Author: Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Rating: 3.25 of 5 Stars
Love begins at the most unexpected moment…
Carter Hausemann and Eddie Canales are embarking on a new romance. They know they’re compatible sexually. Now it’s time to find out if they’re meant for each other—and a third man, because Carter has always known what he’s needed. He’d just been afraid to reach for it.
Eddie will do whatever it takes to make Carter happy, and since he’s not the jealous type as long as he’s included, he’s more than willing to see if a relationship can work between three men. But first he and Carter need to concentrate on them.
Dare Habrock has the microbrew everyone’s talking about. He also has a secret that has kept him from having a lover in far too long.
When these three meet, they begin to understand that love flourishes in the most unexpected moments.
But someone is determined to destroy every bit of joy they have.
Reader Advisory: This books contains scenes of multiple male ménage, light BDSM and references to fisting.
“Unexpected Moments” is the second book in this author’s “Unexpected “ series and sequel to “Unexpected Places”. There’s enough of Eddie’s and Carter’s backstory in “Moments” it could be read as a standalone. I would advise against doing so, because “Moments” begins when Eddie and Carter already know each other intimately and meet to discuss turning their casual acquaintanceship into a committed relationship.
I found this premise interesting – two guys planning to go into a relationship together with the clear intention to find themselves a third. I’ve never read it that way; in any other threesome books I’ve read the polyamory happened unintentionally. However, since I wasn’t aware at first that “Moments” was a second book, I wondered about how in-detail and almost businesslike this first discussion between Carter and Eddie was.
I liked how reasonable and thoughtful Carter and Eddie went about both their pair relationship and their yet-to form threesome. On the other hand, their factual planning and negotiating made the emotional part of their relationship somewhat elusive. The whole thing reminded me of a D/s contracting– granted, there is a slight D/s element to their interactions, but this is in no way a ritualized BDSM partnership – so that struck me as out of place here.
Which might explain why I also found the characters in and of themselves hard to get access to. They remained a bit flat for me, even though they were certainly likable. Then again, the sex scenes were hot.
An element of crime made up another big part of the plot; with that, I had bigger problems than with the romantic element. The villain appeared to me rather one-dimensional, his only motivation for his crimes being “oh well, he’s just crazy”. But the action scenes were fast-paced and suspenseful, and I liked how the main characters reacted to the threat and how they supported each other in every way.
To sum it up, this book was a mixed bag for me. I really liked parts of it, while others left me cold. On the whole, it was an entertaining enough read, and assuming the severe editing issues I encountered in the ARC have been fixed, I’d give it a recommendation.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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