- Loose Id
- Release Date
- November 2015
- Book 3 of Van Zant Siblings
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Geneticist Alexandra Van Zant has proven again and again she can foil the madman intent on destroying humanity. She has survived multiple attempts on her life. However, this sexual novice is unprepared for the sexual prowess of two dominants battling for her heart and submission, or the submissive hoping she can learn to dominate him.
She's just getting comfortable with the men in her life when POTUS gets involved, making her his science advisor and insisting she add a little respectability to her unusual and highly publicized lifestyle by moving up the wedding date. And then things get really complicated. First, Alexandra learns Patrick "Gabe" Gowan, her primary and betrothed, has been in an on-again, off-again Dominant/submissive relationship with Jonathon O'Donnell. Then, she admits she's fallen in love with Conor Larkin, the other Dominant Gabe shares Jonathon with. It isn't pretty.
When Alexandra is attacked with a biological toxin and believes she's dying, the decisions she makes will change the game. For good.
Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Feb 03, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
171 people found the following review helpful
I honestly can not even imagine living with someone like Alexandra's character. This book opened up my eyes to an often joked about mental disorder and just how painful it can be to both the sufferer and their loved ones.
Black and blue after surviving an attack from a killer in Montana, the world's leading geneticist Dr. Alexandra Van Zant is now back in Cincinnati, engaged to Patrick "Gabe" Gowan and trying not to remember how fucking hot their ménage a quartre was last week with Gabe's mates, Conor Larkin and Jonathon O'Donnell. But there are madmen still after Xandra, and Gabe, Conor and Patrick will do anything to keep her safe. With her bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD and control issues, her ridiculously intelligent brain just doesn't ever turn off, making it difficult for anyone to try and help her stay safe (from both madmen and herself). Sex is the one time where her mind is empty of the insanity, and when she was with all three men, it was the best, most blissful and mindless experience of her life. But sex has to take a backseat when bodies start dropping all around her and threats on her life multiply. It will take all three men to keep this wild woman alive so she can save the world.
CONSEQUENCES OF THE BIG MISTAKES is the 3rd book in the Van Zant Siblings series and is best read in sequence. I made the mistake of jumping in blind, and while I eventually caught up, I did feel quite lost for awhile and vowed to go back and pick up the first two books. So first, the fact that this is a MMMF ménage was what made me say a big YES PLEASE to CONSEQUENCES OF THE BIG MISTAKES, but what keep me flipping the pages furiously was the great storyline. Xandra was a unique and fascinating character. I've never read such an in-depth description of the highs and lows of a bipolar in a manic episode, which was fascinating (and so scary/sad). It truly was like watching a train wreck, Xandra was so out of control and all over the place emotionally that I simply couldn't stop reading.
Gabe was incredibly understanding, having known her since childhood and how to deal with her severe swings. Their relationship was interesting too; Gabe encouraged her wild sexuality to come out to play, happily encouraging a repeat ménage performance. She wants the four of them to be a permanent foursome, living together and raising her goddaughter.
I was a little surprised by her intense and selfish reaction to the men being together sexually, but I can't say that I blame her too much, since her fiancé neglected to share the bisexual side of himself prior to Xandra seeing him and Jonathon balls deep in one another! The sex, dear Xenu the sex. It was incredible, I wanted to be a fly on the wall when they all got busy!! I love how Xandra gets something unique from each of the men, and them from each other. It was kind of weird for Xandra to be so enamored and needy for Conor even though Gabe is the love of her life and fiancé. Likewise, most of the time Jonathon felt like an afterthought. I'm interested to see how the three of them play out in the next book in this series. This was a long but fast-paced read, and I will most certainly be going back to check out the first two in this suspenseful, crazy and extremely sexy series while I await the next offering!
Bottom Line: This book isn't for the faint of heart. Alexandra's numerous mental problems are really in your face and not glossed over, nor are the messier emotional parts of the ménage they all enter into. I absolutely freakin LOVED it!
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