4, 3.5 and 3 Stars for Could be a Crowd by C.J. Munoz #MMM #Romance @LT3Press

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Title: Could Be a Crowd
Author Name & Publisher: C.J. Munoz (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date: November 11, 2015

Synopsis

Nicolas has worked with Pierce almost his whole life, and they’ve come far together, currently Co-CEOs of one of the largest companies in the United States. As they keep on heading toward bigger and better dreams, only one fear casts a shadow over Nicolas: Pierce falling in love.

Nicolas tells himself it’s for the company, for their shared goals and dreams. He can’t let Pierce get sidetracked, so he does his best to make sure it never happens—including keeping all the cute interns well away. Then Lynn shows up, attractive, eager, practically perfect.

But it’s not Pierce that Nicolas should be worrying about this time.

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FourStars

Okay, I actually liked this story. It didn’t have much of a plot or any action, but it kept me entertained with the main characters banter, self doubts and romance. It’s in third person, but the main focus of the story is Nicholas, who runs a popular AI company with his long time best friend, Pierce.
I liked Nicholas. His doubts and fears were spot on to me, Even his denial of his true feelings for Pierce, who happened to be a manslut, always hitting on the pretty male employees. To me, his emotions were realistic and sad. Not that he wallows in self pity. Nick has a take charge, no-nonsense attitude. He kept all the pretty male employees away from Pierce in the guise of wanting no distraction for Pierce when in truth, he’s in love with the guy and can’t stand all the sleeping around.
Well, Lynn, a 19 year old new employee in training shows up and Nick is all sorts of confused. He’s attracted to both Lynn and Pierce. And of course they end up in a threesome, which was great. I liked their dynamics. All 3 of them really fit well with one another. Even though Lynn was the youngest, he didn’t act like a spoiled brat or took advantage of Nick’s and Pierce’s wealth. He wanted to make his own way.
Pierce…I felt less connection with him, but I can see that he completed the puzzle. Apparently he was only hitting on guys in front of Nick all these years to get a reaction. He was in love with Nick too. Childish, but sweet.
I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 just because I felt like there should have been a little more drama and plot. Everything was cleared way to easily. Unless there’s gonna be a second book, which I hope there will be. I’d read it.
Cookie
ThreeandHalfStars

This book just didn’t hold my interest I’m sorry to say.

I found the characters to be very immature and childish. The dialogue was totally inappropriate for a work setting between Nicholas and Lynn and then later with Pierce too.

Pierce came across immature and childish in their dialogue. He goes after anyone that flirts with him.

I found Nicolas to be a very  jealous person and very annoying.  Lynn on the other hand was very giddy but very smart.  Lynn liked both Nicholas and Pierce so he offers up a menage.

The book did have a nice ending. I just didn’t feel any connection to the story.  I’m sure other people will and will enjoy it.

Sherry
ThreeStarI struggled with this story.  Pierce and Nicholas have great chemistry and I enjoyed the simmering attraction between the two powerful men.  For purportedly intelligent men, they seem to lack any emotional intelligence or communication skills.  Charming at first, this grew grating by the mid point of this story.
Lynn really didn’t work for me as a third in this relationship.  He is 18.  Fresh out of high school.  I might have believed in an intern had he been fresh out of an Ivy League college and able to contribute more fully to the company and the relationship.  I struggled to see what a teenager was genuinely offering two powerful CEOs appart from a beautfiful face.
I felt this story lacked depth and development.  The vaguely futuristic setting was interesting, but only ever hinted at.  The relationships remained mostly sexual because they weren’t ever developed into more.  The sex was hot but lacking any emotional resonance.
I feel like this book had promise it didn’t quite deliver on.  I’d love to see some of the elements in this book polished and re-drafted until I’m able to fully invest in these three characters.

~Sarah

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C.J. is an author that spends too much time not writing. She mostly plays video games, annoys her girlfriend, and harasses her children (aka her cats). If you want to leave a message you should definitely do it, it’ll make her day. You can also go chat with her on cjhere.tumblr.com

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