Author: Sloan Johnson
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Cover Me, Darling
Rating: 3.25 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 10/13/2015
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Drew Jackson seemed to have it all. He has a family who loves and supports him, a tight circle of friends, and is a rising star with the Milwaukee Mavericks. Then, it all begins to unravel. Cam, the only man he’s ever loved, falls head over heels for Drew’s teammate. He makes a critical mistake in the playoffs that he’s not sure he’ll be able to recover from. And then, his world really crashes around him…
Eric Sapp may no longer play for the Mavericks, but he’s still one of the guys. No one could have imagined how much his life would change when he agreed to help his former teammates mourn the end of their run for the pennant. After stopping a brutal attack, Eric is forced to face the feelings that’ve been growing for his roommate, Drew. That’d be much easier if Drew wasn’t hell-bent on pushing everyone away as he recovers.
Neither of them were counting on Bryce Shaw. He and Drew enjoyed the one night they spent together, but knew it was unlikely they’d be anything more since they lived in different parts of the country. After Bryce is relocated to help a failing LGBT homeless outreach, he wants to explore something more with the Mavericks’ short stop.
As much as Eric wishes he could be the one to help his friend, he knows Bryce holds the key to Drew’s recovery. Will pushing the two back together be the biggest mistake of his life or will they all learn there is strength in numbers?
This was a difficult review to write because there was a lot I liked about Triple Play but there was also a lot I didn’t like.
Let’s start with the good:
- Sloan Johnson’s writing is as good as always. She knows her characters and she knows the journey she wants to take them on.
- We get to see guys introduced in the first two books such as Drew and Eric.
And the bad:
- While the author knows her characters, she doesn’t do the best job describing them. If you haven’t read the first two books you might be lost because you pretty much need to have read them to understand the men.
- There’s a lot of extraneous information here that I ended up skimming. An Example:
Every year, she got excited about planning which flowers to plant in each bed near the farm that’d been in our family for generations. Dad intended to give her a hard time about it, but us as kids got older, he knew it gave her something to focus on rather than dwelling on the fact we were independent and didn’t need her for everything.
What does this have to do with the plot? Absolutely nothing.
I’m a big fan of first person POV and even enjoy dual first person perspectives, but this story added a third and it got very confusing. It seemed too much with Eric and Drew and Bryce.
I never really bought the threesome relationship or why they all had to be together. But readers who like menage relationships should enjoy this one a lot.
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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