Crave Series, Book 1
Gay Menage Romance
Release Date: 05.24.19
Protection has its price, but so do fantasies…
Fantasy Week happens twice a year at Crave, and it’s always a big hit—a way to live out your wildest fantasy in a safe, sane, and consensual manner.
But when Cade comes in with his Fantasy Week invitation, he’s not happy about it. He’s stoic as hell and his preferences don’t seem to match his fantasy at all…and yet, despite that, he enjoys himself with Tegan and Vic. At least at first.
When it becomes glaringly apparent that the fantasy isn’t something Cade’s comfortable with, it’s confusing for the men he’s been paired with, and Tegan and Vic put a stop to the scene immediately.
What Cade doesn’t know is that Tegan and Vic are not only co-owners of Crave, but they’re also owners of a mercenary group, Gray Ops, that’s run out of Crave. They’ve also been circling each other for years… but nothing sparks until their session with Cade.
What happened in Room 4 is something none of the men can forget…but it’s got nothing to do with a fantasy and everything to do with blackmail. Can Tegan and Vic help Cade keep his secrets, while keeping all of them safe at the same time? Because the threatening to spill out aren’t only Cade’s…
*This series is set in the MEN OF HONOR world, in the bar called Crave from Bound By Honor
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If romantic suspense is your jam, then I have the most excellent news for you. SE Jakes has a new book out, Keeping Cade, and it was one wild, hot, rollercoaster ride from beginning to end. Just when you think you might have things figured out, bam! There’s a twist and they keep right on coming. If you are looking for a book heavy on action and with some intense alpha males, then Keeping Cade is definitely the book for you.
The book starts out with Cade entering BDSM club, Crave, for Fantasy Week. You’d think with all the interesting things for him to look at, he’d be excited to be there, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. When he hands over his exclusive invitation and his fantasy begins, Cade is pretty much a mess. The fantasy wasn’t his choice, but to protect his best friend, Theo, Cade has to go through with it. Enter Tegan and Vic, two badass ex-military guys who are more than willing to fulfill the fantasy written on the invitation. Until, they both realize Cade would rather be any place else.
Secrets and past trauma bring these three together in an explosive way, and the intensity doesn’t let up until the very end. If you’ve read SE Jakes’ Men of Honor series, this is a spin-off, but have no fear if you haven’t. While there are appearances of some of those characters (yay for Paulo and Law!) they don’t play a big part and you can follow along just fine. I admit to being a bit confused in the beginning. I felt like I was missing something, but couldn’t tell what it was, but as the story progressed I found myself sucked in and couldn’t put the book down.
I really enjoyed the emotional intensity that Jakes’ portrays for all these characters. It made them vulnerable and real and I couldn’t help but hope that everything worked out, so they could be together. Ménage isn’t an easy thing to pull off, but Jakes does an excellent job showing the relationship between Cade, Tegan, and Vic as equal and not just about hot sex. Though there is plenty of that!
Keeping Cade is a fast-paced, action packed good time from beginning to end and I’m super excited to see what comes next in the series.
Excerpt“Am I being chauffeured or can I take my own truck?” Cade asked as they walked out the back door of Crave, leaving behind Oz’s yells of “I can’t promise what I’ll do if you leave me alone with him.” “We’ll drive you,” Tegan told him. “Why don’t you just carry me across the threshold of the fight club when we get there?” Cade muttered. “Didn’t know you needed that level of romance,” Vic said seriously. “I’ll keep it in mind.” Cade sighed heavily and got into the back seat with Vic, while Tegan drove. He guessed it was for protection, and arguing wouldn’t change a damned thing. He needed to preserve his strength anyway. Vic handed him a Gatorade and a PowerBar. “Eat up.” Cade muttered, “Fucking starving and this shit tastes like cardboard.” “Fight first, then I’ll get you a goddamned buffet,” Vic promised. “There’s a McDonald’s on the corner,” Cade pointed out hopefully. “You had an entire pizza recently,” Vic reminded him. “Recently to me is the last hour.” Cade bit into the PowerBar and stared at Vic. “I think this went bad.” Vic frowned. “They can’t go bad.”
SE Jakes writes m/m romance. She believes in happy endings and fighting for what you want in both fiction and real life. She lives in New York with her family and most days, she can be found happily writing (in bed). No really…
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