Friday, October 5, 2018

Release Day Review ~ Three Bears by A. Nybo (Giveaway)

Release Day Review ~ Three Bears by A. Nybo

Title: Three Bears
Author: A. Nybo
Release Date: October 5, 2018
Category: M/M/M and More, Contemporary, States of Love
Pages: 82
At Three Bears surf break, the attraction between a group of friends is anything but “Luke warm….”
Dan goes to stay with his best friend Josh in Margaret River, the surfing capital of Western Australia, to sort out his sexual confusion. But his best friend is the source of that confusion. Having never been attracted to a man other than Josh, Dan fears risking their friendship just to discover men aren’t his thing.
Within the first few days, Dan meets Luke, a local barista who offers him surf lessons. Dan soon finds himself emotionally coveting not one, but two men. When they go to Three Bears, his hidden desires begin to emerge. As the ambiguity of Dan’s mixed signals clears, it becomes apparent both of his surfing companions want him—badly.
It is only when Luke and Josh hook up that they formulate “Operation Three Bears,” an adventurous plan that might lead to a satisfying outcome for all of them.
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3.75 Stars!

Dan is staying with his best friend, Josh, for a few months. He recently went through a breakup with his girlfriend and is taking the time to do some serious soul-searching about himself and his feelings. He's had feelings for Josh for years, but is afraid to act on them or even admit them. Josh is the only man that Dan has ever been attracted to, and he's worried that what he's feeling is a fluke. He doesn't want to ruin their friendship.

Josh knows that something is eating at Dan, but also knows well enough to not push. While there, Dan meets Luke. Luke is an easy going guy and very likable. He offers to teach Dan to surf. Dan finds himself attracted to Luke and is really confused by this development. Once Luke and Josh meet, things get more complicated than any of them expected.

I like the three men in this book. They clearly needed all three of them to make things work. Dan tends to get caught up in his mind and takes a long time to work things out. Luke noticed Dan's attraction to Josh, but is confused since Dan seems to ignore any of Luke's pickup attempts. Josh is dealing with his own unrequited feelings for Dan. He's convinced that Dan is straight and therefore off-limits. Luke is the buffer that Dan and Josh needed to make the jump from friends to lovers. While I wasn't thrilled with the subterfuge that Josh and Luke go to in order to see where Dan is at and get him moving in their direction, I could see why they did it. I was a bit surprised by the speed at which Dan moved physically with both Luke and Josh once he made his mind up. I was happy to see them all come clean and finally discuss their feelings as well.

If you like friends to lovers and M/M/M books, this novella should work for you.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

4 Stars 

When I read the synopsis for Three Bears I thought it sounded so cute and truthfully, I didn’t think I was going to like it as much as I did, but I really loved Dan, Josh, and Luke. They really complemented each other with the different personalities and reactions to the whole situation.

Dan being scared of how he feels and is kinda burying his head in the sand in order to ignore it for as long as he can. He wants to be brave and admit what he feels but the fear of rejection is everything that holds him back. Which I can totally understand, I’m the same way fear can be a paralyzing thing no matter how small or large the situation is.

Josh is willing to share what he feels more than Dan is but is still unable to make the first move and potentially ruining things with his best friend, and Luke, he is so down to earth and goes with the flow like the waves he loves to ride. He is willing to go after what he wants but is willing to let others decide at their own pace if what he wants is something they want as well.

I seem to have a thing for books set down under this month, this being my third one, but is always a welcome thing with me. I love when surfing is included in the setting because when you think of Australia you think dangerous animals and big waves and surfboards.

I do wish it had been longer but it was all around a great first read from A. Nybo and I cannot wait to pick up others as well.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement.

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  1. MMM isn't really my thing unless it's pure erotica. I will be reading K.M. Neuhold's Going Commando as I think I'll miss too much if I don't.

  2. Sloane Kennedy's Unexpected is a great MMM. It has a great emotion filled storyline not just sex.

  3. Some of my fave mm with spies are The Shifters series by MD Grimm (some are not so spy-ee!) anything by Tinnean…..great spy stuff! :)

    And some of my fave mm books are anything by Amber Kell and Stormy Glenn, TA Chase's Angel's Evolution is the best book I have ever read....and I re-read it every Sunday, it's like a ritual now....hahahahaha

    Thanks for the chance at a great prize!


    1. I forgot to mention that some of my fave mmm books are the Unicorn Omega books by Lorelei M Hart and Ophelia Hart....they are, also, Mpreg.

      Thanks again for the chance,

  4. I don't read a lot of MMM but I did enjoy Sean Michael's Jarhead series.

  5. I actually don't have many favorite menages. It's not really my thing though I did think I could get into after reading Threefold Cord by Julie Bozza.

  6. Rhys Ford's books are some of my favorite, Making Nice by Elizah J. Davis. And I like Warrior's Cross by Madeleine Urban, a great spy/assassin book.