Desiree A. Cox’s Poly Amore was a unique take on a non-traditional polyamorous relationship.
When Sara first sees Xander at the bar, she’s immediately attracted to him. He seems to be everything she finds physically attractive in a man. Hoping to get to know Xander, Sara attends a party where she meets a new friend, Patty. Patty and Sara immediately hit it off . . . what Sara does not realize at first, however, is that Patty and Xander are a married couple. While their friendship grows, It’s not until Patty asks Sara to help her decorate a hotel suite for her anniversary that things get heated between first Patty and Sara and later that evening between all three of them, that Sara begins to understand that Patty and Xander practice polyamory and would like her to be the third in their relationship.
Once formally asked to be part of their committed relationship, along with another one of their friend’s Kenny, Sara begins falling in love with all of them. While Patty is Xander’s wife and true love, Sara becomes his Baby Girl, calling Xander Daddy. Kenny is also a committed playmate in the relationship.
While this was not a typical romance, I really enjoyed reading and learning about how a polyamorous relationship could work. Things are not always smooth sailing, as there are multiple people involved, and jealousy and feelings play a part in how everyone functions within the relationship. I love that the author showed readers both the ups and downs in the relationship as well as shows how much communication and compromise plays a role, just as it does in a more traditional relationship setting.
The characters were well written and had depth. Sara’s journey into polyamory was interesting to read . . . especially since it was something she wasn’t really looking for. Watching her grow into the woman she wanted to become while learning how to handle living in a non-traditional relationship in a judgmental society was fascinating.
If you enjoy a non-traditional romance, this is a great read. Strong characters, steamy scenes and a great plot kept me turning page after page. 4 stars.