Series: Tides of Love 01
Author: Scarlet Hyacinth
Genre: Erotic Alternative Fantasy, Ménage Romance, M/M/M/M/M/M, Elves, Werewolves, Shape-shifters
Length: Novel (212pgs)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing (26th September 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Thrust by chance in the waterworld of Uli, Connor finds himself falling for five gorgeous men. Rallion, Wren, Tallean, Chek and Rodrik are as different as night and day, and yet they all arouse deep feelings inside him, feelings he does not know how to deal with.
Elven princes Wren and Tallean want to protect Connor, but they do not realize how much the abyss between their social positions affects him. It is up to half-Fae Rallion to soothe Connor. But when an investigation regarding his presence on Uli begins, the situation is complicated by the appearance of Chek and Rodrik.
The two shape-shifters teach Connor and his men more about their souls and bodies than they’d ever known before. But there is a shadow watching from the darkness, hunting Connor. Can the five men save their lover before it is too late? What will these tides of love bring?
Review: Connor goes on assignment to Mexico for his paper and while he’s there he is caught in a storm that will change his life forever.
This is a well written story with good world building and in-depth characters with a really good storyline. it is also a surprisingly good ménage-plus that really does work without trying too hard and all six men complement each other very well. You are drawn into the story and you really feel for Connor being transported to another dimension and being in a position that he has no way out of and no way of getting home. It was also brilliant that Wren, Tallean, Rallion, Rodrik and Chek had different personalities and came together for Conner and they were not already established as lovers.
The sex scenes are hot and it was extremely nice that Connor didn’t just jump into bed with any of them and had to work through his issues about how he could feel something for all the men and how his men supported and encouraged him through these doubts. there are D/s scenes as both Rodrik and Chek are very dominate but they are done well and it was a nice surprise that it wasn’t just Connor who acted as their sub and you can see how much thought went into this story as we see most of the men connect with each other without Connor being around. As I said before a very well done ménage-plus.
I loved the ending as we are left with the opening for the next book of Connor’s best friend Owen, yeah can’t wait.
So I recommend this to everyone who loves a great storyline, incredible hot sex, even hotter men and the promise of more for the future.