Wednesday, July 18

***RELEASE BOOST*** Forged in Flood by Dahlia Donovan

Title: Forged in Flood
Author: Dahlia Donovan
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Genre: M/M/M Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2018


From best-selling author Dahlia Donovan comes a new witty novella between three very different men. With drama, emotional turmoil, and hilarious banter, be prepared to be swept away in Dahlia’s British M/M/M romance.

When one drunken night forever scars three best friends, will they ever find a way to pick up the pieces?

Eaten up with guilt, Ivan Black spends ten years hiding from the world. He retreats to his family forge to wallow in misery. Alone. So lonely his heart aches with it.

Wesley Cook and Rolland Spence have been together since university. They struggle through the physical scars of the accident, building a life in the ruins of their dreams. They find happiness but continue to miss their angry ginger Viking—Ivan. 

In all the anger of wasted years, the three men find a way to forge a relationship as hot as the fires in the smithy. 

Forged in Flood is a British contemporary M/M/M romance. With heartache, hot men with foul mouths, and plenty of heat, enjoy getting to know Ivan, Wesley, and Roland.

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This was a first read of this author for me.  I love m/m and m/m/m even more.

This is a story of three friends who were involved in a drunken accident.  Ivan was driving and blames himself.  He can't stand to see his friends who were injured too because of the guilt he feels.  He hides himself away and becomes a recluse at his family's Forge.  Living alone and being mean to anyone who tries to get close to him.

Rolly and Wes remain friends and much more.  The relationship they have is great but they always feel like there's a piece missing.  Ivan.

The two lovers decide to finally do something about it.  Over the years they try to get in touch with him to no avail so they decide to drive out to the forge to face him head on.  They're determined not to take no for an answer.  They want him back in their lives and hopefully their bed.

I wanted to love this book.  I think it had all the ingredients to be an amazing story but it just fell short for me.

I wanted more and sometimes less.  I wanted more history.  I think it needed more setting up.  There was barely any past story and that's what the context of their love for Ivan was based on the reason they were chasing him but we never saw any of it.  This to me made it impossible to feel any connection to them.  So i didn't believe them.

The less was Ivan being miserable.  I mean i get the grumpy humor of it but it was just too much.  I barely saw any nice in him.  I didn't hate him but i didn't like him really either.  

I liked the bit's about Ivan's father.  I thought that was a good side plot and i think that's probably what kept me reading.  I also really liked Ivan's sister too she was quite funny in parts.

There are quite a few bits i like but unfortunately they didn't override the bits i didn't.  I didn't heat up much at the love scenes, i absolutely didn't feel any connection between them apart from mates, and there wasn't much of a storyline but the flooding and Ivan's dad.  

Unfortunately this book wasn't for me.  I did finish it because it was ok but i just didn't get any feels out of it good or bad.

3 stars

Author Bio

Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

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