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I really struggled with rating this book. Ellis is talented and the book is well-written as far as flow. She's also quite descriptive, especially when it comes to Boston and its many attributes. The story revolves around Jack, Dylan, and Cate, and of the three, Dylan was the most likable. Jack was a jerk through most of the story and Cate was okay, but I found little to set her apart from any female lead in any romance. However, the characters weren't my real problem with this one. The book is lengthy - over 100k word count lengthy. That, in itself, wouldn't bother me as long as there is something to keep the story moving along. Sadly, that wasn't the case. Much like Cate, I didn't find anything to set this story apart from any other menage romance. The characters bicker over the same issue and then things get steamy, over and over. I have no problem with steamy times, but sex just for the sake of another sex scene isn't beneficial to the story. The story began to drag on and in my opinion, it could've easily been cut in half and it would've been a much more entertaining read. As it stands, I began to lose interest at about the 50% mark with the same issues being discussed in triplicate with the first person multi POV, and while the characters do get their happily ever after, I felt little connection to any of them.