Triple Intent (Village Affairs Book 3) by Kristian Parker - Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Napthwaite has created another throuple! Triple Intent is the third book in the Village Affairs series.

From the blurb:

When a billionaire and his assistant bring change to the village, Michael has to adapt…

The future’s uncertain for Michael Fleming. He came to the sleepy Yorkshire village of Napthwaite a year ago as Thorpe Hall’s gardener, but now the Hall’s been sold…to billionaire hotelier Darryl Burlington.

When self-made Darryl and his handsome French assistant, François Vernier, come to set up the new property acquisition, they plan to find a willing third party to share their bed. Darryl and François aren’t together, but they like to celebrate success. But instead of indulging themselves in a treat after their hard work, they trigger events which no one could have foreseen.

This chain reaction Darryl, François and Michael leads to big changes in Napthwaite—and in all three men’s lives…

Reader advisory: This book contains instances of homophobia, and the deaths of a character and an animal.

Nicole's Review:

"Lets travel the world and create shit."  

It's a good thing these three are mobile, or Napthwaite would be overrun!  All kidding aside, this was a very different story than the Three's Company.  

Michael was the gardener at Thorpe Hall, but now that Will convinced his father to sell, he's unsure of his future. Darryl and François have grand plans to turn Thorpe Hall into a grand hotel, and are always looking to add a man for their pleasure while working. Unaware of these plans, Michael is drawn to both men. 

The chemistry is explosive, but old habits work against them. François and Darryl's history has some major issues that Michael has to work to overcome, along with the hotel problem for the village. François is almost too unlikable, but that's not entirely his fault.  

I was really happy with how the author didn't make their love story easy and sweet.

Rating: 4 Stars

Laora's Review:

Another MMM romance from the Village Affairs series, book three. These men had to grow on me for a bit, but the story was well written, so that did not deter me from getting engrossed in the story. 

Darryl and François are hardworking but have a seemingly hedonistic lifestyle that worked for them, till it didn't anymore when the stakes became to high once in Napthwaite. There they met Michael, who enjoyed them, but would not be treated as 'plaything'. This caused Darryl and François to become have a good look at themselves to decide if they dare to follow their hearts instead of just money and the next 'person' to play with.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Janet's Review:

Triple Intent was a great read! Michael is the gardener at Thorpe Hall, and it’s been sold to a billionaire. Darryl and Francois have plans for the hall. Michael is drawn to Darryl and Francois unaware of their plans. Darryl and Francois are already a couple of sorts, always willing to bring in a third. 

All three together have insane chemistry. I had a passionate dislike for Francois. He is sneaky and manipulative with a vicious tongue. 

Overall, a good read. Well written with pacing that kept my interest. 

Rating: 4 Stars

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Triple Intent by Kristian Parker

Word Count: 50,237 Book Length: NOVEL Pages: 230



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Even in December, the Greek sunlight streamed through a chink in the curtains, painting the bed in heat. François Vernier stretched out in the Egyptian cotton sheets and tried to ignore the dull thud of a hangover playing in his brain. They had started the party early, yet it felt like he’d only just put his head down. A very disorientated Darryl Burlington emerged from under the duvet with a lop-sided grin. “Merry Christmas, François.” The nausea came rapidly, and François had to lay his head on the pillow again. “Joyeux Noel.” Darryl plumped his pillows and sat up. “What a night, eh?” François nodded. “I need coffee. You want?” Not waiting for a reply, he got out of bed and padded over to the kitchen area of the vast suite Darryl had taken where he made himself busy grinding some beans. The view down to the Ionian Sea took his breath away and once the machine bubbled into life, he took it all in. Kefalonia was a small island on the west coast of Greece. François had been to many other Greek islands but never this one. He couldn’t wait to return in the summer when it would be warm enough to dive into those blue waters. François prided himself on always being a participant and hated being a spectator. Ever impatient, he waited until just enough coffee for two cups had brewed. Filling them, he ignored the hissing sound of more dripping onto the hot plate. He went through to the bedroom. Darryl hadn’t moved. As fresh as a daisy, he grinned at him. Darryl believed hangovers were for the weak. François didn’t dare glance in the mirror that covered half a wall. But Darryl had insisted on partying into the night so he would have to take him as he found him. “What are we doing today?” Darryl asked. François handed him his cup and opened the curtains a little. He didn’t care if anyone saw him naked. It would give them an early Christmas treat. He’d been turning heads since he’d been in his pram. His mother told him that when she’d pushed him through town, people would stop and speak to him. If they were lucky, he would reward them with a smile. Some days he wouldn’t. He blew on his coffee and took a sip. The hangover had become a little more insistent, and he regretted making quite so many plans for today. “George said he would take us out on the boat. Everywhere is closed, so I thought a picnic somewhere lovely then back here for dinner.” Darryl nodded. François went over to his bag that lay on the chair. He rummaged inside and retrieved the gift he had kept secret. “Merry Christmas.” He handed it to a surprised Darryl. “I thought we weren’t doing gifts. I haven’t got you anything.” François shrugged and ignored the feeling in his heart. Darryl ripped off the paper and revealed the monogrammed leather notebook from Aspinal. “Oh, François. I love it. Thank you.” Darryl reached out his hand for François. He sat down on the bed, and they hugged each other awkwardly. “Ah you’re awake. I thought you two were going to sleep all of Christmas Day.” François spun round to see Ezio, the Greek barman they had picked up the night before. He stood in the doorway wearing just a towel. His thick curly hair dripped water onto his furry chest, the inviting glint in his eye that had first prompted Darryl to send François over with their indecent proposal still very much in place. “François?” Darryl said, licking his lips. “Tell George not to bother with the boat. I think we should stay at home today.” He pulled the duvet aside, letting the notebook fall to the floor. François glanced momentarily at the gift lying there before putting on his game face. “Yes, boss. Sounds good to me.” Ezio dropped the towel, revealing the delights they had enjoyed all night long. François’ cock twitched. Darryl probably had a point. A day on the high seas would only make him seasick. He walked over and kissed Ezio. “That’s right, boys,” Darryl said. He put his hands behind his head, licking his lips. “Give me a Christmas show.”

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Kristian Parker

I have written for as long as I could write. In fact, before, when I would dictate to my auntie. I love to read, and I love to create worlds and characters. I live in the English countryside. When I’m not writing, I like to get out there and think through the next scenario I’m going to throw my characters into. Inspiration can be found anywhere, on a train, in a restaurant or in an office. I am always in search of the next character to find love in one of my stories. In a world of apps and online dating, it is important to remember love can be found when you least expect it. Follow Kristian on Facebook.


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