The Strength of Love

Serena Akeryod
The Strength of Love
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Publisher
Loose ID
Release Date
October 2016
ISBN
9781682521632
Series
Book 3 of The Power of Love
Genre
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, Ménage or more, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance

SUMMARY
Forced apart by society's inability to handle the admittedly unusual relationship Gia Jefferson has with Luke Gray and Josh Henderson, she's the one left to deal with the consequences of being unorthodox. Rather than pout, she bravely decides to deal with the aftermath of her past. An aftermath that has to remain secret, even from the men she adores and trusts with her very life. Such secrets can destroy the foundations of any partnership, but one as finely tuned as their throuple is even more delicate and more susceptible to strain.

Secrets are a way of life for Gia, but they're a hard limit for a man like Josh, whose career has made him paranoid. With her mother's life on the line, Gia is left with few options, putting their relationship straight on the tipping point.

When revelations from Josh's past slither in from out of nowhere, and with Luke's appeal still up in the air, Gia's men flounder in the face of her sudden need for secrecy. Can the trio make it work or will life's curveball decimate the strength of their love?

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Dec 06, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
79 people found the following review helpful
Come ON! Another freakin' crazy ass cliffhanger!? Consider this me throwing a temper tantrum!

When Gia's husband Lucas is "Other Than Honorably Discharged" from the Army, her other husband Josh is determined to clear his name any way he can. That means Gia is temporarily banished from their daughter and her men so as not to add their ménage fuel to the Army's fire. Pregnant and alone, Gia needs her own mama something fierce, a risk she hasn't taken in years. Meanwhile, Josh and Luke are up to their ears in PTSD, raising a future Mensa member and military hearings, all without he woman who owns their hearts. But when Gia comes back home, will the lies and omissions catch up to them all or will their family finally break apart?

THE STRENGTH OF LOVE is the third book in The Luck of Love series, and it's just as freakin incredible as the other two!! Listen, Ms. Akeroyd can write ménage like nobody's business, and not just the sexy times. She delves a lot deeper than many ménage writers out there, giving her characters a depth that's truly unmatched in the MMF world. Luke's struggles with PTSD and injury were utterly gut wrenching, and the love between him and Josh is truly something fierce. Gia's role was limited in the first half of the book, so if you haven't read the first two books in this series you might not realize that she's an integral part of this family until later on. And she was kind of treated poorly by Josh, which just broke my heart given what the woman has gone through.

Now I know I said that Ms. Akeroyd wasn't all about the delicious bedroom enjoyment, but when she goes there, even those who aren't fans of guy on guy on girl would convert. She writes so lovingly, you just know that these characters mean the world to her. But seriously. WHY DO YOU INSIST ON LEAVING US HANGING WITH YOUR ENDINGS!? And I have no clue when the next edition is coming out and it's STRESSING ME OUT, MAN! Ugh. Get this book, and its predecessors, STAT.

Bottom Line: No OM/OW; loads of hot and sexy sharing between a committed MMF ménage; no condom use; no BDSM; kink (I mean, it's one woman with two men...kinky); no sexual assault or violence/murder (though all three were implied in backstories).
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