Good afternoon my lovely readers,
I love to present you my release blitz and review post of Christina Lee & Felice Steven’s latest – and totally surprising – collaboration, Last Call. It’s their first collab & has not two hot main character, no, it’s actually a MMM, a ménage story.
Yeah, you’ve heard right. If your interest is picked, read further. :3 See the post also for an excerpt. 🙂
Happy reading. 🙂
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
This book came as a surprise, but it was definitely not a bad one. 😀 In fact I was thrilled when I read the blurb. I mean, it’s pretty sure I’ve read it anyway because of the two authors but when I read this is a ménage I was like: “Here, you can get my money.” xD
Felice Stevens and Christina Lee have proven in the past that they can write; it’s shown in their several books and that I love them utmost is no secret. 😉 This book is like the icing on the cake. Really. Their writing is flawlessly combining to one smooth prose, the story is a page-turner and the main character, Quinn, Gray and Emery are so vivid, they feel real, with all their baggage. All their emotions, their fears, their hurt, loss, grief and all their hidden emotions.
I really loved how natural it felt that all three guys felt for each other. All three complete each other so well, like puzzle pieces set in the right places, creating a whole, coherent picture. I also loved how different all three men were displayed. But how many aspects they have in common.
Quinn, the sunshine in the story, the optimist, the one who is maybe at first the initiator, the one who is like the “glue” which stick Emery and Grey together. Emery and Gray are pretty similar, they share the same realistic, sometimes sarcastic or brutal honest views and have problems with trusting others. Quinn, although the sweetheart is also dealing with a lot of problems, mostly with his family, and the way these things are included in the story, revealed and displayed, in talks between the guys, but also in actions visible for the reader shows the emotional burden. Same goes for Emery and Grey.
I really LOVED the erotic scenes, hell. What a blast. Creative ways in coming together, with deep emotions, without being sappy. I loved their talks, their connection, their trust. I also loved the “twist” between Quinn and Grey, from becoming friend to lovers. And how Emery in the whole relationship fit smoothless.
Of course the book wouldn’t be that page turner if there wasn’t a bit trouble, and a few times we had slight peaks of drama-esque events but over the whole book it’s not that we have one prominent drama part (at least I didn’t felt so), it’s a natural development, born out of the earlier events, and therefore we had a pleasant up and down, with emotional, fearful parts, but also those scenes gave the insight of the character and helped to understand them, also did it lead to the events at the end.
For me this ménage was a great read and I can really recommend to read it, the balance was there and what’s most important: the guys talked and treaten equally.
Felice Stevens and Christina Lee are at their peak and you really can’t tell who wrote which part exactly although attentive readers see both definitely shining through, their “patterns”. 😉
The mix is great and well developed, the character have a great depth and show a different range of emotions through the whole book and ended with a satifying closure of all events. 5 out of 5 stars from me. ❤
Title: Last Call
Author: Christina Lee, Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M/M Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: November 29, 2017
Cover Design: Reese Dante
Lenght: 282 pages
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Quinn Monahan and Grayson Page have been friends since high school. Despite their differences, they’ve been there for each other through thick and thin. Opening Last Call together, a bar tucked away in the small town of Heartsville, PA seemed a natural progression—even if it makes it harder to live with the secret longing they’ve always had for each other.
Hoping to score an easy buck and a place to sleep, unemployed circus roadie Emery Woods chooses Last Call to run a few bets and enjoy a decent beer before moving on. When he finds himself stranded, the unexpected kindness Quinn and Gray show him leads to temporary work and a couch to lay his head. Sensing unresolved history between Quinn and Gray, he squashes his immediate draw to the men, opting to avoid trouble. But as days turn into weeks, denying the attraction is easier said than done.
When the men finally give in to the simmering sexual tension, it quickly develops into more than a way to pass the lonely nights. And as they begin to lean on each other for emotional support, it becomes nearly impossible to think of one man without the other two. But while Quinn and Gray are afraid to cross the line of friendship between them, Emery fears once they do, he’ll quickly be cast aside. A real family is finally within their grasp, but unless the men can learn to trust each other, they just might miss their hearts’ last call home.
“Hey. You don’t believe him, right? He doesn’t know the real you.” Gray wrapped his arms around me, pulling me close. Wordlessly I sought his mouth, needing his solid warmth. Electric sparks showered through me when he crushed our lips together, and I slid my hands through his hair, clutching the silky waves between my fingers.
Heat rose between us as he took my face between the palms of his hands and sucked hungrily at my tongue. I molded my body to his, my dick aching and hard. Our breaths mingled, and I licked at the scratchy, tender skin of Gray’s neck, drinking in the tang of his scent. So strong and warm and male.
A hand touched my back and Emery kissed my neck, then sucked my earlobe into his mouth. I could feel the push of his cock, and I became a trembling mass of sensation, each stroke ramping up my desire.
“The truck is still in the driveway, full of liquor.” Emery panted against my ear.
“Fuck the liquor.” Who could think when Emery’s lips trailed hot kisses down my neck?
“I’d rather fuck you.”
Author bio – Christina Lee
Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son–her two favorite guys. She’s addicted to lip balm, coffee, and kissing. Because everything is better with kissing.
She writes MM Contemporary as well as Adult and New Adult Romance. She believes in happily-ever-afters for all, so reading and writing romance for everybody under the rainbow helps quench her soul.
Author bio – Felice Stevens
I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, My characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love, but getting there is oh so fun and oh so sexy.
I live in New York City with my husband and two children. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass (or two of red wine). I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.
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