Discovering Dalton by Nicole Colville ~ Book Review by Caroline

25947095Title: Discovering Dalton

Author: Nicole Colville

Publisher: Hidden Pleasures

Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 09/01/2015

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: M/M Romance, Menage/Poly

Blurb:

At fifteen, Troy and Liam were fostered by the same family, and although hating each other at first, they gradually became solid friends. As adults, the two foster brothers live together. Both experience tough times, each being a rock for the other, but their love had never been anything other than brotherly.

That is until they both fall for the same guy, and things get… complicated.

Dalton is fresh out of a ten year marriage. Feeling lost, he concentrates on the only thing he can control—his body. Developing from a chubby, unfit police officer into a lean, mean inked one, Dalton has never looked better, but inside, he’s never felt worse. That is until he meets two men who change his life forever. A relationship is far from his thoughts, and one with another man makes Dalton even more confused. He takes time to get to know Troy and Liam separately, but Manchester isn’t that big, and sparks fly when fate throws the three together.

Together, these three fight it out between them. Both Troy and Liam demand Dalton choose between them, but what if he didn’t have to choose? What if it could work between three?

The things in life worth fighting for are never the easiest, but they’re the ones worth holding onto forever.

Book 2 – Manchester Menage Collection.
A new stand alone book following on from Saving Samuel.
www.amazon.com/Saving-Samuel-Manchest…

My View:

In Saving Samuel Dalton was the straight friend with a crumbling marriage and a cheating wife. At the beginning of Discovering Dalton his marriage makes its last hurrah and he finds himself single, lonely and confused. Nicole Colville is renowned for creating complicated characters and this book is no different. It’s not GFY but more a man that has kept things hidden and slowly starts being honest with himself but as Dalton steps into his new life, first slowly and then with gusto, why have a relationship with one man when you can have two? See – complicated!

Troy and Liam have an odd and often strained relationship. Fostered together as young teens they are the most important people in each other’s lives but they are also the most destructive people in each other’s lives. Liam owns a gym which is where he and Dalton first notice each other and boy do they really notice each other in the shower scene! Liam doesn’t date, he rarely returns to a man a second time, so he is confused and pretty mixed up when he finds himself spending more and more time with Dalton and he is left downright terrified when he discovers he is actually looking forward to it!

As Liam and Dalton explore a new friendship that becomes sexual Dalton has very few expectations given that Liam has been honest with him from the start. The problem is that Liam hasn’t really been honest and the thought of Dalton spreading his wings and finding a man that can and will give him more leaves him feeling sick. Before Liam can admit his feelings to himself Dalton meets Troy and sees in him a kind of kindred spirit. Troy is beautiful and captures Dalton’s attention from the moment he sets eyes on him at his tattoo parlour.

For me reading this book was all about trepidation. I’d read the blurb so was pretty sure about what was going to happen but you have to get through over half the book before it does. I was feeling anxious as to how it was going to play out, how they would fit together and the build-up between Troy and Liam kept me on the edge of my seat. Everyone in the story could see how Liam and Troy should be together, I as a reader could see how they should be together but it’s only when Dalton is thrown into the mix that either of them are brave enough to go there and when they do all the waiting is worth it.

This is a worthy second book in the Manchester Menage series and I am very excited to read about Valentino, Blue and Kellan next!

Links

Discovering Dalton on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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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