Dr. Emmaline Silvay is a gifted researcher, showing promise to find the cure for cancer. Her lab is located at a very conservative college with a president that demands everyone toe the line or leave. Though Em grew up in a very different type of life style, she is willing to toe the line so she can continue her research. This includes not acting on her very unboss like feelings towards her much younger assistant, Jake Martin.
Jake is considered a boy genus, even though he's anything but a boy. For two years he has worked for and with Em and for two years he has had fantasies about her. He not only thinks she's hot but he greatly admires her. Unknown to Jake, Em had put him in for a prestigious award and he's won. But when she convinces him to come and tells him to bring his girlfriend, Em gets a shock. There is no girlfriend. Jake's lover is a man!
Roan is a top model and met Jake at a conference motel a year ago. Jake is normally attracted to women but there is just something about Roan that draws Jake to him. Roan has been drawn to a few women but he prefers men. And though Roan is a top model, he still has some insecurities that have followed him from his small town upbringing.
As Em figures out a plan to get Jake and Roan to the awards ceremony without anyone being aware they are a couple, Jake and Roan are making plans to get Em to their country home. They have plans that could get Em and Jake fired if Em agrees. The temptation is there, but can she risk all her research?
I won this book during a Night Owl Romance chat. After reading it and knowing that I had to write a review on this wonderful story, I found it up for review through Night Owl. I quickly requested it feeling a bit greedy as I didn't let another reviewer read this terrific story.
I was leery about reading this story. I do not normally read m/m stories. However, I'm glad I made an exception. Yes, there are m/m elements throughout it, BUTthere is a lot of love and respect going on to which takes over any questionable feelings on my part. As Jake is attracted to Em and Roan is intrigued by what he has heard, there is some m‚nage also in this story. Consider this a warning if you have issues with either!
The characters in this story were outstanding. Em is a dedicated scientist. She truly loves and believes in what she does and wants nothing to disrupt her research. She also is a daughter with a mother who doesn't think twice about unconventional relationships or taking a chance. Em's shocked when she calls her mother for advice! Jake portrays his confusion at his sexual orientation and the disbelief when his family accepts Roan. He loves Roan deeply but still has feelings for Em which muddles things even more. Roan is very insecure and the youngest of this trio. He craves love and acceptance, things he doesn't get from his family. He's also wiser than he first appears.
Roan explains how Jake can be attracted to women but also him as well as how some women turn him on though he prefers men. He does this in simple language which explains human sexuality so well.
The college scene was also done realistically. The president made pompous appearances. A history professor tries to hook Em up with his son. Office politics was alive and well. Even Em's research lab had more people in it than just her and Jake.
Though I normally wouldn't have picked this book up, I'm so glad I won it and read it. I quickly found myself involved with the characters and wondering if a happy ending would be found. Though m/m stories are not something I usually read or like, Roan and Jake's relationship was such that it felt right. Though Jake is only in his 20s, he's on top of things in bed! The details and complexity made this story come to life and feel extremely real and possible.
Thank you Ms. Lain for giving away a copy of this book. You have written an exceptional story and made me a fan. I look forward to your next book.
At a conservative Long Island University, renowned researcher, Dr. Emmaline Silvay, has two great loves -- her life-saving work, and her younger research partner, Jake Martin. The romantic love is impossible. She’s his boss and he lives with his girlfriend. But his “girlfriend” is actually a boyfriend; the beautiful and infamous supermodel, Roan Black.
Resigned to a platonic relationship, Em accepts a weekend invitation to their home, but the men have a ménage on their minds. She can’t resist, doesn’t even want to. But their intentions go far beyond passion. They want her to “be a part of them.” Their three-way love defies propriety and the standards of the University that funds their work. The supermodel’s fame makes secrecy impossible. Their ménage threatens to crumble all she’s worked for. What will give way to make room for genetic attraction
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal intercourse, male/male sexual practices, menage, (m/f/m, m/m/f).