Rhymes With Orange

Tymber Dalton
Rhymes With Orange
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Publisher
Siren Publishing
Release Date
July 2016
Series
Book 35 of Suncoast Society
Genre
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more

SUMMARY
Following a career-ending accident, Danielle needs a fresh start. Despite crippling anxiety and OCD, she's determined to rebuild her life and isn't looking for a new relationship. Or a new Dom.

Coop being Hunter's Master is a little unconventional. Hunter is gay…and has a boyfriend, Todd. And Coop is straight. They're friends first, but BDSM helps Hunter keep his anxiety at bay. Since Hunter's deep in the closet with his family, he can only be his authentic self around Todd and Coop.

When Coop's relationship with Hunter—and Todd—gets more complicated, he rolls with it. Then Coop meets Danielle. Suddenly, Coop has to play Todd's boyfriend for Hunter's family. If Dani can't pull off the role of a lifetime pretending to be Hunter's fiancée, it could mean disaster for him.

Unfortunately, Dani's health takes a dive. When Hunter steps in and steps up, will the two successfully go from being co-owned pets to far more than either ever expected?

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Sep 09, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
73 people found the following review helpful
With the popular tv series Orange is the New Black, this book may make people think it has to do with prison or with Tilly finally getting locked up when she beats an asshat to death. It is actually neither. Instead, orange is in reference to how nothing rhymes with orange. Orange is completely unique which describes Danielle's relationship.

Just when I thought Ms. Dalton could not make a more complicated relationship, she throws this complex foursome at the readers. I might need a diagram to draw it out. Danielle is interested in Coop. He is interested in her. He is into kink, she is kind of into kink and will explore with him. However, Coop comes as a package deal with another two. Coop is straight, and yet he Tops/dominates Hunter who is in a relationship with Todd. Did I mention Hunter and Todd are gay? And they both crush on Coop, even when they know he has a girlfriend.

When a relationship needs to put two different people as the "top priority" depending on whose allocated time slot, it makes for headaches and hurt feelings. Honestly, whilst this story did an excellent job of showing how it can be done, the reality of it is, jealousy will rear its ugly head. And Coop is a greedy bastard because he gets his cake and eats it too. Whilst everyone may think Danielle and Hunter are competing for the primary relationship slot, it really is Coop who is in the primary focus as everyone has to revolve their life around him. I get that a poly can work. This setup is just asking for trouble especially as Coop has very definite boxes each person belongs in.

Fortunately, Ms Dalton is able to make this multiple partner relationship work. It is a balancing act which takes a few tries to get working right. Even then, miscommunications happen. With the added family stress from Hunter's side of the house, it only adds to the drama. Luckily, one person's weakness becomes a another person's strength. The way each of them help each other out and they develop their own connection with each other makes for a strong web of love. This is what makes the story so good and the poly work. This kinky erotica is for readers who think, why stop at three? Why not have more? Try four!
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