Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: Moderate Kink
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM, menage, m/m/f
Series: Emergence #1
Reviewed by Kate
Stephanie overhears her bosses saying that if she was more personable, they would give her the promotion she’s been after. So she decides she needs to bring a date to the upcoming office party. But who to bring? Aiden and Dane live in the same apartment building as Stephanie, and they’re looking for a date themselves. They have an upcoming dungeon party but they need a submissive. In exchange for a date to her company party, Stephanie agrees to act as their submissive at their party. But it quickly turns into more than an act for Stephanie.
After finishing the second book in this series, Bound to be Tamed (Review here: https://dirtygirlsgoodbooks.com/2014/08/20/bound-to-be-tamed-by-becca-jameson/ , I knew I had to come back and read the first book. I had to see how Steph, Aiden, and Dane got their start. And what a start it was. The chemistry between the 3 of them is almost overwhelming at times.
My one complaint is that Dane and Aiden are supposedly new to the whole being a Dom thing. They’ve only been studying it for 6 months and have never had their own sub. They’ve been taking turns being subs for each other (did I mention that Dane and Aiden have a well established sexual relationship?) and have decided they’d like to add a third partner to their relationship. For being such newbie Doms, they really seemed to just instinctually know way too much. They recognize the fact that Steph is more than a part-time sub, she’s a full-time one before Steph has even admitted to herself that she’s a submissive. They were just way too able to read her and I kept thinking “there’s no way they could recognize/know that if they’re so new to this whole Dom thing.” Of course maybe they’re Dom prodigies. Other than that…
If you enjoy your menagés with m/m action and a heavy dose of BDSM this one is for you. It will keep you turning pages and fanning yourself until you reach the last page. Then you’ll be reaching for the second book.
I really enjoyed the m/m aspect of this menagé. Do you have any other menagé books to recommend that have the male characters involved with each other as well?
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My favorite triad/menage books are where the men are involved, too. Beyond Jealousy by Kit Rocha is awesome, but you really have to read that series in order, and it’s book 4. Laid Bare by Lauren Dane is probably my favorite. Even though it starts out with both guys involved with the woman, over time they become interested in each other. I enjoyed that entire series! (Each about a different couple, but with glimpses of the triad from the first book throughout the series.)