Sunday, April 5, 2020

Book Review: FOUR LETTER WORD by K.M. Neuhold (Love Logic #2)

Four Letter Word
Love Logic Series, Book 2
KM Neuhold
M/M/M/M Romance, Menage
Release Date: 03.20.20


Relationships are hard enough between two people...can the four of us make it work? Or is love nothing more than a four letter word?

Polyamory...the first time Riot says the word, it feels like everything slots into place. Maybe I’m not greedy for loving both of my best friends at once…

For most of my life, I didn’t think I could ever have the kind of love I’ve been dreaming of, but somehow a sexy bartender with a major sweet tooth is making it all seem possible.

Maybe Riot is right: our capacity for love is bigger than most people let themselves feel. But will Leo and Hudson feel the same? Will they be willing to try to build this beautiful, complicated life with me?

If I can keep them from ripping each other’s heads off that is...

*** This is book two in the Love Logic series and can be read as a stand-alone. This is a MMMM story full of love and heat.

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Carra's Review

Polyamorous relationships written well in a story can make for very satisfying reading, particularly for those who enjoy reading about the intricacies of relationships and relationship development.  Four Letter Word is one of those ones that is written well, and it’s those characters who are driving the story.

The four men that wind up coming together here have a head start with three of them (Bishop, Leo, and Hudson) being long-time best friends—though with Leo and Hudson estranged from each other at the start of the book—since middle school.  That estrangement is one of the hurdles in the way of that final puzzle piece clicking into place for the foursome.  Bishop is the anchor that holds everyone together; Leo, Hudson, and Riot are all drawn to him, and it’s like he’s the catalyst for their eventual…quartet? tetrad?  Pick your own term ;-)

Watching these relationships evolve was like seeing essential elements snap into place one by one.  Bishop and Riot.  Bishop and Hudson.  Bishop and Leo.  Riot and Hudson.  Riot and Leo.  And that final, elusive Leo and Hudson piece.  As each one locks into place, the connections grow stronger and deeper…and one that final piece clicks, as a reader you feel like everything is complete.  

Not only that, but the author achieves this in a realistic manner—though granted with all these moving parts and the issues they face this does take longer, so I couldn’t make this a single-sitting read.  There was nothing too angsty, and my only tiny frustration was Leo’s stubbornness when it came to hearing Hudson out regarding what caused their estrangement in the first place.

Four Letter Word is falling somewhere between 4-4.5 stars for me; readers looking for a believable, character-driven multi-M story will absolutely enjoy this book, and I would definitely recommend it.  The story is told from the point of view of all four men, something that contributes to the longer feel of the book but that also gives you a better understanding of each character.  You will find plenty of physically intimate scenes since all permutations of the foursome get a chance to shine…and those scenes plus the adult language make this book one for readers 18+.

About the Author

Author K.M.Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, MF romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together. She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series. When she's not writing she's a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero...just kidding, she's likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky while her amazing husband brings her coffee.

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