Annemarie Hartnett's Out of the Blue takes a realistic view at a working m‚nage relationship. Georgie and Anthony used to date, but decided that they made better friends than lovers. At a drunken wedding shower, Georgie and Anthony flirted outrageously, which Etienne approved of, 100%. Georgie, unhappy and unemployed, plans to move in to Anthony's sister's basement- a prospect she does not look forward to. Anthony sets up an interview for Georgie with Etienne. He hires her to be the Jane of all trades at the foundation he works for. Life settles in for this trio but suddenly things aren't perfect on the home front. Georgie gets attacked by a client at the foundation and Anthony is livid. He is jealous and angry at both Georgie and Etienne for thinking it wasn't a big deal. He is also jealous of the amount of time they get to spend together. After another argument, Anthony decides that he needs to leave.
Hartnett's depiction of a m‚nage relationship is spot on. Nobody is going to be happy all the time, there will be fights and compromises must be made. She creates a fine tension between the characters that is inartistically real and heartfelt.
Georgie knew that hooking up with her ex would bring complications. For one, Anthony is trying to help her out by getting her a job with his latest boyfriend, Etienne. For another, he’s hinting that he and Etienne might want her to join them the next time they get together to play. It isn’t long before Anthony’s suggestion ignites a bit of after-hours fun between the boss and his new employee, and Georgie finds herself enjoying the attention of two gorgeous men at the same time. And it doesn't stop there.
But it can’t be multiple orgasms all the time for Georgie, not when one of her boyfriends decides he’s not happy, making everyone unhappy. The high of being a part of a scorching threesome wears off, leaving Georgie fighting to keep the perfect relationship intact.
Twice the boyfriend. Twice the fun. More trouble than she ever imagined.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse (implied), male/male sexual practices, menage (m/m/f, m/f/m).