Tia’s Leash by Lisa Andel
Tia is not a pure-blooded werewolf, which is causing huge
problems with her pack. She goes into season way more often
than purebred females do, making the men want her and the
women hate her. Her Alpha, Mason, sends her to a house in
town to keep her away from the pack males, but that doesn’t
seem to help. Then she meets other men, such as vampire Risk
and werepanther Biggs. Mason and her packmates don’t want to
let her go, however. Will Tia find a mate, and happiness, at
Tia’s Leash wasn’t what I expected. Since the
story featured werewolves and a ménage, I thought I would love
it. Unfortunately, that didn’t prove to be the case. The
story was nearly nonstop sex for Tia, first with the members
of her pack, and later with Risk, Biggs, and a couple of other
characters. The sex edged out the plot, characterization,
conflict, and pretty much everything else. While the story
was well written and had what could have been a fascinating
premise, the non-stop sex seemed gratuitous and didn’t really
help me understand the characters or sympathize with Tia.
Two for One by TA Chase
Jack Samson is new in town, having just taken over the local
veterinary practice. He goes out to a gay club despite his
inability to dance, but feels awkward and nervous, at least
until he meets Brady. Sexy blond Brady picks him up and takes
him over to Simon, Brady’s lover. After a brief interlude,
Jack is called away for an emergency. Brady and Simon call
him again, though. Can Jack fit into their partnership as a
permanent third, or is he just a temporary plaything?
Two for One is a m/m/m story with three very
appealing heroes. Shy, sweet vet Jack, strong firefighter
Simon, and fun, carefree horse-breeder Brady make a great
combination. The three men seemed to balance each other out.
The slow buildup of their relationship was believable, and the
sex scenes were hot! TA Chase can always be counted on to
write an entertaining story, and this one was no exception.
Awakening by Bonnie Dee
Melissa has had a huge crush on Michael, a coworker, for a
year, so she’s horrified to find that her roommate has slept
with him. Rachel feels terrible, not having known Michael was
Melissa’s crush, so she suggests the three of them play
together for the weekend. Rachel plans to bow out afterward.
Will Melissa agree to Rachel’s proposal?
Awakening was a very hot little tale. I
generally prefer my ménage heavy on the guys rather than the
girls, but in this case having two women involved seemed just
right. Rachel and Melissa’s friendship was sweet and added
spice to the lovemaking. Sexy British Michael was a great
third for their trio. With a lot of inventive sex as well as
character development and emotion, Bonnie Dee’s story is a fun
and enjoyable addition to this anthology.