Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Woo-wee! K Webster’s Triple Threat is a trip. Okay, let me explain. First off, you need to know that Webster has quite the task with this next, I think, trilogy. The heroes of Triple Threat…well actually, we must call them anti-heroes because there is nothing particularly heroic at first glance about Sparrow, Sully, and Scout. We’ve met them before…or at least those of us who read Webster’s popular Cinderella trilogy. You know…the one with Winston Constantine and Ash Elliot, the incredibly erotic edge of your seat trilogy. If you’ve read those stories, then you’ve met Sparrow, Sully, and Scout. That Webster, one of the queens of forbidden and decidedly erotic challenging romance, would create a space for these guys is eye-opening. And like I said, she has quite the task ahead of herself in helping her readers accept them…even as anti-heroes because they are villainous in that former series.
Here’s the thing. I love Webster’s moxie in taking this on. Thus far, Triple Threat promises to be explosive. Sparrow, Sully, and Scout are different versions of the same person. In this story, they have been tasked by their “uncle, the enemy of the Constantines, to undermine the Constantine empire by infiltrating their work relationships. This puts them on the path with the heroine, Landry Croft. Each of them has been asked to play a different part as the same man in order to gain information from Landry as a way to take down Croft Industries. What she finds, very quickly, is three different personalities. This makes for some heated conversations, some intimate emotional connections, and lots of scorching $exiness. Much of Triple Threat is spent on building Landry and the triplet’s characters and connections. Landry’s story is heartbreaking. Quite frankly, all of the men in her life are wretched. Yet, there is resiliency and power in her that I portend we’ll see manifested mightily in future stories.
But the enigma of this new series is Sparrow, Sully, and Scout. There is already something to like about Sparrow and Sully, even though they are still self-centered and focused on the wrong things. It’s Scout who continues to be downright frightening. Yet, Webster finds a very small moment to humanize him. I’m not sure if she’ll pull off us “liking” these three, but it’s sure going to be fun to find out.
In love and romance,