Sunday, November 27, 2016

Review - Four Real: Menage and More by Alyssa Turner

Book info:
TitleFour Real
Author:  Alyssa Turner
Genre:  Erotic Romance (Menage MFMM)
Published:  December 5th, 2016
Source:  E-galley from author in exchange for honest review
My rating:  4 stars

I have to first say thanks to the author who got in touch with me on Facebook and asked if I'd like to try her book.  I've read some short stories before of menage type of experiences, but not really any that were relationship stories.  The way this one was told, it really worked!  I totally believed the connection between the four characters.  

The female main character is Tricia.  And a lot of the book is from her viewpoint, although we do get some from one of the other main characters, Michael Hill, although he goes by Hill.  One night many years ago, when Tricia's mother ended up in the hospital, she had something happen between her and Hill, and their other two best friends, Pete and Marty.  Tricia left town, feeling unsure how to deal with what happened between the four of them.  Part of the problem came from what she had always believed about her mother, and the reputation she'd tried to beat her whole life.  Hill had been her boyfriend in the group.  He also left town about the same time, when he became a part of a rock group that is now huge.  

When the story starts up, Tricia has come back and her other best friend, a female, asks her to sing with Hill and Marty and Pete, since they did all used to be in a band together.  The performance goes well, and while she does feel right being with them like that, she still is unsure about what happened before, and what it means.  She learns while she's home that Pete and Marty are getting married.  All three of the guys though, want to talk to her, and get their friendship back to the way it used to be.

But Hill has another thing he needs from Tricia, even though really he just wants her back in his life.  He has an issue with his record company and them owning his songs.  Only "his" songs, aren't really his.  They actually are ones that Tricia wrote, and he needs to let her know before they start playing on the radio with other singers.  Then she needs to decide how to deal with his company.  

The event that they are all needing to talk about is that they had a foursome that night.  All of the guys took turns with Tricia, worshiping her and making her feel good.  And they all love her, and even though Marty and Pete are getting married, they've always loved Tricia in a romantic and sexual way.  And while they've tried threesomes with other women, it's never been the same, they've always imagined it was Tricia they were with.  Hill was the one who won her heart as a boyfriend, but he knows that Marty and Pete love her as well.  And that she loves all of them.  In the end, they will try it again, when Tricia decides that maybe it was okay for them, and maybe it will be okay.  

But even that makes her wonder again.  Is she really okay with it?  She does love them all.  But it is right to Hill to make him share her?  And does she feel okay with being shared?

I really liked the way it all worked out, as I said at the beginning.  The relationship between all of them was really unique, but it worked.  In a way, there were parts that reminded me of a group of guys I was friends with in college.  I could totally get behind three hot guys all wanting to take care of me.  I'm even okay probably with two of them being in love with each other.  My only issue, the one thing that took it down to 4 stars instead of 5 has to do with my own personal preferences.  What Tricia had given in to do with the guys at the end, is not something I have any desire to do, and I feel like maybe I didn't need the relationship to go there.  But it wasn't bad, just not my taste.  If you are okay with pushing the boundaries of these kinds of relationships, whether just in a fictional story, or maybe something you could see yourself as a part of, or have been a part of, this is the book for you.  I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.