Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Somewhat Unsexy Menage Read

Diamonds and Spurs [The Callens 9] (Siren Publishing Menage Everlasting)

Diamonds and Spurs [The Callens 9] (Siren Publishing Menage Everlasting)
by Melody Snow Monroe
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.00


2.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Unsexy, July 2, 2013
 [Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Cowboy Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, bondage, spanking, sex toys, HEA] Denver socialite Mandy Duncan is on the run from her ex-husband. She knows about his Ponzi scheme, and only she stands between him and jail. He's determined to stop her from ever talking. Mandy escapes to Samantha Callen's ranch in Intrigue, Wyoming, and hires on as a wilderness guide. Distrustful of men, Mandy doesn't want to be attracted to Samantha's cousin, financial guru Vince Callen, or to his sophisticated lawyer roommate, Cameron Longworth, but she is. Then Cameron and Vince's ex-fiancee decides she wants them back. When Cameron tells her he's found someone new, she decides Mandy needs to go. When Mandy is shot, Cameron and Vince won't let her out of their sight, and their passion explodes. Then she's kidnapped. Frantic, Cameron and Vince risk it all to save her. How can they convince her to trust her heart again and want a loving menage relationship? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
By no means is this a horrible read. This was a light and somewhat unsexy read in the Ménage genre. Unfortunately, these characters are a little unlikeable and they didn't hold my attention and neither did the plot. Although I sometimes think that, these books are not supposed to have much of a plot, just enough to get us to the fun parts!

The idea of a woman on the run from a man who has done her wrong, being rescued by two men who both want her, has been done before. The only thing different with this book, is that the antagonist isn't who we are supposed to assume it is.
Had I not seen the fact that this was number 9 in this series, I might have thought that this was the authors very first attempt at writing and publishing a book. The conversations seem stilted; the sex seems forced and just stuck in the book willy-nilly just to make it hit a certain heat level. As I said, the plot was thin.

As I was reading this, I had a sneaking suspicion that I had read a book, if not exactly the same, then very similar to this one. I looked through my books and sure enough I found it - a book with the very same story line, yet written with such a deft hand. Three to Ride [Nights in Bliss, Colorado 1] (Siren Publishing Menage Amour)

Unfortunately, if I based this authors total library on this one book, I don't think I would buy any of them.*ARC supplied by publisher*

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