Title: High Lonesome
Author: Tanya Chris
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, M/M/M Ménage, Mystery
Page Count: 186 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Joe doesn’t live on top of a mountain because he loves people. A late summer snowstorm is the perfect chance to send his customers down to lower altitude and enjoy a few days of solo strolls and fireside naps.
Tanner’s not staying at a high-altitude hut to admire the scenery. He’s got a date to keep with the sort of person you don’t want to disappoint, a date that’ll result in him earning some much-needed cash in exchange for what’s left of his self-respect. But that’s OK. He gave up on self-respect when he picked up the needle anyway.
Pyotr didn’t drop into a blizzard to rescue Tanner or to drag Joe back down to the real world. His mission is a lot colder than that. People are only pawns, and spies are only heroes to those who don’t know them.
Hermit, addict, spy. Three men, one snowstorm, zero reason to trust. And someone’s coming …
Content warning: this book contains on-page heroin use and detox. A brief argument follows the reveal of a character’s HIV status.
Three men thrown together by chance or maybe it was by fate. Three men that know nothing about one another. Three men that find their attraction to one another to be off the charts. Three men that have secrets that when revealed will leave them all with very little trust and a lot of questions.
Joe works on top of a secluded mountain for several years. So when he hears that a blizzard is approaching, he knows he needs to get the others that are at the hut that he is in charge of off the mountain or they will be stuck there until it passes.
Joe believes that he has everyone off his mountain until he goes up to the barracks where everyone sleeps and sees that one camper is indeed still there and is asleep. When Joe wakes up the camper, he meets a man that captures his interest almost immediately. This man is Tanner.
Tanner knows he should have left the mountain with the others but he also knows that his reason for being there is also extremely important. Especially if he wants to leave the mountain debt free. The only problem is he cannot let on to Joe why he has stayed and he can definitely not let on his other secret either, he is an addict with a very serious addiction.
One thing Joe can recognize is an addict and though he recognizes it in Tanner, he keeps it to himself. He knows that pushing an addict is not the way to go about things. He also knows that if he starts to go through withdrawal then he will need the support because from the looks of the storm, they will not be getting off the mountain anytime soon.
Neither man expects the unexpected visitor they get that night in the form of a man named Pyotr. Pyotr has his own secrets to hide and the main one being who he is. He is on a mission and he knows that one of these two men has what he is looking for. Once he figures out which one it is, he will retrieve what he came for and complete his mission. What he does not expect is to find both men irresistible. But he does.
What will happen between these three men when all the secrets they are all hiding come to light? Will they ever be able to trust one another again and will they be able to put their differences aside when it matters the most?
This was a good read. I really enjoyed it. There is a lot of secrets that you would not expect and they are of a serious subject matter. But the book was written beautifully. I really enjoyed this read.
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