Of Dark and Bright by Kate Sherwood

Title:  Of Dark and Bright

Series:   Dark Horse Series 03

Author:  Kate Sherwood

Genre:  M/M/M contemporary

Length:  617 KB (novel)

Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press (March 25, 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts-loved it

Reviewer:   Artemis

Blurb:  Jeff, Evan, and Dan have been living happily together for the past two years. They still have problems, especially between Evan and Dan, but they’re mostly able to convert the interpersonal disagreements to sexual tension—and then resolve it—so nobody’s complaining.

Then Dan’s long-lost sister shows up seven months pregnant and on the run from the law, and the situation goes from complicated to overwhelming. Jeff and Evan want to help, but with Evan fearful for his own sister’s safety and Jeff struggling to keep his health issues under wraps, they’re a little distracted. As Dan’s sister struggles with her past, Evan’s seems intent on gambling with her future. With emotions and family ties pulling them in different directions, the threesome have to hold together—or the people they love may tear them apart.

Product Link:  http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=2840

 

Review:  Let me start out by saying that this is the first book of this series that I have read and I would really like to go back to the beginning of the relationship and see how it all started.  However, the story made perfect sense to me without having read their past history.

Dan has overcome the tragedy of lost love and found a wonderful relationship with Jeff and Evan.  He and Evan have a bit of an explosive relationship at times and it always falls to Jeff to be the peacemaker.  Evan comes from a background of extreme wealth and has a tendency to expect things to always go his way.  It make’s Jeff job as mediator difficult sometimes.  When Dan’s sister shows up after living a life of crime for years, it puts a lot of stress on this complicated relationship.

Throughout the story, there is a point of view shift between all three characters, which is nice because you get to take a peek inside all their heads to see what is really going on.  There are a lot of crises in this story and they seem to fall one right after another very quickly.  As a result, there isn’t too much time for the development of the guy’s relationship.  As soon as a crisis occurs, there is an argument or conflict between the characters, a distance forms between them, then finally comes resolution only to be followed by a new conflict.  Everything was very fast paced and I really just wanted these three guys to spend some time snuggled up in bed talking and holding each other in peace and quiet!

I really did love the story, though, and the author did a wonderful job of creating memorable secondary characters.  I am not sure I liked Dan’s sister all that much and I’m sure that was the author’s objective!  She was (at times) sweet and caring and then seemed to be manipulative and childish.  I loved Chris (the best friend) and his wit and humor really added lightheartedness to the story.

Jeff, Dan, and Evan really love each other…that much is very obvious throughout the story.  The conflicts they have to deal with at times push them apart and then draw them back to each other.  I would have like to see more relationship development throughout the story but think that overall this was a very good book!

 

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