Series: The Situation Ship Series #2
Published by Amazon
Release Date: July 20, 2023
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ+, M/M, M/M/M
Format Read: ARC, eBook
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Two dude-bros, one beautiful femme boy, and a game of gay chicken that goes badly awry…
It’s fair to say my best friend Mat and I are looking for trouble when we head out for a wild night on the town, and boy, do we find it. We find it in the form of Trouble, a guy with long, silky black hair, doe eyes, and thick, fleshy lips. Sweat glitters down his spine and he moves like there’s music in his soul. Every eye in the place in on him. He’s magnetic. The second we see him, we want him. We both do.
Suddenly, the fact we thought we were straight doesn’t seem all that important.
Trouble turns our lives upside down. He makes us do things we’ve never done. He makes us want things we’ve never wanted either.
He makes me look at Mat in way that’s brand new, too.
Everything is changing. Nothing is as it was.
There’s only one thing that’s certain anymore - Mat and I both want to get into Trouble.
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Triple Trouble is the second book in The Situationship Series. It can be enjoyed as part of the series, or as a standalone novel. There are cameos of the characters from book one, but it’s not imperative to read the first book in this series in order to enjoy this installment.
Triple Trouble is an M/M/M romance featuring a double bi awakening and is very, very sexual.
Let’s get this straight (lollllllll)… I’m really not a fan of “why choose” romances.
I will read them because they are unfailingly sexy.
But when it comes down to it, I always have a favorite partner and end up frustrated that there is a third party in the relationship.
I’m not against a real life poly situation between consenting parties, it’s just definitely not for me. Literaturally or Literally.
I liked The Step Bro Situation (book one in this series) more than I enjoyed Triple Trouble.
Triple Trouble gave me a little bit of the backstory I was craving but gave me a very heavy dose of sexy. The plot to sexy ratio wasn’t proportionate in my opinion.
Mat and Will are childhood friends, they are roommates, they are each other’s wingman, they are very very straight (?). They are also just enjoyable to read, and carry the weight of this book on their shoulders.
Trouble is a very beautiful man that Mat and Will meet at a club and decide they need him.
Trouble is emotionally unavailable.
Mat and Will are only made of feelings.
Mat becomes addicted to Trouble quickly, Will is there to pick up his pieces.
Trouble slowly comes around and they all fall in love.
Mat and Will are adorable besties. They are just so cute and sweet and do the good cuddles.
They are opposites attract personified, and they are the bestest of friends.
They bought an entire house together. How they did not realize they had lurvvve for each other is completely beyond me.
They are literally Bert and Ernie.
I loved them.
Trouble was actually not my favorite? I know thats sort of blasphemous considering the entire book is about him.
He was just super one dimensional.
He liked to have sex, and he was mysterious and pretty.
Like, those are the only things holding his character together… we never learned WHY he was so guarded and jaded, he just was. We never even learned what shampoo he used (a shame considering how often his lustrous hair was mentioned).
I find myself with similar complains every time I read one of Jesse H Reign’s books.
-Lack of backstory
-One dimensional characters
-Mostly sex, not enough context
Also do not get me started on the use of the word “dong” during the steamy scenes.
I love that Mat and Will were so accepting of Trouble and of his lifestyle and preferences and have no qualms about joining the LGBTQIA+ community. But the fact that they were 27 years old, and had a very very intimate threesome with only dudes was literally never brought up after said threesome.
I mean, there were dicks on dicks on dicks and no one talked about it afterwards…?!
It just seems like that would have been a conversation that would have arisen between two straight dude bros after they sucked each others weiners.
Then they had insta love and wanted Trouble to move in after three months? No thanks. That’s not realistic even a tiny bit.
I adored Mat and Will.
I thought they could have their own book honestly.
I think Trouble was an interesting addition to their dynamic, I just don’t know that I loved him as a permanent addition.
I thought Trouble needed someone who could keep up with him on a different level than Mat and Will could?
I don’t know how to explain it, those two were such a wholesome little duo, and Trouble was not…? I honestly can’t pinpoint it.
I don’t know what it was about Trouble that bothered me, but something did.
I was shipping Mat and Will so that’s probably my problem. Like it always is when I read a why choose romance.
I think over all, this was an easy, *entertaining* read for me.
I did enjoy it if I overlooked the lack of plot.
I think my biggest take away is that I don’t particularly love this author….
I don’t mind erotica, but this felt like a bad soft corn porn.
If you include a plot, make it worth my time. If you want it to be sex focused, don’t waste my time with a plot that is lame.
Emily is a coffee loving, cat snuggling, hairstylist and book-a-holic.
Having always been a voracious reader and devouring books at a breakneck speed, joining the bookish and blogging community seemed like a natural next step. She loves giving recommendations to friends and family and then very gently (and not forcefully at all) asking for their opinions after they complete each chapter.
Her reviews tend to be goofy, a little sweary, on the more impassioned side and maybe sometimes a little self deprecating.
Emily typically enjoys reading almost every genre, including (but not limited to) monster romance, literary fiction, rom-com, contemporary, LGBTQ+, low/urban fantasy, paranormal, dystopian, sci-fi, gothic romance or basically any book that will make her cry.