Five-Sided Heart by Max MacGowan: Release Day Review

fivesidedsynopsisNoah Trevelyan has lost his moorings. Disowned over his sexuality as a teenager, he hasn’t been back to his home on the Outer Banks since his fisherman father kicked him out. But when he returns for the Old Man’s funeral, he discovers his father left him the house and boat in his will. Noah must choose whether to stay or go, but he won’t be alone. There’s Ian, working to overcome the emotional scars left by a domineering ex-boyfriend, and Ty, a cheerful housekeeper who’s struggling to take care of his Alzheimer’s-stricken aunt. There’s Joshua too, running from the destruction of his old life, and Gabriel, who was once beaten and left for dead, and doesn’t know how to survive on his own.

Will they find in each other the strength and courage to keep living—and learn, together, how to love again? A polyamorous relationship is the last thing any of them expected to find in the Outer Banks, but it might be what they need most, and it might even be their redemption—if they can keep their group from breaking apart under the pressure.

Title: Five-Sided Heart
Author: Max MacGowan
Release Date: May 16, 2016
Category: Contemporary, M/M/M or More
Pages: 230

paula review
I am a little blown away right now. This was an amazing story. Noah, Ty, Ian, Joshua, and Gabriel are beautiful characters. Max did an unbelievably amazing job writing this story. Not once did I get confused with the characters. Every one of these characters brings something to the table. Everyone was very well written and easy to connect to. Each MC was unique and interesting to learn about and never at any point in the story did any of them feel like and extra. In a lot of the MMM+ books that I have read there always seems to be a least on point in the book where you get the third wheel feeling and that didn’t happen here. This was the first book that I have read by this author but it definitely won’t be the last.

5 pieces of eye candy

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deanna review
When I read the synopsis for this book I was so intrigued, I knew I had to read this book. I wanted to see how the author would handle a relationship or a sex scene with 5 people where I didn’t get confused as to who was where, but what blew me away was the story. There was a story, not just hot steamy sex between 5 hot guys, and a great story at that.

Noah returns to the Outer Banks for his father’s funeral after being sent away 10 years before. His father leaves Noah his two boats and his house on the beach. At the funeral he meets Joshua, a man running from his past and Gabriel, scarred from some past trauma and running from his demons. He also runs into his new neighbor Ian, a man trying to get over a lying cheating ex, and Ty, a happy man trying to take care of his elderly aunt and her business all by himself.

Together these five men will have to face their demons, and stand up to a town full of gossips to come out whole on the other side. Maybe none of them are strong enough to do it alone, but with 4 other men by their sides they have the strength of numbers.

I went into this thinking it was going to be 200 pages of hot sex with multiple partners and nothing else, I was pleasantly surprised. Don’t get me wrong, there is hot steamy sex but the author’s description of each character and their story was amazing. You could feel Gabriel’s pain and Joshua’s uneasiness. Each character was described in enough detail that you knew them and could distinguish them from the others, but without it being too lengthy and drawn out.

The way the story unfolded was as beautiful as the beach and the wild horses on the Outer Banks. I loved the way Joshua took care of Gabriel, and how Ian was funny and motherly. Noah was the quiet strength and Ty was so happy and full of life.

This is a great story, with strong characters and just enough drama to keep it interesting. One of my favorite reads this year!

5 pieces of eye candy

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