Title: Here For Us
Author: A.M. Arthur
Publisher: Briggs-King Books
Release Date: 3/17/2017
Genre(s): Menage M/M/M
Page Count: 331
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Cris Sable doesn’t walk into popular gay bar Big Dick’s expecting to find more than a casual hookup, so he’s surprised by his instant attraction and intense chemistry with go-go dancer Jake. Jake’s sexy as hell and a firecracker in bed. The sparks between them are undeniable, and what starts as a hookup evolves into something deeper, possibly permanent—until Jake dumps Cris flat on his ass for no good reason.
Angry and confused, Cris finds comfort with his longtime friend and employer Charles “Chet” Greenwood. Cris’s emotional state stirs up Charles’s long-buried feelings for Cris. Feelings he’s denied for eight years, because Cris is his employee and therefore off limits—not to mention two decades younger than Charles. Cris admits he has feelings for Charles, too, but he’s still getting over Jake and both men agree nothing can happen between them while Charles is still Cris’s boss.
Jake Bowden knows he doesn’t have anything to offer a guy. He’s a go-go dancer with no degree and no real career aspirations. He’s also used to everyone who loves him leaving, so it makes sense to cut Cris loose before things get too serious. Cris is kind, passionate and totally deserves a guy like Charles—wealthy, owns a home, successful businessman. Jake can’t compete so why bother? They’re better off together. But when Jake has a serious personal crisis, Cris and Charles unite to pull him back together, and the three men discover it’s possible—maybe even inevitable—to fall in love with more than one person at a time.
“Here For Us” is the first in a brand-new m/m/m menage romance series that explores the March/May/September relationship of three very different men.
Although this book ended with a happy ever after, I felt that the characters were a pretty depressive lot. The characters, for the most part, lacked confidence and seem to just exist until they started to take a risk with each other. The plot is mainly about three men. Cris is a semi-retired gay male porn star. He is bi-sexual and has pretty much been out of commission since his girlfriend left him because of his career choice. Cris is really a nice guy with a heart of gold and a past he is hiding from. Not sure how that works when you put yourself out there for all to watch. He also gave a kidney to save a life. Like I said, nice guy. He meets Jake at a club. Jake is a dancer who has all the moves but barely makes ends meet. Jake and Chris have a connection when they meet, but Jake does something stupid to push Cris away. Cris also has a thing for his boss, Charles, an older man. Charles also is interested in Cris, but neither want to cross that line. When Jake slips into a very dark place, Cris and Charles help him to get back to a better place. Confused? Sorry, read the story it flows better than my plot synopsis. These guys have some strong chemistry. They take caring for each other to a whole new meaning, and eventually, they all make it to that very happy place. Good happy ever after ending that I wasn’t sure we would get to. I felt that the character development could have been stronger especially with Cris. I have enjoyed reading this author’s books. I don’t think I connected with the characters in this particular story.