I received this book for free from The Romance Reviews in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Mistletoe & Menage by Bethany Michaels, Cheryl Brooks, Elizabeth Raines, Mellanie Szereto, Niki Hayes
Series: The Sextet Anthologies #5
Published by Siren Publishing on January 18, 2012
Genres: Erotic Romance, Ménage
Source: The Romance Reviews
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[Siren Menage Everlasting: Sextet Anthology 5] Are there visions of sugarplums dancing in your head? Or are you wishing for a package filled with hot, sweet love for Christmas? If so, then be sure to check your stocking for the latest installment of the Sextet Anthologies, Mistletoe & Menage. The Sextet elves have been making a list and checking it twice to include something for every taste, whether naughty or nice. They've got the man—or men—of your dreams all tied up with ribbons and bows and ready for delivery just in time for your Christmas enjoyment. These guys are guaranteed to jingle your sleigh bells, deck your halls, and take you walking in a winter wonderland of sensuous treats. So, whether you want one, two, or even three sexy Santas beneath your Christmas tree this year, curl up with a cup of steaming hot chocolate and let us fulfill your Christmas wishes like never before! ** Home for Christmas by Elizabeth Raines [M/F/M, contemporary] Childhood friends Jayne Reynolds, Steve Mason, and Matt Wagner were always The Three Musketeers, sharing everything. When the three of them become Yuletide lovers, will the consequences tear apart their lifelong friendship or lead them to a happily ever after for three? ** Angel on Broadway by Cheryl Brooks [M/F/M, contemporary with paranormal elements] Still mourning her late husband, Ariel Nathanson is drawn to the music of downtown Nashville. Alexei and Nico Tomaris are two Greek cousins playing in a country band. Alexei has carried a torch for Ariel for years, but Nico found her first. Sharing her isn't an option—or is it? ** Thrice Upon a Yuletide by Bethany Michaels [M/F/M, historical] The best of friends since their youth, Anna, Stephen, and Phillip have always shared everything, including a marriage bed. But when Stephen, Viscount Avonmore, makes a desperate request of his oldest friend on Christmas Eve, the ties between all three lovers begin to fray and they begin to wonder if their unconventional love can weather the approaching storm. ** A Little Elfin Magic by Mellanie Szereto [M/F/M, contemporary, bondage, sex toys] When Noelle Merriweather's best friends ask her to play Mrs. Claus, she insists that they dress up too—as elves, complete with tights. Christopher Greene and Nick Slater claim the costumes will give them erectile dysfunction, but will they refuse her offer to test-drive their equipment after the party? ** Two Kisses Under the Mistletoe by Niki Hayes [M/F/M, contemporary] Julie Logan hasn't felt much since her grandmother passed away, but she's hoping for a Christmas miracle when she returns home to Iris Hills, where she reconnects with her high school friends John and Keith. Can these two sexy men help her find what she's looking for under the Mistletoe? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Christmas! Ménage! Sweet Romance!
Mistletoe & Menage is a sweet anthology with five ménage stories. There is a historical romance, a paranormal romance, and three contemporary romances on this book. They are all sweet, and portraits Christmas as the time of love and second chances. All ménage tales of this anthology is a M/F/M.
These stories are good for new beginners of ménage read. The passionate scenes are not overly descriptive and a very romantic vibe permeates the relationships. Most of the characters are old time friends finally acting upon their attraction. They are all in love with each other when they decide to jump into this kinky relationship, and there is always mutual respect and trust.
I have two main problems with these stories. First, they are overly sweet. When I choose to read a ménage book, I expect the heat to be high, and the scenes to be intensely kinky. Second, I fell these stories are too fast, which made them all not really believable. I like to connect with characters, and to relate with them somehow.
A Little Elfin Magic by Mellanie Szereto is my favorite story of the anthology. The trio is a bit more kinky and risk then the rest. Also, I believe the author have transition well with the pace of the story, making it seems more real.
You may read this book if you like to connect Christmas time as the time for love; you should read this if you are looking for a fast fun read; but you MUST read this if you are looking for experimenting with ménage reads, but doesn’t want to start with something so racy!