Book Title: Fun with Dick and Shane: Memoirs of a Houseboy
Author: Gillibran Brown
Genre: MM romance
Word count: 236 pages
Level of sexiness: medium
Part of a series: yes, there are four more books in this series
Amazon Link: you can find Fun with Dick and Shane here
“These pages detail the days of my life as houseboy and partner to Dick and Shane. They’re both older than I am and they treat me horribly, chain me, beat me, keep me short of food and water…NAH, I’m just kidding. We share an unusual relationship it’s true, and in that respect it won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but then everyone’s tastes aren’t always to mine, that’s life.” Gillibran Brown spills the beans on life with Dick and Shane. The book deals with everyday life, love and consensual discipline within a gay ménage à trois. Gilli’s observations and anecdotes are entertaining, sometimes hilarious and often moving. NB. This diary is written by a houseboy who often comes into contact with nuts, so allergy sufferers beware.
Fun with Dick and Shane is a truly unique book in more than one aspect. First of all, it’s a memoir, so not really a romance, even though I classified it as one. The story is told in a sort of diary entries, though the author does work out certain scenes into full dramatic scenes and not merely narrates what happens.
Gillibrand (aka Gilli, the author and main character) is a houseboy, the submissive in a household with two other men, Dick and Shane. That makes it different from many MM romances, too, because there’s no ‘equality’ here. He’s the third one in their relationship, and he often feels like the third wheel.
If that sounds negative and dramatic, no worries. The tone and ‘voice’ of this memoir will have you laughing, because Gilli is flat-out hilarious, even if you wanna strangle him sometimes for being such a massive drama queen. It’s pure entertainment, this, but it also offers a fascinating glimpse into a unique D/s lifestyle.
There are punishments and spankings (as part of domestic discipline), tears and cuddles, and even the two daddies are not on fully equal level. I loved how Gilli managed to make all three characters come alive in his book and make us feel we get to know all three.
Don’t let the somewhat awkward cover fool you (that doesn’t match the other books in the series at all, by the way), this is a hilarious book you’ll want to read, provided D/s polyamorous relationships are your thing, of course.