Title: A Delicious Taboo
Author: Jennifer Cole
Buy link: Amazon.com
Genre: GLBT (M/M/F/M/M) Polyamory
Rating: ***** (out of 5)
Committed to one another and their union, Van Dansk and Calen Maxwell decide to spice things up by bringing a third into their bed. They intend to invite Melanie Drake, the lovely straight barmaid from the local gay/bi nightclub to join them in a ménage à trois. Philip Weston and Jake Welland another bi couple who are also in a committed relationship have the same intentions. They have been eyeing Mel looking for the right opportunity to tempt her into their bed. When the friends find out about each other’s plans they agree on a joint assault which they hope Mel will be unable to resist.
Mel is 32 years old and has only had two very unsatisfying sexual experiences in her entire life. She has been secretly lusting over the seductive, teasing group of friends for six months but thought that this was just a pipe dream, a fantasy. She knows her infatuation with the two homosexual couples is completely one-sided and is content to dream about the four hunks, until Philip approaches her with their proposition. At first she thinks they are making fun of her because she never thought of herself as being attractive to the opposite sex especially 4 hot looking gay men; what would they find attractive in a “plain Jane” as she persists in seeing herself? She turns him down and thinks no more of it until Van and Calen invite her over for a BBQ and things really heat up when Philip and Jake drop by.
Their first night together exceeds Mel’s dreams by 400% – the experience was so earth-shattering for all of them and the sex was so phenomenal that after a weekend of hot loving the four men want Melanie to go home with one lucky couple. She can’t choose one couple over the other, because in her fantasies Melanie has all four men in her bed, together – the realization of her ultimate fantasy. What will Mel do? Will she decide this is not the kind of relationship she wants? Will she make one couple happy leaving a void in the lives of the other men? Can she get over her physical and mental hurt and scars?
I found A Delicious Taboo to be just that – delicious. Jennifer Cole’s characterizations were excellent, from Mel’s vulnerability to the guys who were so well drawn that I wanted to take them home with me. The dialogue was sparkling, fresh and sexy and I didn’t want the book to end. If your ultimate fantasy is to be with two, or heaven forbid four men, or even if you just want to live Mel’s dreams, then this is the book for you. What I loved best about this story was the sharing and love between the couples who remained monogamous within their individual relationships that expanded during the sex to include Mel in a very tender and caring way. I have to mention the sex again – it was some of the most incredible, imaginative, phenomenal, (I think I said that before), unbelievable, erotic, loving …. OK you get the picture. I loved the book. What more can I say but give it 5 stars for those beautiful guys and one wonderful woman. I think I need a very cold glass of water now!