Tuesday, July 8, 2014

**Release Day Review** REWARD OF THREE (Rule of Three #3) by Kelly Jamieson

REWARD OF THREE (Rule of Three #3)


Sometimes the darkest nights produce the brightest stars.

When the pregnancy test turns positive, Kassidy, Dag and Chris are thrilled they’re going to be parents at last. Their polyamorous relationship has blossomed, and there’s more than enough love to go around for their long-awaited little “Belly Bean”.

Then reality sets in. Dag grew up without a father. Does that mean he’s too damaged to be a good role model? Kassidy is at a critical point in her career, working long hours on a high-profile project. And Chris gets a disappointing—but not exactly unexpected—reaction when he contacts his parents with the news.

As worry nibbles at the edges of their happiness, fate is poised to tear it to shreds, leaving a loving foundation three years in the making cracking under the weight of grief and guilt. And the trio in the fight of their lives to repair their unconventional bonds.

Warning: Our sexy threesome is back for their happy ending. Keep extra tissues on hand for tears, a fan on standby for hot sex, and a post-it note to remind you to take a deep breath. It’s time to find out if the juice is really worth the squeeze.



Reward of Three is the third installment in the Rules of Three Series, this is not a stand alone book, you need to read the first two books in the series first.  Be warned, if you haven't read the first two books then this review may have some spoilers for you (but nothing that would ruin the enjoyment of the the series).

Last week I sat down with Rule of Three (book #1) and found myself binge reading this series!  Not only was the story engaging, it was a fascinating look inside three people lives.  I LOVED how Kelly Jamieson takes on the menage lifestyle, showing the reader that things don't come easy when you live in a polyamorous relationship there are struggles and emotional upheavals.  These stories were realistic and refreshing to read and I liked that these characters seemed like real people.  Kelly Jamieson delivered three characters that you equally fall in love with and want them to find their way in this unique relationship.  Needless to say, I was hooked from book one and loved that we got to keep visiting Kassidy, Dag and Chris as their relationship progressed and grew.

In Reward of Three, we know from the back of the book (or the synopsis) that Dag, Chris and Kassidy are taking on parenthood but what made this book so interesting was how each of the three people in this relationship handled the news.  Reward of Three takes place three years after Rhythm of Three (book #2) and things are staring to fall into place for our triad, they have found their "rhythm" and are really happy, then Kassidy gets pregnant and they have a whole new set of issues to face and tackle.  (I won't say more on the plot to save you from spoilers).

Kelly Jamieson does a great job taking our unconventional couple and showing the reader how they handle the day to day issues that every couple faces, but in their relationship of three is add that extra layer of complex.  I loved the emotions, honesty and realness that Kelly Jamieson brings to this series.  I have read a "few" menage books in my reading past and hands down Kelly Jamieson is an Author that knows how to tell a story that has heat, a great story and most importantly, heart.  I loved getting to watch Kassidy, Dag and Chris evolve in their relationship and getting to check in on them over the last three books.  Reward of Three takes an emotional turn I wasn't expecting but still delivered a powerful story that left me completely satisfied.  

If you have been reading the Rule of Three series then snatch up Reward of Three today and get reading, you are going to enjoy what happens next!  If you haven't read Kelly Jamieson OR this series I highly recommend getting all three books and meeting Kassidy, Chris and Dag, you will not be disappointed (just be prepared to get sucked in and binge read all three books)!


“What should we name her?” she asked.
Chris and Dag both laughed. “Her?” they said.
She grinned. “It could be a girl.”
“You want a girl, babe?” Dag laid his palm on her stomach.
“I’m supposed to say I just want a healthy baby, but I kind of do want a little girl.”
“A little girl would be awesome.”
“But I really do just want a healthy baby,” she added. “Boys can be fun too, and since he’ll have two dads, I won’t have to worry that I don’t know how to entertain him.”
“We’ll take him to strip clubs,” Dag said. “And teach him how to shoot tequila.”
Kassidy giggled and gave him a little punch. “Right.”
“Hey,” he said. “Those are important things in a man’s life. Along with hookers, fast cars and guns.”
Kassidy stared at him in horror. “Hookers?” Her forehead tightened. “You’ve never gone to a hooker, have you?”
“Fuck no. I’m kidding, babe. About the guns too. Fast cars, maybe not.”
“Oh. For a minute there I was having second thoughts about this.”
Dag nuzzled her neck and Chris laughed. “You know he’s full of shit.”
“November.” Dag sighed. “That’s not far.”
“About nine months,” Kassidy said, trying not to smile, and earned herself a tickle.
“Can we have sex?” Chris asked.
“Right this minute?”
His lips twitched. “I meant for the next nine months.”
“Christ,” Dag said. “Please say yes.”
“God yes,” Kassidy said. “But even if we couldn’t, you two still could with each other. Major benefit of a poly relationship. However, I’ve already Googled it and learned all about sex while pregnant. Apparently there’s increased blood flow to your pelvic area during pregnancy, which can make your genitals swell and heighten sexual sensation.”
Dag blanched. “My genitals are gonna swell?”
Kassidy giggled. “I certainly hope so. But no more than usual. Come on, follow along here. My genitals may swell.”
“Christ,” Chris said.
“However, some women report they can’t orgasm as easily.”
“We’ll just have to try harder,” Dag vowed.
“Thank you,” she said demurely. “I appreciate that. Apparently, many couples find they feel more pleasure from foreplay, oral sex or masturbation than intercourse. So lots of foreplay would be good.”
The two guys gave each other evil grins.
“Assuming I don’t have morning sickness,” she continued. “Because barfing during sex is not, well, sexy.”
“But it’s supposedly important to keep some level of intimacy going throughout pregnancy, to keep the relationship healthy but also to prevent sexual problems after the baby is born.”
Chris frowned. “Why would we have sexual problems after the baby is born?”
“Possibly because after I give birth I will not want you to touch me ever again.”
Both guys’ jaws dropped.
“Kidding! Sort of. Seriously, it might take a while after the baby’s born before I’m ready to have sex again—with one man, never mind two! You two could get antsy. But then again, you have each other, which takes some pressure off me.” She beamed at them. “This is going to work out great. Not only that—three of us to take turns with diapers and middle of the night feedings.”
“Diapers. Ugh.” The corners of Dag’s mouth turned down.
“You’ll be changing your fair share,” Kassidy said with a little smack to his shoulder. “Don’t even think otherwise.”
He groaned, but she caught the soft look in his eyes.
“I’m scared too,” she whispered. “This is a big deal, you guys.”
“Babe.” Dag curled his hand around the back of her neck. “You’re amazing. You’re gonna be a great mom. The best. Love you so much.”
“I love you too, Kass.” Chris nuzzled her ear. “He’s right. And we’re right here with you all the way.”
“Th-thanks.” She swallowed. She didn’t feel much different. Her breasts were a little tender, like around the time of her period. Luckily she didn’t feel sick at all. She hoped that continued.

“Speaking of sex…” Dag rose and pulled her by one hand to stand. “Let’s go celebrate.”


Other Books in the The Rule Of Three series by Kelly Jamieson

Rule of Three:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13445017-rule-of-three
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rule-Three-Kelly-Jamieson-ebook/dp/B007706GTK/
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/rule-of-three
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rule-of-three-kelly-jamieson/1107899140?ean=9781609286965

Rhythm of Three:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18392818-rhythm-of-three
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rhythm-Three-Rule-Kelly-Jamieson-ebook/dp/B00ET28R8W/
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/rhythm-of-three
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rhythm-of-three-kelly-jamieson/1116793530?ean=9781619220560


Kelly Jamieson writes romances with heat that's sweet. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. If she can stop herself from reading or writing, she loves to cook. She has shelves of cookbooks that she reads at length. She also enjoys gardening in the summer, and in the winter she likes to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues (there might be a theme here...) She also loves shopping, especially for clothes and shoes. But her family takes precedence over everything else (yes, even writing). She has two teenage children who are the best kids in the world, not that she’s biased, and a wonderful husband who does loads of laundry while she plays on the computer writing stories.

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