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Finding Their Balance [Ebook] ➩ Finding Their Balance Author M.Q. Barber – Thomashillier.co.uk Three s the naughtiest kind of crowd Getting 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 hea Three s the naughtiest kind of crowd Getting to the one year mark is hard enough in a relationship between Finding Their PDF/EPUB ² 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 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 onto.


10 thoughts on “Finding Their Balance

  1. Annika Annika says:

    I ve been a big fan of this series ever since I read it a good year ago After I read book 3, I wrongly assumed that it was the last one in the series, leaving me a little disappointed with the ending Needless to say, I was elated when I found out that there was at least oneto come, and evenecstatic when I read M.Q Barber s blog post saying that this book was going to be available via NetGalley.This series is basically pure erotica not smut, though There isn t a lot going on ou I ve been a big fan of this series ever since I read it a good year ago After I read book 3, I wrongly assumed that it was the last one in the series, leaving me a little disappointed with the ending Needless to say, I was elated when I found out that there was at least oneto come, and evenecstatic when I read M.Q Barber s blog post saying that this book was going to be available via NetGalley.This series is basically pure erotica not smut, though There isn t a lot going on outside of the triad relationship between Alice, Henry and Jay, but the thing is there really is no need forThis is hands down the most erotic, most sensual and intense menage story I ve ever laid my hands and eyes on, and it even ranks at the very top of best erotica novels in general for me.As for this installment in particular, I didn t love it quite as much as I did the others I felt like the writing didn t flow as smoothly as I was used to, the dialogues could be confusing at times when I, especially in the beginning, wasn t able to make out what was being said by whom, and it got a little tiresome to be in Alice s over analytic head all the time.Also, there was just a little too much focus on anal intercourse for my taste, but you know personal preferences and all.That being said, I still adore the main characters as well as some of the secondaries, the further development of their relationship was beautiful and heart warming, and blissfully angst free, the sex scenes were as scorching and emotional as ever, and the book made me warm inside on so many levels.I can t see myself ever getting enough of Henry, and Jay, for that matter, and I really hope there will be a lotto come in the future ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  2. Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~ Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~ says:

    A copy was provided by NetGalley in return for an honest reviewI ve been reading this series from the beginning and I ve been a fan all along This has been the best yet There was so much growth in Jay and Alice both as submissives and as people Jay is learning how speak up for himself redefine his limits although he still has work to do when it comes to his birth family And Alice is learning how to grow as a switch she s learning that her men have great capacity to love and not just ro A copy was provided by NetGalley in return for an honest reviewI ve been reading this series from the beginning and I ve been a fan all along This has been the best yet There was so much growth in Jay and Alice both as submissives and as people Jay is learning how speak up for himself redefine his limits although he still has work to do when it comes to his birth family And Alice is learning how to grow as a switch she s learning that her men have great capacity to love and not just romantically She s learning how to expand the meaning of family into something that doesn t include blood relatives how to show friendship to someone she thought was a rival for Henry s affection but who really is just a dear friend.She unlocked the apartment door, and nothing Sex god Henry might be, but he wasn t omniscient This had me laughing so loud So many books portray Doms as all knowing, all seeing beings when really, they re just as human as us vanilla people Safewords are required They form the first rule of safety This club s rules are based on the safe, sane, consensual ethos as both a moral imperative and a liability issue My slaves first rule is no safewording I m done when I say I m done You won t be moved from that belief From the only real fun The moron laughed like he d won a prize I make them scared and begging for it, until they don t know what s coming and can t stop it This class is not for you Nor is this club Henry extended his arm toward the door You re free to go You can t throw The color of your name tag tells me you re a guest A probationary member sponsored by another, perhaps You have no privileges You admit you would not abide by the club s code of conduct, and you have disrespected your instructor and your fellow students Let s go, buddy Master Henry says you re out, then you re out Your name and photo will be marked in the club s database I recommend you don t attempt to return One of my pet peeves when I m reading a book featuring BDSM I will quit reading if the characters are not playing safely I loved that safety is featured so prominently in this one.During their anniversary celebration, Alice is thanking Henry for not returning the panties he d kept from their first time together his response really struck me with how truly sentimental he is For not giving back my panties If the time ever came, she d know it now for the end of their relationship You ll keep them forever On the day I m laid to rest, they shall occupy my inner breast pocket I plan to continue reading along with this series as long as it continues


  3. ♂♀♂ Mary& ♂♀♂ Mary& says:

    Must read this saga I was hooked from beginning book 1 to book 4.


  4. Miranda Whore Miranda Whore says:

    Review for Finding Their Balance by M.Q BarberHenry, Jay, and Alice are back in Finding Their Balance book number five in M.Q Barber s Neighborly Affections series In order to fully enjoy this book, I suggest you read the series in order Barber has a lyrical quality to her writing Each detail perfectly executed to create a world in which the reader can get lost Every step of the way you feel the forward motion of the characters Not only do you see growth of the individual, but also within Review for Finding Their Balance by M.Q BarberHenry, Jay, and Alice are back in Finding Their Balance book number five in M.Q Barber s Neighborly Affections series In order to fully enjoy this book, I suggest you read the series in order Barber has a lyrical quality to her writing Each detail perfectly executed to create a world in which the reader can get lost Every step of the way you feel the forward motion of the characters Not only do you see growth of the individual, but also within the relationships Each book in the series sees new challenges for Henry, Jay, and Alice and each book sees growth from the experiences of those challenges and those experiences seamlessly move the reader through the next book and the next set of challengesFinding your balance is a delicate dance at first This book picks up where book three finishes Book four can actually be read as a prequel as it is Henry and Jay before Alice comes into the picture Alice is moved in with her boys and they are finding their new normal It felt like this step was a long time in the making, but really it s been quite quick but because we know how very long Henry and Jay desired Alice and knew that things could be perfect together, it seemed like it took her forever to come to terms with her feelings Definitely no insta love for them It s a very satisfying slow build to an epic romanceIt s no an either or either we re in love or things aren t perfect and love is an illusion Imperfect love I can t quantify it, but I feel it Henry is a Master and a complete alpha gentleman I honestly never thought I would enjoy reading a BDSM book with a Dominant that uses a softer touch, but Henry completely changed my mind Barber proves it is 100% possible to write an alpha hero without him having to be a jerk in the beginning Henry masters with steady love and respect, it s beautiful Jay is often lovingly referred to as an excited puppy So full of life and energy His need to serve and be mastered such an integral part of who he is makes him the perfect submissive Alice is new to the lifestyle and is still coming to terms with what it means to belong to Henry She s trying to find the balance between submitting to Henry and showing dominance to JayYour confidence and strength are closer to the surface Your belief and trust in yourself and your lovers has never beenapparentSo many wonderful things happen in this book I want to spill all the beans, but I won t The storyline is phenomenal, five stars for sure and the erotic scenes are so muchthan I could have asked for There may or may not be a Henry Jay Alice moment and a Henry Alice Jay moment and those may or may not deserve five plus drenched panties.ARC Review by Miranda at Mommy s a Book Whore


  5. Diane Dannenfeldt Diane Dannenfeldt says:

    Another great installment in this series Henry is amazing he always knows what they exactly need and gives it to them I loved Henry letting Alice be Mistress over Jay at the club that was really hot I m glad that Alice finally comes to terms with Em and it looks as if they will actually become friends I wish that Em would find someone as she is so lonely, I know no one will ever take Victors place but she shouldn t be so alone I don t really like Jay s family, even though we really haven t Another great installment in this series Henry is amazing he always knows what they exactly need and gives it to them I loved Henry letting Alice be Mistress over Jay at the club that was really hot I m glad that Alice finally comes to terms with Em and it looks as if they will actually become friends I wish that Em would find someone as she is so lonely, I know no one will ever take Victors place but she shouldn t be so alone I don t really like Jay s family, even though we really haven t meet them Poor Jay leaving them that weekend not only broke Alice s heart but I know it did Henry s as well Calvin is such a sick SOB and what he did to those two subs was sick He deservesthan just being banded from the club What Jay did to finally rid himself of Cal was perfect I can t wait for the next book please write faster Ms Barber I received a copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review


  6. Shelly Shelly says:

    Be warned, this is a fan girl review so there s a high chance I m going to be a little bit giddy and rambly I ve read all 4 previous stories in this series and while I could probably recommend this as a standalone, I m not going to because this is a continuation The story of the three main characters Henry, Jay and Alice is told in a traditional over arching storyline Each story builds on the last and there s very little, if any, retelling That s one of the big pluses for me, the ability Be warned, this is a fan girl review so there s a high chance I m going to be a little bit giddy and rambly I ve read all 4 previous stories in this series and while I could probably recommend this as a standalone, I m not going to because this is a continuation The story of the three main characters Henry, Jay and Alice is told in a traditional over arching storyline Each story builds on the last and there s very little, if any, retelling That s one of the big pluses for me, the ability to fall right back into the lives of these three.This picks up directly after book 3, Healing the Wounds Book 4, Becoming his Master tells Henry and Jay s story and how they came to be Henry, Alice and Jay are still living together, they re still functioning as a m nage and they re still determined to be happy They all know that happiness is a choice and they want to be together no ifs, ands or buts about that As we ve come to expect, this is primarily from Alice s perspective, we get to know move beyond the walls of their apartment There s a big focus on the people and activity within the club where Henry met Jay Surprisingly, I really thought I was getting to know Henry and how he ticked but while his relationship with Jay and Alice are his main focus it turns out Henry is a very good friend to have He s a nice guy And believe me when I tell you it has nothing to do with Alice or Jay It has to do with his relationship with Emma and a little bit of Will, but mainly Emma Emma s been a present force in the last few books but there s so muchto her than I could ever have imagined I would really enjoy reading her story that s a shameless plea And then there s Will Every time Alice refers to him as Santa, all I see is a big bellied guy with a white beard I m not sure that s the image I m supposed to have but that s what I ve got and with that I truly do not want to see Santa in any kind of a D s situation I don t know the situation between him and his wife, we have some idea but it s a one sided perspective that I m not convinced it s the whole truth that s not a shameless plea for his story If you ever wondered what happened to the slime ball Cal who is one of the worse human beings there s some good stuff there about that The chemistry between Henry, Jay and Alice is still very strong Alice takes on a bigger role helping Henry build Jay s confidence outside of his work and the apartment There s still a lot of work to be done but there s actual progress made The Henry and Alice dynamic continues to fascinate me because I wonder if not for Jay, would Henry have ever had a chance with Alice I say that because Henry s personality is so strong and he s so restrained that if not for his blatant passion and compassion for Jay would Alice have ever seen a gentle side to him But that s a thought for another day because in the end this story is a m nage and there s no ruse that s it was or ever would be something else.If you ve read the prior installments, this is a must If you ve not read the prior installments, I definitely recommend the entire series if you like a good story about a reluctant heroine building a relationship with a Dom and his sub.Happy Reading folks Rating A Book provided by publisher via NetGalleyReview also posted at www.redhotbooks.com


  7. Sarah Beth Sarah Beth says:

    Ahhh how I love this series It is best read in order, and this book is not a stand alone One of the things I appreciate the most about these books is that M.Q Barber has created people and circumstances that are realistic These characters are flawed, can t read eachother s minds, and have daily lives and struggles They become real Re connecting with them in this book was like getting a long phone call from a cherished friend In this book we see a Jay, Henry, and Alice s relationship g Ahhh how I love this series It is best read in order, and this book is not a stand alone One of the things I appreciate the most about these books is that M.Q Barber has created people and circumstances that are realistic These characters are flawed, can t read eachother s minds, and have daily lives and struggles They become real Re connecting with them in this book was like getting a long phone call from a cherished friend In this book we see a Jay, Henry, and Alice s relationship grow as a whole, but we also see Alice become a lotconfident in her skin With that being said, she becomesaware of the struggles between Jay and Henry s relationship now that she isn t so intrinsically focused In the past Alice has seen Jay as almost the perfect sub, trying to live up to the standards he has set Jay isn t perfect and Alice starts to realize where some of those fissures are during this story.We also get to see a lotof the secondary characters namely Emma and William in this book, and I loved becomingfamiliar with the people who helped make Henry who he is More time is spent in the club, and we start to finally see how their relationship will manifest in public settings.Lastly, we are finally seeing some love scenes between Jay Henry I really loved seeing all three of them together instead of the two men just focusing on Alice as we have seen predominantly in the past All in all, another great book in this series I m already excited to see what happens next This book was graciously provided to me via Netgally in exchange for an honest review I would have bought it anyway because I love this series


  8. Samantha Samantha says:

    Another fantastic book by M Q Barber I don t think I ll ever get enough of Henry, Jay, and Alice This book was really about growth You know the characters, you love them, and now you can see them all grow and becomecomfortable with themselves and their relationships I really did not care for Emma, however, this book changed my mind We get insight into why she does things the way she does and I m so glad for that because she is important to both Henry and Jay I absolutely LOVED Find Another fantastic book by M Q Barber I don t think I ll ever get enough of Henry, Jay, and Alice This book was really about growth You know the characters, you love them, and now you can see them all grow and becomecomfortable with themselves and their relationships I really did not care for Emma, however, this book changed my mind We get insight into why she does things the way she does and I m so glad for that because she is important to both Henry and Jay I absolutely LOVED Finding Their Balance I definitely recommend not only this story but all of the neighborly affections series I received this book through Netgalley for an honest opinion Spoiler alertJay stands up to Cal, Alice and Emma connect, and what Henry reveals.honestly I felt as stunned as Alice and had to reread multiple times In the next book Ollie will visit and hopefully we ll see the trio interact with the men s family I would love to see Jay stand up to Peggy and have her put in her place I bet Henry s mom would love the three of them and having Alice there to calm Jay would allow them all to visit her


  9. Becky Becky says:

    I haven t read the other 4 YET I highly recommend this as a stand alone but definitely could feel where I was missing the inside story The author does a great job of filling in necessary information without oversharing Lyrical writing When Henry speaks it is poetry It adds to the magic in their complicated relationship This story is not about punishment Safety, trust and love form the foundations that each partner builds on to serve one another Jay defines himself as servant but not a sl I haven t read the other 4 YET I highly recommend this as a stand alone but definitely could feel where I was missing the inside story The author does a great job of filling in necessary information without oversharing Lyrical writing When Henry speaks it is poetry It adds to the magic in their complicated relationship This story is not about punishment Safety, trust and love form the foundations that each partner builds on to serve one another Jay defines himself as servant but not a slave Alice is the binding piece She completes them both Alice is soft when Henry demands it and firm as Jay needs her to be Successfully Finding Their Balance will be key in finding forever together ALERT There is one dangerous scene that is essential to the story Power through my friends.Thank you Netgalley for the ARC


  10. MariaLisa deMora MariaLisa deMora says:

    I did not pen a review after reading Finding Their Balance the first time because I didn t love it Not like I had M.Q Barber s other books I liked it well enough, but there was no quivering belly love for the characters and the story I wanted to love it because Barber s use of language is lyrical and evokes sentiments that flood my mind with pleasure I wanted to love it because the characters of this series are so well drawn I feel as if I could meet them on the street and strike up a conve I did not pen a review after reading Finding Their Balance the first time because I didn t love it Not like I had M.Q Barber s other books I liked it well enough, but there was no quivering belly love for the characters and the story I wanted to love it because Barber s use of language is lyrical and evokes sentiments that flood my mind with pleasure I wanted to love it because the characters of this series are so well drawn I feel as if I could meet them on the street and strike up a conversation I wanted to love it, but I didn t I liked it So I set about trying to determine what was different about this book Now I get it I finally get what felt off to me and in doing so rooted my love for this book.I didn t discover the Neighborly Affection series until after the third book was published, which allowed me to gorge myself on the stories Then in the period between the release of book three and book five, I d had the pleasure of conditioning myself to the male voices that Barber is so good at portraying She does a phenom job with her Tuesdays With Jay newsletter bits, so those writings along with Henry s book, Becoming His Master, allowed me to accustom myself to voices other than Alice s, which seemed to be the crux of the problem keeping me from loving Finding Their Balance Barber excelled at giving us Henry s voice in book 4, which is actually the first book in the series in terms of story arc I m a chick who really enjoys reading about alpha men So, while I fell in love with Alice s tentative first steps into the D s world as portrayed by Barber, it was because of her constant interaction with Henry and my inference of his motives and inner dialogue Then, she Barber spoiled me entirely by giving me unadulterated Henry in Becoming His Master His words, windows into the unvoiced debates with his conscience, unveiling of both his fears and confidence, and all of this straight from the source, without Alice to distill the experience So, once we returned to Alice s viewpoint in book five, I found myself frustrated at her interpretation of events and how she steered the threesome into places that failed to satisfy I found her voice grated on my nerves, her missteps unforgivable But it wasn t really her, instead I quite simply wanted Henry Or Jay, because his voice in Barber s newsletter stories is as sweetly submissive and giving as he is at any point under Henry s tutelage, and as worth the read I most emphatically did not want Alice, so I fought the story every step of the way, wrestling it to the ground finally Triumph without pleasure.That didn t sit well with me At all Not a quitter, I set about trying to find my joy in Barber s stories again After reading and enjoying the first book in her new series written in alternating viewpoints between the male and female characters , I decided I would re read the Neighborly Affection series So I romped through books one, two, and three, falling in love with Alice and the boys again With anticipation, I made my way to book four, and swooned for Henry afresh, spending hours with his voice rumbling around in my head, stirring up the most lovely of echoes and enjoyable imagined scenes Thinking to myself that we were well on the way to a grand finale, I opened book five, and nearly immediately experienced the same balking frustration I had the first time through Oh, please, no See, Iwantto love it Time to regroup and rewind After some contemplation, I decided to try a final time, beginning with what I needed Henry.I read book four first, the prequel to the trio of stories that had made me giddy with happiness from my first encounter, and through all consecutive readings Becoming His Master bathed my senses in Henry s seduction of Jay, and I again discovered the blueprints for the relationship I knew they would build with Alice eventually Then I worked through books one, two, and three, before opening the cover of book five This time, I found myself eagerly turning the pages, unwilling to sleep because I wanted to read about the next scene, the next encounter, the next expression of love or strength or courage that the triad provided In removing Henry s voice from being the elevensies of the series, and consuming him wholesale in the beginning, I gave myself the ability to stay in Alice s headspace, and I loved it.I get it, now It s not a flaw in the story, but rather the slippery slope of my own preferences inhibiting my ability to fully engage with the book I m so glad I persevered because Finding Their Balance is worth the read Solidly good, descriptively written, and with as much sweet yearning as Alice and I needed


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