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The Book High

I've always said I'll read anything, and I really do mean that. Lately M/M romance has had my interest, but fantasy and sci-fi were my first loves and will always hold a special place in my heart. I also love histories and biographies.

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The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Shakespeare After All
Marjorie Garber
More - Sloan Parker 3.5 stars

Reading this book was an interesting experience. There were parts I totally loved, and parts I hated, and parts I ended up skipping over. And sometimes those parts overlapped... which doesn't happen to me often in books.

The first scene I both hated and loved was the very first time that Richard, Luke and Michael hook up at the club. I enjoyed it because they were all beautifully honest and even right from the start were obviously perfect for each other. I hated it because Luke kept insisting that every single thing that either Richard or Michael did to him was the best he'd ever experienced. And that they were just so good that he found himself doing things he'd never done before--never been willing to do before. (Crazy things like kissing and talking to the other men...) That just made me not trust him, thinking that either he'd only had really bad sex, or he was making much more out of this encounter than it deserved.

The other big aspect to the book that I loved, hated, and skipped over was the sex. I've read books that other people say have too much sex and haven't really been bothered--as long as it moves the story along. This book somehow managed to accomplish having too much sex while still having most of those scenes still help move the story along.

It was fascinating to watch the three men together, as their dynamic changed as they got to know each other, and even depending on the different moods of the men. However, I am honestly not exaggerating when I say that just about every other scene in the book is a sex scene. And it's a fairly long book, so that means there were a LOT of them. By the end, I found myself skipping many just so the story would feel like it was moving along.

That being said, I loved the dynamic of the relationship among these men. Like Emanuela said, I love how they each got what they needed from the relationship. I especially loved seeing the growth in Luke as he opened himself up to loving and being loved after keeping an emotional distance from everyone for so long.

I actually appreciated finding out about Luke's dad's background, as it helped make his actions make more sense to me. I also enjoyed Luke's search for information and his cleverness in obtaining what he needed at the end.