Title: Beyond Complicated by Mercy Celeste
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: Erotic, Contemporary, Romance, M/M, Ménage, M/M/M
Length: 375 pages, word count: 89660
Book Rating: B
Review Copy Obtained from Publisher
Liam McGuire has the perfect life–his job is a nightmare, his apartment was swank back in the eighties, and he has a secret so painful it could destroy him. What can top that? Meeting his son’s new boyfriend, that’s what.
For former porn star Liam McGuire, life is pretty tame, except that his twenty-one year old son is now dating the love of Liam’s life. At the ripe old age of thirty-eight, Liam’s entire world is collapsing around him, his past catching up with him, his secrets and his lies are coming back to bite him. All because Kel had to go and fall in love with Seth.
CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains incestuous subject matter.
Mercy Celeste’s Beyond Complicated is an extremely hot and highly emotional story that ventures into taboo territory. Complicated does not even begin to cover the intricate relationship between Liam McGuire, his son Kel and his ex-lover Seth Vincent.
Liam’s part of the story is particularly heartbreaking. One mistake as a teenager turns his life upside down and leads him to make unthinkable decisions. A horrible act of violence destroys his relationship with Seth and sets Liam on downward spiral that nearly destroys him. Emerging from his dark days, Liam is leading a rather boring life when Seth re-enters his life as Kel’s latest boyfriend.
Kel is mature for his age and wise beyond his years. His childhood was dysfunctional and his relationship with his parents is now distant. Kel’s relationship with Liam is more like a close friendship than father/son, and they too have drifted apart.
Seth is the cause of Liam’s downfall but in the end, he also proves to be Liam’s salvation. He somehow manages to make the unforgivable forgivable and rights the wrongs of Liam’s incredibly painful past.
Beyond Complicated is a sometimes uncomfortable but always compelling read. Sexual boundaries are blurred and crossed resulting in exquisitely erotic sex scenes. The sex between Liam and Seth is often raw, gritty and overflowing with dark emotions.
Beyond Complicated by Mercy Celeste is an intense novel that is quite complex. It is full of secrets and convoluted twists and turns. The plot is without a doubt controversial and not for the sexually faint of heart. The book is not for everyone, but it is an incredible journey of love and healing that I am glad I took.