Title: Reward of Three (Rule of Three #3)
Author: Kelly Jamieson
Length: 135 pages
Rating: 4 stars
Sometimes the darkest nights produce the brightest stars.
When the pregnancy test turns positive, Kassidy, Dag and Chris are thrilled they’re going to be parents at last. Their polyamorous relationship has blossomed, and there’s more than enough love to go around for their long-awaited little “Belly Bean”.
Then reality sets in. Dag grew up without a father. Does that mean he’s too damaged to be a good role model? Kassidy is at a critical point in her career, working long hours on a high-profile project. And Chris gets a disappointing—but not exactly unexpected—reaction when he contacts his parents with the news.
As worry nibbles at the edges of their happiness, fate is poised to tear it to shreds, leaving a loving foundation three years in the making cracking under the weight of grief and guilt. And the trio in the fight of their lives to repair their unconventional bonds.
Warning: Our sexy threesome is back for their happy ending. Keep extra tissues on hand for tears, a fan on standby for hot sex, and a post-it note to remind you to take a deep breath. It’s time to find out if the juice is really worth the squeeze.
In this final installment of the trilogy, our threesome have some drastic changes in their lives, both happy and sad. Like the previous two books, the nightly passion between Kassidy, Chris and Dag is as hot as ever.
Having them both inside her like this, joined so closely, was dirty and hot and sweet. She felt like she was in the center of the sun, burning up, surrounded by heat and light and going up in flames. Hotter. Higher.
What surprised me about this book (clearly I didn’t read the synopsis) was the emotional weight of it. Without giving anything away, I didn’t expect the heartache, fighting and tears. I guess it was bound to happen, it was just so sad to see the reasons to cause it. Despite being a very nontraditional couple, they haven’t had as many problems one would expect. Their friends welcomed their lifestyle choices with no judgment and even had the support of Kassidy’s parents. True, Chris and his parents remained estranged, but I don’t think that could be unexpected.
When tragedy strikes, Kassidy, Chris and Dag each make a series of mistakes that only deepen the pain the others are experiencing. Those mistakes aren’t intentional, and are only meant to help deal with their own emotions, but the actions cause a series of additional problems. There are feelings of abandonment and doubt in the relationship. Rumors at work only add fuel to the fire.
I was shaking my head at time during these moments, knowing that their actions would come back to bite them. The lack of communication from the group was sad but understandable. While Kassidy thought she wanted to deal with things privately, she really needed an outlet to speak freely and let her emotions out.
While heartache and coping were a big focus of the book, there is healing. And what’s the best kind of healing? Sexual healing. Awww, yeah!
She loved it when it felt like they were both fucking her, one of them inside her, the other inside the other man. It was so good for all of them, and she loved being face to face with both of them at the same time.
Being the last book of the trilogy, we get our HEA, with some new beginnings and healed relationships. What better way to say goodbye to this loving group!
Side note: It’s worth noting that the author, like myself, is a big time hockey supporter. For Hawks fans, they were winning last time the score was announced in the book. ; )
*An ARC was received from the publisher for an honest review.
The Rule Of Three
About Kelly Jamieson:
Kelly Jamieson writes romances with heat that’s sweet. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. If she can stop herself from reading or writing, she loves to cook. She has shelves of cookbooks that she reads at length. She also enjoys gardening in the summer, and in the winter she likes to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues (there might be a theme here…) She also loves shopping, especially for clothes and shoes. But her family takes precedence over everything else (yes, even writing). She has two teenage children who are the best kids in the world, not that she’s biased, and a wonderful husband who does loads of laundry while she plays on the computer writing stories.