steamy mmf menage romance
A Neighborly Affection Short Story
It’s a little more than a year since Alice became involved with Henry and Jay, and Henry is taking his lovers out for a day filled with the best kind of tension. Here’s a peek at an average Saturday morning for the trio. “Three-Way Tie” is told in three chapters, one from each character’s point of view. The 7,500-word short story set after Minding Their Manners: Neighborly Affection Book 6 is one of the “other stories” available in the collection Tuesdays with Jay and Other Stories: A Neighborly Affection Companion.
Strong knots hold love fast.
In this Neighborly Affection series short story, Henry gives his submissive lovers a day out filled with the best kind of tension.
Together for a little more than a year, Henry, Alice, and Jay have reached a comfortable equilibrium in their household of three. As they prepare for a dinner party, Henry takes their dominance games beyond the bedroom.
“Three-Way Tie” doesn’t require knowledge of the series to enjoy, but to watch the relationship between Henry, Alice, and Jay unfold in order, start with the full-length novels Playing the Game: Neighborly Affection Book 1, Crossing the Lines: Neighborly Affection Book 2, and Healing the Wounds: Neighborly Affection Book 3.
short story | mmf menage | dominance/submission
Read an Excerpt
A day out begins with being properly dressed.
Alice’s tingling shivers started as Henry twisted her hair up and clipped it to keep stray hairs from catching in his knotwork. Her body belonged to him. A fact. No longer something to fear but a truth she breathed in and a peace she breathed out. Whatever stress she carried in the outside world dissolved in the tender strength of his possession.
“Hold still, please, Alice.” Henry grasped her shoulders and kissed her neck. Citrus and leather notes of his cologne floated around her in a heady mix. “If you wish to wear a harness today, you’ll stop squirming. Your excitement is driving me to distraction.”
She stilled despite her urge to tease her skin with the winding jute and Henry’s body heat. Every pass of the rope bound her lust tighter. Brought the still-new illicit thrill closer. Out in public with no one knowing what lay under her clothes. “I do want to wear it.”
Henry had practiced the basic ties for weeks as his fall project. Safety first, hers and Jay’s. Knots, arm cuffs and box ties probably filled Henry’s dreams. His intent focus never wavered as he claimed her with a simple upper-body harness design in rope he’d custom-dyed the deep green of his eyes.
“It’s just you’re touching me, and the rope is soft and shurring.” The sound, the slow humming caress, snaked through her skull. Urged her to lean into Henry. Fuck, she needed a distraction, or she’d squirm again and disappoint him. “And Jay’s staring makes me eager to offer him something to slake his thirst.”
Books in this Series
Playing the Game
Neighborly Affection Book 1
Alice embarks on the relationship adventure of a lifetime with neighbors Henry and Jay.
Crossing the Lines
Neighborly Affection Book 2
As Alice gets drawn deeper into Henry and Jay's life, she fears she's falling in love.
Healing the Wounds
Neighborly Affection Book 3
After a disastrous night out, Henry, Alice, and Jay adjust to new relationship roles.
Becoming His Master
Neighborly Affection Book 4 (prequel)
When Henry encounters a wounded submissive, can he resist the urge to claim him?
Finding Their Balance
Neighborly Affection Book 5
Alice struggles with a bedroom challenge while Jay confronts an abusive ex.
Tuesdays with Jay and Other Stories
A Neighborly Affection Companion
Jay tells his side of Playing the Game and Crossing the Lines in short stories.
Praise for Neighborly Affection
I love ménage stories, but Barber is beginning to ruin me for other authors. Her characters show such depth and her relationships are so complex and rewarding that I’m beginning to hold others to her standard.
– You Gotta Read Reviews review
Like the other books in the series, this one is steamy! Just the right amount though, balanced with excellent character creation, realistic situations and real human emotions. … I’m also so thankful that the themes of polyamory, dominance and submission, love and emotional equanimity are treated so responsibly while still making it an enjoyable and downright fun read.
– 5-star BookBub review
As always, the writing is superb and well researched. One of the things I love most about M.Q. Barber’s books is that I feel like I’m entering a whole new world and that over the course of the book or series, I become so comfortable and familiar that I never want to leave.
– 5-star BookBub review
I can’t think of another author who does a better job of developing real, powerful, and emotionally complex characters who love, fear and grow in her stories. … [Tuesdays with Jay is] like pulling back a curtain and seeing an even more beautiful view into the loving, passionate, accepting, and devoted world of Henry, Alice and Jay.