Title: Finding Hope
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Series: Finding #5
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 3/2/2017
Genre(s): Menage M/M/M
Page Count: 324
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
At 19, Beck Barretti is living two lives. To his family, he’s a young man trying to find his way after years of battling a mental illness that nearly cost him everything. But to the rest of the world he’s just another privileged kid with problems. The truth doesn’t even lie somewhere in between because Beck’s entire life is actually about keeping secrets.
From the people he loves.
From the ones he doesn’t.
Spending a summer in Dare, Montana with family friends isn’t about starting fresh – it’s about escaping the crippling darkness that threatens to consume him.
Until one encounter that was supposed to mean nothing ends up changing everything…
Quinn Donovan had the life he’d always dreamed of until a brutal act of violence ripped it all away. Even though he’s found a new future working at the CB Bar Ranch in Dare, Montana, he’s not interested in trying to get back what he once had. All he wants is a quiet life that includes a job that’s worth getting up for each morning and hanging out with his best friend, a black and white Paint stallion named Koda.
But nothing prepares him for the strange twist of fate that brings not one, but two men into his life…
Brody Wilder is done hiding in the closet. As the son of a political scion, he’s spent his entire life hiding the truth about who he is just so he could inherit a legacy he never wanted. But those days are behind him and he’s starting a new life in rural Montana where he’s saving lives as a paramedic and building a successful construction business that would surely horrify his old-money, society-loving family.
After years of denying himself, he’s taking advantage of his newfound freedom by indulging in random, meaningless sexual encounters that are about pleasure, not emotion.
So no one is more surprised than him when one night in the back room of a sordid gay club leads to something more…
Can three men who came together by chance find the hope they need to build a future with each other, or will they end up letting their fears determine their destiny?
Another great Sloane Kennedy book! One of my favourite things about her books are the way the characters are all so cleverly entwined and that different series’ cross over and that the passages of time are realistic. Very clever.
This story is about Beck Barretti, Quinn Donovan and Brody Wilder. They all meet by chance in a very hot encounter in a nightclub bathroom stall!. Beck is spending the summer in Dare Montana to try and get some space from his life and fathers who following an attempt to take his own life 15 months earlier are suffocating him with their concern and anxiety that he will do it again.
Quinn is working with horses at the CB Bar Ranch in dare following the tragic death of his husband two years earlier and Brody is the son of a strict politician and moves to Dare to be a paramedic to escape his unsupportive family. The three of them all end up working at Roman (from book 4) new resort getting it ready for opening and their feelings intensify and they become very close.
There are many many hurdles for them to overcome and they have a difficult time dealing with each other’s issues and baggage. Beck particularly is suffering badly with the trauma from his past which leads to a few emotional break downs and eventually leads him to seeking the therapy he so desperately needs. I loved reading about the other characters from the Finding Series but catching up with Beck’s fathers Rafe and Cade was the icing on the cake for me and the section in the Epilogue from Cade’s point of view was a lovely little surprise.
Sloane Kennedy writes MMM books so very well. They are written as such a unit and one is never made to feel like a third wheel. It is both believable and realistic and wonderful to read. The chemistry and heat between the three of them is scorching.
Another fantastic Sloane Kennedy book and I cannot wait for the next one particularly as the issues with Brody’s twin brother Nathan were not solved in this book and I look forward to reading about that happens with him.