more the second time. I don't think anyone writes a hotter sex scene than Ann Lister!! Heed this warning peeps: you will need deep brea ...more
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mmf, band
Even though I loved book 1 of this series, I put off reading this one for quite a while. Although I enjoy MMF ménage, I detest cookie cutter plotlines that are often found in MMF. You know how they go, they are a happy threesome where the focus is pleasuring the girl and then the boys suddenly realize they are attracted to each other. That is SO NOT THIS BOOK I am very happy to say.

The story starts with Chase and Danni. The are in love, happy and engaged. Honesty and communication are their stre
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is another great book. Alex is a famous rock star (Zander) , who has being feeling the need to take a break and retreats to Martha's vineyard ... There He meets Chase the property manager who lives in a cottage behind the property He is renting. Chase's fiancé is going out of town for a training in Pilates. Chase had just confessed to Danni (his fiancé) that He had like men since High school but never acted on it. Chase meets Alex , they start talking but the attraction is almost instantly ...more
Nov 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved Fall For Me so I was soooo excited when this was released. It's less angsty than Fall For Me. Ann Lister knows how to write steamy sex. Alex and Chase were off-the-charts hot together. I loved the dirty talk and when Chase dominated Alex! *fans self and clears throat* Anyway, the reason for the 4-star review and not 5 is my own preference. I don't mind menages, but I prefer the menage to be all men. I'm just not into girly parts in my erotica. Don't get me wrong: the 3 of them were hot t ...more
Mac Lou
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. I still give it five stars because I keep being drawn to read certain parts over and over again. Great hot sex and a real romance between the characters. It does have a HEA. But (view spoiler) ...more
Kendra T
Ok. So I will start by saying I don't typically read any romance with a female...I much prefer m/m pairings. That said, I don't think that was the reason that kept me from loving this book. Don't get me wrong...I liked it enough, just didn't love it.

I LOVED Alex and Chase together. The author focused a lot on their relationship and the strength of their connection. It was great. I felt the connection between Alex and Danni, however, fell too flat. Alex automatically fell in love with her and sh
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manlove, gay-for-you

"Can you be in love with two people at the same time?"~Danni

I Love Rock N' Roll, and I loved Zander and Chase, but Danni not so much. Makes me glad I have moved to the dark lside of reading. But Ann's story of Zander and Chase makes my feelings about Danni an after thought, LOL. These 2 guys really drew me into their world, I was standing on that street corner outside the estate with my telephoto lens just waiting to get the money shot. Zander loves men and women equal and wants to live in a tri
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Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living in Florida with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.

After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within t

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