Review: Menage on 34th Street by Elise Logan and Emily Ryan-Davis

Ménage on 34th Street by Elise Logan and Emily Ryan-Davis
Series:  Ménage on 34th Street (# 1)
Release Date: November 21, 2013
Publisher:  Carina Press
Pages:  125
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Katrina and Liam Holland have the perfect marriage, a home in the trendiest part of Baltimore, and a scorching sex life. As another Christmas approaches, there’s only one thing still on Kat’s wish list: Hunter Croft. But she made peace long ago with his decision to choose the marines over their relationship. Until seeing him again arouses feelings she thought were in the past.

Hunter has spent a decade outrunning his attraction to both Kat and Liam. But now that he’s stateside, his self-control crumbles when he comes face-to-face with the two people who star in all his favorite fantasies. Their reunion is both erotic and emotional—and has Hunter wondering if three’s really a crowd, after all.

Liam can’t imagine his life without Kat. But he can imagine a future where the three of them live and love under one roof. Liam and Kat have shared their bed with other men, but Hunter is the only one who could ever have a place in their hearts. And this holiday season, Liam intends to make their dream a reality.

 

Review:  Sometimes when two authors work together you can tell the difference in their writing skills.  Where the one ends and the other picks up.  Sometimes it is just really subtle.

In this story of Liam and Kat it was blended well.  But…there were other issues for me.  While the story in itself was interesting there were small things that kind of left me wanting or needing more information.

This Christmas story could be classified as both naughty and nice.  Kat/Liam/Hunter have a past…friends or something ten years ago, Hunter leaves for a career in the service (after realizing he can’t have Kat all to himself and not wanting to share is what I took away from the whole broken relationship).  Kat and Liam present time are now married and have been for the last ten years.  Nice home…nice jobs…good marriage but something is missing.  They enjoy a threesome every now and then.  I guess adding spice to an already good relationship (sexual) can be a good thing?  Or is it?

Hunter…now back in the picture.  A lot has happened.  After all the strangers that Kat and Liam have invited into their lives somehow they feel that they are missing something.  They both seem to miss Hunter each for different reasons.  The authors bring to light how when a relationship works no matter what kind you just don’t want to mess with the dynamics of that relationship.

A steamy read, with even steamier sex….  HOT!!!!  ….Vivid descriptions, strong emotions, commitments, both in separate relationships, within the marriage, as friends and also as a threesome; also bringing to light the depth of honest, real life issues in dealing with everything.  I liked the way that there was more than a hint that there may be some feelings hidden between Liam and Hunter showing that maybe Kat was more in the background then what we first thought.  A different take on what you think of most threesomes.

There were some very sweet moments filled with tenderness.

I would have liked maybe a little less dialogue and some more background to bring the whole story together a little more.  Overall not bad.