Book Reviews

Of Dark and Bright (Dark Horse 3) by Kate Sherwood

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 12-January-2020

Book Blurb

Jeff, Evan, and Dan have been living happily together for the last two years. They still have problems, especially between Evan and Dan, but they’re mostly able to convert the interpersonal disagreements to sexual tension—and then resolve it—so nobody’s complaining. 

Then Dan’s long-lost sister shows up seven months pregnant and on the run from the law, and the situation goes from complicated to overwhelming. Jeff and Evan want to help, but with Evan fearful of his own sister’s safety and Jeff struggling to keep his health issues under wraps, they’re a little distracted. As Dan's sister struggles with her past, Evan's seems intent on gambling with her future. With emotions and family ties pulling them in different directions, the threesome have to hold together—or the people they love may tear them apart.

First edition published by Dreamspinner Press, March 2012.

Book Review

It's been far too long since I was back with Dan, Jeff, and Evan. Some of you might be wondering why it took me so long, considering the rapid-fire pace with which I read the first two books and the novellas in Kate Sherwood's 'Dark Horse' series. Well, life intervened, but when I was ready to read again, I wanted the comfort of the familiar combined with the excellence of the writing this author produces.

I'd almost forgotten the sheer joy these three men bring to me. Dan, always so cautious about committing, Evan, ready to jump in with both feet, and Jeff, always there to lead, to take charge, and to be the peacekeeper. They're going to need all of their strengths to deal with the appearance of Krista, Dan's little sister, who has federal warrants out on her for ten years of theft and assorted other criminal activities. She suddenly contacts Dan, wants to turn herself in, and she's seven months pregnant. This is quite a load of crap to get dumped on anyone, and this trio has only been together for two years, sometimes they're still figuring their stuff out.

“Like I said, you should talk to a lawyer. But don’t take too long—if you don’t want to pay for the baby, I need to find someone who will.”

Wow. Great baby Mama, huh? With Krista working her manipulations among all three of the guys, it's no wonder things fall apart for awhile. It's all the same issues Dan, Evan, and Jeff have always struggled through. Evan keeping it secret from Dan that he's going to buy Krista's baby. Dan keeping it a secret from both Evan and Jeff that Krista tried to make a deal with him for that. And Jeff keeping a secret about his health so the other two don't get upset. At some point this is all going to implode, and if Dan can't get past some of his issues regarding Evan, money, and commitment, and Evan can't stop charging ahead and expecting Jeff to fix everything, and if something serious happens to Jeff without everything being said that needs to be said...... that's going to be a giant explosion.

Boom! Except not the way I was expecting. I love Kate Sherwood for always throwing me off my game. This was an incredible finale to an amazing series. I can't even begin to recommend it enough. The writing is phenomenal, the conflicts are real and emotional, the sexual intensity is spot on, and the characters are so easy to love. Thank you, Kate!





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 173 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-August-2019
Price $3.99 ebook, $9.99 paperback
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