Unguarded Release

Elle Saint James
Unguarded Release
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Siren Bookstrand
Release Date
May 2015
Book 7 of Montana Double Riders
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Western Romance

Isabelle, new to Enclave and ménage relationships, experiments with Warrick and Colton. One taste, and she's sold. Persuading two confirmed bachelors to settle down is the more difficult proposition.
Warrick Harper isn't opposed to marriage, but his super-rich family will force any potential bride to sign a prenuptial agreement. There are no happy marriages in his family. Without the pre-nup, Warrick will lose the bulk of his wealth. He's never been tempted to marry, but Isabelle charms her way inside their hearts.
Colton Landry has gone along with Warrick's no-permanent-relationship plan for simplicity sake. Plus, no woman ever enticed him until Isabelle. After the three come together in ménage bliss, he's hooked. How can they let her go or ever live without her?
As the three negotiate unfamiliar relationship territory, a stalker pursues Isabelle with relentless intent. When another unexpected visitor arrives threatening the peaceful life she's worked hard to build, Isabelle refuses to surrender without a fight.

Book Review by A Dirty Gurty Girl Reads (author,reviewer)
Jul 11, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
104 people found the following review helpful
When a job opens up in Enclave at the local hotel, Isabelle makes the move to a new town and a new community. A community that wholeheartedly supports menage a trois relationships. There, she meets local prosecutor, Warrick, and a cowboy, Colton.

The story takes us from their meeting, a chance collision in the hallway with Warrick, and then, Colton has a business deal with the hotel where Isabelle works, and she is his liaison.

All the while, Isabelle has a stalker, and through the dangers, Colton and Warrick are there to protect her.

This has all the makings of a great menage. Colton is a dish, Warrick has the sultry sexiness down to pat, and Isabelle is a nice heroine.

So, why three stars?

There were a few weak spots in the story, and they just made me stop to look back and check if I had it right in my head.
Firstly, Isabelle seems more interested in the notion of doing what her friends are doing, i.e., a threesome than in the guys themselves.

Secondly, she falls in love too quickly with them both. We pretty much get every interaction between the three of them, and the sparks didn't feel hot enough for such an instant connection.

Thirdly, Warrick got on my nerves. He was a bit of a whiner and really self-important. There was this whole issue with his family, whereby they've got him tied in so many legal loopholes that he has to be careful who he marries. So, instead of Isabelle marrying Colton, easy peasy, oh, no, he had to go wading into the masses of lawyers to rectify it.

In the interim though, he just can't stop thinking about getting married to her, and for a commitment-phobe, it's unusual for his thoughts to immediately stray to marriage, no?

I guess it was an indication of his feelings for Isabelle, how she confused him and his heart, but that's only after retrospection as I write this review. As I read, he just got on my nerves.

Now, I'm just one reader. To another, Warrick is probably sex on a stick :D But for me, Colton stole the show. He's one cowboy I'd hitch. In an instant!

The series is a long one, this is book seven, and I can see why. The town dynamics were really interesting, and the small community they'd created, filled with local businesses, was intriguing. Intriguing enough that I wish it existed! I'd certainly be moving right away. :D
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