Review: Talking Trouble by Barbara Elsborg

June 8, 2015 Review 0

Review: Talking Trouble by Barbara Elsborg

Two men are separated by more than the dam between their houses. Can Mollie be the path that unites them?

Flint Klavan appears to have it all. The sought-after British actor is affluent, loved and vocal in his professional life but privately he’s a mess. A devastating breakup leaves him full of self-loathing. He hopes to find the way to turn things around when disaster strikes. He’s left speechless with fear he’ll never get the chance to recover what he’s lost.

Mollie James has the perfect job teaching children, and used to have the perfect boyfriend. Attentive, kind and thoughtful. Only now he’s not. She has to sacrifice everything if she’s any chance to survive, and run as fast and as far as she can.
Lysander Weldon is a wealthy, talented artist who’s hidden himself away following personal tragedies. He shares his house and his body but never his heart. When opportunity to forgive confronts him, he has to choose between giving up his fortress or bracing to watch happiness leave him behind.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of physical abuse and MM content.

Title: Talking Trouble
Author: Barbara Elsborg
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Falling, Breaking, Give Yourself Away
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Author
Published: June 2, 2015
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance, Menage
Pages: 326
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-stars
Flames: five-flames
Bailey Bradford

Sometimes I want to read a nice little romance and sometimes I want something that has a bit more oomph to it. Something with heat, secrets and twisting plots. Something with a lovely English countryside is a definitely plus. Talking Trouble definitely had the oomph I was looking for.

Mollie, Lysander, Flint. I initially felt they were a unlikely trio. Mollie just seemed too sweet for these bad boys. Lysander I did not like from the beginning. My first impression of him was cocky a**hat. Flint was easier to like although his secret unfolded during the story versus it being revealed further into the story. I couldn’t even begin to grasp what he was going through. Ms. Elsborg did a wonderful job of presenting his story. I could feel his pain, angry, his fear. Mollie’s first secret was easy to grasp as well but at times I just didn’t get why she was so secretive of it. When Lysander’s finally came out, AHA! that’s why he was such a jerk.

There’s a nice build up to the story. Everything is revealed in layers instead of a overloading dump. Mollie, Lysander and Flint all have wounded hearts and secrets they are trying to keep but in the end, they all come out and it just makes you like them more. As for the sex, bow-chica-wow-wow! I do like my ménages hot not to mention a little guy on guy (On guy as well)action. Mm hmm. I get why Mollie watches male porn. There’s not too many secondary characters to keep track of. The good ones are funny and lovable and offer some laugh out loud moments. The one on the other end of the spectrum, very easy to dislike and all I wanted to see is them getting their just rewards. The end of the story did seem just a bit rushed but overall I really enjoyed this book.

This is my second book by Barbara Elsborg and between the characters and the plots, I find I really enjoy her works. She write M/M romance very well and manages to throw great menages that are smoking hot. I highly recommend Talking Trouble.

 

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