I had a difficult time deciding how to rate "Three's Company". This book is a Samhain Publishing erotic anthology in trade paperback with stories from three authors. While all three stories deal with menage, each depicts a different situation and gave me a different 'feel'. All three stories DO have graphic descriptions of oral, anal, and vaginal sex (sometimes all at the same time) AND some light BDSM (bondage, spankings, etc) so if these things bother you...Don't read this book! As far as a rating goes, I decided to rate each story separately and then average the rating for the overall book...so there!
First up is Lorelei James with "Wicked Garden". Billy and Eden were childhood friends and then a bit more. But on Eden's prom night, Billy ran out on her at a very 'delicate' moment. A few years have passed and Billy's back in town working on a consulting job whose ultimate decision could end up costing Eden HER job. The fire between them is still there and it doesn't take long for Billy to make up his hasty exit. So what happens when Eden's OTHER 'friend with benefits' hits town? ***Three stars and 105 pages. Very hot, but I didn't feel much emotion to go with the sex.
Next is "A Question of Trust" by Jess Dee. Gabe is Madeline's dream man and the best lover she's ever had. When his best friend Connor visits, both Gabriel and Connor let Madeline know that they would love to love her...together. Madeline's always thought of herself as a one-man woman and Gabriel is that man, isn't he? ***Three and a half stars and 85 pages. Still very hot, yet I was intrigued by Dee's realistic depiction of a situation that I could see really happening in such a relationship.
Jayne Rylon rounds out the trio with "Nice and Naughty". During a carefree afternoon country drive, Alexa races a motorcycle. She ends up having sex with the stranger on the side of the road and can't quite believe she acutally did that! Now two weeks later, she arrives at a job interview and the jerk acts like he can't remember her! Can anybody say twins? ***Four stars and 92 pages. Even with the brother ick factor, this story had suspense, hot sex, and emotional impact...at least for me.
So overall (unless my math is REALLY bad) I give the "Three's Company" anthology three and a half stars...and I'll round it up for the smoking hot sex throughout!