Series: WJM #1
Published by Self-Published on May 31st 2016
Genres: Erotica, LGBT
I’ve always been on my own. My life used to consist of nothing but work, keeping Allen out of trouble, and if I had time, sleep. Then I became their maid.
Every day more than half a million people tune in to watch my show. They trust me. I know it’s because I’m the only son of the prominent Emerson family. However, I like to believe it because I’m honest no matter what story I report on. I’m honest about everything but the man I’ve been f**king for the last four years… and now her.
I want three things: First, Maxwell Emerson and Jane Chapman both in my bed. Second, to be the best bloody chef in the country. Third, to figure out how to simultaneously get the first and second things I want without any of us getting hurt.
ONE LOVE STORY….
One word: Cliffhanger. I want to put it out there up front because the blurb doesn’t indicate there’s a cliffy, and this book has a heck of a one. The Anatomy of Jane is a departure for J.J. McAvoy, writing under the pen name Amelia LeFay, and she successfully crosses over into the male/male (and male/male/female!) romance sub-genre in a story that is intoxicating and erotic.
Now I’m no ménage à trois expert, but it seems like choosing such a taboo lifestyle would require a great deal of thought—certainly more so than participating in a one night stand. Wes and Max decide they want an unconventional arrangement quicker than I found to be believable. However, once they and Jane agree to give it a try, they’re all in, and I came to love the family they create.
I really enjoyed the dynamics of their mutually beneficial relationship. Max is uptight and intimidating, while Wes is lovably flirtatious. Jane does more than indulge in their sexual fantasies. She helps them appreciate life and offers them friendship without judgment. She’s also a means for Max—who is a public figure—to stay in the closet while maintaining his four-year affair with Wes. Meanwhile, they provide Jane with support, security, and another thing she has never had—a loving family. She’s a breath of fresh air compared to Max’s shallow and unforgiving social circle.
The seamless way the trio adapts to their arrangement intrigued me and I liked their little bubble, but I anxiously waited for the other shoe to drop. Understanding someone being bisexual is one thing. Society accepting three people being equally attracted to each other and involved in a loving, committed relationship is another thing entirely.
I applaud Amelia LeFay for crafting a risqué and captivating story with alluring characters. The steam level in this book is through the roof and should please all the pervy peeps out there. I only have one small request of the author. <insert mini rant> Please, please, for the love of all that is holy, stop having characters say made up words during sex. It’s a habit I’ve noticed in every book of hers I’ve read, and it drives me nuts. Shouting “Ough,” and, “Urgh,” while doing the deed? Not only is it not sexy, but nobody actually says that. Honestly, she is a much better writer than that.</end mini rant>
As I mentioned, prepare yourself for a massive cliffhanger. Then begin counting down until the next book is released.
Recommended for fans of:
Super hot erotica
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**