Title: Threefold Love
Author: Ki Brightly
Genre: Contemporary/MMM Ménage
Length: Novel (230 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 17th, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Captain Xavier Hobbs, a decommissioned combat engineer, was chronically lonely in the Army. But once he is back to being a civilian, with no family and nothing to ground him, he drifts. All he wants is a real home, a real life, and love—but that is easy to wish for and hard to make happen.
When he meets Andrew Landry, a high school English teacher, Xavier thinks he has found everything he has ever wanted, maybe even someone he can trust with his scars—the ones on his mind and body. Andrew’s quick wit and outgoing personality reel Xavier in slowly but surely. But he isn’t certain which way Andrew swings, and doesn’t dare to do more than hope the friendly man is actually flirting.
Then, on what Xavier idly wishes were their first date, disaster strikes in the form of Duncan McNeil, a fellow Wiccan and Andrew’s fiancé. Xavier’s hope is smashed to pieces, but Duncan and Andrew may have a different point of view. All they need is a little magic, some hope, and a lot of love to put everything back together.
Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6278
Review: This is the first book I’ve read by Ki Brightly and as a story Threefold Love hits all the right notes to make me want to investigate the author more. It hot and steamy, it’s also sweet and loving, with a dash of angst and longing all thrown into one story.
As the name of the story implies, Threefold Love, sees the beginning sizzle of attraction as three men begin to see that there could be a lot more than a guilty fantasy. Xavier was a civil engineer in the army when he resigns his commission he tries to piece together his life and gets himself a job as a janitor at a private school. This is where he meets Andrew, a teacher at said school.
The two are instantly attracted to each other, but Andrew is with Duncan. After also meeting Duncan, Xavier finds himself attracted to both men.
The story is told from Andrew and Xavier’s perspectives, where Duncan is seen through these guys’ eyes. Part of me is a little disappointed that we didn’t get any Duncan POV at least once or twice through the book. There are a number of interesting things that pop up in the story which I wish were explored a bit more. For example, I hope this isn’t a big spoiler, but Duncan and Andrew are Wiccans.
A lot more could have been done there and let the reader explore this intriguing religion other than make them appear like Ghostbusters. The other thing is that Xavier admits to PTSD, but again this was hardly touched in the story. I point out these two specific examples because it seems like they are just there when they could have been woven further into the plot.
Regardless, the tension – both sexual and otherwise – is undeniable. These three guys together are just awesome. This is a fun read and if anything has left me wanting to know more about all three guys (as I just said above).
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