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Opening Moves

(Chess #1)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  615 ratings  ·  85 reviews
Threesome Rook, Knight and Bishop make Jason an offer he can't refuse. Can the four of them be exactly what they each need? Find out in this Opening Move.

Rook, Knight and Bishop have been searching for a fourth man to join their threesome for quite a while when Knight meets Jason, the live model in the art class he's auditing. He thinks that Jason is the perfect man for th
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ebook, 2nd Edition, 120 pages
Published October 6th 2015 by Pride Publishing (first published January 30th 2012)
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♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
Holy Smutballs Batman!!

This is ANOTHER one for the "crack attack" shelf. As if I needed more crack-attack books, right?

This book is like being lost in a forest of cocks & balls. Every time I turned around I was getting smacked in the face with dicks and testicles. Mushroom stamps and teabagging for everyone!

Opening Moves has the most outlandish and ridiculous premise known to man. Rook (wealthy and bouncy bottom who's hung like a porn star), Knight (famous ex-druggie artist who never sleeps), an
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Serena Yates
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-m-m, bdsm-and-d-s
Chess and erotica are two totally different things, right? One is all about the strategy and the other is all about the doing. At first glance, mixing the two sounded pretty out there to me. But you know what? In the context of this foursome, each of the three members of the existing threesome struggling for a position in the face of a new member of their household, the analogy actually works.

Make no mistake, this book is pure erotica and cover-to-cover sex. But what kept me interested was watch
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Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
I do love Sean Michael books. They are a little iffy on what your going to get.
Either a great story, or Smutty fun porn. Either one hits the spot.
This is smutty fun porn. It was fun. Not much story...just enough to set up the porn scenes.
Enjoyable.
V
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh Dear... what can I say, Sex marathon, with few dialogues in the middle.
Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews
So, i decided to read this book because of is cover and I thought this menage might be interesting. I actually don't know how to play chess, but I like when it's used as metaphor or for mind games. This book wasn't quite what I expected or like anything else I've read, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The thing one must accept when reading this book is that there is not much of a story. It's pretty much all sex all the time. However, the four mcs in the novel are very interesting and vas ...more
Serena Yates
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Chess and erotica are two totally different things, right? One is all about the strategy and the other is all about the doing. At first glance, mixing the two sounded pretty out there to me. But you know what? In the context of this foursome, each of the three members of the existing threesome struggling for a position in the face of a new member of their household, the analogy actually works.

Make no mistake, this book is pure erotica and cover-to-cover sex. But what kept me interested was watch
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Angie Elle
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to TOTAL-E-BOUND for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars

Opening Moves is a good read if you can take it for what it is – straight erotica. There is very little plot here, and while that’s been an issue for me in the past, I’m getting over it. I’ve read so many books classified as erotica that had plots with so much potential and eventually fell flat that I’m OK with no plot anymore with this particular genre. I want to walk away from a read satisfie
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Sarina
Review written for Love Bytes Reviews.


Rook, Knight and Bishop have been together for years and while they love and enjoy one another, it still feels like something is missing. Searching for a fourth to add to their group, however, has proven difficult but Knight swears he’s found the perfect candidate…all they have to do now is convince him. Finding himself strapped for cash, Jason volunteers to work as a nude model for an art class while hoping he can still find a job that will keep him off of
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Christina
Oct 09, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars – 5 Flames

Non-stop bunny humping would be the best way to describe what I just read. Holy Mother of AHHHHHH!!!!

Since this story is short and sexy, I’ll keep my review to a minimum. I mean, what can I really write about other than the multiple sex scenes with multiple partners. Did you see my 5 flames???

DO NOT pick this up if reading non-stop sex scenes with very little storyline isn’t your thing. It’ll just piss you off. The only storyline you need to know about this is that an alread
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Nora Phoenix
This is MMMM smut, nothing else. The plot is razor thin, even those there's the pretense of one. Rook, Knight, and Bishop are already in a committed three-way relationship, but they're looking for a fourth person. Enter Jason, a guy who doesn't even know he's gay. He and Rook hit it off, and I actually liked that part of the plot/relationship. The rest is a big smut fest, where it became hard (har, har) to keep all the hands, cocks, and balls straight (another lame pun, sorry). There's little em ...more
Tina
4.5 STARS

This book starts hot and never lets up.

A solid menage MMM family invites a forth for a 1 year commitment. Sean introduces us to each of these men in their first few days in this new relationship. What a HOT start to what looks like a fun series. Looking forward to learning more about them.
Lauraadriana
What could possibly be more tantalizing than three cocks you ask? Why FOUR of them of course!
S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

3.5 Stars

Rook, Knight, and Bishop are in a committed relationship. Each pulling what they need from the other. They decide they need a fourth. Someone who will fit with them in all aspects. They are looking for someone to play with, be at their command for the next year. Knight thinks he's found the perfect man to be that fourth, but he's shy, he's timid and he's not gay. How will it ever work? Can they convince Jason t
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Riley
Holy Smutballs, Batman!

Despite the fact that this story is 99.8% porn, there's still something I liked about it. The blurb is about all the plot you're going to get, so I don't really feel the need to cover it here. I liked the guys though, mostly..

Bishop: the toppiest top to ever top

Knight: I'm not really sure what I think of him.

Rook: I'd love him if he'd drop his abuse of the "honey's." Seriously, he's like a puppy. Cute & cuddly.

Jason: I like the dynamic between him & Rook.

Still though, th
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Angie
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~
I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book, I am a little leery when it comes to more than two partners in a book but holy crap on a cracker this book was smoking hot!!!!! I could feel the love and emotions from each guy and they all worked so well with each and you could tell they all loved and wanted each other not just one and no one was ever left out. Each character has their own uniqueness and I love each
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Ruthie Taylor
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

Wow, this is a great start to a new series - I am so happy that I got the chance to review these books.

Though this may just be the start, we go in pretty much at furnace hot temperatures, and I can tell that I will need to read these in private, as they bring colour ... to my face!

The set up of the trio is subtly done, and we learn much more once Jason arrives - this is an inspired move, as it makes us meet them along w
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 Joyce
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ok, I gotta let the tougher reviewer side out a little bit. First the cover, this edition cover just doesn't do the book justice. Looking at this cover I feel like I should be getting more of a stuffy guy story coming around to the good stuff. The other cover us better but still doesn't depict the wild sexiness of this book. Next, the story almost seems rush...like let's throw an idea out there that there is this ménage of men wanting a fourth, go fourth and show me what kind if sex they have. A ...more
Charmaine Stephens
Just what the doctor ordered! lol I was curious to try a M/M/M/M foursome type of story. Never read anything like that before. And I found exactly what I was looking for here.


And talk about such a hot adventurous opportunity Jason gets when bishop, rook & knight offer him the chance to basically be their sex slave for a year for half a million. Where do I sign up? Jk lol


This was so sexy, fun & wild and it was just such a good time reading it. I look forward to reading the rest of this s
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Tam
This is the first in a trio I think of books, where a threesome approach straight broke artists model Jason and offer him the job of being their sub for a year and paying him a huge sum of money. He agrees, because, hey, it beats working at McDonald's. While this is a foursome, off hand there wasn't much of a foursome in the bedroom and it seemed that most of the sex was in sets of two. I'm really not sure I see this as 4 guys happy together, but it seemed to be heading into more of two couples ...more
Bea
Aug 26, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
An honest to god fuckfest!

If you are looking for some plot of any kinda, steer away from it.
The MCs are touching dicks for about 90% of the book, the other 10% they talk about it.

I was a bit disappointed because most of the scenes were M/M, and not M/M+ as I was promised. Some scenes were not as steamy as they could have been, but we got a couple of really hot ones.

I had fun reading it and got the PWP I was looking for. Might read the second book when the need arise again.

Also, Jason should be c
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Kristie
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This damn book and all it's kinky fuckery. So fun that I couldn't be bothered to mark it as read last night because I had to continue on with the next one. There is so much sex in this I could barely breathe. Too much fun.
Sue bowdley
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow...i loved this book...amazing how all four fitted together...Knight and his demons that only bishop can help with and rook who now has jason.....totally loving characters x
Nicole
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ménage, mm-romance
All sex no real story.
Denise GremoryKohta
Man it was even better than I remembered. I love how Rook, Knight, and Bishop have become so close. The connection between Bishop and Knight is so special. All three love each other so much but Rook needed someone sweet for him. Jason is the perfect choice. The only issue I had was how Bishop said his lawyer, a female btw, wrote the contact but in Pre Game it was Rook’s lawyer that actually using what a Rook gave him that all three guys came up with. That confused me.
Jane (PS)
May 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm
If you are in the mood for smexing, this is it! Wall to wall full of sweetness and love, with even a bit of plot thrown in.

andrea moran
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chess 1

Here we have three men loving and living together looking to "buy" a man to add to their lives for a year, each man needs something different and they find it with Jason
Sunshine
Mar 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sunshine by: Rachel C
The beginning started off good. Then, there was sex. Lots of, lots of, lots of sex. Yes, good sex....
... lots of
...lots of
...lots of sex
Charly
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting look at a polyamorous relationship

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 7/10

PROS:
- This feels like a pretty honest portrayal of a polyamorous relationship. The partners all bring different strengths to the table, and different needs in each man are fulfilled by each of his different partners.
- I like how forward the established triad are: they decide that they want Jason, and they’re not at all shy about letting him know it.
- The sex has a go
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