Reviewed by Kat
TITLE: A Bolt of Blue
SERIES: Angels (book #1)
AUTHOR: Nicky Spencer
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 399 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 10, 2017
Ian Golinski has been in love with his best friend since he was fourteen years old. When he finally decides to confess his feelings, he finds that his perpetually single friend isn’t so single anymore. What’s a boy to do when he has to share the love of his life with someone else? Especially someone so damn hot?
Dusty Smith has finally found The One. The only problem is The One clearly has feelings for someone else, even if he doesn’t realize it. Dusty has to convince his lover that they’re meant to be. But how does he do that when the other man turns out to be perfect for them both?
Mitch Becker likes things nice and simple. But as his relationship with his boyfriend heats up, he starts developing feelings for his best friend. Suddenly his life is one big complication. How can he choose between two soul mates?
Find out what happens when three men ask the question: What if we don’t have to choose?
A Bolt of Blue is an m/m/m contemporary romance with a happy ending and no cliff-hanger. It is approximately 90,000 words and is a stand-alone. Coming November 10,
I seem to be on a ménage kick which is totally fine with me as I am becoming the resident ménage connoisseur .
Ian and Mitch have been best friends since high school. When Ian decides to finally declare his love for his best friend he is totally shocked to find that Mitch has finally found a boyfriend. With Ian’s heart crushed he vows to find someone to take his mind off his lost love but when Mitch’s boyfriend Dusty has to come to Ian’s rescue things develop and lines start to blur. Ian loves Mitch and is growing quite enamored with Dusty. Mitch loves both Dusty and Mitch. Dusty loves Mitch but has developed feelings for Ian since he has got to know him. But how are three men, who are growing unique feelings for each other going to solve their dilemmas?
I liked each of these men and their characters were well developed however I never truly fell for any of them. Mitch is a openly gay college baseball player in Chicago and comes from a family who has money. Ian is in nursing school and the son of a single mom who works way too much to support her family. Dusty is a bartender and out on his own after a split from his family. All three men have back stories. Ian has always been secretly in love with Mitch but too afraid to tell his BFF. Mitch has a sister who is pretty messed up but afraid to share his family woes with his boyfriend Dusty for fear he will judge him. Dusty has split from his homophobic family and has secrets he can’t make himself reveal.
My problems with the story start with the fact that Mitch never figured out that Ian has pined for him all these years but suddenly he is having sex dreams about his bff while sleeping with his boyfriend. My second problem was how fast they made their decision on the solution to their romantic triangle problem and acted on it. Also, even if Mitch’s teammates on the baseball team were cool with their teammate being gay, I highly doubt that they would embrace his new polyamorous relationship.
This book was written in first person from all three men’s point of view which was nice to know what each was thinking. My problem was I would get lost in who was talking at times and have to stop to figure out who was saying what which would pull me completely out of the story. I am also confused if this is actually a new series or not. The listings say it is book 1 however the blurb says it’s a standalone book.
This wasn’t the ménage book for me. Although the quality of the writing worked the plot fell short and was just highly implausible to me so it didn’t quite work.