Neighborly Affection

Playing the Game (Neighborly Affection #1)


She expects dinner with neighbors, but gets sex with a side of safewords.

Neighborly Affection: Playing the Game by M.Q. Barber

Henry: “I will judge when you have had enough.”

Mechanical engineer Alice still drools over her sexy neighbors a year after she’s moved in. She can’t decide whether they’re roommates or partners, but either way, they spark a wanton desire in her that has her imagination–and vibrator–working overtime.

Henry, director of everything around him, studies human nature and applies philosophies to his paintings as well as his relationships. Quirky, polite to a fault, and formal, he follows his own code of honor even when it means denying himself.

Flirtatious and playful, Jay needs stability, guidance, and to please others. His antics counterbalance Henry’s stuffy ways while he brings a level of vulnerability and fun to everything the trio does.

BDSM play with the enigmatic artist and flirtatious joker across the hall allows Alice to put aside the linear thought processes which have kept her unsatisfied and distant with other lovers. She must dismiss her preconception of love, sacrificing her independence, if she’s to find a permanent place in their beds and hearts.

A USA Today bestseller. Named a top read of 2013 by reviewers for Red Hot Books and Satin Sheets Romance.

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Crossing the Lines (Neighborly Affection #2)


A safeword won’t save her from love.

Neighborly Affection: Crossing the Lines by M.Q. Barber.

Jay: “Henry’s in charge of your pleasure. That’s how you know it’ll be good.”

After six months of cavorting in her neighbors’ bed, Alice admits signing the contract to be Henry’s sexual submissive is the best decision she’s ever made. He delivers on his promise to give her sexual satisfaction. But submitting to his dominance alongside his long-term lover shows her the sharp line between sex and love. Henry loves goofy, eager-to-please Jay. Neither man has promised to love her.

Hiding her feelings grows harder every night she spends with them. As they struggle with wounds old and new, her emotional turmoil threatens to shred their arrangement. Is it time to bow out before they show her the door? Or can a triangle be the shape of true love?


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Healing the Wounds (Neighborly Affection #3)


There are no safe words. There is only surrender.

Henry: “Those years, those events, those people shaped me into the man I am. The man who loves you.”

Henry: “Those years, those events, those people shaped me into the man I am. The man who loves you.”

When Alice leapt into sexual games with her neighbors Henry and Jay, she didn’t plan to fall in love. She sure didn’t expect she’d be the switch between Henry’s commanding mastery and Jay’s submissive playfulness. But now she’s moving in with them, and she’d better figure it all out – fast.

Trouble is, she’s never been a live-in girlfriend. The day after a traumatic first night at a BDSM club might not be the best time to start.

Struggling to find her place within the lifestyle, Alice seeks equality in a relationship built on surrender. Learning to lean on Henry challenges the foundation of her self-worth. He’ll have to lean on her in return for their triad to find stability. But can her stoic dominant lover accept her as a confidante as well as a submissive? And will their love be enough to silence Jay’s emotional ghosts?


Named a top read of 2014 by reviewer Shelly at Red Hot Books.

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Becoming His Master (Neighborly Affection #4)


From rescue to romance…

Henry: “I won’t touch him when his need is so raw and untrained.”

Henry: “I won’t touch him when his need is so raw and untrained.”

Teach a wounded submissive the value of his service. The task ought to be an easy one for an experienced dominant like Henry Webb.

But novice Jay Kress challenges his teacher like no other. Still bearing the bruises of an encounter outside the bounds of safe consensual play, Jay is desperate to submit to the man who saved him—and shamed by his desires.

Henry recognizes the dangers of a relationship built on hero worship. He’ll teach Jay how to stay safe, that’s all. He won’t take advantage of the younger man’s trust. He won’t share his fantasies about his dark-haired, athletic student. He’ll never claim this submissive for his own…

NOTE: Becoming His Master is a prequel that tells the origin of Henry and Jay’s relationship in their pre-Alice days.

Named a top read of 2015 by Crystal’s Many Reviewers.
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Finding Their Balance (Neighborly Affection #5)


Three’s the naughtiest kind of crowd.

MQBarber_Cover_FindingTheirBalance_250pxGetting to the one-year mark is hard enough in a relationship between two lovers. For three, just getting through the day can be half the battle.

Between Alice’s headstrong insistence on pushing her sexual limits and Jay’s need to confront an abusive former lover, Henry has his hands full keeping both of his partners safe and happy.

But despite all the challenges — and unexpected dangers that lurk in their hedonistic world — the three have formed a union that brings each of them to the edge of something new. Something they may not be able to hold on to…


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Three-Way Tie (a Neighborly Affection short)


Strong knots hold love fast.

Henry: “Your hopes are showing. Lust always looks so lovely on you.”

Henry: “Your hopes are showing. Lust always looks so lovely on you.”

Henry gives his submissive lovers a day filled with the best kind of tension.

Set just over a year after the start of Alice’s arrangement with her neighbors in Playing the Game, “Three-Way Tie” explores a day in the life of Henry, Alice, and Jay. The short story is told in three chapters, one from each character’s point of view.

“Three-Way Tie” is available for Kindle.


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