A standalone novel from NYT and USA Today bestselling author Jayne Rylon.
I don’t kneel for any man. Not anymore.
I had the perfect dominant boyfriend. Then Cortez left me to save the world.
After two and a half years lost drowning my misery in bad decisions, one man changed everything.
Rogan is the perfect submissive, who puts me back in control of both him and my life.
Until Cortez comes home.
Who am I? Cortez’s bottom or Rogan’s top?
Maybe I’m both.
Maybe I was made to be their middleman.
Wow!! Hope this is the start of a new series!!
**Received ARC for a fair and honest review**
Middleman is a standalone book, no cliffhangers and it does have a HEA. I rate this book at 5 stars. If you don't like MMM then this book isn't for you. If you are open minded, this book is a hot, steamy, fantastic read that you will have a hard time putting down.
Kaden thought he'd found the love of his life Cortez until that love up and left for his job without looking back. Kaden was devastated and used booze, drugs and a plethora of one night stands to cope with his pain. But they are never more than one night stands because Kaden isn't willing to risk another heartbreak. Rogan walks into Kaden's studio to commission him to paint a picture for his partner of five years. Kaden and Rogan are at his beach house and Rogan is positioned so that Kaden can work on the piece when they hear voices and in walks Ronaldo with his lover. Rogan is devastated.
I really enjoyed the characters in the story, minus Ronaldo of course. Even Cortez redeemed himself, especially with all the pain and agony he suffered to get back to his life. As I was reading I was thinking to myself, this is supposed to be a MMM, but it's just a MM, and as the book went on I didn't think it would be able to pick up the third M and continue smoothly, but I was wrong. I enjoyed the way the author re-integrated the third male. I also enjoyed the storyline, it was definitely a new one for me. I blazed through this book, not that I'm surprised since I've read almost everything the author's written. Be interesting to see if this will be the start to a series or not. I would definitely read the next book if it was!! Happy Reading!!
Wow. These guys are drool-worthy! The characters are well developed and each can hold their own. I love this book! Thanks again, Jayne, for another awesome menage story. I definitely will be reading this book again, and again, and again... and well, you get the gist.
Hot and complex - a great story!
Wow! I'm not sure I have the right words to describe this book. I've read several books by Jayne Rylon – her Power Tools menage series is a favorite – but I think this is her first M/M/M story. The book is written in first person POV, and each of the three main characters gets to tell their part of the story, but the main character is really Kaden.
From the book's synopsis/blurb we know that Kaden was Cortez's submissive until Cortez left him, and that Kaden then becomes dominant over Rogan. Sounds kind of simple, right? Wrong! This story turns out to be pretty wonderfully complex and kept me thoroughly engrossed until the end.
Kaden is completely broken after Cortez leaves. When Rogan hires him to paint an intimate portrait for his boyfriend there's a spark of attraction that neither one will act on. Rogan won't because he's in a relationship and won't cheat, Kaden won't because he will never do another relationship; he only does one-offs.
I love stories with emotionally complex characters, especially when the writing is so good that my emotions are fully engaged. Jayne Rylon's writing made me like I was a part of the story – like an eye witness of sorts. There were parts of this book that made me so sad but I trusted Ms. Rylon to get these three guys their HEA and she certainly did that.
There's no cliffhanger to this story; in fact, the last chapter takes place one year later – which might be called an epilogue by some authors (something I dearly love). But I felt so invested in these characters that I'd really like to read more about them. A short sequel would be wonderful, Ms. Rylon. 😊
An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author.
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