Release Day Blast – Unexpected Consequences by Sloan Johnson



Zeke Reed lives his life by his rules, the biggest one being that he refuses to settle down. Through the years, it has become a running joke amongst his circle of friends that his condo would be well served by the installation of a revolving door.

That’s what makes his friendship with Mary and Jeff work. All three of them are looking for some no-strings-attached fun. Until fate steps in, making them all take a look at what’s been developing while they’ve been busy fooling around.

Unfortunately, every decision in life has consequences. When you choose to openly share your life with more than one person, things get complicated. Will Zeke, Jeff and Mary be able to stand together as the world tries to pull them apart?

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If I had my way, I would stay in this room all night, surrounded by the people who’ve come to mean more to me than anyone has in a long time. While I have no doubt Mary’s in capable hands with the nurses and Zeke won’t allow anything to happen to her, I would feel better being with them. But I can’t. Right now, Holly and Tommy need me. If my bosses knew that I’m going to a former patient’s house in the middle of the night to calm her down, I’m sure I’d be placed on administrative leave or worse, but I don’t care at this point. This tight-knit group of people have become my family and I will do whatever is needed to take care of all of them.

I don’t let go of Zeke as I stand, needing that connection to him for as long as possible. Any notion that this is still something casual between the three of us has flown out the window over the past few hours. Before I can attempt to convince Mary and Zeke to take a step to solidify what we have as a real relationship, I need to figure out if I can open myself up to the potential to hurt. As much as I admire those who look at life and see the goodness and love, I’ve been seeing the bottom of the barrel since I was twelve years old.

We stand with our arms wrapped around one another, looking at Mary lying peacefully in her bed. I’m not sure what the future holds, but tonight has taught me that what I thought I wanted isn’t enough anymore. I’ve buried myself researching the psychology of addiction, trying to figure out why a chemical can overpower someone to the point they’re incapable of seeing the hurt they cause. I’ve convinced myself that having something meaningful in my own life will take the focus off of what has driven me for so many years. That the people I might help are far more important than my own gratification.


I first want to stay that I give Sloan big props for writing a story about something people don’t like to talk about much. Some people find it offensive for a man to love a man or a woman to love a woman. On top of that for 3 people to love each other and have  a relationship. In this story we get front row seats to the show of Zeke, Jeff and Mary. We get to see a relationship go from just having fun to falling in love. Sloan did a great job at showing us the readers how difficult it was for a man like Zeke who has an amazing family who loves and supports him in everything he does to coming to a point in his life that he is afraid his very Catholic family may not understand. I was very proud of Zeke and the way he stood up for himself.  It also had a great story line on how if you truly love someone you will fight! And the struggles a parent has when their child falls in love with someone you don’t believe is right because of their sex. What will Zeke’s mother do? Will she find it in heart to not believe her son will go to Hell for his choices in life? I don’t want to give too much away but I wanted to punch Zeke’s mom in the face when she found out!! But then I felt like hugging her and telling her it would be okay at the same time. You will have to read this story to find out how it all played out! Oh and on top of a great story there was  some very HOT scenes that made me wiggle in my seat!!! This is  This was a great story to the Isthmus Alliance series and I can’t wait to read more! I give this book 4 stars!



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Other books in the Ithmus Alliance Series

~ Unexpected Angel #1 ~
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~ Unexpected Protector #2 ~
Unexpected ProtectorGoodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About Sloan Johnson
sloanSloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s body. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.

Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?

Now, Sloan is a tattooed, purple haired mom of two kids, one of which was a thank you present to her husband for letting her get a Staffordshire Terrier with more anxiety issues than Sloan has, which is saying something. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself in a good book and forget that she has somewhere to be.

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