Drew is a fireman who loves the rush and is looking for a roommate to share costs. Scott is a doctor looking for somewhere to live that isn’t with his now ex-lover. The match seems more than perfect when Scott moves in and it’s more than just costs that they share.
So what happens when along comes EMT Eric with his blond good looks and boyish smile? Will this twosome be able to become a threesome or does it spell disaster for all?
Drew loves his job as a fireman but he needs a roommate to help with expenses for his 3 bedroom house. He finds him in the Emergency Department of his local hospital, of all places, while recovering from smoke inhalation. Dr. Scott Campbell is a Resident at the hospital and he gives Drew a ride home when he’s discharged since the hospital is only 5 minutes away. One good deed deserves another and Drew invites him in for a drink; Scott leaves a few minutes later with the keys to the house.
Right after they started living together both Scott and Drew knew that they were attracted to each other but Scott had this one flaw – he never makes the first move for fear of rejection. However Drew had no such inhibitions and soon they were having the best ride of their lives. Could things get any better? They fell deeply in love, their parents were OK about their relationship (well, most of the time) and they were in a groove, although Scott’s killer schedule is a bit of a problem because Drew gets lonely but he could deal with it.
Enter side left, hot, blonde, hunky EMT Eric who Scott thinks is lickable and to die for gorgeous. Drew thinks he’s off the scale hot as well. When Eric indicates that he needs a place to live, both Scott and Drew are quick to offer him one of the two extra bedrooms in the house. What could go wrong? For starters, Eric had been attracted to both guys even before he knew for sure they were gay and he doesn’t want to come between them although he’s longing to join them. Before long he’s hopelessly in love with Drew and Scott and he realizes that he would have to move because he’s hurting so much. But Scott and Drew have too much invested in Eric to let him leave and they pull out all the stops to show him that there’s more than enough love for three.
9-1-1 was a joy to read, over and over. I first read this story as an ebook in 2005 and bought the print copy as soon as it was released a year later. I can’t count the number of times I have read and loved it more each time. The love, the chemistry between the guys, the laughter, the well crafted, vivid characters who made sex and loving fun and exciting all combine to make this a wonderful, memorable book. Chris Owen is truly a gifted writer and she has given us great protagonists in all her stories but Drew, Eric and Scott are, in my opinion, her best so far. The characterizations were marvelous and incredibly realistic and I don’t know which of them was the most memorable – they were all three dimensional and well crafted and so vivid it was as if they were alive and could walk into a room. They made kinky sex between three men so exciting the author must have had a lot of fun writing their sex scenes.
This book is erotic writing at its best. The characters were rich and fully developed, the story was well plotted, the pacing was just right, and the excitement is off the scale as the readers are thrust into the trauma of the guys’ everyday work life when they try to save lives and have to cope emotionally when they can’t.
If you don’t read another Chris Owen book you must get 9-1-1. This book takes love to a whole new level and when things go bad your heart breaks. I won’t say any more about the plot because I think that every reader needs to experience parts of this story for the first time as it unfolds. As you may have guessed, this is one of my all-time favourite books so my comments are probably not as analytical as I would have liked but this is one of the times when reviewing takes second place to the reader.
There are some books I read and forget almost immediately after, because they are forgettable; then there are the ‘keepers’ and 9-1-1 is definitely a desert island keeper (DIK). 9-1-1 rocks!