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3.62  ·  Rating details ·  385 ratings  ·  100 reviews
Three’s a disaster when things come unraveled.

Rock star Nate Keller is on top of the world, but his headlining tour has one drawback. It keeps him away from his boyfriends, Theo and Cameron, for weeks at a time. Yet after four-and-a-half years-and a lot of hard work-the trio is still going strong.

But then Cam comes to visit with devastating news. After seventeen years tog
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Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 244 pages
Published July 19th 2016 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Jewel
I love ménage stories and I love rock star stories, so even though Hiatus sounded like it would be rather high on the drama scale, I thought I would chance it. I generally like this author's stories, and I've only had a couple misses, previously, however, Hiatus was just exhausting to read. From the very beginning, on through about 85%, it just wore me out!

One thing about 'established couple/triad' stories that I find trickiest is there is a tendency to feel like you've arrived at the theater i
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L.A. Witt
Feb 11, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: menage, my-books
What happens when one side of a triangle breaks?
Find out July 2016.
Nichole (DirrtyH)
Feb 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mmm, 2016
The vast majority of this book frustrated me and made me angry. I do not enjoy those emotions, and therefore did not enjoy most of the book. I persevered, and I liked the end. So ultimately, three stars.

But still.

There were two main problems with this book.

1. The writing/editing (lack thereof.)

If this book was edited AT ALL, by anyone, I will eat my hat.

This was not self-pubbed, it was put out by a (admittedly troubled) professional publishing company, and therefore, must, at some point, have
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Debra
Release day review originally posted at Sinfully.

3.5 stars


With Nate spending a lot of time on the road with his band, he is blindsided when the expected visit from his boyfriends turns into just Cam showing up and telling him that he and Theo have separated after 17 years and Theo has moved in with his brother. That they don’t want to put him in the middle or lose him. That it’s only a trial and they still love him. While all of this is true, there is so much more that is going on that they don
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Sofia
Aug 21, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
dnf at 55%

a rinse and repeat cycle of pining, sorrowful thinking and sex
Alex
Apr 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
An ARC was provided through NetGally in exchange for an honest review.

This book is my least favorite kind of book. The kind that would last ten pages if the characters bothered to be honest. (view spoiler) And despite it I'm still awesome. There I told all y'all. See how easy that was?

But here we spend hundreds of pages and millions of conversations, none of which go anywhere because everyone is hiding somethi
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Aerin
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I've always been fascinated by stories where one of the main characters has a mental condition, be it depression, anxiety, OCD or any other condition that invisible to us but a struggle for them on a daily basis. I was wary of requesting this book despite the fact that I really like L.A.Witt, I don't like threesomes. Sure, I've read some threesome books that worked for me really well, but generally they're hard to connect with and not very believable as a real life situation. But this..
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Tabatha
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
We all read romance as an escape, and I was sad to find that I had to really push myself to keep reading this book. I typically love everything I read from this author, so this came as a complete surprise to me. It was straight up exhausting to read. That's the only way I can describe it. The book felt, at least to me, to be pushing an agenda about mental health and how it can affect a relationship in the worst possible way when left untreated. I get it, and typically I'd be okay with that, but ...more
Tina
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it

Loved Cam, Theo and Nate, enjoyed reading their story. :)
Mark Hiser
As always, when a semester comes near the end and grading piles up, I need to read something fast, mindless, and escapist. However, my usual comments about novels like this one (fun, mindless, able to skim, escapist, full of sex, predictable characters, predictable plot) were not enough. Instead, I found myself paying more attention when the story went beyond the typical mm (on, as in this case, mmm) plot and explored how mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety can creep into a relations ...more
Molli B.
2.5 stars

I was super excited about this book the moment I read the blurb back in the spring. It's such an intriguing idea: what happens to a triad when one side breaks? How do the two remaining couples deal with it? \o/

Oy.

/o\ Of all of my complaints about the book, I think my biggest is about all of the inappropriately timed sex. So much inappropriately timed sex. These three guys had major stuff to talk about through the entire book, but they'd either talk for two minutes (about nothing) and th
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MaryAnne
Mar 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mmm, meh
I have all-over-the-place feelings about this book. There was a lot of skimming for me because a lot of it seemed like the same thing over and over again.
So, Nate, Cam, and Theo are in a relationship: Cam & Theo are married, Nate is their boyfriend. Cam & Theo decide to do a trial separation because they're at each other's throats all the time, all the while Nate is on tour with his band. Majority of the book is a lot of back & forth with 3 POVs of how miserable everyone is, and Cam
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Sue bowdley
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: male-male, menage
I've always loved La Witt's books and not many fall short of five stars....This one however i'm giving four stars and I know that's still good I didn't quite feel it deserved that one extra star for one reason....Theo and Cam I just didn't feel like they did enough soon enough to help get their marriage back on track....Fair enough they did it eventually,so no idea what people who reviewed saying this was all sex and no helping were talking about....They did eventually talk when they'd hit rock ...more
Erica Chilson
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wickedreads, m-m, 4-star, menage, mm
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

4 Stars

I'm just going to be straight-up honest about how this book read and the effect it had on me, and it will probably do the same with the majority of readers. Anyone who has been in a long-term relationship for more than five years will no doubt be able to empathize with one, if not both, of the characters.

Nate is on tour when unexpectedly Cam- one of his lovers- informs him how the other two thirds of their triad are sep
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Lisa The Novel Approach
I’m a huge fan of this author and have read almost everything she’s written. After reading the blurb, I jumped at the chance to read Hiatus.

We first have Cam and Theo. An established couple who have been together for seventeen years. When the story begins, they’re taking a break from one another, sort of like a trial separation.

Then we have Nate, a budding rock star on the brink of worldwide success. He was brought into the relationship by both Cam and Theo a few years ago, and all seemed to be
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JoAnna G
Jul 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Title:Hiatus
Author:L.A. Witt
Series:
Publisher:Samhain Publishing
Reviewer:JoAnna
Release Date:July 19, 2016
Genre(s):LGBT
Page Count:244
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Three’s a disaster when things come unraveled.

Rock star Nate Keller is on top of the world, but his headlining tour has one drawback. It keeps him away from his boyfriends, Theo and Cameron, for weeks at a time. Yet after four-and-a-half years—and a lot of hard work—the trio is still going strong.

But then C
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Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I can't tell you how many times I've finished a book by author L.A. Witt (Ann Gallagher, Lauren Gallagher) and said, "What the hell did I just read?" I just did it again with Hiatus and I don't say that as a bad thing, I say it because she puts so much into her books that your brain just needs time to absorb it all and process it. Hiatus is a very, very good book and it tackles a multitude of issues, but it is also one hell of a love story be
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Deborah
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: jd-read, amazon-done, m-m
I love menage books and when I read the blurb about a rock star, Hiatus sounded like it would work for me. I knew it could possibly be very angsty-of which I am not a fan of, but figured I'd give it a try. It was a very hard book for me to get through. It was angsty, full of drama, and just draining.

Cam and Theo have been in a committed relationship for seventeen years. They are married. A few years ago they added Nate to their relationship and became a triad. But you never get the feeling that
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Carra
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Talk about a story that will break your heart. Hiatus did that to me over and over for more than half of the story...but you know what? I loved it. Why would I love a book that hurt my heart? Because it has some wonderful characters who are beautiful yet flawed, a plot that grabbed my attention and kept it hostage for every page, and writing that flowed so well that I didn't realize how quickly the time was passing.

I really, really loved all three main characters. I quickly fell for each one of
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Janna
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, menage
2.5 stars
Anke
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Can't say it any better than this:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Mercedes
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-romance, poly
3.5 stars

Nice MMM read. I just feel that for all the grief I was put thru I got very little (or too short) sweetness back in the end.
Gabbi Grey
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three sexy men, life is complicated (an audio review)

This is not an action book. It is not a typical rock star book, nor is it a stereotypical ménage.

This is a relationship book. Real men, realistic situations, and painful separations.

I loved it.

Honestly, it did take a bit of time to orient myself as I am accustomed to action moving the story forward. With this book, often it is the lack of action that propels it into uncharted heart-breaking territory.

As this story involves three men, you could
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ReviewerLarissa
10 question review

So, Hiatus, tell us about this book
Hiatus is the story about three men in an established polyamory/menage relationship. Rather than start at the beginning of their relationship, Hiatus starts when the relationship hits a serious snag and it looks like there might be a break-up.

Hiatus is a stand-alone story, as far as I can tell and it’s told from the main characters point of view.

Are the characters of this story dynamic, rounded?
The main characters of the story are rock sta
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Jody
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
As a reader who loves being put through the emotional wringer when it comes to romances, this book grabbed me from the very first page and squeezed my heart until its hard-fought conclusion. Along the way readers are made part of the tug-of-war between a couple who thought they'd always be together and the third part of their triad who never saw their break coming. In a relationship that seemed so solid at first, the break seems to come out of nowhere and seems impossible to heal. Cam and Theo h ...more
Caroline Brand
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE

4.5 Stars

I think this may be my favourite story from LA Witt to date.

Nick, Cam and Theo are an established throuple who have carved out a life that works for them. It’s not perfect, it’s not easy, hell it isn’t even public knowledge but it works well for them – until suddenly it’s not working at all.

Cam and Theo have been together since college. They had a commitment ceremony then when same sex marriage was legalised they got married then they met Nate just over f
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Christi Snow
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
Disclaimer: when I sat down to write this review, I went and glanced through the other reviews for it and was surprised at just how many people really didn't enjoy it. That is to say I was surprised at first. For the most part this isn't a happy book. It's about a relationship disintegrating, BUT I thoroughly enjoyed the story. I read it on a day when I was supposed to be doing some of my own work that I was rather excited about, but I couldn't bring myself to set the book down to do i
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Rafa Brewster
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
It had been a while since I'd read anything by LA Witt, partly because I tend to find her books to be hit or miss. Hiatus was a definite hit for me.

This was not a story about a hot threesome. This was a story about how a loving, committed relationship can fall apart through real life problems like anxiety, depression, and lack of trust and communication. It just so happens this relationship involved three people. The story drove home the point that no matter how much you love the person (or peo
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Whitney
I like L.A. Witt and I love poly romance, so I was excited to read it. I LOVED Witt’s Tooth and Claw series and couldn’t wait to dive into this new addition to the MMM subgenre.

I didn’t really love this book, unfortunately. When “Hiatus” starts, the threesome is already established and on the verge of falling apart. The problem with writing about pre-established romance characters, it almost always feels like there should’ve been a book before it. In fact, I had to double check that a prequel ha
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Joyfully Jay
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kris
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars


I’m a fan of this author, and I didn’t hesitate to pick up this book when I saw it. Witt has a trademark, easy writing style that pulls me in and absorbs me into the story every time. And that definitely happens here. Told in alternating first person POV, Witt does a fantastic job of creating three individual and engaging characters. While I had some issues with the pacing, I still enjoyed this book largely because of the characters.

Nate, Cam, and Theo are all fairl
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