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Three-Way Split

(Comes in Threes #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  385 ratings  ·  111 reviews
Hannah Stewart’s always been different when it comes to relationships. Monogamy doesn’t work for her. She needs more. And more is something most people can’t handle.

She gets more than she bargains for, though, when she partners up with local brewery owners Mitchell and Ben for a business venture and finds herself attracted to both of them. She proposes polyamory, where she
ebook, 296 pages
Published August 20th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scorched)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Three-Way Split is book one in the Comes in Threes series by a new to me author, Elia Winters.

Hannah Stewart grew up always feeling sort of middle of the road. Like she never really stood out, or did really well at any particular thing. She loved Mapleton, Massachusetts, loved the small town vibe, and decided to open her own business there, a sex toys store.

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Hannah enjoyed her independence. She wanted to succeed and know that it was her that did it. She enjoyed sex but had no interest in a roma
Reviewed for Wit and Sin

Three-Way Split is a sexy as hell polyam romance with a lot of heart. Elia Winters’s first Comes in Threes book is positively scorching, but it’s the characters and the way they approach their relationships that really makes this story stand out.

Hannah is a fiercely independent owner of an adult store. She’s smart, knowledgeable, flirty and fun, but she also has very realistic struggles, insecurities, and fears. At the beginning of the story, she has the hots for
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, erotica
Affectionate flirting between small business owners develops into something more once they take a hard look at the type of relationships they actually have and what they really want. Hannah is trying to maintain a struggling business while Ben and Mitchell own a nearby restaurant and brewery. Ben and Mitchell are bisexual and in a casual relationship with each other and Mitchell and Hannah have been flirting for ages. When they enter into a business relationship their personal lives entwine as w ...more
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
CW: graphic sex, negative reaction to someone coming out

I know I've gotten into reverse harem this year, which you could argue can be a form of polyamory, I'd say the subgenre is still very much a sensual/sexual fantasy geared towards women who like the idea of multiple men fawning over them. And who can blame them? It is a lovely fantasy! But I seem to have stumbled upon a menage romance that is actually about polyamory, where the two men are not there to worship the woman but actually have a r
Jun 10, 2019 added it
Wow! I really enjoy this one! Nice polyam rep, plus good writing plus sexy sexy sex scenes. Recommend for people looking for queer polyam. (The woman in the trio is straight and the guys are bi, and longtime friends.)
Mar 28, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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I have enjoyed mmf romances in the past and I am always excited to discover new ones, so I have been looking forward to star "Three-Way Split". I also found it pretty interesting as well that the author is in a polyamous relationship herself.

The book started out well with getting to know Mitchell and Ben who are business partners and friends with benefits as well as Hannah. It was an interesting setting with the businesses of the three and Hannah getting to know each guy separately but I thought
The jump from casual sex to classes on polyamory to actual polyamory seemed a bit abrupt to me, but it was hot and I was completely willing to overlook the problems I had there in service of that.

(Didn't love the friend with though. Which was a bummer. Write me better female friendships!)
Sheri Morell
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first time reading this author and i really loved this book. The writing style pulled me right in.
I loved the chemistry between Ben and Mitchell but neither of them want to look to closely at what they really feel for the other. Haley has adored Mitchell from afar for a year but has her own reasons for not wanting a relationship. I loved the chemistry between Ben and Mitchell and the three of them together. I loved the banter between all three. This was refreshingly well written and I
Rebecca Hefner
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excuse me while I fangirl out! I read romance and erotica a LOT but rarely find one that has the right balance of character development/plot and steam. Don't get me wrong, if a book is heavy on one or the other, I'll enjoy it, but when there's a perfect balance I've hit the jackpot!

This book is the jackpot! First of all, I'm in love with Mitchell. He's serious and strong but also a great cook and quite dominant in the bedroom? Yes please! But he doubts himself and worries he won't be enough. Ben
Donna Was A Scandal
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq-romance, menage
Three very compelling characters on their own, when Hannah, Ben, and Mitchell figure out how to be together, well, the possibilities are endless! Check out my full review on Scandalicious Book Reviews:
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Winters always provides great characters and witty dialogue; this seems to be a mash up of a polyamourous romance and the Gilmore Girls’ Stars Hollow, and I mean this in the very best way. (What if Miss Patty ran a sex shop!?)
Eva Millien
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Three – Way Split is a realistic romance that features polyamory and how the strong, convincing characters handle the emotional and moral ramifications of such a relationship. The romance starts off a bit on the fun side when Hannah decides that monogamy is not for her and she wants more but doesn’t really want the whole committed relationship, while Mitchell and Ben have been ‘friends with benefits’ for years and are comfortable with that. The emotional turmoil and questioning of decisions made ...more
WTF Are You Reading?
Three Way Split is a very sweet and sexy read, that is essentially two overlapping stories combined.
First, we have the tender M/M plot line of "friends with benefits becoming lovers". With Mitchell and Ben.
Then, there is the M/M/F plot line of "friends with benefits becoming something more, with a ton more drama". With Mitchell, Ben, and Hannah.
While it is true that this is a very fast read as a whole. The true draw here is without a doubt THE SEX.
And all the emotional interplay surrounding the
**ARC Provided by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review**

Hannah Stewart has been adoring Mitchell Fredericks from afar for the past year. He's the young co-owner of a local bar, while Hannah owns the local toy store. And I don't mean kids' toys. She's sure Mitchell is a relationship kind of guy, and Hannah's a little gun shy about pursuing him for anything casual, so she's kept her distance. Until the monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting happens, and Mitchell's partner, Ben Harrington en
May 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
I accidentally requested the sequel before the first book (though I later found out you don’t need to read them in order but ANYWAY) so I read this book first. This was my first threesome MMF romance/erotica and I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Well, it wasn’t what I expected. The language in the book for the “parts” was vulgar and not literary which was a bit shocking at first. Sure the sex parts were a bit steamy but at the cost of using vulgar terms for the “parts”. Also I guess I’m not into thr
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5***** This is was a mix of romance and MMF erotica and was such a great story, I wasn't expecting to enjoy this novel as much as I did.
Mitchell and Ben are in a undefined relationship , both wanting different things or so it seems. Along comes Hannah who both guys are interested in. And so begins the start of a potential unconventional relationship. The characters all had fabulous chemistry between them and I really enjoyed the unfolding of their relationships and the way the author dealt wi
Aug 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, 2018
This was a bit different than what I had expected.
Roommates, best-friends and business partners Ben and Mitchell have a sweet arrangement. No emotions are needed other than friendship. Both of them are bi and non-monogamous for different reasons. They both find Hannah attractive and want her both to share together but also one on one. An odd relationship/friends with benefits thing develops between the three of them. There is some really hot and steamy parts for which help with the oddness of t
Diane Peterson
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A well-written erotic romance. The story deals with two guys that own a bar/restaurant. They are both bisexual and have a casual, but on-going, m/m relationship. Hannah Stewart owns the sex toy shop in the town. Gradually the three begin to mix business with pleasure and form a bond.

The book does a good job of dealing with the issues (emotionally and physically) involved in a polyamorous relationship. While similar to "normal" relationships, there are some new dimensions with three people. The
May 08, 2019 rated it liked it
I've followed Elia Winters on Twitter for a while, and she's hysterical and gives excellent advice about sex toys. So, when this book went on sale recently, I pounced. I loved the set-up with Hannah and Mitchell, as well as how Hannah and Ben met and went on their first date. The love scenes, in every iteration, are scorching hot and a delight to read.

If you're sensing a "but" - yeah. There's a "but." While it provided fantastic information and proved a key catalyst for each of the characters, t
Three-Way Split is a fun, low-angst queer polyamorous romance that's perfect for those who have never read polyam before. Wondering why someone would seek out more than one partner? The role jealousy can play in the relationship? ...what sex between two guys and a gal looks like? You're more than covered here.

Sometimes it's almost too on the nose - I mean, our triad goes to a literal Polyam 101 class, and the heroine's best friend is studying polyamory for her Ph.D. Still, the emotional beats wo
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, erotica, lgbtqia, 2019
I picked this one up based on a 2018 best of romance list. This was a 3.75 for me and I think this author has potential. The first half of the book moved a little too fast for my personal taste but the last half slowed down a bit and saved the day. I know the erotica was the main thrust of the novel but the parts I enjoyed the most were when they talked to each other. Watching their emotional growth was very satisfying.
Heather 123
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it
This book would have been 4 stars, but the polyamory meeting bothered me. I think it was going great until the main characters started talking about their feelings and fears. It felt very forced given that this was the first time they were even discussing the option of something more. And in a room of strangers no less. I think the conversation was needed as it was a HUGE tipping point in the book, but I think it could have happened after the meeting at one of their homes over some alcohol.

Robin Stone
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sexy MMF story. It moved along at a nice pace, and the sex scenes were hot. I enjoyed the characters, and the details about their personal lives outside of the relationship.
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Making my way through this year’s RITA winners...a sweet and unconventional relationship with a lot of realistic discussion and setting. It didn’t connect with me as emotionally as I had hoped, knowing what a great writer Elia is, but I still enjoyed it. A nice and quick read.
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lgbt, 2020
“If you are okay to let go of some of the expectations of monogamy, you can be free to feel emotions, or not, and accept whatever develops.”
Hannah is the owner of a sex-toy shop in a small MA town, and she's been crushing on local chef Mitchell. But she's also attracted to Mitchell's roommate & business partner, Ben. What she doesn't realize is that Ben and Mitchell are fuck buddies. Ben and Mitchell have kept their relationship low-key and open, but when Hannah enters the picture, they each start to have feelings for her and this allows them to admit that they also have feelings for each other beyond casual sex.

Pluses: everything.
Reese Ryan
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book so much!

This is my first time reading one of Elia‘s books. The story and characters grab you right from the start. The love scenes are face-melting hot, but there is so much friendship and emotion between the characters, as well. Excellent read. I immediately bought the next book in the series.
Easy read with some scorching hot sex. I liked all three characters separately and as a thruple. Giving it 3 stars rather than 4 because the Polyamory 101 classes were a bit heavy handed, and I didn't buy the banter - it felt forced. ...more
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Elia Winters is a fat, tattooed, polyamorous bisexual who loves petting cats and fighting the patriarchy. She holds a Master’s degree in English Literature and teaches at a small rural high school, where she also runs the drama club. In her spare time, she is equally likely to be found playing tabletop games, kneading bread, cross-stitching, or binge-watching Marie Kondo. A sex educator and kink-p ...more

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