Daring Proposal

Jeanne St. James
Daring Proposal
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Publisher
Self
Release Date
January 2017
ISBN
1981364102
Series
Book 2 of The Dare Menage Series
Genre
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Ménage or more, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance

SUMMARY
Since losing her husband years ago in a tragic accident, Eve Sanders hasn't dated. Her husband's death proved life is short, so why waste time denying her unfulfilled desires. Eve desires two men, but not just any two. Both happen to be former Super Bowl champions and best friends.

When both men participate in a Celebrity Date Night charity event, Eve's determined to not only be the winning bidder for the retired NFL quarterback Lawrence "Long Arm" Landis, but also Cole Dixon, his former Boston Bulldog's teammate. However, Ren not only has a problem with another man dating the same woman, but he definitely isn't planning on sharing her in the same bed. Even if it's with his best friend.

Openly bi-sexual, Cole is sexually attracted to Ren and has secretly wanted him for years. He's never acted upon it, assuming Ren wouldn't want to be with another man. Eve's daring proposal gives Cole hope his dream with Ren will come true.

Being with two men is one of Eve's fantasies, but never in her life has she been so bold. Not only is she nervous about proposing something so daring to the two men, but will both be willing?

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Feb 28, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
119 people found the following review helpful
As professional athletes, Ren and Cole have certain public functions to attend. That's how they ended up on the charity auction block where Eve buys a date with both of them.

In DARING PROPOSAL, author Jeanne St. James provides a hot story that features an unexpected twist when Eve finds herself attracted to both men.

Can two men who have been teammates carry that spirit of cooperation into the bedroom? Eve has ménage on her mind, but it is a daring proposal.

I really enjoyed the interaction between the characters. There is plenty of heat as the characters hash out whether a threesome could actually work. The emotion is high as each character wrestles with the triad lifestyle.

With a fast-paced storyline, this was a fun book to read.
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Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Mar 03, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
125 people found the following review helpful
5 deliciously erotic MMF ménage stars for DARING PROPOSAL!

At the ripe old age of 32, Lawrence "Long-Arm" Landis is a retired Boston Bulldogs quarterback still enjoying the benefit of the spotlight along with his former running back Cole Dixon. Cole has never made his bisexuality a secret to his teammates, choosing to embrace it and have as much fun as he can while he can...something that Ren envies. When Ren and Cole are both won by Eve Sanders at a charity auction, neither expected their one date to turn into a love triangle...but Eve did. She saw what her friend had with her two men and wanted that too, and was willing to put herself out there to make it happen. Despite the men's reluctance to date the same woman, neither can stay away from Eve. And when she suggests they all try to get together? Well, things couldn't get any hotter!

DARING PROPOSAL is book 2 in the Dare Ménage series by Ms. St. James, and just like book 1, I'm drooling over the delectable MMF ménage! There's not too many character "types" better than football players, and add in there the benefit of some guy-on-guy action and Ms. St. James has made my day. I have to say that DARING PROPOSAL is the first erotic romance book in awhile to make me squirm...it's THAT sexy.

I really dug Eve, she was a "life is short" personality who went all in for what she wanted, which was a ménage relationship with Cole and Ren. Cole was sweet and playful, while Ren was darker, more broody and reserved, but they complemented each other so well. And when the threesome sexytime starts? Hold the hell on ladies, because it's SAAAMOOOKIN'! I'm breathlessly waiting for the next book in this sinfully erotic series by the talented Ms. St. James!

Bottom Line: No OM/OW; sharing (MMF, MM, MF); condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; no violence/murder.
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Book Review by Dawn (reviewer)
Apr 08, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
86 people found the following review helpful
When one lover isn't enough... get two!

Eve has a secret fantasy and she's ready to go to great lengths to make her wish come true. She wants, not only one, but two men in her life and her sights are set on a pair of sexy football players. When a charity auction gives her the opportunity to meet both men, she jumps on the chance and shells out a pretty penny in order to have some alone time with her potential beaus.

Cole isn't picky when it comes to finding a bedmate. He doesn't prefer one gender over the other, nor does he give much thought as to the color of their skin. If someone wets his whistle, he's game. And Cole has been harboring a crush on his best friend, Ren, for years.

But when Eve's plan begins to take delicious shape, Ren finds himself conflicted. Despite his reservations, he can't deny his attraction to Cole and desire for Eve. The only way he can have both is if he can face his internal demons and admit that he wants what Eve and Cole are offering, a relationship for the three of them.

This was a really naughty book and a pleasure to read. There was immediate chemistry between Ren and Cole because they have a pretty solid friendship already. I liked Eve well enough but did wish that we had gotten more time with her before the fun began. Even though we're in her head more often, I think we got to know the other two characters better.

As for the romance, I was impressed with both the emotional and physical elements of the budding relationship between our threesome. Each coupling had their own time to build trust and desire for each other. And when the three came together, there were definite sparks lighting up the bedroom. I never once considered skimming the love scenes. Even though there were many of them, each one was unique and satisfying.

I do think there were key plot threads that could have been better explained, however. For example, we see Eve bid on two men at the auction but it seems as if she does this on a whim. We later learn that it was probably her plan all along and that was confusing for me because we didn't get very much internal dialogue from Eve at the beginning. I would have liked to understand her reasons for wanting to push this relationship a bit better. It was a hefty risk to take with two essential strangers.

In closing...
After getting a glimpse of the characters of the first book of this series, I definitely want to read it, too. For this one, four stars!
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