Unexpected Consequences Release Blast : Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have the release day blast for Unexpected Consequences today on the blog. There is a review of the book, an excerpt and a giveaway for you all.

Unexpected Consequences
Isthmus Alliance Book Three
By: Sloan Johnson
Releasing March 19th, 2014

Zeke Reed lives his life by his rules, the biggest one being that he refuses to settle down. Through the years, it has become a running joke amongst his circle of friends that his condo would be well served by the installation of a revolving door.

That’s what makes his friendship with Mary and Jeff work. All three of them are looking for some no-strings-attached fun. Until fate steps in, making them all take a look at what’s been developing while they’ve been busy fooling around.

Unfortunately, every decision in life has consequences. When you choose to openly share your life with more than one person, things get complicated. Will Zeke, Jeff and Mary be able to stand together as the world tries to pull them apart?

My Review
Zeke has never been one for getting to close to people. He doesn't do the love thing and tries his best to keep away from that. He has a special friendship with Jeff and Mary. They have a no strings attached deal and it was working fine for them. They keep it a secret and no one knows and no one can get hurt. That all changes when they all have to take a look at what they have going on and try to decide if they all three want to take another step and try to have a relationship. People try to give them a hard time but the three have something wonderful. They just need to talk things out before the no talking tears them apart.

At first I will say I was a little confused at who was who and what was going on. However as soon as I got into these characters head I was on a roll reading this delightful book. Jeff and Zeke are to way different guys but they clearly belong together. Mary has wiggled her way into their what you would call friends with benefits. She is like the glue that keeps them all together. While they might not have a conventional relationship they have something many people dream of having. Both Jeff and Zeke are very hot and what person wouldn't want them. Mary is so sweet sounding but can be fierce when the need be. They all have to work things out and see how it is going to work and they have a long road ahead of them. I love reading about all of them and getting to know them. They face a lot and something is always trying to get under their skin from family to friends to set backs they can't see coming. I also love the hotness of this book. It doesn't matter if it is all three of them or just two they all know how to steam the pages of. I really enjoyed all the different aspects of this book and would recommend to anyone who likes M/M or M/F/M books. It has a great cast of characters.

4 out of 5 Stars

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“It’s not that I was trying to hide it from you. I just… it’s a part of me that I’ve worked hard to bury for a long time.” Right about now, I’m really wishing I had listened to Dylan and pulled down the Johnnie Walker. I’m irritated that I’ve driven this wedge between us. Dylan has been there for me since college. He pushed aside his aspirations to help me start the promotions company when he could have easily been hired on with any fancy corporation and raced his way up the ladder.

Dylan’s feet drop to the floor as he leans over the desk. “But why? If you’ve been burying it, that means this wasn’t a surprise to you. Why wouldn’t you tell me what was going on in that thick skull of yours? Some of the shit we’ve been through together, I can’t think of a single fucking thing I would keep a secret from you.”

“It’s not that I don’t trust you, D,” I groan, tilting my head back against my chair. “I just… if I told you, I’d have to tell Tommy. And if he knew, everyone would know and I’m not ready for that. Maybe someday I’ll have someone in my life and I’ll have to tell them, but until then, I don’t see a reason for my family to know.”

“Seriously? Do you really think Tommy would run to your mom? And even if he did, I think you’re imagining a worse reaction than they’ll have. You have the type of family most people would kill to have.” He reaches across the desk, slapping me across the back of my head. The cockeyed grin on his face lets me know that while he might be upset with me for keeping this secret, he’s not angry and this won’t be the death of our friendship.

“You’ve met my family. What do you think they’re going to say when they learn that I like dick?” For as accepting as the Reed family can be about a lot of things, that acceptance doesn’t extend to one of their own having bisexual tendencies. They’d run with the fact that I am attracted to women and ask why I can’t be happy finding a good woman to settle down with. Until Mary, there wasn’t a woman I would have considered such a move for. With Mary, I feel as if we’d be incomplete without Jeff.

“Fair enough. But I’m not them and I highly doubt Tommy would say anything. After all, he knows them just as well as you do and I don’t see him throwing you under a bus.” I get what he’s saying, but it’s too late to change it.

“You could have told me.” If I’m not mistaken, Dylan sounds more hurt than angry. That shouldn’t surprise me, but it does. It wasn’t until recently that the man showed any sort of emotion. “You should have told me, man. You and me, we’re closer than I am with my own brother. I just…”

Author Info
Sloan is a Midwestern mom who began writing nearly seven years ago as a way to make money while staying home with her daughter. Now, with two kids in tow and having written more articles on how to assemble various pieces of furniture than she can count, she is reaching to make her dreams come true.

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