The Beast Within, 1
Tristan’s life as a vampire is simple enough when he and his familiar John go out for a drink one night. However, he didn’t count on running into Rory, a guy he shared a steamy kiss with at a party, and he definitely did not plan on John and Rory being attacked by a vampire-werewolf hybrid sent by Tristan’s vengeful brother.
Both men are infected, and both men turn, one into a vampire and the other into a werewolf. The attractions, and conflicts, between the three men make sparks fly as they try to learn more about what has happened, but Tristan’s brother has little desire to help them. Tristan was born a supernatural being, but how will Rory and John adjust? And in the end, will both men be open-minded enough to accept the love they could both enjoy with Tristan?
Be Warned: m/m sex, menage sex.
John had envisioned lots of possibilities to come home to. He feared he would find one or both of the other men bleeding. He had not expected to find them naked, Rory writhing on the bed while Tristan sucked his cock and fingered his ass. John shifted, his own cock twitching as he watched Tristan’s fingers slide out of Rory. The two men said nothing, seemingly waiting for him. He set down the bottle Galan had given him. They obviously wouldn’t need it, but he’d find out why later. The tension in the room mounted until he began unbuttoning his shirt.
“You know, Tristan, you’re a little too big for a virgin. I think I better fuck him first.” He pulled his shirt off and toed out of his shoes as he met Rory’s eyes. “Assuming that’s what Rory wants?” He paused at his belt buckle.
Rory reached out his hand, and John moved forward quickly. He dropped his pants and stepped out of them.
“That’s exactly what I want,” Rory said.
“If you’re sure,” John said.
Rory pulled him close for a brief, tender kiss. “I want you to be my first.”
“Could have fooled me,” John said, nipping at Rory’s lip and adding a smile so he’d know he was teasing.
“He was worried about you. He needed a distraction,” Rory said in an equally teasing tone.
John chuckled. “You make a damn fine distraction. He worries far too much.” He turned to Tristan, who hesitated. John pulled him close and brushed a kiss to his lips. “Deep down, we’re all right, but we do need to talk, okay?”
Tristan nodded and kissed his neck, his hand trailing down to John’s cock. John sighed in Tristan’s arms, and then he turned his head up to give him a flirtatious smile. “I should punish you, make you watch for a month and not let you touch either of us.”
“I’d still enjoy it.” Tristan moved away and stretched out on the bed beside Rory, kissing him briefly before turning back to John. “Come on.”
John stroked himself, excitement building in him more than he’d thought possible. He fucked Tristan sometimes, but both of them preferred for Tristan to do the fucking. John had never fucked anyone else since meeting Tristan, and the thought of Tristan watching them made him ache. He caressed Rory’s cock and then ran his hands up his stomach, climbing onto the bed and kneeling between his legs. They kissed, sweetly at first and then with more fire. John grasped Rory’s hand and slid one fang over the palm. He lapped at the blood until the wound healed, and then he concentrated on Rory’s mind.
Rory needed to come. He wanted John inside him. He wanted both of them, and the conflict and tension from earlier were both gone. All of this pleased John as he got into position. John fingered Rory’s opening, finding him tight but ready. He grabbed the lube and slathered his own cock while Rory and Tristan kissed.
Rory broke away and cried out when John slid into him. He gave Rory a couple of inches and waited, sliding further when Rory bucked against him. John focused on Rory, and Tristan slid away a few inches, slowly rubbing his own erection. John bent forward as he filled Rory, and Rory came up and met him in a steamy kiss.
Posted by The TBR Pile on 10th Mar 2013
If you want to know if God has a sense of humor than tell him you have a plan. Vampire Tristan is about to find out that this is an all too true statement. Just because he doesn’t want his familiar John to know the depth of his love and to have to make a choice of becoming a vampire doesn’t mean that fate won’t step in and make the choice for him. And just because fate made Werewolf Rory his mate doesn’t mean that Rory doesn’t feel the pull elsewhere. Hold onto your seat, things are about to get complicated and bumpy.
Let me start by saying that I like this book, hence the four star but the first chapter is just not good. The conversations between characters are very stilted and the dramatic attack scene was blandly told. I had moments were I screamed at the author that adjectives are her friends. Just
when I thought I would quit we find ourselves into the real angst and meat of the story and it would seem the author found her pace.
I really loved how the author caught the essence of the ménage. No one relationship was more important than another though none of the characters in the book realized that, which made for some very nicely played angst. I also enjoyed that none of the men are anything alike. Tristan is a bit selfish and childish, John is the one that is more of the adult out of all of them, and Rory is adorable but the most vulnerable.
While I can’t give this a five star for reasons mentioned above. It’s still a must read for the unique twist to the paranormal romance plot and well, the sex is just too hot to miss!