Armie Croft has just lost the last of his vision, something that proves problematic as he bangs his head against the side of the JCA public pool. Luckily, Leighanne Misra, the nighttime lifeguard, jumps in to rescue him, followed by Mitch Karmi, who is in a suit and has no training when it comes to performing CPR. Soon after laughing at Mitch’s soaking wet clothes, and double checking to make sure Armie is alive and well, a steamy connection is forged between the three acquaintances.
Mitch wants to hide their ménage from the public, much to Armie and Leighanne’s dismay, but he negotiates and asks they at least have the week leading to the first night of Hanukkah to themselves. The three lovers are stronger together but sometimes you never truly appreciate what you have until you’ve lost it.
Feast of Love is the third book in the Croft Holiday series. Each book in the series covers fall/winter holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Hanukah. Though the characters from the first two books crossed over into this one, I didn’t have a problem following the story or feel lost at anytime. So this can easily be read as a standalone.
The three characters Armie, Leighanne, and Mitchell all come with issues that are used to build the relationship between them or cause a bit of angst. Really, that was my only issue with this story. There wasn’t much in the way of relationship building that took place. The attraction between them was instantaneous without them testing the waters of a menage. Mitchell and Leighanne jumped in and did a little coaxing with Armie but it didn’t take much. I really liked the three together. This could’ve easily been a heavy ansgty read with the weighty issues it tackles, but the author kept it on the lighter side, wrapping up everything neatly, if quickly, by the end of the novella. I personally think that Mitch needed to do a whole heck of a lot of making up for how he treated Armie and Leighanne and I wish there was more of it on page.
If you’re looking for a mostly uncomplicated menage story and a smidgen of angst with some smoking hot sex scenes, then I’d recommend this one.