The Vacation Toy

The devil on my shoulder was whispering more loudly now. I had to admit, it had some solid ideas.

Krista Wolf
The Vacation Toy


Publisher’s Synopsis:
When a booking mistake traps Brooke in paradise alongside three sizzling ex-competitors from the Insane World Race, the only thing left to do is enjoy the ride. 

We were supposed to be reaping the fruits of our labor, an all-girls trip to a breathtaking beachside villa in Tahiti. But when my ex-teammates bail at the last minute, I’m stuck in a double-booked villa with our fiercest – and most gorgeous – of competitors. 

Differences are eventually set aside, rivalries forgotten as the four of us settle in for a sun-soaked week of overwhelming temptation. But when a molten-hot game of Truth or Dare allows me to unravel the guys’ darkest, most butterfly-inducing of secrets? I’m ready to let them take me places I’ve only dreamed of going before.

Devin and Reese are ex-college athletes, hard-bodied football players with soft hearts and goosebump-inciting smiles. Hayden’s the quintessential California surf god, blond-haired and blue-eyed, with a whole delicious ocean of ripped abdominals I could drown myself in forever. 

But our vacation in paradise takes a chance turn when we’re thrown into the heart of the Insane World Race’s next – and most infamous – season. And with an incredible four-million dollar prize on the line? Our impromptu arrangement in paradise might have to be put on hold, at least while the cameras are running and we’re racing around the world together as the “Dream Team”.

Can I spend an entire month racing alongside three lifelong friends and business partners without any of us falling in love? Or will my overwhelming attraction to all three of them create a rift that can never be repaired?

Point of view:
1st person. Alternating perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
While MFM+ is seldom my go to, I saw this on Vivienne LaRue’s IG and thought it sounded interesting. This is my first experience with Krista Wolf’s writing and I enjoyed it.

I know the phrase “vacation toy” is in the book, but it feels a little misleading here as a title. Only a small part of the book is a vacation and Brooke isn’t treated as a toy. I was impressed with how Wolf developed the relationship between Brooke, Devin, Reese, & Hayden. These four form a bond beyond just hot sex.

I enjoyed the well developed reality TV show/Amazing Race aspect. Most of the chapters are from Brooke’s perspective and while I liked her as a character, I wish there had been a bit more from the guys’ POVs. It was a lot of fun to follow on all their adventures plus it helped solidify their relationship as more meaningful.

I loved the ending, epilogue & bonus epilogue. Overall a fun & sexy listen.

Vivienne LaRue & Zachary Johnson made for a great combo here. They fit their own characters and complemented each other well. They each had subtle ways of differentiating the guys so that it was easy to keep track of who was talking. Will definitely look for more by both of them.

About the author:
You can connect with Krista Wolf here:

About the narrators:
Lover of mathematics, devourer of science fiction, and connoisseur of the dad joke. When he’s not doing math for business or fun, he’s devouring science fiction and fantasy, reading up on scientific advancements, going for a jog, or, on all too rare occasions, taking a refreshing swim at the beach. At your service, you shall have an able storyteller and gifted conveyor of information. Experienced in narrating fiction, from the romantic to the post-apocalyptic, and nonfiction, from the historical to the corporate, and armed with the tools to make it all sound great, Zachary promises that, no matter the job, you’ll be read-iculously pleased!

You can connect with Zachary Johnson here:

You can connect with Viviene LaRue here:

My Favorite Quotes

I knew it before I even kissed her. I knew it just from watching. – The Vacation Toy by @KristaW19818699 #Audiobook narrated by @vivienne_larue & @zachjvo #Romance #MFM #Polyamorous

The truth was, my body wanted more of them. Or to be more accurate, certain parts of my body. – The Vacation Toy by @KristaW19818699 #Audiobook narrated by @vivienne_larue & @zachjvo #Romance #MFM #Polyamorous

The devil on my shoulder was whispering more loudly now. I had to admit, it had some solid ideas. – The Vacation Toy by @KristaW19818699 #Audiobook narrated by @vivienne_larue & @zachjvo #Romance #MFM #Polyamorous

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