Manchester Ménage Collection, Book Three
Kellie Dennis from Book Cover by Design www.bookcoverbydesign.co.uk/
Release Date: 04.21.16
Is there a fated path we follow, or is it simply a series of coincidental events?
Police officer Kellan Howard is rumoured to have spent too much time in sub-zero temperatures, leaving him with a block of ice for a heart and women lining up to help thaw it. Mountain climbing is his only love, leaving no time for a relationship, and although meaningless sex satisfies his physical need, it’s empty. When he attends a fatal traffic accident, he didn’t expect his entire life to change. Along with a final message, Kellan is offered something else from the dying man: the chance to fall in love. Kellan’s never considered being with a man, but when he meets Valentino, he’s instantly drawn to him.
Suffering from crippling agoraphobia, talented Italian artist Valentino has a solitary existence, only experiencing life outside the house through his partner Stuart. When their relationship comes to an abrupt end, Kellan helps ease his suffering. A deep bond binds the two men together, and the sexual tension can’t be denied, but Valentino questions if the distance between their very different lives is too much, and if they can bridge the gap by themselves.
Ballet dancer Blue has a vibrant personality which demands attention, but his humour and courageous attitude are a shield. Blue’s good at making others believe in themselves, but what he needs is someone to believe in him. He could be the bridge both men are looking for, but Blue’s never allowed anyone to get too close, and when Kellan and Valentino enter his life, he desperately tries to protect his heart and his secrets.
When all three meet, the chemistry is undeniable, but each have fears about moving forwards. Together, they learn love comes in many forms. It can’t be restrained or labelled, and it doesn’t always appear in the way you first imagined.
EXCERPTKellan gritted his teeth together and stood up. “I won't leave you like this.” “Get the hell out!!” Valentino gripped the base of his nose, rubbing it gruffly. His eyes snapped shut, but not quickly enough. Kellan spotted the misty glimmer in them. Whether his tears were caused through sheer frustration or sadness, it didn’t matter. Kellan couldn’t leave. He’d have to be forced from the house by an armed response team. “No!” Kellan held his shoulders firmly. “I won't leave you.” “God-damn it, Kellan.” Valentino’s eyes flew open, and Kellan’s hands were thrust from him with a jerk. “You're such a pain in the arse.” He leaned forward, almost hissing his words out against Kellan’s lips. “Why don’t you just leave me alone, huh? Why do you continue to push me when I don’t want it?” Kellan’s body brushed against Valentino’s firm flesh, and he cursed himself for responding so quickly. “Don’t lie and say you don’t want me here when I know damn well what you want.” Kellan didn’t really know for sure, but there was a heat and need between them which couldn’t be ignored anymore. Valentino needed him, and Kellan was willing to hand over whatever he could to fulfil that need. Valentino turned those teal green eyes on Kellan’s, a soft growl spilling from his lips. “You're a fucking tease! A tease, Kellan.” Kellan was about to come back with a response, like how he had no idea he’d been teasing Valentino, but he was halted by two hands on either side of his head and Valentino’s mouth being forced against his. He stopped breathing, too stunned to act. Valentino had his face clasped tightly to his, those full lips hitting Kellan’s hard and fast, his tongue licking and seeking entrance inside. A white hot shot of lust spiked through his body and every thought other than being against this writhing, sexy man disappeared. Kellan grabbed hold of Valentino’s hips, rushing him up against the wall and taking ownership of his mouth with a grunt. Valentino bit down on his lip causing Kellan to pull back. As soon as they separated, Valentino had the upper hand and was spinning him around, holding him against the wall and spreading his thighs open with his knee, rubbing up against the hard length of Kellan’s cock. Despite knowing he could easily restrain Valentino and take control back, he didn’t want to. He wanted this from him. “You know what I want?” Valentino breathed out through their kisses. “You want to give me what I need, Kellan?”
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*** Five - I believe in destiny - stars ! ***
"Love can leave a memory no one can steal, but love can also leave a pain which no one can heal"
Do you believe in destiny? That people who crossed our path were meant to meet us, in some way?
Some way were sweet, some...sad and bitter. We had to lose someone to meet someone else?
That's what happened to Valentino and Kellan. He lost the love of his life, Stuart, too finally met Kellan.
It's a slow burn relationship between the two men, an on-off, love hate love. If it's not for a motormouth Blue who seemed can't stop talking, like 'never' stop talking and moving (Psst... I think he's got an ADHD, so I forgave him), I doubted that Kellan and Valentino will be together.
Blue is like a glue to their relationship.
Not like some readers who annoyed of Blue (I can understand why), he didn't annoy me at all.
I think Blue is funny, and alive...so full of himself, can't stand to be number two, and he thinks he's always... like 'always', always the best .... and Valentino and Kellan loves him so much.
So I don't see any problem here with Blue being annoying little Tinker Bell.
I loved how Blue and Kellan met, I don't think it's a cheating because, Valentino kicked him out. I didn't like it when they have to separate and Valentino regret it at some point.
But I know that Kellan had to meet Blue first, the Blue met Valentino, as his new muse.
And to know that Stuart was the one that made it happen, made me happy and sad at the same time.
The meeting between Stuart and Blue, Stuart and Kellan , and ended with Blue and Kellan met Valentino, it was kinda bittersweet destiny. For me at least.
I'm loving this story. I laugh a lot, mostly because of Blue and his antique behavior. I cried because of Stuart , mostly.
Near the end, I cried like a baby ( I counted it as a twist) when the three men opened Stuart's Christmas gift for Valentino. He's a very thoughtful man and loved Valentino so much, no doubt. He thought of everything for Valentino's happiness. And I loved Stuart for that.
Nicole Colville wrote a beautiful story about love and destiny. I haven't read the previous two books, I'm not sure any of it can beat this one. This one is my favorite already.
Along with her other books Dominque and Knights to Remember.
I'm now heading for Saving Samuel. Meeting Milo, Danny and Sammy :)
Great work Nicole !
Here are some of my favorite quotes from this book -->
"All I can offer is this. I know it's not much, and you don't want it, but you need it"(Kellan)
"I can't be the man you need. I can't give you all of me. I'd rather die than see you hurt, but the longer this goes on, the more you'll fell the pain"
"I love how you say that. Keep saying it. I want my name to be the only thing I hear you say, with every breath, every moan, every whimper, through every shudder and tremor I rip from your body. I want to hear Kellan leave your lips"
Always remember, there's no goodbye, because I'll always be with you, and I'll always love you. Though I may not be right beside you, I'll live on through you.
Don't waste what years you have remaining being sad for me, because I've lived every day since I last stood on this beach as if it were my last, and all I ask is you continue to do that for yourself (Stuart)
View all my reviews MANCHESTER MENAGE COLLECTIONS
SAVING SAMUEL, BOOK 1
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DISCOVERING DALTON, BOOK 2
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Welcome to the home of bittersweet M/M romances which will leave you craving more
Nicole grew bored being a supermodel genius who worked part time for NASA, and decided to take a break from helping solve the mysteries of the universe with Stephen Hawkins to write m/m romance. She has a loving relationship with her hubby of twenty years, and has achieved a lot in her short life considering she's only eighteen. She has fourteen dogs of all different breeds, plus twenty cats, and when she's not tending to their every need, and solving complex math problems, she loves to sew and can be often found knitting in the garden, which she maintains all by herself with her magical green fingers. Finding time to make all of her own clothing and master the kitchen better than Gordon Ramsey, she's also a vegan domestic goddess and can often be found cooking up a storm bare foot in her kitchen. Okay, so that's not true, especially the cooking part, though I do tend to be bare foot and I swear like Gordon does while burning my latest creation -- and I still think NASA will be getting in touch. Any day now!! *crosses fingers* I could sooo do that job because I'm so obviously awesome, but until they do... I'm a full time author of M/M Romance and Erotica, and somehow I have several bestselling books under my belt. I've been writing for four years, and I self publish all my work under Hidden Pleasures Publishing along with my amazing team of helpers in the form my cover designer Kellie Dennis, editor Jessica McKenna, and all of my beta readers and PA's. I'm a wife to my beloved hubby and mother to two young girls, and I do in fact have two cats who I adore, but no dog, as the hubby put his foot down. I live in Leeds in the North of England and I love it, despite the terrible weather. My men are all seeking what everyone is, true love mixed with passion and their own happy-ever-after full of laughter and tears.