Wednesday, April 13, 2016

S.E.X. Review~ Dare to Hope by TM Smith

Dare to Hope 
An All Cocks story 

Tristan is the second oldest of the Brennan brothers and the odd man out. Most of the Brennan men have careers in law enforcement, but as a psychiatrist, Tristan chooses to help people in a different way. Quiet and restrained, he is content to hover in the background of his more gregarious brothers. Then he meets two men, each broken and damaged from losses beyond their control. 

Gabriel Simenson is mourning his lover’s death. The random act of violence that took Gio’s life has left everyone at All Cocks reeling. The only thing keeping Gabe from drowning in misery is the friendship he’s forged with Micah, the newest model at All Cocks. He continues to struggle, and at the urging of his All Cocks family Gabe agrees to counseling with Tristan under one condition: Micah must go with him. 

Micah Solo can relate to unbearable loss, having lost his leg and so much more in Iraq. The past two years he has been alone, adrift and vulnerable — the memories of war haunting his dreams, spilling over into his daily life. At All Cocks, Micah has found the acceptance he craves and the family he lost, but still he yearns for happiness and peace within. 

The friendship between the three is instant, the mutual attraction evident. They circle each other, wanting more, yet unsure if it is truly possible. Is life the mundane reality they’ve each come to accept for themselves or do they dare to hope? 

The All Cocks Stories is a series set within the world of online gay porn. 

*Warning* Micah’s PTSD is told in detail, including flashbacks to his time in Iraq. 
This book is an MMM Menage

I’ve enjoyed each book in the All Cocks series but Dare to Hope was by far my favorite. The end of books 3 left us with the inclination of another throuple in Micah, Gabe, and Tristan and TM Smith knocked it out of the park.

While all three men were different, they were also very complimentary of each other. The fun-loving Gabe, stoic Micah, and strong and solid Tristan- each a third of a triad formed a friendship and relationship.

Ms. Smith accentuated the slow build of the friendship which formed between the men allowing things to traverse through moments of life’s hardships and life’s most thrilling moments. It was apparent that care was utilized when Ms. Smith carved out her characters as family and love were at the forefront of the story.

The secondary characters~ the Brennan’s, Victor, Andrew and Mattie and the rest of the All Cocks boys~ all added to the appeal.

Sensitive issues~ PTSD, loss of love~ all subjects handled with sensitivity, delivering the realism encountered when facing the crisis. Kudos Ms. Smith.
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review


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