I totally enjoyed this first book in Stormy Glenn s Tri Omega Mates series I was intrigued by the description and I was really glad that the story line turned out to have a littledepth than what I was expecting It was a fun, sexy read that kept me very entertained.Leyland is a photographer on his way to a photo shoot when his car breaks down He s not just a photographer, though He s an omega werewolf who knows he s a Tri Omega, meaning he s fated to have two mates Imagine his surprise when he discovers both of them on his photo shoot.Jake and Lucas are the Alpha and Beta, respectively, of a very small pack of gay werewolves These men all have the same background of having been abused and kicked out of their birth packs at an early age for being gay, considered weak or both Jake and Lucas have been lovers for ten years believing that mates don t exist for gay men only for those able to provide cubs.Jake recognizes Leyland as his mate and omega but assumes that Leyland, as a human, knows nothing of any of this Because Jake and Lucas were kicked out of their packs at a young age, much of the werewolf culture is unknown to them so when Leyland announces that they re his mates, he s an omega, and that he ll be mating them bothwell, let s just say that shock is the least of the reactions None of the pack have ever heard of Tri Omegas so Leyland has his work cut out for him educating everyone on what it means and what his additional powers are.As I said, this was a fun and sexy read that had some differences to the standard stories that made it a littleinteresting I liked all of these mates and I really liked the fact that their pack was so small It made it truly feel like a family I am definitely interested in readingof these in the series.NOTE This book was provided by Siren Publishing for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews. 2.3 StarsSo, I picked this book because it was relatively short which meant an easy listen , it was MMM, had an MC that was a photographer it had over 1000 ratings all of which I needed for different challenges Oddly enough I also seemed to have picked up the audio back when I had plenty of discretionary money, which is weird because I m pretty sure I made a vow almost a decade ago not to read another Stormy Glenn book I wasn t all that impressed with what I had read, even if I couldn t remember the name of the book.Fast forward to this week and I discover, Surprise It was this one I m not going to incorrectly quote Alannis, but man, that is one helluva coincidence, don t you think This is what I get when I try to re consider moratoriums previously placed on authors.I am going to say that what I liked in this story was that as previous lovers, Jake Lucas weren t forced permanently to separate, even though they weren t each other s Omega, or fated mates It seems to be one of those things rarely addressed in MMRomance, where an Alpha might already be in love with or married to someone else when their True mate appears I think I d love to readbooks with that conundrum that kind of thing has ANGST written all over it If you guys know of any with this theme, hook me up with some recsso long as they re not by Stormy or Lynn Hagen Thanks What I didn t like Ugh, just about everything else Starting from the first scene because, TRUST ME ON THIS, sex on a horse is not all that it is cracked up to be and definitely not as hot or sexy as it is depicted here I know the growly Alpha type appeals to many readers but Jake s version of it didn t do it for me Also, Leyland s revelation seemed to come from out of nowhere as it wasn t telegraphed or hinted at in the tale until he sprang it on everyone That s what I get for not re reading the summary I also felt like Lucas got short changed in the characterization department To be expected given the length, I guess One thing that really bothered me view spoiler Leyland absolutely needing the connection to Lucas and or Jake As in it would literally kill him if he s separated from either or both of them for too long JFC, that s just horrificwhat if one of them dies What if both of them are hurt, or Leyland is hurt and they can t get to him I hate that trope hide spoiler Menage Amour ManLove Erotic Paranormal Menage A Trois Cowboy Romance, M M M, Werewolves Everyone Has Secret Desires, Especially Werewolf Leyland Summers He Dreams Of Two Sexy Mates To Bring All Of His Fantasies To Life When He Encounters A Sexy Cowboy Who Wants To Take Him For A Wild Ride, What Does He Say Hell Yes Coming To Ranch Country For A Picture Shoot, Leyland Was Shocked To Find Not One, But Two Mates Being A Tri Omega, He Had Always Known That He Would Have Two Mates He Just Never Expected To Find Them In The Same Place Or To Find Out That They Had Been Lovers For Years Having Two Mates Is No Big Deal For Leyland He Grew Up With Two Fathers But Having Two Mates That Were Already In Love Is Something All Together Different How Is He Supposed To Share Lucas With Jakeor Jake With Lucas And Where Does That Leave Him Uhhwhere to begin Well first of all it has a menage, cowboys and shifters A book can t get much better than that, in my opinion Or so you d think Oh and a touch of BDSM, maybe Not in this book though It disappoints Oh how it disappoints I suppose the wolf thing makes writers think it s okay to have the characters that get mated in the beginning fuck each other s brains out after once laying eyes on each other Not cool So not cool It annoys me to no end, really The characters are a bit too one dimensional Lucas seemed interesting, but nothing is told about him Jake with his monster cockyeah And what is it with these monster endowed men What really bugged me the most was Leyland s character He knew better, yet he was still a delicate little flower who needed to nearly die because of some I m not getting fucked or bitten enough excuse, before his mates realized he was an actual human being ARGH, the whole thing just makes me insanely grumpy I was waiting for so muchand I got this Sadly it s not about Stormy Glenn being a bad writer, it s just otherwise very sloppy book Will give the next sequel a go, maybe it gets better I certainly hope so First ten page and already two of them have sexwhile being on a horseHow convenient that Jake had lube with him.while being on a horseOr that he just happened to pass at the exact time when Leyland needed help I don t like how Jake investigate Leyland, it s cold, clinic That he tricked Leyland in making in said that he was him and bit him while knowing it was going to change him in a werewolf without asking Leyland opinion it s cold, clinic and egocentric Jake only think at his need, at him That the writer just dismish this problem by making Leiland already a wolf do not sit well with me.Leyland is a photograph, want to be love and like to suck cock That s the extend of his personality Jake is the Alpha and he has a big cock That s his personality Lucasdon t even have a personality Hey, he doesn t even have a family name Keeping someone in his room, without any contact and the possibility of seeing the outside, one week, it s what I call TORTURE That s horrible And just grouding him in his room, it s seriously a fucked up thing to do If you treat you mate, husband or partner like a child, instead of treating like an adult, how do you want your relation to work You can t punish your partner because he refused to listen to you exempt if it s part of a D s sexual dynamique , even if your an Alpha It s plain wrong That s infantilism That s creepy And what was that whole you can t use your power against us but I can use my Alpha power to punish you thingI m not real sure We grounded him to his room like you and John suggested After about three days, Lucas and I decided to go into town It was just too hard being here and not being with him, you know Yeah, I can see where that would be a problem John and I always had to make ourselves scarce when we grounded him Leyland has that guilt thing down to an art form It s just the way he looks at you WTF They are petty selfish egocentric men It s horrible for THEM Bouhouhou, can you see me cry Tsssss.And when the whole punishment thing s finishedthey don t even talk about it LIKE ADULT DO Leyland was angry, with reason with them andthat s it, when they came back, the whole thing is dismissed again because he almost died and they NEED to have sex I thought that I would like thisthan I actually did I didn t think that the characters melded as well together as in some other threesomes that I ve read It just felt like there was too much that would have remained unresolved except for the fact that they were destined to be mates.I also had a problem with Leyland getting locked in his room I mean Jake and Lucas took punishment advice from the man s fathers I felt like that undermined this supposed dominance they had Instead of rationally choosing something they thought appropriate or working it through with their mate, they had to get advice from a parent This made it seem like Leyland wasn t their partner, even a submissive one He was someone they had to babysit Then they went into town while leaving orders for someone else to watch him The whole exchange really ruined my enjoyment of this book. This book is so damn wrong, for starters Jake wasn t an alpha at all, just a childish bastard with an inferiority complex, Lucas wasbalanced but he wasn t an alpha either like the author wants us to believe, he wassubmissive in some ways than Leyland, Leyland in the other way had the leader qualities Jake lacks, Jake is always like you have to obey me because I m the leader and i say so, instead of telling us is for the welfare of the pack, while Leyland can actually make them understand and guide them through, part of reading about an alpha is that you don t have to be constantly reminded that he is one, you just get into it because of the way he acts speaks.And the conversation with Leylands parents while he was dying is surreal our sons dying but w e oh let me put you with me wife to see what s wrong, by the way, you have a lovely ranch , that kind of weird, I m not even going to speak about the grounded thing as other reviewers already had, and explain it well.I was expecting for Lucas to fuck Jake too, having told both men were strong and macho and alpha and all, it doesn t happen, and just for the record, being pure top doesn t make youalpha, as being versatile doesn t make you a less one. I really liked it I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book I think the appeal lay in a combination of the characters and dialogue, with the characters being so engaging and with so much humour and cute flirting When I see something I want, what s the point in pretending I don t And I want you, baby Baby Well, sex on a stick just seemed too long to pronounce, so, yeah, baby The attraction is instant when Leyland and Jake meet it s that werewolf mating thing, when you find your mate you just know it and they pretty much get it on straight away The sex scenes are sizzling and I don t think I have ever read a sex scene on horseback before very unique With mating and claiming comes instant love and the conversation reflects this There are some lines that should sound corny but are just adorably cute It s so sweet to see Jake s alpha instincts kick in and him to go all protective over Leyland.The complication lies in Leyland being a tri omega He needs two mates and regular claiming, just to stay alive The third in this relationship happens to be just the guy I was hoping it would turn out to be and the three together are brilliant, with the relationship being well balanced.It is so amusing the watch Jake, the Alpha, in action with his mates I don t understand this I m supposed to be the alpha here I m the man in charge, the ruler How is it that neither of my mates gives me any respect Where did I go wrong Jake said to no one in particular.There s a nice theme in this series about acceptance and understanding The Tri omega is unique and there is some question about the rest of the small pack accepting Leyland s place with their Alpha Gregory, I didn t ask to be born this way anythan you asked to be born below an alpha ranking.We are born to be who we are, and nothing can change that Our only choice is how we use what we have been given The only part of the story I really didn t enjoy was the punishment dished out to Leyland by his mates, albeit at the advise of his fathers It was essential to the story line but I still didn t really like it as it seemed too much that they were treating him as a child.This is a story that does contain some world building, particularly in explaining the role of the tri omega to the pack but really this is limited The story isfocused on the relationship building Note There were quite a few editing errors including spelling mistakes and strange symbols in my Kindle version but they weren t too distracting for me So just a warning in case this type of thing puts you off The errors were less in the subsequent books I have read so far.I now publish all my m m reviews on my blog so if you want to see all my m m reviews in one place come visit at Because Two Men Are Better Than One Leyland s neon green VW breaks down on his way to a photo shoot and he s rescued by a smoking hot cowboy When the cowboy, Jake, decides to initiate Leyland to the joys of sex on horseback, Leyland is all about learning new things He has no qualms about Jake s ascertain that he s keeping Leyland, instead happily snuggles in until he realizes that Jake is already in love with someone else, Lucas Considering happy wolves don t like to share, this causes some angst among the trio until they can work things out Jake is the alpha male of a pack of gay wolves and in love with his best friend and lover ofthan a decade, Lucas Both Jake and Lucas are strong willed, stubborn men who never expected to have a mate, let alone have to share one Leyland for his part has no problems with being mated to two men, yet he wants to make sure he has a place amongst them Complicating matters are Leyland s supernatural powers such as telepathy and telekinesis While certainly entertaining at parts, this book unfortunately fell flat despite hints of interest The opening scene involving Leyland with amusing and witty, but too quickly fell into the erotica trap with detailed sex between Jake and Leyland, virtual strangers Although Jake has pursued Leyland for months without the latter s knowledge, it s still a bit much to pounce on them and mate at the first second Leyland is amusing and quirky with enough of a feisty personality that he s not overwhelmed by two alpha men His struggle to find a place in an already established relationship elicited real emotion and was a brief highlight amongstsex and arguments Although there is a lot of sex between the men, who are horny at the drop of the hat, the m nage relationship is tricky at best and given neither enough attention nor depth to fully develop The resolution to any doubts and problems is simply to have sex until one or all of the men walk funny and ensure they love each other While the sentiment is certainly lovely, the actual characters and their emotions were sadly lacking Additionally, Jake and Lucas make the mistake of treating their omega and mate like a child They discipline Leyland by grounding him to their room, a punishment they learned from Leyland s fathers While this no doubt was effective for a child, it s unbelievable for an adult and their mate Further compounding the issue, they leave him locked alone in the room for almost a week while they go about their lives, even leaving to get a night away from the ranch The utter neglect and lack of care for Leyland unfortunately colored the remainder of the book While the pace was quick and the book was an easy, fast read, the characters were one dimensional and given easy outs to real conflicts instead of adding depth to their situation The resulting relationship still centered on the two men obviously in love with Leyland almost a sexual plaything The sex was certainly hot and plentiful and while I didn t hate the book, I was disappointed in the characters and their actions However, I also didn t connect with them to really care so this simply ended up as an easy, forgettable read about some hot cowboys wolves.There are however, multiple reviews loving this book and that was the reason I initially bought it I do love cowboys, yet I simply had a different response than other reviewers. 3 IS A LOT MORE FUN THAN 2 I dont know what this says about me but I loved it Like unwrapping a christmas present love,curling up with hot chocolate and your fave M M love I thought it was funny, sweet and entertaining Apart from a few editing errors and the whole tri omega phenom that now has them popping up everywhere, I still wanted to get naked with this book.So Leyland is a tri omega which means he gets to have two mates Judging from the way this book started I had no clue that Leyland even knew what wolves were and that he himself was one He played the clueless twink with a capital T So he meets his mate, gets done on a horse Oh yes talk about going for a ride Meets his other mate finds out that they were lovers before they met him, and Leyland is finding it hard to find a place with two mates that already love each other Blah Blah, he cries and then he gets his ass done.I thought Jake the alpha of the wolf pack was hilariousity, he s always throwing around no one listens to me I am alpha and my word is law so funny I loved Leyland, Jake and Lucas together.Great chemistry and just good times all round.This book is just smut wrapped up in hottness with a lupine story line It won t win any Literate awards anytime soon, but if you like smut, cowboys and hot man sex then dive into this I finished the book long before I wanted to The second book in the series is calling my name.
About MeI believes the only thing sexier than a man in cowboy boots is two, or three men in cowboy boots I also believes in love at first sight, soul mates, true love, and happy endings.I live in the great Northwest region of the USA, with my gorgeous husband and soul mate, two boxer collie puppies, one old biddy cats, and three fish When I m not being a mother to my six teenagers or cleaning up
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