Having enjoyed previous books by Raine, I finally decided to dive into her longer shared-world romance novel series. This short-but-sweet novel includes two bisexual men in a gay relationship who are searching for their third. They find her in the form of a former employee, and they turn up the romance once her contract with their company concludes. Except a relationship with two men is outside the scope of Julia’s carefully mapped life plan, so she agrees to a fling during her “funemployment” period before her next job starts.
This is a romance novel, though, so everyone catches feels amidst the sexy fun the three have together. Elements that I particularly enjoyed about this book include the emphasis Raine places on the non-sexy interactions between the characters, showing that their connection goes far beyond the physical. The premise ensures that Julia is never put in a position to have to “choose” between either man (my least favorite version of the menage relationship trope). Instead, the dark moment involves Julia helping correct a problem that had been simmering under the surface of Derek and Scott’s relationship for longer than either man had been willing to acknowledge.
I recommend this book to any reader looking for a short, relatively uncomplicated menage novel with the perfect amount of angst. I look forward to continuing the next story, featuring a character introduced here, and hopefully catching a glimpse of Julia’s happily ever after with the two men who are as lucky to have her as she is to have them.
As of the time of this posting, I have no immediate plans to finish this series.