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The Cellist

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  24 reviews
After six years, cellist Roman returns home with boyfriend Ben, in search of more than just international fame. There's one complication he didn't count on. His high school crush, the straight, untouchable, Jaxton is there when he arrives.
One performance at local club, Crimson 8, stirs emotions that were better left forgotten.
With prior warning that the club is a gay man
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published April 9th 2015 by Encompass Ink
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Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
I had the pleasure of beta reading this book. I just hope you love these characters as much as I did!

After mysteriously disappearing 6 years ago, Jaxton comes face to face with the geek he used to bully in high school, Roman. He never knew what happened to Roman, and has always wondered if his unkind words were the reason for his disappearance.

Roman has just returned home with his boyfriend Ben from a concert tour throughout Europe. He is shocked to not only see Jaxton again, but to realize eve
Nikki Drost
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This story was absolutely amazing!!! Truthfully, I tend to shy away from polyamorous themed books, but I have to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I loved the characters interaction with one another, even the side characters were interesting and entertaining. The love scenes were so hot I was afraid my kindle would catch on fire. I'm still fanning myself off from a particular erotic scene involving Roman and three male performers. I'd like to thank the author for writing such a sweet ...more
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a fantastic read this was. The relationship between Ben, Roman and Jaxson was so sweet. How they all got together was wonderful put. I highly recommend it. It's a must read!!!! Go get it.

* I received ARC from the author for an honest review*
Faye K
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
 4.5 stars ..💖 Great start to the book as a straight Jaxton encounters a past school mate. This has a blurred lines at the start that make you question whether or not Jaxton is completely straight or not. Poor Ben as he's a little aghast about Jaxton coming between them. I loved their past time jump getting that frame clued in to the present.

Includes voyeurism, hot menage sexy scenes and more.

Stanton is definitely clued in with Roman regarding Jaxton but what will become of a one sided feelings.
Caroline Brand

2.5 Stars

From the blurb this book offers a story that should fit perfectly on my book shelves. An established couple having to deal with an old crush from the past, maybe some hurt and a little angst thrown in. I was looking forward to the goings on at Crimson 8 and how a visit there would impact on the story.

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Arch Bala
This is probably my favorite if not the strongest story I’ve read involving a polyamorous relationship in this genre. For male to male ménage stories, it’s always difficult to separate the sex from the “actual story” – that’s just dumb I know since they should go hand in hand but you get the drill right?

The chemistry between Roman, Ben and Jaxton was just off the charts I feel like combusting and that was just the effect of the sexual tension between these guys. At the beginning, I thought it wo
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an intense and lovely read. I devoured this book and still can't get enough of it.
The story about soulful and sensitive Roman, the kind of lost and misunderstood Jaxton and protective Ben is touching and heartwarming. All characters are well developed and have rough edges what makes each one of them even more lovable and you can't stop them marching straight to your heart. Full of feelings their story catches you from the beginning and you can't stop until you know the end. Will there be a
Sara Bauer
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Okay, so remember that high school crush you totally moved past and never think about again? No? That's right. It's because we never forget our first crush, do we? Roman, an accomplished musician in a very happy relationship with Ben, runs into Jaxton (the infamous crush) his first day of college ... and emotions spin out of control from there. What is Roman willing to give up to be with his first love? Is Jaxton even worth his time? And how does Ben feel about all this drama? Find out in this s ...more
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love the way the authors has wrote the emotions in this book. She has done an incredible job with the description of all the characters and what they are thinking and feeling. I love the pace of this story and how easy it flows from one page to the next. The music and entertainment is easy to picture and artfully written. The whole book is enjoyable. The romance is sweet and the drama is brilliant. Overall I am so glad I read the book and recommend it to all.
Antisocial Recluse
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
This was just kind of weird for me. It seemed to drag on too long. It felt very disconnected with tangents about other characters that didn't seem to really go anywhere. And it was all too quick and rushed. All these things happened in just a couple of days? Also needed some editing. I don't think I've read an ebook yet that doesn't use discrete instead of the correct word, discreet. ...more

Very immature. This feels as if it were written by a teenager. All the telling drove me nuts. The first sex scene is a fade to black. And it’s all in very serious need of editing. I gave up. Disappointment reigned supreme. No rating since I couldn't didn't finish it.
Dottie Mae
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Cellist by Elaine White

Awesome book, fill with romance and lots of very hot scenes that will keep you from putting this story on pause. It is a keeper that you will want to revisit over and over again.
Dee Jonas
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story. Three men truly meant for each other. If you don't believe that love can be in any form, then read this and you will. Can't wait for more. ...more
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Beautiful, odd, sensual, odd. Adding to my favorites, but still an odd one.
Sep 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: disappointing, dnf
Never judge a book by its cover...right?

This was such a promising idea but it just didn't get it right for me. When dealing with past loves or crushes, it would have been good to have had more of a back story to lead you into the relationship between Jax and Roman. I just didn't feel any chemistry or connection between either of them. There was zero angst even though its alluded to.

Also, I found it really difficult to follow whose 'voice' I was reading. It jumps from one to another and I had to
Oct 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was so good and I really enjoyed this book until there was sudden end when author should keep going and that really ruined my enjoyment of this book.
When there is poly book, I love the scenes when they are falling in love with one more people they did not count on and here was it so good and I wanted to know more and suddenly it was the end of the book, I know I am repeating myself, but I got really angry, it could be 5-star book if there were couple of more pages...
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars just because it felt unfinished to me!! Kinda rushed iono! Maybe I'm being greedy but I wanted more of them together!!! From not just Jax's perspective!!

The whole he's air to me!! Iono how I felt bout the early dependency vibes I was getting!!

Also the writing could have been more fluid!! I honestly had some lack of clarity issues
Joyfully Jay
May 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: michelle
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.25 stars

There were a few good things as this book started out, but for the most part this story had so much potential that was just not realized. We start with Jaxton’s point of view as he is shocked to see Roman at his college campus. The story then quickly shifts to Roman and Ben’s points of view and we mostly get their story of how they met, how Ben helped Roman gain emancipation, and then how they fell in love. They are fairly co-dependent on each other, spend all of
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Cellist is my first book by author Elaine White. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
The story is about Roman, Benjamin and Jaxton , even though the beginning of the same is more background into Roman and Benjamin’s relationship , you get to know what Jaxton meant to Roman.
I can’t denied that the story has great potential but I would have like to read more character development and background into the three of them. I feel like the relationship betw
Jul 05, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm uncertain about this book.

I'm uncertain about this book. It was a little confusing at first, moved really fast into a poly relationship and though it flashed back into past histories it didn't feel as cohesive as it could have been.
Ben's character came through with more sincerity than either Roman or Jaxton's characters. I felt as though I was being told what they were feeling instead of feeling it through the author's words. At times the thoughts and actions of the main characters as well a
Claire Potterton
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
Roman and Ben have been together for six years, are engaged to be married, and hopelessly in love. Jaxton, Romans unrequited, straight crush from high school comes onto the scene. Having met him twice, Ben decides in order to keep Roman he will tell him to invite Jax into their relationship. One night together and they are all madly in love with each other and live happily ever after. The story here could have been great had it not all happened so fast. The best part of the book, for me, was Jax ...more
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
impossible choices!

This was an easy read, I was grateful that it wasn't boring. It was your typical ménage story where everyone needs where met. This is not a musical or really anything to do with a cellist except for that was the job that one of them had. This was a story of first love circling back to you after years go being apart and trying to fit into your new reality.
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, polyamorous
Great book

This was a great story. It was different, the characters were great and the writing was well done. I would recommend this book.
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Elaine White is the author of multi-genre MM romance, celebrating 'love is love' and offering diversity in both genre and character within her stories.
Growing up in a small town and fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. She lives vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, exploring all possibilities within the romanti

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“Even after six years, he was still turned on by the bastard, still desperate to kiss his lips and see how it felt to kiss him into submission, until he saw him as more than a loser geek.
He wanted to taste his tongue, to touch his abs and stroke his cock; do all the things that it was so wrong to want to do to him. Wrong because of Ben, because of his love for Ben,
because he barely knew Jaxton, back then and now.
What the hell was wrong with him?”
“Jaxton met his gaze for just a second, then scowled and turned away.
The recognition in that look was painful; years of recollections and long forgotten
emotions buzzed through his brain. Ashamed of the flare of attraction he'd just allowed
himself, he turned away and faked a smile.”
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