Title: Three is Not a Crowd
Author(s): Lily Velden, Asta Idonea, Eric Gober, Alina Popescu, Kay Ellis, L.V. Lloyd, Eddy LeFey, Aimee Brissay
Genre(s): Threesome/MMM Ménage/MMF Ménage/Paranormal/Contemporary
Length: Multi-Author Anthology (198 pages)
Publisher: Wayward Ink Press (September 18th, 2015)
Heat Level: Varied
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts (individual ratings posted with each story review)
Blurb: Why would anyone think three was a crowd?
No. No. No. No. No.
Three is a triangle…
and did you know it’s the strongest geometrical shape?
All the best things come in threes…
Musketeers, primary colors, three-ringed circuses, stooges, blind mice, little pigs. The list goes on.
Of course they say trouble comes in three too…
but we won’t go there… or will we?
**giggle** There’s three sheets to the wind.
And **sigh… drool** there’s three piece suits.
And trust us, it’s no coincidence that there are three ingredients in a BLT.
Or only three elements to the game Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Want to get physical???
Well, there’s… three-legged races… (what were you thinking?)
Political? Of the people, by the people, for the people.
Or creepy? Hear no evil. Speak no evil. See no evil.
Why, three has so much going for it we don’t even need to mention a…
1………… 2………… 3………… sandwich
(Substitute your own dream guys)
And of course, there’s: On your Mark. Get Set. And Go!
So Go! Read the short stories in…Three’s not a Crowd
Purchase Link: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/three-is-not-crowd-a-wayward-ink-publishing-anthology/
Review(s): B.A.D. Boys by Lily Velden: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts/ Moderate Heat Level
Brad has a thing about elevators. He’s also had a tough week.
An accidental encounter with Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome Aiden, and sweet, shy, and innocent Danny, will turn his elevator ‘thing’ into something very B.A.D.
Wow what a start! This story was short but You know what they say…good things come in small packages! Lily really grabbed my attention form the first paragraph. Once the trio got in the elevator it was a bit predictable but it was so fun and sexy! There is also a sense of humor as well! I loved this story!
Me, Callum and Dingoman by Asta Idonea: ♥♥♥3 Hearts/ Low Heat Level
I’m every bit the Everyman.
Or at least I was until I started my current relationship.
You see, there are three of us in this couple: me, my boyfriend, and my boyfriend’s alter ego…
This one just didn’t hit me like the first. It is cute and fun. If you like super hero’s you will like it. There just wasn’t much to it for me though.
Knowing How He Feels About You by Eric Gober: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts/ Moderate Heat Level
Three college cheerleaders are bound together by unrequited love, secrets, and lies.
That is until dangers on a road trip threaten their lives.
Who will survive?
Sean, Chad, and Kyle are squad mates. It did take me a bit to figure out they were cheerleaders not ball players. Though both Kyle and Sean are from money and Chad isn’t, they have been best friends through college. Chad has had a secret crush on Kyle ever since they met. Sean is just the opposite. he isn’t Chad’s type at all.
This one was longer and was like reading a novella. It was intriguing and interesting. I kept reading to see where the story was heading then a twist and man oh man I sure did not see that ending coming!
I have never read anything by Eric Gober, but I sure will be now!
Chimera by Alina Popescu: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts/ Low Heat Level
Plagued by nightmares of a lost twin, David struggles to uncover the truth of his past.
His family insists he never had a brother, enlisting therapist after therapist to cure him.
David’s only happiness is his boyfriend Terry.
Is the dream-visiting twin real?
Or is he a symptom of a mental disorder?
And real or not, will David and Terry’s relationship survive his presence?
David and Terry have known each other forever and have been together since college. David has begun having very vivid, strange dreams and is convince he had a twin. His parents are convinced he is crazy.
This is a strange story that is dark yet has a sweet undertone of romance. I loved Terry’s conviction to David. The writing is vivid and I would love more of this story!
Life By Even Numbers by Kay Ellis: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts/Low Heat Level
Flynn Jacobs is small, eccentric, and neurotic. He’s spent his whole life being ridiculed and bullied.
On a rare night out with work colleagues, Flynn finally meets Riley, a man he has admired from afar.
Riley isn’t looking for anything special. His boyfriend Mitch is out of town and Riley is bored. Shy Flynn is a challenge. He’s meant to be a one night stand but Riley finds he likes Flynn more than he should…
What will happen when Mitch returns from his business trip?
Flynn is a very small effeminate looking man. He gets bullied still as an adult. He is 25 and reluctantly went to his birthday party some of his coworkers set up for him at a local bar but he keeps waiting for someone to tease him. He meets Riley one of his secret crushes from the office and is surprised when Riley asks him out.
Riley has a boyfriend and they have an arrangement. Though sleeping with Flynn is ok kissing him and taking him to their bed is not. Plus Riley feels the need to protect Flynn and wants more with him.
Mitch figured out that Riley broke the rules and worries that Flynn will take Riley until he meets him in person.
This was a very good story. I liked all three characters. Having a few quirks of my own I can really relate to Flynn. I loved Mitch’s protectiveness as well. Great story.
I will be looking for more from Kay Ellis!
Love in 1975 by L.V. Lloyd: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts/ Low Heat Level
Richard believed his friendship with Laura was based around their passion for writing.
He didn’t realize he was falling in love with her, until it was too late.
After all, how could he possibly be falling in love with Laura, when he still loved Bill?
This story is set in 1975. Warning a woman is involved. Richard meets Laura at a Party. They are both authors for the same publisher. He is immediate attracted to her though he feels a bit guilty since he is involved with Bill. Bill has not been coming around much lately and that gives him more and more time with Laura.
Bill realizes there is a problem and doesn’t want to lose Richard but doesn’t want to be with him and a woman.
I liked the story. It had a good plot and was fairly complete for a short story but for me it was just ok.
The Proposal by Eddy LeFey: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts/Low Heat Level
Malcolm has a decision to make.
His two best friends, Jack and Thomas, have just given him a very interesting proposal to mull over.
His mind, his heart, and his Little Malcolm need to agree.
The decision could change his life forever…
Malcolm has been friends with Jack and Thomas for three years. Thomas and Jack like a third from time to time and that is how they met Malcolm who refused but became best friends with them. After yet another break up Thomas and Jack have a proposal for Malcolm.
The story was ok there just wasn’t much to it other than Malcolm musing how he met the men and what he should do. I would have loved to read this in novella form it really had a lot of promise.
Chance Encounters by Aimee Brissay: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts/ Explicit Heat Level
Daniel and Michael go shopping for sex toys.
Michael believes their relationship is complete.
That is, until he lays his eyes on the gorgeous shop owner.
Perhaps things are better in threes…
Daniel and Michael are in a sex store. Daniel has issues and Michael is trying to help him past them. They are looking around and Daniel is curios and aroused by some of the toys. Michael hints he misses some as well. Enter the store manager Nick and shall I say t got very hot from there.
This story was good. It hinted at some stuff I would have loved to know more about such as what is wrong with Daniel and more about how they met and their relationship. I would definitely buy this book if it was a novella. I will be watching for Aimee Brissay!
Exploring Heaven by Rian Durant: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts/ Explicit Heat Level
Chrissie is a very smart Rottweiler who has never shifted until now, enjoying his life as a dog.
What happens when he and his owner, Simon, fall for the same guy?
What better way to end a book. This book came in fast and furious and goes out the same way! At first I had misgivings with this story since it appeared the dog was the one with the sexy thoughts. Once it became clear this was a shifter story I fell in love.
I will admit it is unlike most shifter books I have read before. So you get unique as well as extremely sexy with a touch of humor and romance as well.
This was one of my favorite books in this collection. I hope you enjoy it as well.
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