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Party of Three by Daire St. Denis
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Apr 30, 2012

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Read on April 30, 2012

This book wasn't exactly what I thought it would be. I mean when I read the blurb I was expecting a romance story about how three friends that all fall in bed together, expecting the drama to be based around the difficulties that come with a menage relationship. Now don't get me wrong some of that was there, but there was so much more to it than that. Some good, some Meh.

Tina and Desi have been best friends for over twenty years. Their so close they are even roommates. But Tina starts to grow a guilty conscious one night when she finds herself basically drooling over Desi's boyfriend Josh. Little does she know Desi not only sees it but she likes it, and decides to take it further by inviting Tina into their bed. All the while rich guy Kenton has his eyes set on Tina and for a man that has everything he is obsessed with the one girl he can't have. As the relationship between Tina, Desi, and Josh develops, and Kenton gets more and more desperate to get Tina to bend to his will; the question is can the three of the make it work? And will Tina be able to get Kenton to back down before it's to late?

I liked the twist in the plot. Bringing Kenton into the mix as a villain was a nice touch to add some level of an actual storyline here and not just sex. But that being said I felt the romance side of things with the three of them could have been fleshed out a bit more. I understood the attraction, and the sex scenes in this book are definitely rated XXX, but you don't really feel the love here. Being that the book is labeled as a Erotic Romance and not just plain Erotica I think it needed a bit more in the feelings department. Still the plot that surrounds Kenton and the whole villain angle was well written and really made the story. It just felt like at time sex scenes were just thrown in there to be thrown in. Between the F/M/F menage relationship and then the other random hookups throughout the book there is definitely no shortage on the smexy encounters.

Overall this was a quick hot read and while I think it could use a little more focus on the main relationship I still enjoyed it.
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1.0% "Not my usual read but here's to trying new things. Lol" 1 comment
7.0% "Welp we certainly didn't waste anytime getting to the sex. Lol"

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