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Product Details

  • Series: Ellora's Cave Moderne
  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishers (April 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141995850X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419958502
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,131,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The multi-published author of sizzling erotic romances, Shayla Black spends her "free" time as a reality TV junkie and reads everything she can get her eyes on. She also enjoys step aerobics and weightlifting, spending time with her family, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

A writing risk-taker, Shayla is willing to try anything once and loves tackling a new writing challenge with every book. Emotion-based relationships and hot love scenes from the heart provide the foundation for all her books.

Customer Reviews

The story was good and the sex was HOT!!!!
4mommabear
Now, thanks to this book, and some others by Shayla Black and Kate Pearce, I swear I read nothing else.
Buffy Scott
Loved, loved, loved all three of the characters and their interaction!
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87 of 106 people found the following review helpful By readerrocker on July 11, 2009
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When written well, ménage can be an incredibly hot way to join disparate characters together. Unfortunately, I think ménage is becoming the `flavor of the month', so to speak, for erotic romance writers.

It seems as if more and more ménage books are being published all of a sudden. A good thing, right? Not so much, as it turns out, because many (most?) of the writers in this subgenre cheat the reader out of the wild mess of twisty emotions and sexuality that are always a part of a committed threesome.

Let me be clear: `Dangerous Boys and Their Toy' is definitely _NOT_ in the pale-imitation, cheating-in-terms-of-a-full-relationship category.

With a great story and wonderful characters, this is definitely a way-above-average ménage subgenre book. All the main characters struggle uneasily and for differing lengths of time with the conception and consequences of becoming a functional and committed threesome. From a sexual, emotional and in a real-world-sense, they're struggling to determine who they'll be to each other for the rest of their lives. Each has his or her own private fears to deal with as well as the more obvious head shifts necessary to become a fully-integrated MFM triad.

Rare, in my reading experience, is an author brave enough to allow a fully expressed ménage to form between all of the protagonists in the story. A truly satisfying ménage is, in my mind, a relationship between three people which satisfies the sexual and emotional needs of each without allowing homophobic prejudices to hamper the evolution of the sexuality or their ability to offer and accept real love to and from each other.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on September 19, 2009
Format: Paperback
Trading orgasms for information isn't their usual way of doing business, but when a missing criminal-turned-star-witness and fifty grand are on the line, bounty hunter R. A. Thorn and Detective Cameron Martinez are prepared to put their bodies to the task and give gorgeous Brenna Sheridan everything she needs.

An exchange they never anticipated becomes an experience none can forget -- or walk away from. Sexual hunger sizzles the threesome, but the stakes and danger rise as a mafia bad-ass stalks Brenna. Soon, their "deal" is no longer about information -- or sex. Emotions bind Brenna, Cam and Thorn together more tightly than they ever imagined as the men protect -- and serve -- the beloved woman neither can live without.

Reader advisory: Book contains some scenes of same-gender sex.

I would loved to have been a fly on the wall when Shayla Black was pitching the idea for this story to her publisher. Wow. Ms. Black took her idea and ran with it in this unbelievably spicy story. I can't fault her for sticking to her guns but damn. This was funny. I'm sorry. I don't believe in an orgasm deficiency because the cure has been out since the seventies. Its called the Hitachi Magic Stick. Plug that baby into the power grid and Let'Er Rip. Ten minutes alone with that baby and you can kiss your deficiency good bye. Twice.

Man, I don't know what to think after reading this book. I guess I really liked it. I read this hoping my headache would go away, trying not to laugh at the absurdity of it all, and for the priceless reactions to the m/m moments. And I couldn't get my mouse to work. No, that's not a metaphor for something else. I literally couldn't get my mouse to work.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dogs & Horses VINE VOICE on February 12, 2010
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Nicely turned phrases, well told story, the male characters were sturdy, thoughtful, and, most importantly believable - men we might actually know or have met at some point. The sex was hot - REALLY hot. Bring a fan and don't get in a rush, you'll want to savor this book. I don't read a lot of erotic novels and I rarely read any romance at all, but I always read Shayla Black - she never disappoints.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AlexJouJou TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 23, 2011
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What an original book! I loved the concept and execution here. The two guys were absolutely ideal - their relationship grows along with the relationship with Brenna. The organic nature of all of it just pulls you along like an inner tube on the river. Meandering but purposeful - with enough steps along the way to step back and assess.

I often (in menage scenario's) find myself liking one set of characters better. Here that just didn't happen - all three were so integral to the whole separating them would have been hard. The character voices and examination of thoughts provided a great balance of show vs. tell.

I'll be honest and say the characters and their journey were far more interesting to me than the plot. This is one book where the plot was sort of back drop - it allowed the framework to let the characters make the important discoveries -- but not more. So oddly enough I cannot really tell you if it was good or not - I paid most of the attention to what was happening with Brenna, Cam, and Thorn.

I think this would make a perfect M/M or M/M/F introduction to folks who were branching out of the M/F only erotica. So if you've been shy before get your kink on with this bad boy (s)!
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More About the Author

You know what they say about curiosity and the cat...but if you still want to know, read below.

Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances produced via traditional, small press, independent, and audio publishing. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her "free" time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

Shayla's books have been translated in about a dozen languages. She has also received or been nominated for The Passionate Plume, The Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader's Choice Awards. RT Bookclub has twice nominated her for Best Erotic Romance of the year, as well as awarded her several Top Picks, and a KISS Hero Award.

A writing risk-taker, Shayla enjoys tackling writing challenges with every new book.

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