- Siren Publishing
- Release Date
- April 2010
- Book 2 of Cowboy Sandwich
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Western Romance
[Menage Amour: Erotic Cowboy Menage a Quatre Romance, M/F/F/M]
Hot cowboy Bryan Raman loves Adam Richardson's wife, Candy, but it's time he found his own. He's searched the last two months for an adoring woman who'll devote herself to both him and the Double R, and relish sharing their bed as part of a polyamory family.
When an erotically-challenged single mother ends up in his hotel room, he's delighted to teach her what a Montana cowboy can do to make her scream with ecstasy. Michalea Jones is too uppity to marry but, wanting to teach her more, he invites her to the ranch for a few weeks. No strings, but if she wants to share, Adam is eager to help Bryan meet needs she never knew she had.
Kaela craves their touch and is desperate for roots and a sense of permanence. But though she loves him, Bryan won't give her what she needs: his trust and his heart
Feb 05, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
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Two cowboys and two city girls make for one explosive adventure back on the ranch. This sweet tale of love and healing is spiced up by the cowboys' desire for a polyamorous family, proving sometimes more is better.
This is the sequel to COWBOY SANDWICH, a very endearing read for me. At the end of COWBOY SANDWICH, Candy married Adam and committed her love to Bryan in a polyamorous marriage. She had given birth to twin girls, one belonging to Adam and one biologically Bryan's. Now, all they need in order for their family to be complete is a wife for Bryan to bring into their home and bed.
Bryan knows that finding a woman in Montana isn't going to happen, so he sets off for two months on a hunt for just what he wants. Unfortunately, the sweet demure women like his mother are pretty much disgusted by his offer of polyamory marriage. (OK, seriously, even if a hunky cowboy were ready to provide for you in all ways, wouldn't you toss your iced tea at him too when he suggested such a thing?)
Bryan knows it is time to give up and turn to the Internet. You would think a man who's basically looking for a mail order bride lacked a romance gene. Not so. It's just well hidden.
That's where COWBOY DOUBLE DECKER picks up. Bryan ends up helping to teach a workshop with a friend and is mistakenly booked to share a room with Mike….Who happens to be Michaela, and her one-year-old son.
Michaela is bossy and independent and nothing Bryan is looking for in a wife. But it has been two months since he was with Candy and Michaela is hot. Marriage may not be in the cards, but sex can be. When I got to that part, all I could think was "WHAT??"
I was a fan of the first story. Bryan was in love with Candy, wanting to be the one to marry her himself. I would have thought that Bryan would have some sort of commitment to Candy. I knew he would have sex when searching for a wife, but if he already decided someone wasn't it, it seemed like a slap in Candy's face and their commitment for him to have casual sex. It was like the character's personality changed in a big way between books. I just couldn't see Bryan doing that.
In the first half of COWBOY DOUBLE-DECKER, Michaela, Bryan and her son Scotty were alone at the conference getting to know each other. I was glad it was just the two of them and I could invest in their relationship and see how the two of them fit together before they went to the ranch where Adam, Candy and the girls were waiting. Bryan was especially charming as he helped to care for Scotty and staked his claim on Michaela.
While still at the Milwaukee conference, he did ask Michaela a couple of times if she would be interested in marrying him and being part of his polyamorous family. He said he wouldn't make such an offer without being serious, but then he would think to himself a few pages later that she was too independent and not the kind of wife he wanted at all. Well, why offer and say you are serious if you feel that way? And why offer again a few pages down the line? That was my other grumble with this book. But two grumbles aren't so bad when there was so much more to find interesting, funny and sexy. I did enjoy the story and would buy the next in the series if Ms Butler wrote it.
Michaela didn't agree to marriage but she did agree to spend Thanksgiving with his family at the ranch. Candy and Michaela hit it off from the beginning and I found their gal-pal relationship as endearing as the one the girls had with the guys. What's not to love when there's chocolate, wine and gossip involved?
I appreciated that the four of them did not fall in bed together instantly. It took a LONG while for that relationship to be built and the four of them to explore a shared bed. When it happened, I'll admit I was uncomfortable. But it was interesting trying to get into the mindset of a swinger or polyamorous lover and attempt to understand the appeal.
There were bunches of other high points. These boys are creative and love costumes and role-playing. Their dominant nature added to the hot, while the gentle daddy side added to the cute. The girls kept me laughing and the struggle to love kept me crying. Talk about emotional roller coasters!
This is a treat for fans of Butlers. If you've read MAIL ORDER BRIDE FOR THREE, you will discover what happened to the gems sewn in her dress and the tie that bride has to Adam. It was a cute gift for Butler's readers.
This is a story for those who like happily ever after endings, non-conforming loving and character growth. It's not for everyone, but if you like your books with a side of Tabasco sauce, it might be just right for you. Enjoy!
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