Title: Saving Samuel (Manchester Menage Collection #1)
Author Name: Nicole Colville
Publication Date & Length: March 27, 2015 — 317 pages
Police officer Milo and Fireman Daniel have been dating off and on for six years, but it always seems more off than on. Just when their relationship reaches breaking point, someone enters their lives, unknowingly helping the confused couple work through their differences.
Falling in love with the man Daniel rescued and who Milo is investigating as a potential arson suspect isn’t a conventional start to any relationship, especially one which includes a mysterious blond who’s afraid to stop running. But they both see what didn’t work out as a couple, could work out as a ménage.
Daniel and Milo unite to help save Samuel, but quickly realise he’s not the only one being saved.
With so many obstacles in their way threatening to destroy the future they desire, all three have to fight to create a bond too strong for anyone or anything to break.
Meet the first three men in my Manchester Ménage Collection.
This was a good story. Milo and Daniel were struggling in their relationship, not being honest with each other, along comes Samuel, and everything changes. It was a story of love and how three men could make a relationship work better than two.I thought Daniel was a very soft hearted caring firefighter, out to save everyone. Milo on the other hand was a hard tough cop, who didn’t want to let Daniel go. Their story draws you in.The relationship that came from Daniel wanting to take care of Samuel was beautiful and loving. I thought they made Samuel feel loved and wanted, something he was missing. The story revolving around Samuel was heartbreaking. It was a good suspense story.
This was a great story. It had mystery, romance, heartbreak and so much love. I immediately liked Danny. I am such a sucker for Firemen. The way that he was fearless, despite the raging fire.
Then there was Milo. I must admit that he confused me a little. He was so reserved – despite knowing that he had feelings for Daniel, I was so sad for them both.
Colville was able to write in a way that allowed me to really feel the emotions – the war that Daniel was fighting and the sadness that Milo felt when Daniel tried to end their relationship.
When you throw Samuel in to the mix, the relationship became combustible. The connection that both Daniel and Milo felt towards Samuel was so heartfelt. Both of their alpha male instincts came out. And, even though they were trying to figure out their own relationship, they never put him in the middle, which I was happy about. Colville really allowed the relationship between the trio develop in such a natural way – or as natural a way as it can with psychopathic people after Samuel.
This book had it all – love, mystery, alpha males and a relationship that anyone would be jealous of. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!
I have to say the way these three men came together was really excellent. The fact that Sam doesn’t mind if people think he’s a woman or dressing in woman’s clothes is a nice addition to the story since it isn’t often that’s in stories.
The back and forth between Milo and Daniel and why their relationship doesn’t work after so many years was interesting. I liked they way they both grew with the assistance of Sam even though he didn’t realize that he was doing anything.
This was one of my more favorite male menage stories. It was well written with nice, unexpected twists that brought in some suspense.
The only thing that bothered me was there was a lot of random ‘do’s in the book, but that may be because the author is European and I’m not.
Detective Milo and fireman Daniel have finally come to the heart-breaking conclusion that they just can’t make a relationship work, no matter how much they love each other. But when Daniel rescues a beautiful young man from a fire, both men are instinctively pulled to Samuel.
With a dangerous mafia crew chasing him and a world of hurt behind him, Sam needs Milo and Daniel’s protection, not their lust or their dysfunctional relationship. But slowly, the vulnerable, damaged young man brings order to Daniel’s chaos while gently softening Milo’s heart. Daniel and Milo are brought closer together than ever, but they only work with Samuel in the middle.
Colvilles characters are complex, multi-faceted and infinitely loveable. Who wouldn’t love a damaged, compassionate wall of muscle? The sex is seriously hot and the contrast between the two burly alphas and the slight, delicate Samuel is beautiful.
I love the suspense Colville weaves around her characters. The threat to Samuel becomes more real and more imminent as Milo unravels the truth of his situation.
This story is hot and full of suspense!
Their mouths parted, Daniel moaning as Milo slipped his tongue inside him, teasing him with soft caresses until he plunged deeply into his mouth, fighting with Daniel’s tongue as their bodies began to grind together in that perfect dance. Both were so in tune to the other, both knowing just what to give to drive the other insane with desire.
“I need you, Danny. You can feel how much I need you.” Milo pressed the ridge of his swollen cock against Daniel’s, both groaning as their lengths rubbed against each other. “What I need, I can only get from you. You’re the only one on my mind. Even when I’m alone, you’re the one I see, who I hear with me, who I feel under me, over me, against me. It’s just you, Daniel. It has been for three years. There’s no one else.”
Daniel’s hands were in Milo’s hair, clinging onto him tightly and forcing their mouths to collide again, his hips raising up and crushing their cocks against each other. They were both breathing too fast, their bodies crying out for more when Milo lifted from Daniel’s swollen lips.
“You don’t have to lie to me.” Daniel moaned as Milo worked his hand over his cock, the sweatpants he wore tenting over his length.
“I’m not lying.”
Daniel’s eyes focused more on him, the truth finally seeping through that thick skull of his. “Milo…”
Milo fisted his hand tighter in Daniel’s hair. Seeing him like this turned him on too much. “Tell me what you want.”
Daniel paused, but his body rose up to Milo’s, begging for what it needed before he could say the words. “I need you inside me.”
- Can you describe in detail what your writing environment is like?
I write at my laptop, curled up in a huge comfy armchair set in the bay window in the sitting room at home. It’s bright and I can be nosy and stare out of the window when I need a break, watching life happening around me and inspiring me. I’m always surrounded by noise and activity because I have my two little girls with me nearly all the time. I used to beg for peace and quiet, but when I got it, I couldn’t write!! That just freaked me out. So now I need all that stuff which should irritate me to get the voices in my head onto the page. My hubby just converted our guest room into an office for me, and I’m dreading and excited about it at the same time. If you see more books coming out, then you know I’m doing alright in there.
- Is there one of your characters that you relate to (from any of your works)? Why?
I relate to them all in some way, even if it’s just one tiny personality trait. I think I relate the most to my character Jamie. He’s been with me since the beginning and we’ve gone through a lot together, even his childhood. I guess with him, more than most, I share more of me and my feelings with. Not all of them, but a lot of his issues have at some point being in my life too, so I sympathise.
- If you couldn’t be an author, what would you do instead?
Urgh God, I would love to be a cover designer. I am obsessed with them, it’s an addiction. Seriously, I could buy most of the covers I see, and spend hours trawling through websites just looking at them. I love playing around with images and I’m visually very creative, I just need the right tech to get it right and more free time. 😀
- Is there anything that you learned during the writing process that you wish you had known before hand?
Erm, tons and tons 😀 But you can’t turn back time and change what’s happened, so I tend to not regret or wish too hard about changing what’s already passed me by.
It’s a steep learning curve for most people who are new to the whole process of writing, but I think it was worse for me, everyone probably feels that way, but I wasn’t involved in any writing groups, I wasn’t into Fanfiction (I am now lol) and I didn’t know anyone who wrote. I wasn’t into Facebook or other media sites which I could interact with people, and I only really set up an account when I published my first book. So I guess I would change being involved with this wonderful world of mm and I would have been here sooner, getting to know everyone.
- Is there anything that you wish you could change about your book now that it is out?
Nope, I love Saving Samuel just as it is. It feels perfect, though I know no book is, but it feels as close as I could get it. Maybe in a year, I’ll open it up and think differently, because we all grow and learn, enhance our talents, and look back at earlier work and think… Oooo I could change that, or, I wish I had done this… But right now, it’s perfect 😀
- How do you come up with new ideas for your story?
Everywhere and anywhere, but this book came from a morning gossip with my friend after the school run. She was throwing around ideas, you know the ones… You know what you should write about…and I have this great idea… Anyway, at some point during the third cup of tea, she mentioned a fireman and his boyfriend who happened to be a police office (she obviously has a thing about uniforms which I didn’t know about earlier.) At first, I wasn’t convinced, then I thought about a third person joining them and there was Samuel and the first of my three book series. (I like threes. It’s an OCD thingy lol)
- What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m in the middle of the next novel for my ongoing Hidden Series, getting to know two minor characters in more detail. I’m also writing book three in the Sinful Temptation Collection with my BFF and author Emma Leya. Then I’ll be back with my Manchester Ménage Collection with book 2, Discovering Dalton.
I’m also working with five of my friends from my FB group. I offered five people the chance to join me in an anthology, one which we plan to give the proceeds to charity. It’s a way to share my experience with them and help them get their work out there and build up their confidence about publishing their work. I’m really excited about it.
- Where do you live? Do you think this influences how or what you write?
I live in the north of England in a city called Leeds. Which is awesome!!!! You all have to come visit sometime, just not all at once. Space it out a bit. 😉
I’ve lived here all my life and even if I won the lottery, I would still have a home here, okay, so it would be MUCH bigger and have an indoor pool with a sexy pool boy who I could… look at 😉 but I would still want to be in the North.
It influences my writing loads and I have a series about a male escort called Knights to Remember based in Leeds which I love soooo much. It’s cool sharing my city with people who have never heard of it before. I feel like I’m sharing part of myself because I’m so connected to the people here and the city.
- What is your favorite genre outside of the one you write in? Why?
I’m a huge Anne Rice fan, I have been ever since I found her Sleeping Beauty series at the age of fifteen. My mum bought it for me not knowing what it was about. LMAO
I love her vampire collection and it’s one I’ve been reading it for around fifteen years now. I also love historical non-fiction books, mainly about classic civilizations, think Romans, Greeks, Norse. The Norse one is new, on account of me falling in love with Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.
- Do you have any vices? Shoes, coffee, shopping…etc?
OMG shoes!!!! I could talk about shoes for hours, well, I do 😀 I lurve the pretties. I have so many. Imagine walking into a shoe shop with all the sexy heels on display, but that’s my spare bedroom, erm… Yeah, I’m that bad. I don’t even want to think how much money I’ve spent over the years, but… No, no, give me a second to explain… I see it as a collection an investment, one which just somehow *looks innocent* just keeps growing. I dunno how it happens, it’s like they breed while my back is turned. I’m not addicted or anything, because I can see all your looks, but I don’t have a problem buying shoes. I can stop anytime I want. Any time at all. *whistles softly and walks away* Soooo, moving on…
Oh, I smoke too. DON’T DO IT!!! I’m thinking about stopping, and one day I will stop thinking and do it. 😀
And… maybe I drink too much wine… or not enough, either way, I think that’s considered a vice. Okay, I’m thinking hard about others… do staring at semi naked men on Facebook count as a vice? Nah! Didn’t think so.
Nicole Colville was born and currently lives in Leeds, England. She is a wife and mother of two young girls who somehow manages to fit in being a full time author of m/m romance and erotica. She loves writing complex characters in bittersweet romances which will leave you addicted and craving more from her men
Although best known for her popular series, Hidden and Knights to Remember, she also enjoys writing with friend, and fellow author, E.M Leya. Together they have published two books in their Sinful Temptation Collection with more planned.
Her new menage collection based in the popular city of Manchester, England is her first solo full length novel outside of The Hidden Series and has three books planned for release in 2015 & 2016.