Before I say anything else, let’s get this out of the way right now: Dane’s Ink and Chrome series does not beat around any bushes. These are adults who know themselves and their sexual and romantic preferences and are not about to apologize to anyone. Coming Back is the epitome of that theme – it’s a triad book between Adam, Mick and Jessi. If you can’t get behind that version of commitment and love, then walk away now.
But if you’re okay with it, or open to it, pick this up immediately. Really, to be honest, start at the beginning of Ink and Chrome because they’re all delightful. Dane’s books can be read independently of the series, but she’s one of the authors who builds delightfully well and I think you loose something if you’re not embracing her characters in the order they’re introduced. She’s a world builder, even though her world seems normal.
I really enjoyed this book – not only the detailed descriptions of adventurous sex – but the negotiation of emotions between the three. While a triad is not something that is part of my life – for myself or anyone I know personally – I know that the type of relationship described in this book brings fulfillment and contentment to many. Learning about this version of that dynamic was lovely.
I like that their happily ever after is established at the beginning and then we actually get to see the nuts and bolts of making that happily ever after work – it was a refreshing change from so many other novels where the will they/won’t they takes over the majority of the plot. This one is “they are, now what” and I loved that.
Here’s a quick excerpt to show what I mean:
“So you don’t hate me?” he asked.
Startled, her eyes widened and she tugged on his hair to get his attention. “I could never hate you,
Adam, and if I did, I wouldn’t be here. I’m here because I’ve always been here, just waiting for you to remember that.”
Coming Back is recommended for any folks who like cars, piercings, doms in suits, and fight clubs, along with anyone who likes complicated relationships that pay off. Enjoy with whiskey or red wine – this one is a full blooded kind of book for sure. Whiskey wise, my standard is Bushmills Black Bush, but just came across a Colorado Bourbon which is excellent as well – called Breckenridge. Both easily available across these great United States.
- Lauren Dane’s website
- Other books about triads, from Goodreads
- There’s a touch of MMA/Fighter type stuff in here with Mick, so if that’s a road you want to go down, definitely hit up this Goodreads list of Ultimate Fighting Romances
I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thanks!