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Not As Easy As It Looks

Not As Easy As It Looks Don Jenkins will do anything for a happy thriving family and home When he discovers that Griff McAllister his life partner and love since high school seems to be losing faith in him he s at a loss

  • Title: Not As Easy As It Looks
  • Author: Jaime Samms
  • ISBN: 9781627982160
  • Page: 365
  • Format: ebook
  • Don Jenkins will do anything for a happy, thriving family and home When he discovers that Griff McAllister, his life partner and love since high school, seems to be losing faith in him, he s at a loss for how to mend the relationship Then Howard Campbell is added to the mix, a man Don and Griff both love beyond words, and jealousy and mistrust threaten not just their bonDon Jenkins will do anything for a happy, thriving family and home When he discovers that Griff McAllister, his life partner and love since high school, seems to be losing faith in him, he s at a loss for how to mend the relationship Then Howard Campbell is added to the mix, a man Don and Griff both love beyond words, and jealousy and mistrust threaten not just their bond, but even Don s ability to keep his farm viable Nearly losing Howard in an accident serves as a wakeup call They begin to pull their relationship out of the muck and work to remember why they came together in the first place If they can figure out how to help one another and make sure each man gets what he needs, the trio might build the loving future they ve dared to hope for They have to be brave enough to commit every resource they can muster especially trust, understanding, and acceptance and realize true love is never as easy as it looks.

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    1. 3.5 stars The story focuses on Griff, Howe and Don, from the time they are teenagers and covers about 10 years. Griff and Don are best friends from the time they meet in middle school. Howe is a year ahead of them and enters their lives in High School when he briefly dates Don. Throughout the years the men are together as friends, lovers and family. The relationships amongst them are very complex and the three men very different. I loved the dynamics and the story, but the jumping back and forth [...]

    2. 4.5 starsJust the type of ménage story I like to read about: more about the relationship and characters than sex. Tired of reading ménage stories that end once the three MCs come together and get their HEA? This one will take you for a ride and help you explore the difficulties of making a ménage relationship work in the long term.

    3. I picked this up as a freebie from DSP during one of their Tweet-aways, and boy, am I glad I did.This was really, really good. The relationship dynamics, the flashbacks to their combined past, growing up together, figuring things out between them, all of it was well explored and made sense. Yes, this is an M/M/M menage story, but it's much more than just that. And if you're expecting a lot of time between the sheets from this, you'd be mistaken. The sexing is not described in minute detail, but [...]

    4. Dreamspinner tweetaway 9.11.142.5 starscontemporay menage-ish story of three men who have grown up together in a small rural town and the difficulties in their relationship. Told in 3rd person by 2 of the MC's the present day narrative is dotted with random flashbacks from ages 12 to 27 showing some of the main points in their relationship. This though just made it confusing to read for me

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    6. Days after I've finished this book and I still don't know where to start with the review.Words fail me, and even though I took notes while reading, right now they are all over the place and make no sense at all so please bear with me.The first thing that comes to mind when you think MMM is sex. Lots and lots of sex. I mean, if two boys can have that much fun together, imagine what can happen with three of them in the same room, right?Right there, that's your first mistake. If you are planning on [...]

    7. Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews - 4 heartsFor all the readers who have trouble with the concept of a ménage being viable in terms of having an ongoing relationship, this book is for you. You’ll probably feel a bit vindicated in your belief as you witness the realistic struggle of these three guys. As the title suggests, there’s nothing easy about the relationship between Don, Griff and Howard and the author puts all that doubt, jealousy, and raw emotion on full display. The sequence of [...]

    8. REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCEI am a big fan of menage stories but often I find that the nitty gritty parts of the relationship are smoothed over and it all seems too easy. Not As Easy As It Looks is the exact opposite – it does what it says on the box as they say because the relationship between Don, Howard and Griff is anything but easy.The story is set over a decade in the lives of these three men from when they are in high school and just figuring things out until the present day when re [...]

    9. This book just didn't work for me at all. If it hadn't been a challenge book it would have ended up on my DNF pile. This book was just one big mess of flashbacks tangled up in a threesome relationship that just didn't seem to be there. Howe felt like a no show through most of the book as Dan and then Griff whined about how they wanted him. I never really felt the connection between these characters because I was to busy bouncing through time to pivotal points in the threes relationship. But unfo [...]

    10. Great story!! I loved how the dynamic between the guys changed over time into what it was in the end, it just really seemed to work for them. The only complaint I had with the story was the switching between the past and present, sometimes it was hard to keep interest. I would have liked it better with it in chronological order, instead of back and forth.

    11. Four Stars! I'll give this story 4 stars although I am not really fond of flashback narration but I cannot but admit that the bits of past and present were so brilliantly woven to depict the story that it soon became one of the best aspects of the book.Whenever I choose to read a mm menage I do it because I want to find out how the mc come together and merge as one , making their relationship work. it was no different for Griff and Don, who were best friendsever since they were 12 and Griff punc [...]

    12. Days after I’ve finished this book and I still don’t know where to start with the review.Words fail me, and even though I took notes while reading, right now they are all over the place and make no sense at all… so please bear with me.The first thing that comes to mind when you think MMM is sex. Lots and lots of sex. I mean, if two boys can have that much fun together, imagine what can happen with three of them in the same room, right?Right there, that’s your first mistake. If you are pl [...]

    13. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the toughest book critic. I have eclectic reading tastes and I'm an author who knows how difficult it is to sit down and write a story and then have the guts to share it with others and await their criticism - sometimes constructive and sometimes not - so I often give five or four stars to books that, may not be perfect, but hold enough appeal that I don't want to "downgrade" them based on my personal preferences. If I have any reservations, I usually ment [...]

    14. Review Written for mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress/Wow! This is one heck of a beautiful, sexy story; that was even better than I expected. The title and cover got my attention and the blurb reeled me in. I don’t reread too many books, but this one is worthy of a reread and will go on a new list of favourites!Let me tell you a little bit about the story. Don and Griff became friends at age twelve when Griff, the new guy in school, stepped in and helped Don from a bully. They hit it off and became i [...]

    15. A 3.5* read for me, I did enjoy it and would read again but I just felt a really great story was just out of reach.It is told in three parts though they are consecutive. First from Don's pov, then Griff's then 'together' with Howe.The story in told both in the now and through flashbacks to time from their early teens to very recent history. I would have liked more story in the now to flashback ratio as it was a bit confusing at times, however It was good to see how history was forming the men no [...]

    16. Don Jenkins has been in what most people would see as an unconventional relationship since his early teens. In fact, it's so unconventional that those around him seemed to identify it even before Don did. Don's best friend, Griffith McAllister, has been there for him since they first met. And Howard Campbell provided Don with his first sexual experience. But can a relationship really work with three people? It's one or the other, right? People have to choose, don't they? Or, when the heart wants [...]

    17. What a pleasant switch - a menage where the sex is secondary to the story. A lovely tale told both in flashback when Howard, Griff and Don are teens and in present day. Got a little confused toward the end trying to differentiate between the two time periods but basically a character driven story about three guys and their families. Lots of angst and tragedy! I have to say that there were times I wanted to punch Howe (Howard) in the nose with his back and forth attitude. And I truly appreciated [...]

    18. The flashbacks made the story confusing to follow. The complete and immediate acceptance of both Don and Griff's family of not only their sexual orientation, but their decision to be a threesome seemed a little unrealistic. If any family members took any time at all to come to terms with it, it was not addressed in the book. And I do not enjoy D/s relationships. Usually its pretty easy to avoid that because its either tagged as such or at least hinted at in the description. Not pleasant to be hi [...]

    19. This review was originally written for Joyfully Jay Reviews at joyfullyjayRead Amy's review in it's entirety here.I’ve said it many times before in my reviews for m/m/m romances, but I’ll say it again: Writing a believable, intense, interesting m/m/m is extremely difficult. So when I find one that does it really well, I want to recommend it to everyone! Not As Easy as it Looks had me engaged from the first page to the last, intensely involved with the three main characters, and I really love [...]

    20. Through many life-changing circumstances Don, Griff and Howe start to form a three-way relationship that shouldn’t work, but somehow they make it work for awhile. When Howe is the target of a hate crime, it puts a wall up between him and the other men. With a few harshly spoken words and more than one misunderstanding, Howe goes his own way and leaves Don and Griff to try to stay afloat without him.See the entire 3.5 star review at The Novel Approach: thenovelapproachreviews/20

    21. Damn this is as complicated as it looks. I'm surely as confused as I'd thought it would be lol. Although I'm all for commitment, and loyalty I can't handle the dynamics of their relationship. They are some strong and complicated men,but damn I wish I had 1/3 of their strength to keep that tangle of feelings they're working with. The whole immediate and extended family life was beautiful to me. Although the deaths and griefs were profound, the way they gathered together and wouldn't let anyone of [...]

    22. This one was a bit uneven for me. I like the idea of it, but I got frustrated with the choice the author made to jump around in time so much. I don't know if the intent was to keep in suspense the current situation between the three main characters, but it's not a mystery, so I didn't need suspense. I also felt the jumping allowed a bit of inconsistency in characterization to sneak in.That being said, the author has an easy flowing writing style that makes for a quick read, and I do like the var [...]

    23. Two people together is already hard work, but three? Definitely HARD WORK. The title was more than appropriate. I love how understanding Don's and Griff's dads and whole family were. (I think I'm in that minority where I love it when that happens in books! ;) )I love flashbacks but I do understand that it does sometimes gets confusing especially when the time frame wasn't that long. All in all, I liked the book. It's tough to portray a relationship between three people (or for any relationship, [...]

    24. I fell into this book almost from page 1. The story line is great. I was surprised, actually, how erotic it was in certain places. This writer uses the sex scenes sparingly but, damn, does she make them count! Fantastic read and I am sad it over. It will definitely land on my Keepers shelf and i am sure to go back to it for a reread

    25. Not As Easy As It Looks is a quiet book and focuses on the characters and their lives, both the good and the bad, from adolescence through adulthood. It’s perfect for when you’re in a mellow mood and just want to spend some quiet time getting to know these wonderful men. It’s not a typical menage and isn’t focused on the sexual aspect of the relationship as much as what it takes to get there.

    26. This is one of those 4.5 star books rounded up that go to my Best of 2013 shelf automatically, even over some 5 star books.I loved the characters and the slightly different style of storytelling. It's not for everyone, for sure, but I really really loved it.

    27. Characters were needy in different ways. I liked that they weren't cookie cutter characters. Eventually the MCs arrived at a balance in their relationship that worked. A satisfying read.

    28. Lite BDSM M/M/M menage tale. Struggle is the main plot to this story and it is touching and sweet. Nice little read.

    29. I re-read this book all the time. And I never get bored. I need a sequel. I get it ended and ended pretty well, pretty finite but I need more of these three. Ugh. Need more!!

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