Ethan Stone and Gabriel Pryor are looking for a mate, a third to complete their “triad”. They are members of a very quiet, very old community known as the Colony. To be able to break out of the Colony and live outside its walls they have made a deal with the council and must find a mate by a certain time, and this mate must be of Colony blood. They hire a private investigator and discover a bike messenger named Mari whose mother is a full descendant and meets most of those requirements. Now they must persuade her to give the two of them a chance to prove that she would be the perfect mate for them.
I chose this book mainly because I hadn’t read a good menage in a while and it seems like every time I pick up an erotica book lately it’s all about the bdsm elements. I blame this on the success of 50 Shades. Now every time I’m looking for some smut there just has to be spanking involved, and although I like some good spanking, I sometimes want just good old-fashioned multiple partner smut.
Marrying Mari had all the usual menage elements. Of course there were two beautiful, rich, wonderful men who are completely dedicated to their shared woman. There is a woman who is basically alone in the world who falls for both men and starts to rely on them. There was some family pressure against the union, not because they didn’t agree with the menage, but because they didn’t view Mari as proper Colony material. There are misunderstandings between the men and Mari, then ultimately a happy ending where all is well in the triad world.
There were a few things I didn’t care for , Mari basically finds out her unknown heritage and agrees to take a trial triad mate run within ONE DAY of meeting these men. She moves in with them the next day. They stalk her, tell her she has a completely different background than she knows, feed her dinner, proposition her, and then ask her to move in with them the day she meets them and she is like “oh, okay, sounds good”. That night they both have sex with her virgin body and it’s all good. This made me laugh a little. The day after that when she is in a biking accident Gabriel realizes he is in love with her. All this happens within two days. I’m not a big fan of instalove, in fact I hate instalove storylines. At least here it was just one of the men instead of both. That would have been a little too much. The men aren’t jealous of each other in the least, more than once one man walks in on Mari and the other having sex and it’s all “y’all have fun and save some for me”. This made me laugh too.
All in all, this was a good smutty menage story. Not in the least bit believable in any way, but then I wasn’t looking for that. I started out wanting a dirty mutliple partner erotica book and that’s what I got.
“These feelings. I don’t trust these fucking feelings. I’m all churned up inside. Since the minute that damned phone call came from the hospital, all I can do is feel. A need so big, I see you and I want to throw you down on that couch and fuck you. I need to be inside you, every second. I need to see you smile at me. I need to feel your arms around me. I need to tell you that you’re mine and hear you say I’m yours. I need you to be between us every night, always.”