Title: All He Needs (My Truth #1)
Author: Ann Grech
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Release Date: February 9, 2019
Genre(s): M/M/M Ménage Romance
Page Count: 205 pages
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
When a former pro-snowboarder finds himself caught between two men who have stolen his heart, it takes heartbreak and a hit of reality for him to start believing love is truly all he needs.
I didn’t think it’d turn out this way: my life story in a nutshell. Life, Karma, whatever—it was testing me. Pushing me to the limit of what I could endure and beyond.
But in the steaming pile my life had become, I felt it. The spark. Like my soul met its counterparts, or whatever the corny saying was. I didn’t think it was possible. For a closeted guy, falling for not one but two men was never going to be easy, but I couldn’t deny its truth. Mace and Rick were….
Then I had to leave. My sister needed me. Having a baby alone was out of the question and I couldn’t wait to be an uncle. But going to stay with her in Florida meant leaving them. New Zealand and the USA couldn’t be further apart.
I’m not a saint. I’ve screwed up more times than I can count. But I was trying to redeem myself. Gracie, my niece, needed me to be a better man. If only there was a way I could have both—men to love and a family close by.
This is my truth, and this is all I need.
This story had so much in it and while it kept the pace moving and the storyline busy, I almost feel like it was too much happening and not enough feelings.
Caden has just lost everything. He’s in New Zealand after just being kicked off the competitive snowboarding circuit for illegal drug use. His mother died not that long ago and he’s got question marks when he looks to his future. In the meantime, he’s headed home to Florida to be with his sister as she delivers her baby.
When tragedy strikes again, he’s left on his own with a newborn, no money, no home, no job. But his friends Mason and Rick show up and show him that he’s not on his own at all.
The writing was very creative and engaging. I enjoyed reading about how much Caden loved his family and how I could feel the love between him and Gracie, the baby, and his father and sister. It was very sweet how eager both Mason and Rick were to provide a home and family for Caden and Gracie, as well as Gage, his father.
The things that bothered me:
–If Mason was retired, why did he have to bring up the drugs and ruin Caden’s career?
–There was no communication between all three men, and suddenly they were all together, happy to be a threesome and in love
–It was mentioned that Rick didn’t believe in threesomes, yet he was the one who started it all
–Mason had never thought of himself as anything but straight, yet suddenly falling into a threesome of men was what felt right?
I will say that the sexy scenes were written well and there seemed to be an equality between the characters without reservation, but I just felt like it all happened too fast for me and it was too perfect to be believable.
Overall, it was an entertaining read and the characters were likable enough that I’d be interested in reading the next in this new series.
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