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Sharing a Pond

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Brent shows up on Corey and Shane's doorstep in the dead of winter needing a place to stay—and hopeful his mates will provide it, and not mind he's a frog shifter.

Being a shifter is nothing new to Corey and Shane, but neither is being mates. They've been together since before they first met Brent ten years ago—back when Brent was Brenda. Bringing a third into their relati
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Published November 18th 2015 by Less Than Three Press
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Oct 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, mm
I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

I liked this story. I liked that it wasn't bogged down in a lot of unnecessary angst, and melancholy. There was a lightness to the characters, and the story telling. The gender issues were interesting, and given their due, and I appreciated that. I liked that it was about the three mean learning to know, and to trust each other. I liked that they were attempting to build a solid relationship together; one that wasn't
Veronica of V's Reads
4.5 stars for this M/M/M erotic shifter romance.

Brent is a frog shifter, and has been kicked out of his pack for not only shifting into a different sex, but also a different species. This was a big twist for me as a reader! Brent was initially Brenda, and born into a werewolf pack, but her first shift was into a frog, and when she took her human form again, she...was a he! Yikes! Brent's parents supported him until he was 18, but the pack shunned him when he became an adult. Brent had little cho
A.L. L. Lester
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Trans polyamorous frog shifters for the win. This book was just what I needed the day I read it, charming, touching and funny, with a bit of angst. The characters communicate, there's explicit negotiation of consent and a lovely happy ending.
Chris, the Dalek King
Brent has nearly killed himself getting to where he is going, and when he gets there he has no clue what to expect. But anywhere is better than with his loser, abusive ex…and if that anywhere also happens to be where his mates are, then he is definitely going to take it.

Being a shifter who has found his mates really should be an easy answer to all his problems, but even Brent knows that being able to change into a frog isn’t going to make what he wants easy to attain. Corey and Shane have been i
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, paranormal
I thought this book was cute! This was the first time I have read about frog shifters and I honestly really liked that aspect of this book!
Okay this is were I go into how I am so picky when it comes to Ménages because for them to work for me it has to feel equal. Well I am not sure I got that feeling with this book and I will explain why. So some of this might be spoilers and I am not sure how to explain without telling why I felt a certain way over certain parts of this book.
Brent began his l
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shifter, borrowed, 2017
rating: 3 stars

I know I rated this 3 stars when I read it, but since I didn't even remember reading it and don't remember anything about it, obviously it wasn't very memorable.
Lore Graham
Sharing a Pond, Alex Whitehall's debut novel with Less Than Three Press, is a wonderful story about a young man and the couple that he joins. All three of them are frog shifters, and we find out early on that our protagonist, Brent, turned from female to male during his first shapeshifting experience (not your usual sort of trans protagonist, but it works!).

This story has a handful of elements that aren't usually my thing: soul(mates), contemporary setting, and shapeshifters. However, the story
Sharing a Pond is a bittersweet experience that really lingered after I finished reading it. Whitehall's book is about a frog shifter, Brent, who experienced an unexpected gender change when he shifted into his frog form at puberty. He was... dissuaded from staying with his largely wolf shifter family. Brent has tough break after tough break until he eventually decides to try and track down the two men he remembers from his childhood as his mates.

This story is absolutely adorable. It's really t
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
From Magnolia Reviews: Four Petals

I received this book as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I do recommend this book. It was a good read about a poly relationship. The romance did move too quickly, but I liked that after the immediate sex the characters worked to create a relationship based on communication and mutual understanding as well as sex. There were a number of things that needed to be explained better, including the part about Brent being transgender, and the book
Mar 08, 2020 rated it liked it
I was excited to read this when I realized it was about frog shifters. I have never read a book with the type of shiver before. If was ok for most of the book. Then the big controversy that almost broke them up was manufactured and so damn stupid. All they had to do was sit down and have an honest conversation. Something that should have happened earlier about several things anyway. Plus the cause was never really resolved.
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading books with unique shifters. I just wish that Corey and Shane talked more with Brent in the beginning- they knew that (view spoiler). Communication was key that Corey and Shane should've been able to do, especially cause they are the older ones, dammit! But all in all a great read that I'll prob revisit in t ...more
May 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-plus-x
2,5* upgrade for the cover.
Devan Huff
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received one copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review. Review first posted on Nautical Star Books

Brent has overcome quite a bit to find his mates. Shifting from female to male overnight, abandonment by his family, an abusive relationship, and a long journey have slowed him down but he has finally made it to his mates.

Corey and Shane have been together for 10 years and are in a committed relationship. When Brent shows up at their door they are a tad bit confused but will
Riina Y.T.
I dove into this story with excitement and little expectations. I was looking forward to a hopefully sweet and romantic shifter menage.

The story begins with Brent being rescued by Corey and Shane. He's brought into the couple's home after he lost consciousness out in a snow storm. Brent, young, lost and afraid Brent was quite endearing; a little whiny in my opinion but likable. I never got a good picture of Corey and Shane, to be honest. What did they even look like? huh.

And I found the way th
Ela The Queer Bookish
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-maybe
This book's description had me hooked. The book itself? Not so much. I was expecting lots of drama, because going into a relationship with a couple, that's been together for years? That's complicated, or should be. It didn't seem complicated to me here.

The sex happens really fast, there are little problems on how to handle the new relationship and... that's it. There isn't really a lot happening. If there would have been more show than tell, then maybe I would have liked the relationship/s.

I wou
Elisa Rolle
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Sharing a Pond by Alex Whitehall
As shifters go, this is a new one for me. Frogs? Some might cringe at the idea. I didn't mind it one bit. Different is good. Shall we call Brent, one of the shifters, a trans, since he shifted for the first time from a girl to a guy? This is a well-done romance, cute, with a lot of caring toward their third (Brent). This was beautifully done and the poly relationship was done tastefully and beautifully. Well done and would re

This book is a little different take on the shifter genre. Brent changes from female to male during his first shift and is forced to leave his pack of wolf shifters. He also shifts into a frog. I really did like the different take on this. The sex happened pretty quick but the relationship took time. Cute book!
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Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shifter, spank-me
Cute. Froggies
H.V. Corbin
A cute romance between three frog shifters! A very sweet read, which left me feeling warm and fuzzy. A great comfort book.
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