More Than Most by Sloan Parker ~ Book Review by Caroline

24915476Title: More Than Most

Author: Sloan Parker

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist:

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

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Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: M/M Romance, Menage/Poly

Blurb:

Richard, Luke, and Matthew return in this sequel to MORE, a Rainbow Award winner for Best Gay Contemporary Romance.

Investment manager and always-in-control Richard Marshall has just landed a historic estate he’s waited years to acquire. Gone a lot for his work, he’s seriously craving his men. Yet it’s more than just the sex he’s missing. Emotionally-traumatized Luke is still dealing with the aftereffects of his father’s attempt to kill him, and Matthew’s trying to find his way as part of a menage relationship.

When Luke and Matthew come clean with Richard about what they’ve been feeling, he knows there’s only one way to solve all his problems: keep them close by accepting their help to investigate why someone wants to destroy the mansion he’s trying to save. When it becomes clear he’s put his family in danger, Richard has to choose between giving up control and pushing away the men he loves right when they’ve started to heal and have rekindled the explosive chemistry that brought them all together.

A menage relationship is hard enough. Add in danger, intrigue, a haunted mansion, and three sexually frustrated men, and it’s not a typical love story. It’s much more.

This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and an all-male menage relationship.

My View:

This sequel was a long time coming but in story terms we have moved on in Richard, Luke and Matthew’s lives by eight months. I’m not sure what happened in those eight months but when you start More than Most it is clear the dynamics of the relationship have altered.

Richard who was always the confident one of the three, always so sure of where everybody stood has been working away from home and starts to feel detached from the other two. He is less sure of his role, less sure of himself and is becoming overbearing in his attempts to keep his partners safe.

Luke is less scared and it doesn’t feel like he is on the verge of running anymore. He is still suffering from the aftereffects that his father’s behaviour caused and he really needs Richard to be around more but is still not very good at asking for what he needs. He seems even more protective of Matthew now that he has been spending a lot of time alone with him.

Matthew is growing up but is still unsure of voicing his needs. The stress of dealing with Luke’s nightmares alone is getting to him and he needs Richard’s validation that he is both important and needed. He is also determined to show that he is as capable as the two other men and doesn’t need ‘looking after’.

These guys work as a threesome but not so well as a pair. Whilst Richard has been away, keeping secrets and chasing an old dream, cracks have begun to appear. This time round sex is not the answer to everything, there is far less in this book, and they have to sit down, discuss and compromise.

There is a mystery, a fabulous old man with secrets and yet another person who has no problem seeing the men dead if he doesn’t get what he wants. It seems at every turn there is another person willing to do them harm. Richard has to decide whether his old dream is worth it but he must also take into account the feelings of his partners rather than expect them to do just as he says.

This book is quite different from More and although the first one remains my favourite it was great to revisit Matthew, Richard and Luke and the ending for them felt right. Hopefully they will now see a bit of peace in their lives and no more crazy people out to kill them.

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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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