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Unexpected Consequences

(Isthmus Alliance #3)

4.2  ·  Rating details ·  363 Ratings  ·  70 Reviews
Zeke Reed lives his life by his rules, the biggest one being that he refuses to settle down. Through the years, it has become a running joke amongst his circle of friends that his condo would be well served by the installation of a revolving door.

That’s what makes his friendship with Mary and Jeff work. All three of them are looking for some no-strings-attached fun. Until
Published March 18th 2014 (first published March 12th 2014)
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
****I received an ARC for a honest review****

This is one of the books I was so excited to read and let me tell you that Sloan did not disappoint. With the way we were left at the ending of Unexpected Protector, I thought I was going to die before I could read this book, which is book 3 in the series. The book picks up immediately where book 2 left off.

This book was filled with drama. It's also filled with new relationships, bonds, and feelings being formed and dealt with beyond the bedroom. Zek
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
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*Be prepared to fan yourself guys!*

Unexpected Consequences was another sizzling hot romance that involved some very hot ménage sex!!

Book three of the Isthmus Alliance series picks up right after book two and we get thrown into whirlwind of drama, love, insecurities, and coming into terms with their pasts.

I felt that the dynamic of this threesome relationship was so vividly and realistically portrayed that I couldn’t help but be engaged the entire way through!

It was nice seeing them work throug
Aleatha Romig
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series. I love coming back to the entire list of characters and feel like I'm visiting old friends when I do. I love how Sloan Johnson gives us just enough of the other characters to make you feel like you've been able to keep up on their lives. I also like the connection between all of the characters. They really are a family for each other.

Unexpected Consequences went in a direction that I wasn't anticipating. I mean I knew about Mary and Jeff. I didn't know about Jeff a
JG ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends
Complimentary copy received from the author...

4.5 of 5 Steamy Stars!!!!

Phew, I need fanning after reading Unexpected Consequences. Having loved the first two Isthmus Alliance books, I kinda knew what was coming between the three players in this instalment but, wow, this book was smoking hot and so much more so than I hoped for!!!!

This story centres around Zeke, Jeff and Mary. After a brief refresher on the characters I was off on the next journey with this delicious threesome.

The contrasting cha
Red Cheeks Reads
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I LOVE this series. I was hooked with the first, Unexpected Angel, and the story just keeps getting better and better. Unexpected Consequences is the love story between Mary, the friendly lawyer, Zeke, the laid-back music promoter, and Jeff, the down-to-earth doctor. As you can imagine, a relationship between three adults can be…tricky, especially if they have their own baggage that hasn’t been dealt with, and that is the case with these three. What is extremely prevalent though, is the b ...more
The BookChick
I have to begin this review by saying that stories containing manlove aren't my usual fare. However, I was so invested in this series that I just had to know how Zeke's story ended. And, I've gotta was pretty intense. It was a full throttle roller-coaster ride of emotions from all of the characters. Typically you only see one character struggling with an issue in triad type romances. But, it seems as if every character in this story -- Mary, Zeke, and Jeff -- all had a demon that they h ...more
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Quote from Unexpected Consequences - "Zeke is the man I can count on to be tender and loving. Jeff is the one I rely on to be forceful and demanding."

Well. Just. Damn. A relationship based around three people is definitely not the norm, but Sloan Johnson makes it real. She brings us right into the middle of a triad between Zeke, Jeff, and Mary. From romance, to fights, to every day life she shows us this relationship from the inside out. We’ve read about these characters in previous Isthmus All
Another winner for Sloan

I absolutely love this series. I have been sucked into the Isthmus Alliance and can't wait for more stories from this amazing group.

You are going to fall in love with Zeke, Mary and Jeff. Once I started reading, I just could not put the book down. Just one more chapter...oh look I at 70%...must keep going.
Sloan Johnson
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Unexpected Consequences is LIVE! Thank you to everyone who has supported me in this crazy journey!

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I have to say Male/Male usually isn't my reading interest but something drew me to this book so we shall see.(:
Tina Manuel
Mar 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
My favourite out of the three. I loved Jeff & Zeke!
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it

If you read the two previous books in this series, you are aquatinted with the characters in this book.   In book one, we learned that Isthmus Alliance is a group made up of members who participate in the BDSM lifestyle. The aut hor’s main focus is the actual relationships of the characters so some categorize this series as BDSM-lite.

The actual theme of Unexpected Consequences, in my opinion, is acceptance, being true to oneself and adult child/parent relationships.  

Characters from the p
Wild Wordy
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Saffron - Isthmus Alliance is a pretty great series if you ask me.

Noemi - I completely agree! It's also a great intro to the softer side of BDSM.

Jillian - I really like the BDSM side of these books. Sloan did an amazing job with that.

Saffron - I know that's one of the things that Sloan has tried to do with this series is just get readers to see that there are actual functioning relationships that happen.

Jillian - You rarely hear about relationships like this in books when we know they truly exis
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
As the third book in the Isthmus Alliance series many of the relationships and interconnections are already underway. That's definitely the case for the ménage relationship between Mary, Jeff, and Zeke. Until now, they saw their relationship as merely fun. But when Mary is severely injured in an accident things change for all of them and what they have can no longer be thought of as just friends with benefits. They realize how important they are to each other and decide to fully commit to what t ...more
Margreet Asselbergs
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, erotic-romance

My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐

After an accident shook up what seemed an easy and fun, occasional three-way hook up, Zeke discovered how invested he had become in both Mary and Jeff. His involvement with Jeff is still new, and certainly not known to anyone around him, but he is finding it something he has come to need in his life, as much as his connection with Mary.

Having been relegated to the role of patient, Mary is not really complaining. Not when she is cared
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Zeke, Jeff and Mary have enjoyed a casual three-way relationship until fate steps in and makes them evaluate whether what they are doing is just a bit of fun, or whether they are ready to settle down into a more serious relationship. Whilst they are trying to figure that out, the outside world seems determined to pull apart their unusual arrangement.

The plot is fairly straightforward. After Mary is attacked by the ex-boyfriend of her best friend, her dreadful mother arrives to look after her, an
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Sloan Johnson's writing style. She has a way of effortlessly switching between points of view and interconnecting storylines, so there is never a dull moment in the text, and it seamlessly flows until the end. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed when book two was about Tommy; I wanted Zeke's story. He played such a pivotal and active role in Tasha and Dylan's story, and he was the awesome sidekick for Dylan, taking care of Tasha when Dylan needed him to and doing every ...more
Jennifer Greeff
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
When Sloan approached me to Beta read the third installment in the Isthmus Alliance series, I was dumfounded ... I couldn't believe she thought of me. Then of course, like the fan girl that I am, took less than half a second to respond that I would indeed be honored to give her my thoughts. And so here they are!

At the conclusion of Unexpected Protector I was an absolute wreck. I immediately got on Facebook to share my reaction with my friends and Sloan was one to respond and immediately shared m
Sarah - Books to Breathe
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Maybe the world is more ready for us than we are for the world.

So before this book, I had yet to read anything by Sloan Johnson. Not from lack of wanting to, mind you, but we all know how everlasting TBR’s can be. I am one of those people that even when an author says it can be read as a standalone, if it is part of a series, I just CANNOT do that. I HAVE to read them in order. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to books. I NEED
The Book Hangover
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVE this Isthmus Alliance series by Sloan Johnson! We were her blog review for Unexpected Angel and have been hooked since! The series storyline as a whole just keeps getting better and better and you will not want to miss the individual story with Zeke, Jeff and Mary! Yep… it’s a freakin’ hot triad!!

Unexpected Consequences starts right where Unexpected Protector leaves off and boy, does your heart race trying to figure out what exactly happened, to whom, and where do we go from he
Lustful Literature
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it

This is book 3 in this series and it’s Zeke, Mary and Jeff’s story.

I have read all the books in this series and fell in love with Tasha, Dylan, Holly and Tommy, so I was anxious to read the next in this series.

This book is about acceptance, new relationships and unions.

Zeke is a playboy who wants more and keeps his distant from those who will not accept his way of life. He has a woman in and out of his condo and does not do relationships. He is also keeping a secret from his fa
Megaen MacDonald
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVE this Isthmus Alliance series by Sloan Johnson! I have been hooked since her debut, Unexpected Angel! The series storyline as a whole just keeps getting better and better and you will not want to miss the individual story with Zeke, Jeff and Mary! Yep… it’s a freakin’ hot triad!!

Unexpected Consequences starts right where Unexpected Protector leaves off and boy, does your heart race trying to figure out what exactly happened, to whom, and where do we go from here. This story is f
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Holy Hotness Batman!! Good lord. All I'm going to say is that there were a few scenes in this book that had me thinking that maybe my husband and I needed to add a third person into our relationship. WOW!

Unexpected Consequences started a few minutes before the end of Unexpected Protector. That was one hell of a cliffhanger and I am really quite glad that those moments weren't glossed over as a retelling of events from someone else's POV. While we aren't seeing the events through Liam's eyes agai
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, first-reads
Unexpected Consequences is the 3rd book in the Isthmus Alliance. I have read the first 2 and loved them. The character development and plot in each of them was great. They took me in and left me wanting for more. I was very excited to read this book and jumped at the chance to read it.

This is the story of Mary, Jeff and Zeke. Three members of the Alliance that were in in for a good time. After a hit and run leaves Mary in the hospital, the game changes and all three see that this more of a game
Tnt Reviews
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

After reading Unexpected Protector, I was jumping at the bit to get my hands on this book. It picked up right where Unexpected Protector left off. I loved seeing where all the characters ended up and knowing that everyone got their HEA. Okay, enough about that. Now, about this wonderful book.
Let’s start with the main characters. Zeke, I just loved him. He was just looking for the place where he belonged. Mary was a very strong chara
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Zeke has never been one for getting to close to people. He doesn't do the love thing and tries his best to keep away from that. He has a special friendship with Jeff and Mary. They have a no strings attached deal and it was working fine for them. They keep it a secret and no one knows and no one can get hurt. That all changes when they all have to take a look at what they have going on and try to decide if they all three want to take another step and try to have a relationship. People try to giv ...more
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Zeke is that good bad boy. Never wanting to settle down, always having someone new. He also likes to have fun and lately that fun has been with Mary and Jeff. Wanting more than just casual fun, Zeke is scared of what he is feeling. He always liked to keep his relationships or whatever you would call them at arm’s length. The further away he keeps them, his heart would remain protected and intact.

While things have been hot behind closed doors, Zeke finds himself wanting more. He wants a future a
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from the beginning. Sloan did an awesome job at leading it off right where the second in series left off (which that was a HUGE cliffhanger that caused me to throw my Kindle---lol).

Mary, Jeff, and Zeke are the main focus in this book. They are exploring a friends with benefits relationship at first; but after the accident, it develops into one of the HOTTEST threesomes I have ever read. The three of them bring a certain piece to the relationship and together, they feel complet
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well first off if you have not read the first TWO books in this series you need to. You don't really have to I guess but it is a great series and you will know more about the characters and just get a much better feel for all the characters. So if you haven't already go get Unexpected Angel (with the gorgeous Alfie aka Dylan on the cover) and Unexpected Protector.

Now, Unexpected Consequences is a wonderful book. It is hot, sexy, a little sad, a little funny but totally wonderful. I have loved Ze
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
This is a love story between three people. When they first begin, they all agree it's just for fun with no string attached. After a horrible accident, they all realize it is much more than just fun and games. They all come to term with themselves that there are deep feelings between all of them.

Zeke struggles with himself, with the nature of their relationship. He is scared to come out with his family and friends. He know this is what he wants, but is afraid that his family will disown him and
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Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s body. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

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