4 Stars for An Unexpected Win by Jenna Byrnes – #MMM #Menage #Ds @Totally_Bound


Title: An Unexpected Win
Author Name: Jenna Byrnes
Publication Date: February 27, 2015


A game of poker sets the stage to change three men’s lives forever.

Carter Perry is playing the poker hand of his life. The game is no limit Texas hold ’em, and he has a hand that no self-respecting player could toss. Unfortunately, the pot is growing steeper by the minute and Carter’s wallet is nearly empty. He’s had a few drinks and when he runs out of money he decides to offer up the one thing of value he’s got left—his submissive. For one night.

Trey Mitchell’s been watching the game from his knees, at the side of the table with the other subs. He knew going into the game that the stakes were high, but his Master is a professional poker player and he has never dreamt that the man might lose against a table of amateurs. Tension is thick as the hands are revealed. Carter goes ballistic when he loses, but hands over Trey’s leash to the handsome, hunky Native American who goes by the name of ‘Hawk’.

Yuma Nighthawk has his eye on Trey all night long and for him, the poker game couldn’t have ended better. Assuring Carter that he’ll take care of his sub in accordance with the rules set out by the Rose & Thorn Society, he instructs his own submissive, Kel, to make sure a drunken Carter gets home safely. He has other plans, which include ravishing Trey and hatching a plot to make the man his own.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of ménage in a polyamorous relationship between three men, references to TPE and fisting.

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This was an interesting plotline that turned in a way that I didn’t see coming. A few times too. Although there was HEAVY instalove going on, there was some other great things as well.
Hawk wins a week with Trey, Carter’s submissive, in a hand of poker. While Hawk already has a submissive, that sub is also looking for more than what Hawk has to offer. What Trey tells Hawk about his life with Carter is not only shocking, but sickening. Needless to say, Hawk feels the need to confront Carter about his treatment of his sub. What Carter tells him is a surprise and things take an interesting turn from there.
While I found the characters interesting and the plot unique, I also found some of the actions quite unbelievable. I never quite understood why Carter completely flew off the handle at certain parts or why Hawk so instantly took up for the man that hadn’t really done anything positive for him. That being said, I enjoyed the story and liked the way we were given surprise after surprise with a bit of sexiness mixed in.


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Jenna Byrnes could use more cabinet space and more hours in a day. She’d fill the kitchen with gadgets her husband purchases off TV and let him cook for her to his heart’s content. She’d breeze through the days adding hours of sleep, and more time for writing the hot, erotic romance she loves to read.

Jenna thinks everyone deserves a happy ending, and loves to provide as many of those as possible to her gay, lesbian and hetero characters. Her favorite quote, from a pro-gay billboard, is “Be careful who you hate. It may be someone you love.”


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