Book Title: Last Call
Author: Felice Stevens and Christina Lee
Genre: MMM romance
Word count: 294 pages
Level of sexiness: medium
Part of a series: no
Amazon Link: you can find Last Call here
Quinn Monahan and Grayson Page have been friends since high school. Despite their differences, they’ve been there for each other through thick and thin. Opening Last Call together, a bar tucked away in the small town of Heartsville, PA seemed a natural progression—even if it makes it harder to live with the secret longing they’ve always had for each other.
Hoping to score an easy buck and a place to sleep, unemployed circus roadie Emery Woods chooses Last Call to run a few bets and enjoy a decent beer before moving on. When he finds himself stranded, the unexpected kindness Quinn and Gray show him leads to temporary work and a couch to lay his head. Sensing unresolved history between Quinn and Gray, he squashes his immediate draw to the men, opting to avoid trouble. But as days turn into weeks, denying the attraction is easier said than done.
When the men finally give in to the simmering sexual tension, it quickly develops into more than a way to pass the lonely nights. And as they begin to lean on each other for emotional support, it becomes nearly impossible to think of one man without the other two. But while Quinn and Gray are afraid to cross the line of friendship between them, Emery fears once they do, he’ll quickly be cast aside. A real family is finally within their grasp, but unless the men can learn to trust each other, they just might miss their hearts’ last call home.
Felice Stevens and Christina Lee are both authors that I love to read, and their first collaboration is pretty much what you would expect of these two. Last Call is a solid, well-written MMM romance, high on the romance and low on angst.
In any ménage, there’s always the challenge of giving each character equal weight, which is not easy to do, even in a full-size novel. These authors chose to make two of the main characters, Quinn and Grayson, long-time best friends with a simmering but unresolved attraction.
That makes newcomer Emery the odd man out, but instead of pretending that’s not the case, it’s part of the plot. He does feel like the fifth wheel (or the third wheel, in this case), but he’s very much needed to finally bring Quinn and Grayson together.
I loved the dynamics between the three men, and the setting in a bar, run by gay men, in rural Pennsylvania was interesting as well. Personally, I would have loved to see a bit more about Emery’s circus background, which was mentioned but not fully developed, yet really piqued my curiosity.
The writing is, of course, solid, as one can expect from these two. Both have a fluid style that draws you into the story and the characters and makes you want to keep reading. If you like MMM romances and are looking for a low-angst story, give Last Call a try. I thoroughly enjoyed it.