Feast of Love
by Ceri Grenelle
Croft Holidays, #3
My Rating: 4 Stars
Publication Date: December 12, 2016
Length: 101 Pages
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Menage, MMF, Romance
Synopsis: Armie Croft just lost the last of his vision due to a degenerative disease, something that proves problematic as he bangs his head against the side of the JCA pool during a late night swim. Leighanne Misra, the nighttime lifeguard, jumps in to rescue him, followed by Mitch Karmi…who is wearing a suit and has no training when it comes to performing CPR. Soon after laughing at Mitch’s soaking wet clothes, and double checking to make sure Armie is alive and well, a steamy connection is forged between the three acquaintances.
Mitch wants to hide their ménage from the public, much to Armie and Leighanne’s dismay, but he negotiates and asks they at least have the week leading up to the first night of Hanukkah to themselves. The three lovers are stronger together but sometimes you never truly appreciate what you have until you’ve lost it.
Review: This is my first book by Ceri Grenelle so I went into this not knowing the author’s writing style or anything about any of the previous books in the series. This book had three main characters and the point of view switched back & forth between all three; I always like when authors do that so that we as the reader can delve deeper into the story. This is the third book in the Croft family series but I have not read the first two yet. Normally I do not like doing that, but this one was able to be read as a standalone; we revisited Nettie & Ophie, Armie’s sisters from the previous books though so if you have read those, this is a nice opportunity to catch up.
This book was a quick read, based around Hanukkah so it was a perfect holiday read. I don’t know much about the Jewish faith so I really enjoyed how the author wrote of the traditions that follow the holiday; it helped that she explained it in a way so that I could follow it easily. Also this book is about a triad relationship & there is heavy bisexuality between them, so if that isn’t something you’re in to – keep that in mind before you read.
I loved the journey these three went on with each other. I don’t often believe in love at first sight, but I love to read stories where that happens. Armie is struggling with his pride after losing his eyesight, Leighanne is trying to find her courage to perform her music and Mitch is trying to overcome the past hurts that haunt him as he tries to start something with Armie & Leighanne. They are all instantly drawn to each other & so their relationship begins. Together they overcome so many things and the author perfectly captured the struggles that each go through individually, as well as the growth as a triad. It takes a bit, but eventually they all see that they are stronger together than they could be apart.
DON’T MISS THE OTHER STANDALONE BOOKS IN THE CROFT HOLIDAYS SERIES!
Nettie Croft works tirelessly making sure people like and appreciate her, but her world is thrown off balance when she meets her sexy but rude new neighbor. She’s determined to get him to like her, but the more time they spend together, the more they argue. Nettie has to admit the dashing man might be the first she can’t win over, a thought she can’t get enough of, just like she can’t get enough of him.
Josh Dellinger just moved to a small Connecticut town to escape big city living and his nightmare of an ex-wife. He needs time and space to be himself, a plan that is thrown away the second he meets his determined new neighbor. She brings him cookies. No decent man can say no to a woman with cookies, especially one as gorgeous and thrilling as Nettie.
Nosy neighbors, a ridiculously sexy Zorro costume, and an old fashioned high school dance bring Josh and Nettie together, but will the shadows of Josh’s divorce and Nettie’s need for approval spook them for good, or will the romantic atmosphere of toilet papered trees and egged houses be enough to make them choose treats and kisses?
David Goldberg has wanted Ophi Croft since they were first introduced at a PTA meeting. She’s smart, talented, and has two awesome kids. When he finally gets her into his bed they share a beautiful night in each other’s arms, one he thinks is the start of a new relationship. But when she bolts in the morning and doesn’t return his calls, David fears their chance has passed.
Ophi Croft thinks David is the hottest, most eligible bachelor in town, and it thrills her to no end to discover he wants her as much as she desires him. But in the harsh light of the morning after their night together her nerves take over and she hides behind the excuse of being a full time single mother to get away from him.
When David arrives unexpectedly at Ophi’s Thanksgiving dinner, she knows she messed up and decides to win him back. However an unexpected but wonderful surprise forever changes the depth and nature of their relationship. Thanksgiving is a time to recognize those you love, David and Ophi need only open their eyes to see how much they have to be thankful for.
ABOUT CERI GRENELLE
I’ve always had an active imagination. An imagination that usually took form in the way of zoning out in the middle of conversations. I eventually decided it was time to share my daydreaming with the world and began to put my musings on paper. It started with Harry Potter fanfiction and grew from there.
I am currently living it up in Northern California after a big move from New York City. And by living it up I mean staying home with my cats, obsessively watching episodes of my favorite TV shows, all of which are extremely geeky, and simultaneously reading the next book on my reading list. I do all this while trying not to pig out on unhealthy snacks. As you can tell, I lead a busy life.