Here For Us by AM Arthur ~ Book Review by Caroline

Title: Here For Us
Series: Us Book 1

Author: AM Arthur

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Lyn Taylor

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/17/2017

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: Gay Romance, Menage/Poly

Blurb:

Cris Sable doesn’t walk into popular gay bar Big Dick’s expecting to find more than a casual hookup, so he’s surprised by his instant attraction and intense chemistry with go-go dancer Jake. Jake’s sexy as hell and a firecracker in bed. The sparks between them are undeniable, and what starts as a hookup evolves into something deeper, possibly permanent—until Jake dumps Cris flat on his ass for no good reason.

Angry and confused, Cris finds comfort with his longtime friend and employer Charles “Chet” Greenwood. Cris’s emotional state stirs up Charles’s long-buried feelings for Cris. Feelings he’s denied for eight years, because Cris is his employee and therefore off limits—not to mention two decades younger than Charles. Cris admits he has feelings for Charles, too, but he’s still getting over Jake and both men agree nothing can happen between them while Charles is still Cris’s boss.

Jake Bowden knows he doesn’t have anything to offer a guy. He’s a go-go dancer with no degree and no real career aspirations. He’s also used to everyone who loves him leaving, so it makes sense to cut Cris loose before things get too serious. Cris is kind, passionate and totally deserves a guy like Charles—wealthy, owns a home, successful businessman. Jake can’t compete so why bother? They’re better off together. But when Jake has a serious personal crisis, Cris and Charles unite to pull him back together, and the three men discover it’s possible—maybe even inevitable—to fall in love with more than one person at a time.

My View:

I really enjoyed this one. This is a complicated story that brings together the old and the new. If you are a fan of this author you will recognise a lot of the characters that pop up and that have formed this odd kind of family.

Whilst Cris Sable holds together this story he is only one of three men that we are introduced to. Chet aka Charles has been Cris’s on again off again employer in the porn industry for many years – he has also had strong feelings for Cris for just as long but as a responsible employer has never acted on how he felt. Jake is a go go boy at a local gay bar called Big Dick’s. Jake’s story is a sad one that has left him unable to trust anyone and he often deliberately messes up promising friendships to prevent him from getting hurt further down the line.

In the space of a couple of days Cris goes from being single to having two men wanting, maybe even needing him, and life gets more complicated than ever. I liked that the author didn’t immediately throw these three men into bed together as that would have been far too easy. There is a lot of uncertainty, a lot of treading on egg shells and a few noble gestures that just confuse and make their situation feel quite realistic. Their relationship both with each other separately and as a threesome is constantly evolving and often difficult. Jake in crisis is the thing that finally brings them together but even that is awkward. I think it was at this point in the book that I began to wonder how this would wrap up – they didn’t feel anywhere near solid enough to have their story end so I am more than delighted that it will continue in the next book. It’s not all doom and gloom for these boys though! There are some very hot moments between each and all of them and Jake is a little spitfire when he gets revved up and when Charles and Cris were dancing with each other in the club…HOT!

There are a solid set of secondary characters – some you know and some you don’t. I am looking forward to Taro’s story and of course Dell’s. I wonder whether that will be in the same book? But first I look forward to seeing Cris, Jake and Charles get their well-deserved resolution. 🙂

Links

Here For Us 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.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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One thought on “Here For Us by AM Arthur ~ Book Review by Caroline

  1. Sounds like an interesting read although I am reluctant to read a book that obviously continues until the sequel is out…I get impatient, lol. Thanks for the review!

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