Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Broken Triangle

Authors: Jane Davitt & Alexa Snow
Publisher: Loose ID
Publisher URL: www.loose-id.com
ISBN/BIN: 9781623003869
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Vin bartends at the Square Peg and despite the invitations to date or have sex, he isn’t interested because Vin’s celibate. His heart belongs to Riley, a guy he’s been crazy about since high school and hasn’t seen since graduation. Vin spends his time working and with his best friend, Patrick, who’s another bartender.

Then one day Riley walks into the bar looking for Vin and suddenly it looks like all his dreams are coming true. But is having Riley in his life what Vin wants or he is looking at their relationship with ‘rose-colored’ glasses and missing the problems?

And Patrick…what’s he going to do? Now that he’s trying to get his life in order, he realizes how much he cares for Vin, but it’s all about timing. It has to be perfect to be with Vin and if luck is with him, Patrick will have a chance at his happily-ever-after.

The Broken Triangle is the second release in the Square Peg series and because it begins shortly after the first book leaves off, they should be read in order. I find the cover misleading—this is not a threesome story and doesn’t involve cheating.

I found this book entertaining but it wasn’t what I expected. I mean it’s nothing like the previous release. It’s not that the descriptions aren’t vivid, the characters of Vin and Patrick likable or the plot filled with lots of intense emotions. It’s that for a big portion of the story, Vin’s involved with Riley, who’s obviously the wrong guy for him. It made the plot drag a bit and it’s not until the POV switches over to Patrick that it picks up speed. I liked this part and getting to know Patrick better. He’s just such a lovable guy. You want his life to work out—for him to be happy.

Vin and Patrick are great friends and make a wonderful couple, but Riley—he seems hopeless as Vin’s love interest from the start. His jerk-factor is just too high almost from his introduction. I’m glad Shane and Ben play supporting roles instead of hanging completely in the background.

So, despite my niggles, this emotion filled story is definitely worth the read because ultimately Vin and Patrick are who the story is really all about. And don’t we always want our characters to find their HEA? I look forward to the next release.

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