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 see. 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…
Point of view:
1st person. Alternating perspectives by chapter.
An interesting look at the building of a polycule. I think what kept me from *loving* this book was:
1. This had a New Adult feel to it, rather than 30-somethings the guys were. I don’t know if it’s because so many of their issues originated in high school or the way they talked to each other – but I kept having to remind myself these weren’t 21 year olds.
2. Each character didn’t have a distinct “voice”. I often found myself scrolling back, trying to remember whose POV the chapter was from. Hudson, especially, changed from who he was in Rocket Science (book 1) and at the beginning of Four Letter Word. While it was explained that he was “putting up a front” – he became indistinguishable from Bishop, Leo, or Riot when thinking/speaking.
I also think a little more of the four of them together (not even talking sex here) would have made it feel less like an HFN. There was an epilogue, but something still felt incomplete about their relationship.
I’m definitely interested in Theo & Alex’s story though.
About the 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, straight 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, Lola, while her amazing husband brings her coffee.
You can connect with K.M. Neuhold here:
My Favorite Quotes
I’ve never felt like I belonged anywhere, so I keep moving, hoping one day I’ll find the place that fits. – Four Letter Word by @KMNeuhold #LoveLogic #Romance #MM #MMMM #PolyculeTweet
Love isn’t finite, and it doesn’t have to be hoarded to be meaningful. – Four Letter Word by @KMNeuhold #LoveLogic #Romance #MM #MMMM #PolyculeTweet
you can’t always plan for the things that will make you the happiest; you just have to let them come to you. – Four Letter Word by @KMNeuhold #LoveLogic #Romance #MM #MMMM #PolyculeTweet