I don't have the words to describe how quickly and deeply I feel into this story.
The emotions are intense from the start, with me able to feel every damn thing along with these four men. The tension. The flirting. The chemistry. The longing. The heat. The doubts. The hesitation. The love.
Omg. And then it gets even better...
What all revolves around Bishop, and the three men he has feelings for, grows into so much more.
These four men consumed me and the author impressed me more than ever. Not only did she have four complex characters, she mastered the development of each man and each combo of relationships. Some started as strangers, some as enemies, and one as the man between them all. The way the author explores all the men individually connecting with one another, as friends, and then more, is magnificent. It's as impressive as I've ever read when it comes to character development.
Good god, when Bishop discovers that he's poly, that scene is amazing. And the way that the author explores polyamory is magnificent.
Then there's the sex. Oh lordy, the sex. Every sex scene, every confession, every kiss, adds immensely to the emotions. It has sex, sex, and more sex, but every single sex scene adds to the relationships being developed.
Basically, I couldn't breathe the whole time. This book grabbed a hold of me and wouldn't let go. I didn't just read like book, I experienced and lived this book. And when it ended, I wasn't ready. I want more. I could read this book every damn day and remain perfectly content.
I can't recommend Four Letter Word enough. Just set some time aside to live and breathe this KM Neuhold gem for a while. You won't regret it.
“Leo must be baking something.”
“He bakes?” His voice dips low, sounding almost reverent, and I chuckle.
“He bakes,” I confirm. “Come on, I’ll introduce you.”
Sure enough, we find Leo in my small kitchen, surrounded by dirty dishes, pulling a pan of brownies out of the oven. He clearly hasn’t gotten bored of the make Bishop blush game, because he’s shirtless, a pair of low-slung track pants barely clinging to his hips, showing off the curve of his ass in the most mouthwatering way.
“Damn,” Riot breathes quietly from behind me.
“No kidding,” I mutter back.
Leo sets the pan down and turns to us. His smile falters for a second when he realizes I’m not alone, and he eyes Riot suspiciously.
“Hey, I didn’t realize you were bringing someone home with you.”
“Would you have had a shirt on if I’d told you?” I tease.
Leo scoffs. “No, I’d have been naked,” he jokes back.
“Well, it’s never too late,” Riot flirts, shamelessly raking his eyes over my best friend. “And are those brownies? If so, can I have one?”
“We haven’t even been properly introduced yet and you’ve already asked me to get naked and share my brownies with you? Someone is awfully forward.”
“Sorry, I have a sweet tooth,” he apologizes, flashing Leo a boyish grin. “I’m Riot, by the way.” He holds a hand out to Leo.
“I’m Bishop’s very best friend in the whole world.”
“Is that your Christian name?”
Leo throws his head back and laughs. “That would be Leonard, but my friends call me Leo.”
“Nice to meet you, Leo.”