Hi there! Today I’m sharing a review for a recently released MMFM menage romance from best-selling author J.A. Huss. TAKING TURNS is a kinky story that begins, inexplicably, near the middle…of a high-class Denver sex club. I’ve been a fan of the author for some time, but lingered over picking this up, only because I wasn’t sure if I was ready for more menage. “Turns” out (ba-da-bing) I was past due.
About the book:
I’ve never been afraid of the dark…but that doesn’t mean I wanted to live in it. And maybe everyone wants what they can’t have, but I should’ve thought it over before I accepted the key and unlocked the door to their forbidden world.
Number One is mostly silent. He watches me with them very carefully. His gaze never wanders. His interest never wanes.
Number Two is mostly gentle. But it’s the other side of him I like best. The wild side.
Number Three is mostly reserved. He refuses to cross the line. Even when I beg.
It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That’s it. That’s all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden.
I just didn’t expect to like them.
Quin, Bric and Smith are thirty-ish wealthy men who are members/owners of an exclusive “gentleman’s club” in Denver. This place is a little less typical in that the male members pretty much bring in their wives for groups sex orgies. Quin, Bric and Smith all enjoy this type of activity, but they also keep a penthouse apartment for one girl that they take turns sharing. They’ve had roughly ten gals who took up this game with them over the past ten years, but Rochelle is the one that’s lasted the longest–three years now. And Quin pretty much thinks he loves her, while Bric is mostly ambivalent, and Smith’s long-since bored and neglects her. In fact, Smith should have ended the game with Rochelle a year ago, but he knew Quin had a real connection so he just quietly bowed out.
Still, none of them are prepared for Rochelle to disappear and leave a substitute in her place.
Marcella Walcott is an enigma. She’s a wealthy, educated woman with a prestigious job in an art gallery. Why would she consent to be a sex toy for three uber-kinky wealthy men? That’s what multimillionaire Smith Baldwin wants to know. He is interested in this gal, way more so than he was with Rochelle. His interest leads him to pursue “Chella,” even bending the rules of his game to suit himself and exclude both Bric and Quin whenever possible. Quin doesn’t care about the rules, or the game anymore; he only wants to find Rochelle and see if she’ll come back to him. And only him, this time. Chella doesn’t have the answers Quin needs, however. The thing is, well, there’s a lot of stuff going down in sexytown. Chella’s got deep secrets and Smith’s pulling no punches in discovering them. Even if it pisses of Chella’s dad…Senator Walcott.
Bric, meanwhile, is trying to keep the peace and keep the game rolling. He’s loved his time with all the girls, and the many, many wives he’s shared with his pals and others in the lower level of their club. He’ll find another gal toot-sweet, if only Quin and Smith will get on board once again.
Okay, this is an interesting romance–which I almost didn’t expect. It seemed like it was all about the kink, but the iceman, Smith, has a far more human heart than readers (and his pals!) might have anticipated. As with other books from this author, the romance is wrapped in a tangled web, so it almost seems more of a mystery, than anything else. We have all four POVs in action, and none of them are revealing their secrets any time soon. What we do learn is that Chella is likely to be the last girl for all three of them–and they each have a lot of new experiences to discover going forward. This is the first of three books in a series, and I liked how this one resolved. There is a clear ending and a solid love story that comes from all this kink. I’ve got the next two books queued up in my iPad, so stay tuned for reviews in the coming month or so.
About the Author:
JA Huss is the USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who make you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.
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