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Review of Three’s A Crowd by Melissa Keir


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Three’s a Crowd (Sequel to “Second Time’s a Charm”) by Melissa Keir

Erotic Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Rebel Ink Press Release Date: May 17, 2013

Heat Level: Sizzling

Length: 40 pages  

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For Lissa, the second time at love was a charm but in marriage, three’s a crowd.   Single mother Lissa Vincent found her soul mate in her best friend’s ex-husband. Alex Hunter couldn’t believe his fortune when his ex-wife told him her best friend was available. After divorce, finding love again could be a challenge but it appeared Alex and Lissa had gotten lucky.

Yet as they start their lives as newlyweds, Alex and Lissa don’t realize just how difficult it might be to blend a family.   When Alex’s ex new marriage begins to unravel, she sets her sights again on Alex. Does Alex still have feelings for the mother of his child? Will Lissa keep her best friend or lose her husband?

Fairytales promise a happily-ever-after. But what really happens after the after.  

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations (including…) and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

Excerpt #2

  “Hi, honey. I’m home.” I called as I entered the house. The boys were spending the night with their father but I could see Alex was on the phone and he quickly waved me toward him. Sitting down next to him on the couch, I listened patiently, curious as to what was going on.

“Yes, I suppose we can switch days for Joe to come over. I’m sorry things are that way at your house. Joe’s always welcome here. Just let me know what I can do to help.” Chloe. Frowning, I listened for more. “Mike seems like a great guy. If you two are having issues, maybe you can talk to a counselor or something. Let me know what I can do to help. I’m always willing to listen. Bye.”

“What’s going on? Your conversation seemed pretty edgy.”

“She and Mike are having issues. She thinks he might be having an affair. She wants us to get Joe early and maybe keep him a few days extra so she can spend some time with Mike and try to talk things through. She doesn’t want to put Joe in the middle. You know how he feels about Mike.”

“I’m sorry to hear it. She mentioned the stress to me at lunch yesterday but nothing about an affair. I didn’t want to bring it up to you or share things I shouldn’t. The boys love spending time with him and it’ll be good for Joe to spend more time with you.”

Alex put his arm around me and kissed me softly. “You’re wonderful, Lissa. I know this will take more work on your part, but I really appreciate how you’re willing to do anything for my son.”

“I love Joe, you know that. But honestly, I’m worried about something. Chloe seems to want to rely on you for support. I don’t want you to get caught in the middle of their issues. The other day at lunch, she told me how much she still cares for you and warned me away from you. It was uncomfortable.”

“Lissa, I love you. Not Chloe. You have nothing to worry about.” Taking my face in his hands, he kissed me deeply and made me forget all of my worries. “Let me show you how much you mean to me.” Alex picked me up and carried me to the couch. Undressing me slowly, he worshiped my figure with his mouth, making me cry out in passion. Then he moved me to our bed and showed me again, this time with his hard body, just how much he loved me.


Warning, Harlie did not read the first book 🙁 but I don’t feel like you need to read it to enjoy this book.  Ms. Keir sprinkled enough back story in it for me to understand all the characters and how they got to this point.

I adored this story about a second chance romance with the uncertainty of the what happens when the blended family becomes a bit too close.  My younger brother deals with this concerning his ex and his wife’s ex, so the emotions and dialogue was spot on.  Kids get hurt, ex’s lean on each other and jealousy can rear its ugly head from time to time.

Ms. Keir wrote a realistically portrayal of the hard work that comes after the marriage.  Its sexy, heartwarming and relatable to all readers.  We all know someone that has or is going through a second marriage with kids and how it effects everyone involved.

Again, I don’t think you need to read the first book but I highly recommend that you just read Ms. Keir.  Her stories are relatable, timely and sexy.  Plus, don’t you just the cover?  Beautiful…


About the Author:mkeir-authorphoto

As a writer, Melissa likes to keep current on topics of interest in the world of writing.  She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America and EPIC.  Melissa is always interested in improving her writing through classes and seminars.  She also believes in helping other authors and features authors and their books on her blog.

Melissa doesn’t believe in down time.  She’s always keeping busy.  Melissa is a wife and mother, an elementary school teacher, a book reviewer, an editor for a publishing company as well as an author. Her home blends two families and is a lot like the Brady Bunch, without Alice- a large grocery bill, tons of dirty dishes and a mound of laundry. She loves to write stories that feature “happy endings” and is often found plotting her next story.

This is what readers are saying about Melissa’s books:

Amazon 5 star review for Second Time’s the Charm- “Such a sweet and heart warming story. As I read it, and the details unfolded, I was engrossed to see if that I thought was going to happen, would really happen.” – Lacey Wolfe, Romance Author.

Barnes and Nobel 5 star review for Protecting His Wolfe- Great read. I couldn’t put it down. I really liked the characters, especially Betsie and the Pigg brothers. A love story with suspense and surprise.” – Anonymous  

Connect with Melissa Keir

Website – http://www.melissakeir.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/melissaakeir

Facebook Fan Page – http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMelissaKeir

Twitter – http://www.twitter/melissa_keir

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13 thoughts on “Review of Three’s A Crowd by Melissa Keir

  1. A very helpful review thank you. I like books that are part of a series, but can be read as stand alones too.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary. 🙂 The nice thing about this series is that you can read both books very quickly because each book is only about 30 pages. I love that short books are perfect for the IPhone or while you are waiting for a doctor’s appointment!

  2. Thank you for the post on this book & your review. I’m looking forward to reading this book & have added it to my TBRs.

    1. Thanks Jessiel. I’d love to hear your thoughts when you finish it. 🙂 Blended families are messy and full of drama. It’s a never ending juggle between each party.

    1. It’s an easy read romance, some sizzle, some sparks, but real life. It’s only $1.99 and with only 30 pages, you can even read it on your smart phone!

    1. Thanks Nikki. I know that they are sequels but in fact, can be read alone. I’m glad that people don’t feel that they missed out on things if they missed the first book. 🙂

  3. Thanks Harlie for your review. Blended families are really hard. It isn’t the Brady Bunch. Boundaries are crossed and put back in place. I’m a part of a blended family. Recently for my birthday, something came up with both of my stepsons. I was the one to urge my husband to call, but also ended up fielding calls during my birthday dinner at a restaurant and during my romantic vacation away. That’s what families do. Sometimes you get the good, sometimes the bad and sometimes the Ugly… just ask anyone about my hair first thing in the morning!

    Thank you again! <3

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