Title: Mountain Topped
Author: KM Neuhold
Heat: 2.5 Flames
Rating: 2.5 Hearts
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Can a fantasy about being shared turn into something more? Bowen’s about to find out when he gets Mountain topped.
Is there a bigger gay cliché than falling in love with your straight best friend? Oh, I know; a random hookup with a dude from the gym.
I didn’t think I’d ever manage to fall for anyone other than the unattainable Hawthorne, but the more time I spend with Aldis the more I… like him.
As for my straight best friend… do straight guys usually stare so much when you’re wearing gray sweatpants?
I never thought the drunken admission of my deepest fantasy would lead to the three of us hooking up and Hawthorne looking at me like that. Now my best friend and my hookup-turned-more are bonding over their shared love of mountain climbing, the three of us are, ahem, exploring, and I’m hoping this is more than just a messy fling.
Review: I don’t think I read the same book as everyone else. I’m in the minority with this one I think, but this was just an okay read for me. I’m feeling kinda meh about it. I like menage novels, but I think they are difficult to get right. This one felt very superficial to me. I wanted to like it more than I did. The heat was even kinda meh for me.
The three MCs are Bowen, Hawthorne and Aldis. Bowen and Hawthorne are roommates/best friends of 15 years. Bowen is in love with Thorne. We open with Bowen uncharacteristically hooking up with a guy who he meets at the gym, Aldis, and they begin dating. I actually liked these two together. I probably would have preferred just a book of these two.
Thorne comes home and hears Bowen and Aldis together and becomes jealous, which confuses him.
Aldis figures out that Bowen is in love with Thorne and decides to push to see what happens when he facilitates a three-way in a hot tub one night. The relationship, and I say that loosely, builds from there.
I just didn’t buy it because there is nothing else in this book. No friends, no supportive family, nothing. They are the whole book. It’s just… odd. They are living in a vacuum, apparently.
I really wanted to like this, but honestly? I was bored. I kept checking the page count to see how much was left and debated on whether I wanted to finish it.
That said, it was a quick, easy read, I just didn’t particularly care for it.
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