Title: Love Plus One (Maths #1)
Author: P.A. Friday
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: January 9, 2017
Genre(s): M/m/m ménage, ga erotica, violence, references to rape
Page Count: 181 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Laurie and James are a monogamous couple with an occasional lover in James’s best friend, Al. It is a casual, friend-with-benefits situation which suits them all, especially given Al’s promiscuous lifestyle.
When Al is assaulted, however, Laurie and James are forced to confront the fact that their feelings for Al might be stronger than mere liking. But would free spirit Al ever want more than what they already have?
I had a really hard time reading this completely all the way through. In some ways it was a very good book where the hot sexy scenes was concerned but other times it was not so great.
These three men have a very unconventional relationship with one another. I guess my biggest problem I had with this book is that not all the rules applied evenly in this three way relationship.
James and Laurie are in a committed relationship and decided to bring in their best friend for some occasional fun, Al. This is all and good because they agree upon this ahead of time and after Al is attacked things change in the way that both Laurie and James feel about Al. This toonis alright because they speak to one another about their feelings and again agree that they have both fallen in love with Al and want him living with them.
What bothers me is when Al realizes his feelings and finally come clean with Laurie and James about falling in love with them too, Al in the same breath tells them that he will not change his lifestyle of screwing around for them. Both Laurie and James accept this with no issues. I just find that it is unfair that being unfair because Laurie and James plan to be faithful to each other and Al but al will not commit to the same. If this is an relationship between the three men shouldn’t the rules apply to everyone. I don’t know, maybe it is just me and my way of thinking. But that part really made me dislike this book.
Also when Al is attacked I felt like it was a turning point in this book but I also felt that it was brushed over and made to not be very important even though that is extremely important. Again maybe it is just me and my way of thinking but that also made me dislike this book.
As I stated before the sex scenes were the best part of the book because they were mostly sexy but there was a few that I did not enjoy there either. BDSM is supposed to be used in a sane and consensual way but to do so when one is angry is frowned upon especially where punishment is concerned and in this book there is a scene done in anger. That is definitely something I do not personally approve of.
There are some out there I am sure that will completely enjoy this book but if I am. Wing honest I am not one of them. This book was not one of my favorites but that will not dissuade me from reading other books by this author in the future.