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Hot Licks by A.M. Arthur

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The next book in A.M. Arthur’s Off Beat series is here!

In Hot Licks, Benji and Josh are struggling to commit to their exclusive relationship, so when they meet bartender Van, could he be the spark their relationship needs to survive?

Benji Moore is living his dream traveling as the lead singer of his band. His life would be perfect if he could get his boyfriend, Josh, to commit to an exclusive relationship.

Even though Josh loves Benji, he has good reasons not to trust in long-term relationships. So Josh decides to take some time to himself and sublets a room at a friend’s beach house. But when he walks into the nearby Off Beat bar, he finds a bartender who may be a good distraction from his relationship problems.

Van Holt doesn’t do anything deeper than sweaty one-night stands. But when Josh sets his sights on him, Van is surprised by their connection. Except Van also doesn’t do complicated, and the situation between Josh and Benji defines complicated. But the more time Van spends with them, the more he’s realizing how hard it would be to let Josh and Benji go.

Can the three of them find a way together, or will they all end up going solo?

Series: Off Beat #3
Release Date: February 7th, 2017
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Categories: M/M Romance

💕 Review by Truus

What the f…that was one harsh ‘chapter one: Eleven Years Ago’

Joshua and Benji… Joshua wants an open relationship and Benji….not….. after three years they break up, well ….Benji breaks it up. Both deeply hurt by it. And then there is Van, a bartender and very attracted to Joshua and several months before attracted to Benji. It was both times working both ways.

Van helped Joshua to make it up with Benji to get exclusive with him. And after that Benji can’t get it out of his mind to have a threesome.

Threesomes stories has a difficulty for me, it has to be real it has to feel real (and right)

I was too much focused on the fact that it has to be right,I  made my own toe curl a bit. Not giving up because I’m to excited about how this would develop.

Luckily it did well. A lot a story and interrelation with Benji his band, a lot of friends and family.

But the main story was always about Benji, Joshua and Van.

Benji taking the lead is strong, despite he is the smallest and softer one, he has a determination firm as a rock. They all have their own natural place in this triad. The sex they have is steamy and yes it’s getting better all the time.

The story developed in a really nice way, the three men felt honest.

In the beginning there was a lot on the plate: Asexual, gray-A, demisexual, trans, bi, pan, romantically attracted, aesthetically attracted, emotionally attracted, there was more but I skipped it in my head. I hoped this book would not take the whole sexual diversity under the loupe….because that would be just to much….In some way it did. What chance is there to meet this spectrum of people. It was a bit ott. But who gives a sh* when there are not one, not two but three men involved, you only can love them.

That all aside the threesome was well done, they were going strong. All three had their own background and all very different which felt real and acceptable.

Sweet, thoughtful and sizzling hot…with a sharp tail.

The writing style was captivating, respectful and divert.

Star Rating: ★★★★

💕 Meet A.M. Arthur

No stranger to the writing world, A.M. Arthur has been creating stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long. She credits an early fascination with male friendships and “bromance” (and “The Young Riders”) with her later discovery of and subsequent affair with m/m romance stories. When not writing, she can be found in her kitchen, pretending she’s an amateur chef and trying to not poison herself or others with her cuisine experiments. You can contact her at AM_Arthur(at)yahoo(dot)com

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