- Rebel Ink Press
- Release Date
- November 2011
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more
Zoey Matthews is in love. She's been in love since the day she was dropped off by a social worker at yet another foster home on a back country road miles from nowhere, Missouri. At age ten, she met the men of her dreams. Over the course of sixteen years, Dane Cardwell, Jack Devereux and Ryan Wilkins fell in love with her, too. They've each told her they love her, they've shown her and each man has gone so far as to ask her to marry him. But what they don't know is Zoey loves them all.
Her game of kiss and not tell all comes crashing down around her the night of her graduation from veterinary school and Zoey runs for the mountains. Of Colorado. Hoping to outrun her obsession with three men and forget them all together, she stays gone for ten years. But the wound has never healed. In fact, it's done nothing but fester. Needing to clear the air, Zoey agrees to spend a few days back home with the boys never imagining it would turn into a week filled with comparison sex as Dane, Jack and Ryan each try to get Zoey to choose between them and their varied tastes.
When she finally tells the truth, a truth only one of them has known all along, Zoey fears the foursome will never be able to make a sharing relationship work. After all, aren't there just too many personalities and desires to sort through? Add in the kink factor and things get really complicated. Zoey's not convinced the truth has any merit, but there's one thing she knows for sure…this time she's playing for keeps.
Apr 18, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
167 people found the following review helpful
THREE FOR KEEPS is a keeper. The characters are likeable, the storyline flows smoothly and the sex is steamy. The one exception to the flow is the skewed focus that remains on one character over the other two men. In a ménage, I prefer to have fairly equitable time spent on each character but nonetheless, I enjoyed the book.
Zoey has been in love with Dane, Jack, and Ryan since the day she came to live with her foster family in rural Missouri. Some might find it a bit strange that at the early age of ten she met the men meant for her but the author does a solid job of convincing readers. Over the next sixteen years of their close friendships, the men fall in love with her too. The difference is that each man has told Zoey at one time or another that her they love her but she has never told them.
Then she runs. After graduating from veterinary school, Zoey can't choose between them once she knows how they each feel so she leaves to work in Colorado. She finds success as a large animal veterinarian but still can't let go of her feelings for the three men she left behind. She stays gone for ten years until finally deciding she needs closure and agrees to spend a few days back home. But life has taken them each through their own sets of challenges, each changed from the path they've taken.
The men see Zoey's trip home as a chance to get her back. Dane, Jack and Ryan work to get her to choose between them – not an easy task because they all seemed great to this reader! Here's where a majority of time is spent on Dane though; and he tries to introduce Zoey to a bit of kink (but these scenes were a bit awkward). But it's when she finally says she loves them and admits to dreaming of a ménage a quatre that she most fears losing them all. With each men so different, Dane's kink and all the history between them, things get complicated and interesting. The storyline held my interest because of the diversity in the characters' personalities. And when they finally make a decision about their future, it isn't what this reader had expected.
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