Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Of Dark and Bright

Title: Of Dark and Bright
Author: Kate Sherwood
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61372-431-6
Genre: {M/M/M} Contemporary Western Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

It’s been two years and while Jeff, Dan and Evan are happy together, it doesn’t mean that they haven’t had some rough patches. Their lives are good, the sex is great and they’re looking forward to the future when Dan gets an unexpected phone call that changes everything. His estranged sister, Krista, is on the run from the law, is seven months pregnant and wants help…with the baby and the police. 

While willing to help his sister, it puts more stress on his relationship with Jeff and Evan than Dan ever imagined. They want to help but Evan is obsessing over protecting his own sister and Jeff is dealing with health issues. There are rising tempers, fears, secrets and complications that get worse by the day, all which are driving a wedge between the lovers. If the threesome has any hope of surviving, they need to learn to pull together before it’s too late. 

Of Dark and Bright is the latest release in Kate Sherwood’s Dark Horse series. Since the books follow the relationship of the same three men, they should be read in order.

I’ve enjoyed all the books in this series but I think this one is my favorite. We get to see Dan, Jeff and Evan further along in their relationship and learn how serious external issues cause them problems. Letting the point of view switch between all three men was a great way of knowing what was going on with each…what they are thinking. I like that.  

There’s a lot positive going on with this entertaining read. It has a smooth flow, a complicated plot line with numerous well developed characters and vivid descriptions.  I liked the surprise twist of Krista’s arrival and how her personality was developed but I didn’t know from one scene to the next whether I liked her or not…mostly not. Then there’s Jeff and his health scare. I really thought that more of the plot was going to revolve around his illness and then suddenly it switched to Evan’s sister when she got in trouble. I was disappointed that this opportunity for growth of the threesome was dropped. I really like Dan and Jeff much more than Evan, but then Evan still comes across as arrogant. Add all this together with emotional pain, betrayal, suspense, action, danger and a new baby and you have a story that kept my attention from the first page to the last. I hope we see another book in the future with this sexy threesome raising the baby.

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