Coming Back

Coming Back

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by Lauren Dane
     
 

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The men of Twisted Steel are great with their hands.

And they're not afraid to get dirty.

Mick Roberts, the newest partner at Twisted Steel's custom hotrod and motorcycle shop, looks like a man with everything. But secretly he still craves the connection he lost when his best friend Adam and the love of his life Jessilynn walked out. Then, he wasn

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The men of Twisted Steel are great with their hands.

And they're not afraid to get dirty.

Mick Roberts, the newest partner at Twisted Steel's custom hotrod and motorcycle shop, looks like a man with everything. But secretly he still craves the connection he lost when his best friend Adam and the love of his life Jessilynn walked out. Then, he wasn't ready for the pleasure they promised. Now, things have changed.

Rich, powerful, and insatiable, Adam Gulati is used to getting what he wants. And there's nothing he wants more than Mick and Jessi. He hasn't seen either in over a year, but the second he sets eyes on them again his memories-and his desires-can't be denied.

After trying to live without them, Jessi Franklin realized no one else can satisfy her like Adam and Mick. The three of them need one another-in more ways than one. It's time to stop pretending and submit to the hunger they all share. But once they go down this road, there's no turning back. As deeply devoted as they are, no one knows what great bliss their forbidden fantasy will find-or the price they may pay . . .

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From the Publisher
"Lauren Dane writes with an emotional depth and authenticity that always leaves me breathless. Simply put, I love her books!" -New York Times Bestselling Author, Lara Adrian"

4 1/2 stars, Top Pick! Sizzling sex scenes spiced with kink deepen the emotional connection between the three, making this unconventional romance shine, while their devotion to each other adds a special sweetness to their dirty good times."—RT Book Reviews"

Dane is a virtuoso of bedroom scenes that will rock your world, and the heat level here is smokin' high! ... There are some great nuggets about real life here amidst the super hot sexytimes, elevating COMING BACK beyond simply erotic romance."—Fresh Fiction"

Lauren Dane pulled me in to this gripping story from the very beginning . ... There was no way that I could put the story down until I knew how it would work out and as for Mick and Adam, let's just say that I am completely jealous of this relationship.—Paranormal Haven

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455586288
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
12/08/2015
Series:
Ink & Chrome Series , #3
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
164,573
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Arriving back in Seattle after five years, Jessilyn Franklin is done pretending she didn't want two men. She's done letting anything stop her from being with Adam and Mick, now back from the war and working at Twisted Steel, a custom hot rod and motorcycle shop. One night changes everything, but their relationship must strengthen to weather the storms they'll face as they make their way back to one another.

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Coming Back 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually I like Lauren Dane books, but this one felt like you were in the middle of a marital counseling session throughout most of the book. Of the characters that were involved in the menage, I felt that Jessi was used as just another pair of hands for Adam and she would not really be missed if she left the relationship with Adam and Mick. Truly a huge disapointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Lauren Dane's books. This one seemed kind of rushed though. Her other threesome books were more fleshed out.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Wonderful polyamory story. Friends first then lovers and partners.
Janloves2read More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what to expect from the synopsis, but really enjoyed this book. I was especially intrigued by the thought provoking descriptions of emotional growth the characters had gone through and how they used that growth in their current relationship. That's not something you usually get in romance novels.
Teewee125 More than 1 year ago
asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
I read Coming Back as a standalone and had no problem following the storyline as the book focuses on the ménage relationship between Mick, Adam, and Jessilynn. Unfortunately, Dane made the other couples in the series so interesting that I now want to go back and read the previous books so I can find out how Asa & PJ and Duke & Carmella got together. The camaraderie between Mick, Asa, and Duke and the way they all look out for one another is that of a chosen family and I really want to see those bonds formed. The book opens with a party celebrating the grand opening of the new location of Twisted Steel, the custom hot rod and motorcycle shop that Mick is now a partner in with Asa and Duke. Ready to settle down and wanting to make a new beginning in all aspects of his life, Mick invited Adam and Jessi, hoping to reconcile with the one man and one woman who complete him. Fortunately, both Adam and Jessi accepted the invitations, wanting the same thing. They’ve each decided that it’s time to mend the bonds between them, whether it means that they find their way back to one another or if it gives them the closure they need to move on. Thankfully for me, their reconciliation gave them the chance to find out whether their one night together was a fluke or if they could take the next step and form a successful ménage relationship. While Jessi’s parents fully supported her relationship decisions as long as she was happy, neither Adam’s nor Mick’s family were as accepting of the trio. Even though Mick’s business partners were not aware of his bisexuality, both Asa and Duke were supportive of his personal choices and as Mick considered them to be like brothers, their approval meant a lot to him. Their support was also vital when Mick’s family tried to interfere with Mick’s happiness. I really enjoyed the multitude of relationships that Dane created among the characters. Obviously taking their relationship from friendship to a committed ménage relationship made Mick, Adam, and Jessi’s the most important of the relationships of the novel – and the sex scenes were seriously hot, by the way. But the familial relationships between each of them and their parents were fascinating to see. Jessi’s parents were the most accepting and supportive of the three, with her parents serving as “adoptive” parents for both of the guys from the time they first entered Jessi’s life. Adam’s family was a mixed bag with his mother being supportive and his father and stepmother considering Jessi and Mick beneath him due to their inflated sense of self. But it was Mick’s parents’ condemnation of his relationship with both Adam and Jessi that astounded me time and time again. Mick’s father refused to accept that his son was bisexual and hid behind his religion as a way to try to shame Mick into making different choices. What really shocked me, though, was that he blamed Jessi for his son’s bisexuality rather than blaming Adam. Obviously I know that neither Adam or Jessi were responsible for Mick’s sexuality, but I could not wrap my mind around Mick’s father’s reasoning nor what he did to Jessi when he confronted her years earlier. Yet when push comes to shove, it is the family the trio has made that has their backs. Coming Back was a great read and I look forward to reading it again after picking up books one and two. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
gaele More than 1 year ago
Audio Book Review Stars: Overall 4 Narration 2 Story 4 The third in Lauren Dane’s Ink & Chrome series brings Jessi back to the Twisted Steel garage, and opens up a whole new line of possibilities for Adam and Mick. Jessi has known Mick since she was five, and loved him just as long, despite his own deep seated issues. We know Mick from his appearances in earlier books, and understand the very apparent lack of family support and approval that he’s living with. Jessi met and dated Adam in high school, and being a woman who is very much about her friends and those she loves, brought Mick into that relationship and the three were quickly inseparable. Of course, friendship morphed into more, and the three had a very complicated relationship until family and society tore them apart. Now, they are all grown up and Jessi realizes that she LOVES both men, and can’t believe that she can’t have it all. What I missed here was a deeper explanation / reveal of the backstory that was their early relationship. It would have removed the more salacious feel that came from the insta-love vibe in the story had the unique aspects of their history had been shown. Jessi is by far, the standout in this story: a woman so determined and full of love that she’s willing to buck convention, ignore reactions from friends and family and be there just to LOVE. You have to admire someone so determined in her own personal space to withstand and convince the men to dare to take this chance with her. Oh the conversations were wonderful, and both Adam and Mick are highlighted and show growth in themselves, their own strength and their devotion to one another. It did have humor and poignancy mixed neatly in the story, alleviating the ‘what if’ moments that could have come from their early separation. I think this is my favorite match of the series, as the emotion and affection between them was palpable. Narration is again provided by Sasha Dunbrooke, and as with the two earlier titles in the series her development of distinct voices that feels appropriate to the moment or for the character could have used more consideration. Distinct voices, inflections and delivery styles are needed to keep the story straight in listener’s minds, and often the voices of Mick and Adam were interchangeable during the story. Throughout the series, the voices are rather indistinct, and the exuberant puppy approach to developing or demonstrating emotion didn’t always work to best effect for me. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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dutcheja More than 1 year ago
I think Lauren Dane is brilliant!!!! I want to be her friend. She writes so beautifully you get drawn in and never want to leave. This is the 3rd book in this series. The first story belongs to Asa & PJ, book 2 belongs to Duke & Carmella and this 3rd book belongs to Mick & Adam & Jessi. They are brothers no doubt. They all work at Twisted Steel the company they built together. What I love about these romances is that they start their love story early in the book and you learn more about their story as the book continues so you feel the love from the beginning to the end. You know their friends and families. You know the good they do. I want to be part of their family, I feel like I belong there. I almost hate that I finished this book, I never wanted it to end. I couldn't put it down. Lauren Dane made me feel so many emotions while reading her stories. Everything in this book is familiar and they now have a permanent place in my heart. Can't wait for what's next.
KathyP40 More than 1 year ago
This is the first flop that I have read from Lauren Dane. I'm not even sure she wrote it! It wasn't her usual style at all. I struggled to finish it.
LilyElementBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Jessilyn (aka Jessi) Franklin returns to Seattle after being away for 5 years. Her ex, Mick Roberts sent her an invitation to Twisted Steel's party and that's where our story begins. Jessi has never gotten over Mick and Adam. You see, they had a m/f/m relationship going on and when Mick split town the relationship crumbled. Now that they're all back in the same town, they're going to see if they can make it work again. Coming Back is a second chance type book. Each of the characters has their own issues and they have to make it work if they want their relationship to succeed. If they weren't working on their relationship woes of the past, they were in the bedroom. There are a lot of steamy scenes between the three characters and while I do love some well-written smut I felt the story lacked in other parts. There was the occasional scene of Jessi working on sewing costumes, or hanging out with Jessi's parents, but they were few and far between. The characters were where I fell in love with the book. Jessi was a free spirit that is very artistic. She can take care of herself, but her men take good care of her. Jessi's character is well balanced with her two men, damaged though they are. Adam was a delicious alpha male that liked to be in charge. Mick is damaged but close to finding his way back to who he wants to be. Though this story is quite different from book two, I really fell in love with LDane's writing and can't wait for the next book. I will note that there was some bondage and some m/m scenes so if that isn't your cup of tea, I'd avoid this installment in the series. I'd recommend this book if you're a fan of m/f/m and second chance books!
Joeygirl More than 1 year ago
I want to say first i have loved all of Lauren's books. But this one was a flop for me. Maybe my standards were set way to high because i have loved and adored all the books so far. But in this one i felt like the beginning was so rushed. It was meet at a party. Haven't seen each other in four years. Wham right back together. Then i felt like the rest was so drawn out. It was the same over and over. Whining about no it's my fault, no it's my fault, no honey it's my fault. The ending wasn't bad. I just wish there was more backstory and more getting to know each other again. Than just party, jump into bed, move in next day. Other than that book was okay. Which is why i give it three stars.
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
My favorite thing about Ms. Dane's writing is how she blends deep emotions and raw, earthy sexuality into a scorching read. Are the sex scenes explicit? Heck, yes! But then the depth of the emotions the characters experience balance out the eroticism of the sexy moments. Jessi, Mick, and Adam's path to a happy ending has been a hard one. As childhood friends, they forged a solid bond but the progression of their relationship from best friends to lovers was a rocky one. Four years earlier, everything fell apart between them and broke up their friendship. For Mick, the lack of acceptance of his sexuality and conditional love of his overly religious parents created a flight response in him and when his brand-new relationship with Jessi and Adam came under pressure, he fled as far as he possibly could. Adam's struggle with his own needs and desires as well as the expectations of his family were the reasons he did not fight hard enough for Jessi and Mick. Jessi was the one with the least issues about their triad but the guys walking away did some major damage to her feelings for them. It's been four years and while they went on with their lives, they have accepted that they can't live without each other and they are ready to try again. Their bond is as strong as ever, but they still have to deal with the issues that drove them apart four years ago. Of all three, Mick has the biggest issues. He never fit the mold his father created for him and his issues with his family and his struggles are painful but have shaped him into the man he is. Jessi is the well-adjusted of all three, with a very open, accepting and supportive family and she is the center of their relationship, the glue that keeps them all together. Adam has accepted that being with Mick and Jessi is what he needs and his financial success has given him the confidence to break away from his family. These three have an amazing connection and their story has a sweetness to it that is unexpected especially because of how hot they burn between the sheets but the way they all cherish each other is so great. My only issue was with the handling of the conflict with Mick's family. I think Mick could have been bolder in response to his father's bullying. Their struggle to make their unconventional relationship work is moving but honest and real, and I love that they had their own cobbled-together family whom they could count on. COMING BACK is an emotional and surprisingly sweet story about acceptance: of who you are, of your needs and desires, of love and also of letting go of damaging connections in life. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.25 stars---COMING BACK is the third installment in Lauren Dane’s contemporary, adult INK AND CHROME erotic, romance series focusing on the men and women of Twisted Steel custom car and motorcycle shop. This is costume designer Jessilyn (Jessi) Franklin, Twisted Steel partner and former soldier Michael (Mick ) Roberts, and graphic designer Adam Gulati. COMING BACK can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. NOTE: COMING BACK is an erotic, romance storyline with M/M/F and M/F/M sexual content and ménage situations including anal, oral and three way sex. Told from several third person points of view COMING BACK follows the rekindling relationship and romance between Jessi, Adam and Mick. Five years earlier Mick went off to war leaving Jessi and Adam struggling in their new found relationship- a forbidden relationship that once included Mick. Fast forward to present day where Jessi and Adam return to congratulate Mick on his new partnership at Twisted Steel, and jump back into the threesome as if the years apart, and past history had never happened. Jess, Adam and Mick have been life-long friends, and with it comes the history and knowledge of Mick’s abusive relationship with his father, and Adam’s fall from grace from his family. For years, Jessi’s family has been the one constant source of love, acceptance and familiarity for Adam and Mick. COMING BACK focuses on hatred, discrimination, and dysfunctional family values. Mick and Adam are both bisexual: Mick’s father considers his son an abomination and uses his own religious beliefs to destroy the man that Mick has become. Adam’s father has no love loss for his youngest son, and believes Jessi is the common denominator influencing both Adam and Mick. What ensues is a heartbreaking look at two families torn apart by homophobic misconceptions and old-fashioned ideals about family and God. All of the storyline conflict is external to the rebuilding relationship-conflict that began years before. The relationship between Jessi, Adam and Mick is one of second chances. All three of our leading characters have been in love with one another since childhood, and the trio never expected anything else growing up, but Mick went off to war, and Jessi left when Adam struggled with their continuing relationship. The $ex scenes are numerous, erotic, exploratory and provocative with M/F/M and M/M/F sexual situations. All of the previous storyline couples play secondary and supporting roles. We are also introduced to Jessi’s non-judgmental and loving parents, as well as Mick and Adam’s hostile and sanctimonious families. Jess’s foster brother and musician Hamish makes a cameo appearance-here’s hoping his storyline is next. COMING BACK is an interesting storyline but in my opinion fell short in the depth and development as most of the premise focuses on the relationship between Jessi, Adam and Mick-physical, emotional and psychological. Jessi has always been the one constant in Mick and Adam’s lives-a constant that is blamed for Mick and Adam’s bisexuality and twisted lifestyle. The external conflict of homophobia should have been better developed; Mick and Adam’s dysfunctional family dynamics could have made for a more in depth and darker premise. Also, there was something about the storyline flow that faltered at times, as though the editing process cut away the descriptive narrative and text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell pretty hard for Mick, Adam, and Jessi. Years ago they all had a friendship and beginning a more romantic one when their lives imploded. This time, with maturity, perseverance, love, and the family of Twisted Steel, they hope to make it work...if they can get through the obstacles of Adam and Mick's family. The story has a lot of love, tear jerker moments, and good loving.