Title: The Two Hounds
Series: Freeway at Night, #1
Author: Elsa Aarden
Genre: Paranormal/MMM Ménage a Trois
Length: Novella (115 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc (November 27th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥ 2 Hearts
Blurb: Casey Martins, a homeless young man, is rescued by Leonard Kill and William Murder. The two handsome men help him recover and quickly express why they fell for Casey. Even though his new home has a fierce man who doesn’t want him there, Casey does what he can to stay with Leonard and William.
Leonard Kill, with the Water element, is the first to fall for Casey. Although his stepfather doesn’t approve of their relationship, Leonard insists that Casey is the one. He is afraid to express his true feelings for Casey, and he doesn’t want to push his lover away.
William Murder, with the Fire element, has no fear of showing his love for Casey. Along the way, they find out that Casey isn’t a normal human, after all, but he and Leonard refuse to let Casey help them against their dangerous opponent. Together, they face and enemy who wants to stop Leonard and William from incarcerating criminals.
Note: This book contains double anal penetration.
Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/the-two-hounds
Review: Casey has been leaving on the streets for while since he was kicked out by his parents for being a drain on their expenses. Unable to find a job and kicked out the alley he was living in, Casey falls in the middle of the sidewalk from hunger. Two well-dressed men come up to him, offer him help, and take him home. Although leery, Casey still gets in their limo with them.
Leonard and William see Casey and want him. Even in Casey’s dirty and malnourished state, they want to have sex with him. They want to have someone to come home to at night when they are done working. I want to say they pretty much want a pampered pet. They don’t really expect Casey to do anything in their home all day except be there when they get home and let Leonard and William take care of him. Before the third chapter is over the three of them are saying I love you.
The secondary characters are just annoying. Hamilton is the butler/chauffeur, hates Casey immediately, and goes out of his way to make his new life miserable. But even when Leonard and William find out, they keep him on just telling him to stay away from Casey. The stepfather is a horn dog and keeps trying to seduce Casey. The sex scenes are not really hot but more like rushed to fill in space.
So yeah, the concept was good, but the application needed some more work. On one hand, I wanted to really like this book. But on the other, I hated it because it was so convoluted. There is no emotion to the story. I didn’t like the MCs, but I didn’t hate them either. It just left me feeling let down and hate to say it…bored. Since this looks to be a series, I do hope it improves in writing style.
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