I needed something relatively fluffy and lower on the angst spectrum after reading a somewhat dark romantic trilogy, and this stand-alone novel fit the bill nicely. Seb, Matt, and Connor have been best friends since childhood, and the book is pretty much exactly as described—a lovely romance about the three main characters finding their way toward love together.
It all starts when Seb, recovering from heartbreak, drunkenly kisses his two best friends. It should have come off as cliché, but it comes from such an obvious place of love that it was adorable instead. Then, it gets even better when the three characters have mature, adult conversations about their feelings and fears. No toxic masculinity here, even from the previously straight friend of the group.
The various external complications involve lack of sexual experience, parental reactions, and one character’s particular fear that he might experience the same illness that took his mother too young. Again, the characters handle these issues with maturity, love, and support. The dark moment truly made me fear for two of the characters, but in the end, it serves to bring them closer together and cement the love they share.
An element I particularly appreciate about this book is that beyond Seb, who has been an out gay man since at least high school, the story places little emphasis on having Matt or Connor define their own sexuality. Ultimately, the love each man has for his best friends evolves into something more, and that’s all that matters—no labels needed.
I recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet and often funny menage romance featuring three equally sweet and funny guys. There are plenty of feels go around, but ultimately, this book lived up to expectation, and I look forward to reading more by this author.
Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.