Review + Guest Post: Polished by Alyssa Turner

Title: Polished
Author: Alyssa Turner
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic, Ménage, BDSM 
Publication Date: May 24, 2013
Publisher: Etopia Press
It seemed like they had everything, but they didn’t have Jack.
Without question Spencer Hartley burns hot for his girlfriend, Rory, but his other desires are hidden down deep. He might blow things up for a living and climb mountains for kicks, but the scariest thing in his life is the truth about his sexuality.
Jack Rothman works hard and plays dirty. After long, demanding days in his family’s engineering firm, he indulges in the pleasures of silk restraints and fine wine. Lots of hot meaningless sex helps him forget that he’s suffocating, with no one to give him a reason to breathe.
When a catastrophic accident traps Spencer in a flooded subway tunnel with Jack, they need each other to survive. But something strong stirs down there in the darkness, and it’s more than their desperation to live. There’s a spark between them that’s impossible to ignore.
Rory Campbell would love to give Spencer the one thing he doesn’t have, the freedom to explore his secret desires. But how does that fit into her picture-perfect relationship? When Jack invites the couple to his sprawling Hamptons beach house, Rory realizes that she has secret desires of her own—the kind only Jack’s Dominant hand across her bare bottom can satisfy…
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Before reading Polished, I was not familiar with Alyssa Turner’s work. After reading Polished, I wish I found her sooner! Seriously, this was VERY WELL DONE! I haven’t read much in the MMF genre, but this book leaves me wanting more of that, A LOT more of that!
First of all, these three main characters: Rory, Spencer, and Jack, were AMAZING! Each one came with their own struggles and insecurities, and it was beautiful to watch them all grow as individuals as well as a unit. We start off with Spencer and Rory. These two are so incredibly in love with each other you would never think anything was missing in their lives. Enter Jack Rothman! Oh Jack! He had to be my favorite out of these three. I love it when a bad boy, ladies man falls in LOVE. To top it all off the man is a natural Dom! Oh SWOON! This author really knows my weakness, and that weakness is a SEXY Dom who knows what he wants.
The struggles that these three went through individually and together were heartbreaking. Rory was always trying to pretty herself up, and she never thought she was good enough. Spencer had these feelings that he didn’t know what to do with. Jack was always looking for more out of life. Separate these three, and of course, life could go on for all of them, but put them all together and it’s intense, emotional, and simply beautiful. The love and the passion that comes through, not just in the explosive sex scenes but when they are just together, it’s fascinating.
I will tell you one thing, Alyssa Turner had one hell of a way with words and I freakin’ LOVED it. I enjoyed the way that I related to Rory, not the fact that she has two amazing men to come home to, GOD I wish I had that *smirks* but the fact that she was always trying to please everyone as well as the struggling relationship she had with her family. I think Spencer grew the most out of the three. To keep those emotions bottled up for so long, can take a toll on a person. When Jack and Rory finally pulled those feeling out of him and made him believe it, I just broke down. I felt for Spencer and I was so glad that Rory’s heart was big enough to let Jack in, because it was what Spencer needed, and she also found out it was what she needed as well.
I think the reason that I never tried out a MMF book was the fact that I didn’t think the relationship could ever be strong enough to survive. The strength and the chemistry between these characters and the storyline that Alyssa Turner created, made me a believer. I can’t wait to read more from this author. Well done!
~Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review~
Check out this other HOT read from the great Alyssa Turner…
Sex that’s twice as good, love that’s three times stronger.

When Jodi returned to Burlington after a nasty divorce, broke and without a much needed place to sculpt, she never expected to bump into Paxton, her best friend from growing up. With her unresolved feelings for him still smoldering, it was a shock to find him married—to a great guy. But when Paxton and Nicholas offer her a room for rent in their too-big, too-expensive Victorian, complete with a turret to use as her art studio, it seems like the perfect solution for everyone. Until Jodi overhears Nicholas and Paxton making love—and finds herself burning hotter than she ever imagined.

Nicholas always knew his husband Paxton was bi-sexual, but finding his forgotten stash of cheerleader DVDs makes him wonder if Paxton’s been tamping down his old desires. As strong as their love is, he knows there are things he just can’t give Paxton…or can he? He decides to get Paxton a very special birthday present—a night with a woman—a no-strings arrangement to grant him the fantasies Nicholas isn’t equipped to fulfill. But when he meets Paxton’s best friend Jodi, Nicholas finds himself facing new feelings of his own. If only he could stop imagining Jodi’s body wedged between Paxton and him and figure out what to do…

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Hot MMF ménage in 1:52 minutes. 
Here’s a jigsaw puzzle of the novella, By Surprise and the newly released full-length novel Polished, by Alyssa Turner.  Alyssa put the puzzle together in under two minutes! How fast are you?  Post your time in the comments if you dare.  Have fun!!

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