Author: EM Woods
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 06/21/2016
Length: Short Story (<15K)
Genre: Gay Romance, Menage/Poly
When a rodeo clown, a small town veterinarian and his assistant form a complicated trio, they find it’s their choices that determine who finds love.
When rodeo clown Brandt Collins is forced into retirement by an injury in the arena, he heads to long-time friend Kaden Slater’s hometown to settle down. As far as he’s concerned, if that old flame ignites into a wildfire, then all the better.
Kaden is glad to see Brandt, but a little complication in the form of Kaden’s new assistant, Mike, throws a wrench in all their plans. Sexy, smart and young, Mike wants Kaden more than he wants his next breath.
Soon, misunderstandings and the past conspire to tear the trio apart before they’ve even begun. And now it’s their choices that will determine who finds love—and who doesn’t.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of mild violence, Ménage and M/M/M intimacy.
Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.
Pre-order Date: 10th May 2016
Available Exclusively to Pride Publishing: 24th May 2016
General Release Date: 21st June 2016
Choices is a quick read that takes off running from the start as you are dropped into the non-relationship between Kaden and Brandt who both made a decision years ago to concentrate on their career dreams rather than their personal ones of being together.
These two men have a set pattern where their behaviour is concerned and given that every time Brandt left town Kaden got lost in a bottle it wasn’t always a healthy one, however it was one that has been repeated many times. Brandt is back in town and they fall into their respective roles much too easily but something is different this time – Kaden is more sure than ever that he wants the man and Brandt is back for good but he’s the only one that realises that so far.
There is only one small problem with their plans and his name is Mike. Mike is Kaden’s assistant and is crushing pretty hard on Kaden. He’s the one that is left to pick up the pieces when Brandt leaves, he’s tired of watching Kaden hurt but unsure of what to do about it.
The resolution comes quickly, it had to in such a short story, but it was made believable and wasn’t all about the sex, in fact the first time they try to get together is a bit of a non-event but it is the thing that makes them open their eyes to what they could have. I’m a greedy reader and would have loved more of their story, it was great to get a resolution but I would have liked to see more of how they made it work and how their characters developed as a threesome.
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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