aige Matthews is starting a new chapter in her life. Moving cross country to start a career in the FBI. Following in her older brother Taz’s footsteps. Paige is a wild child- she does what she wants when she wants and she is a very sexual being.
After getting on her sister-in-laws bad side with some of her escapades, she finds her self looking for roommates. Darcy’s friend Eli and his partner Cain have room and could use the extra cash so Paige moves in. Cain and Eli are the perfect couple. They are both very much in love with one another. Paige becomes close friends with the both of them and as time goes on, she starts so change. To grow, and turn her life around. These three turn into a little trio of close friends. She comes to love and care about both Cain and Eli.
The more time she spends with these two, the more her feelings develop. Especially for Cain. They develop a close bond. Love, lust, attraction... All three of them feel it for each other. The men are secure with their relationship and their feelings for Paige, but can she handle the thought of both men loving her, wanting to be with her?
I loved this... trio! Cain and Eli were introduced to us in Andrea’s G-Man series. I loved Eli in Night Moves, but I was surprised with how much I fell in love with Cain in this novella. Yep- Cain stole the show for me. Paige drove me crazy the first few chapters. She was funny, but not very likable or relatable to me. But that all changed the more I kept reading. Watching her growth the more time she spent with Cain and Eli was wonderful. The dynamic of their relationship might seem a little strange or controversial, but they way they felt and the feelings they had for one another were really beautiful.
I feel that Smith did an excellent job of making this novella hella sexy, but still giving us a fantastic story. I would have loved an entire book about Cain, Eli and Paige!
For those who have read The G-Men Series, you'll be very familiar with these characters, but if you are a first timer - this can be read as a stand-alone.
Paige is the younger and little bit wilder sister to Taz and Easton, moving from Napa to DC to join the FBI she finds herself having to face some harsh reality about her choices. After moving from both brother's homes she finds herself rooming with Eli & Cain. Both these two men have had their share of problems but they are finally at a place where they can be honest with each other about how they feel and what they want.
When they show Paige the error in her behavior she tries to turn her life around. She begins to allow her new life to take shape she finds it impossible to deny her attraction to Cain and eventually Eli.
Paige struggles to come to terms with the idea that both men can love her and that by loving them back, she isn't coming between them and breaking them - but giving something to them that makes all three of them whole.
“It can be about all of us.”
Excuse me while I gush for a few moments.
I discovered this author through recommendations from fellow readers that have never failed to point me in the direction of a good book. This novella was completely packed with yummy goodness. I had already enjoyed my time getting to know Eli & Cain from the prior books and loved that where Cain had left me a little p1ssed before, brought me back into book boyfriend lust easily.
Andrea Smith can write. She gives us great alpha males that are loyal, confident and eff'n hot. But it goes so much deeper than the reader falling in love with the character. The story is solid and the writing draws you in and makes you want to read everything else she has released. I still have a few titles from her that are on my list to read but those were books that I had to one-click instantly after my first read. I know that I'll get to them and I know that I'll enjoy the hell out of them.
Take a free-spirited sassy heroine who's breezing through life and men like they're going out of style, throw in a generous amount of humour and some deliciously alpha males and you've got These Men. I absolutely LOVED this book and cannot wait to dive into more of this author's work. Keep an open mind, don't judge too quickly and let the character's evolution take you away because Andrea Smith has brilliantly guided her little minx straight to adulthood and self-respect. Bravo for this wonderfully delightful story!!