Monday, October 2, 2017

Complete Us by Lily Harlem


When two become three, it’s guaranteed the earth will move.

Patrick’s life with his shifter mate Greg is idyllic. In love and lust, they exist in a wonderful bubble of contentment and satisfaction in the Redwood Forest, giving in to their needs and desires whenever the mood takes them.

Until one day Patrick stumbles across a wild dog. His wounds are shocking, but it’s even more sickening how he got them.

Neither Patrick nor Greg can abandon the poor creature and they take him into their home and their hearts. But when the new addition to their family turns out to be so much more than a dog, can they act on what their bodies are crying out for? Will a third man in their relationship upset the applecart? He certainly thinks it will and it seems he’ll need convincing otherwise.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of voyeurism, some injury description and references to violent assault.


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Book 4
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Sarah☆☆☆
This short shifter ménage is sex heavy and plot light. The shifter part feels a little bit like a paint-by-number story as familiar shifter tropes are added with little explanation or development. This is erotica and the bits of plot that link the sex scenes feel like afterthoughts – useful but not necessary to the story.

The characters are loosely sketched. Greg is an alpha and he lives a lifestyle D/s relationship with his human mate, Patrick. Of course, both men are gorgeous. I struggled a little with Patrick’s exaggerated ‘feminine’ nature and role. Their third, Carlos, is also gorgeous.

All of the relationship development in this story happens through sex. The pattern is familiar with the first scene between Greg and Patrick and the last one between all three as a full ménage.

Ultimately, this is basic shifter erotica. Personally, I didn’t engage with the writing style at all which made it difficult to find the story terribly sexy.


Avid Reader☆☆☆
M/M/M Shifter Erotica
Triggers: Assault

This is the first book that I've read in this series and I kind of felt that there were some underlying issues that I didn't know about because of that.

Greg and Patrick have a D/s relationship where Greg is the shifter and Patrick is a human who belongs to Greg's pack. They love each other and have a great relationship; however, when they save Carlos, both think that they could add a third to their relationship.

This is where I felt that the story kind of went a little wonky. Greg and Patrick were both almost unwilling to just come out and say they wanted Carlos – they tiptoed around it. Also, I felt that Carlos' reactions were the most organic and Greg and Patrick's responses were not how you would normally react to someone you love.

This was a quick read and it was just okay for me.


Also Available in the Redwood Shifters Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Run Away with Me post.


Book 2
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B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo
Pride Publishing

For reviews & more info, check out our Finding You post.



Lily Harlem lives in the UK with a workaholic hunk and a crazy cat. With a desk overlooking rolling hills her over active imagination has been allowed to run wild and free and she revels in using the written word as an outlet for her creativity.

Lily's stories are made up of colourful characters exploring their sexuality and sensuality in a safe, consensual way. With the bedroom door left wide open the reader can hang on for the ride and Lily hopes by reading sensual romance people will be brave enough to try something new themselves? After all, life's too short to be anything other than fully satisfied.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Complete Us (Redwood Shifters #4) by Lily Harlem to read and review.

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