Who Would Have Thought?

Trenice Carter
Who Would Have Thought?
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Release Date
June 2010
Book 1 of Men of Adonis
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance

Friends since high school, Steve Kruz, Justin Brooks, and Alexander Moran settle in Blaine, MN. Due to their captivating looks, tempting bank accounts, and no holds barred attitudes; the gorgeous male specimens were dubbed "The Men of Adonis" by the eager and, oh so willing, citizens of the metropolitan city with the small-town feel. Dr. Steve Kruz, the constant mediator, finds that he needs the help of his "brothers" to capture and keep the woman who has finally stolen his heart.

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Dec 08, 2010   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
116 people found the following review helpful
This introduction to the Men of Adonis has it all—romance, intrigue, suspense, but most of all it's a hot, erotic read that'll have you panting for more of Steve, Alex and Justin.

In this first book of the Men of Adonis series, the focus is on Steve, a doctor in Blaine, MN and Allison, a scrub nurse at the hospital where Steve does surgery. They are both unsatisfied with their lives for different reasons, but they find each other, and it's as if they were always meant to be. But amidst their blossoming relationship, they find out secrets about each other and their future that will change their lives forever.

Although this book is about Steve and Allison, it really was about a group of friends who are more like family, and it follows all of their lives. Steve and his "brothers", Alex and Justin, have been there for each other since they were kids. They do everything together, and they are closer to each other than blood brothers. It was wonderful reading how these strong men love each other and would lay down their lives for one another. And on many occasions, kick butt to get them back on the right track.

There were also some integral characters in Allison's life, such as Jemma the model-turned-gallery owner, who helps Allison through the dark times in her life. The connection between the characters made this book special. I must admit that at first, I wasn't sure who the book was supposed to be about, but I quickly realized that there wouldn't be a "Steve and Allison" without the others. They were just as integral to the story as the main characters. All of their stories became interwoven, and it seemed natural to learning just as much about the "secondary" characters as it was the main characters. Everyone had their flaws, their wonderful attributes, and encountered problems. But underneath it all, they all loved each other, and that was evident throughout the book.

The plot of the book had many twists and turns, and included murder, corporate espionage, poor medical practices, international crimes, and the list goes on. The thing that impressed me the most about that was the fact that the author really addressed all aspects of the plot without leaving anything hanging. It was also very interesting the way all these facets of the plot came together and were interrelated.

Then, there is the erotic component of the book. Whew! It was steamy. I don't know if there really is a Blaine, MN, but I think I need to move. The men in this town are so hot, I thought my underwear would melt off. The sex scenes were sexy and varied, as well as very interesting. I for one think that more men would stay in the hospital after they read this book—it gives new meaning to the term "individualized healthcare" (that's all I'm giving you about that). The men also like to share their lovers. That could become quite the feat going forward. I look forward to seeing the other men fall in love and how they will navigate their love of sharing partners when more people are involved.

So, this is a great introduction to an erotic series that has grabbed my attention. It's a self-published work, and there were some editing flaws, but overall, it was a highly enjoyable and steamy read.
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