Rhett's Branding

Lola Newmar
Rhett's Branding
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Siren Publishing
Release Date
March 2011
Book 3 of Scarlett Rose and the 7 Longhorns
Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Vamps & Shifters Romance

Siren LoveXtreme Forever: Erotic Cowboy Paranormal Ménage Romance, M/F/M/M/M/M/M/M, Longhorn shape-shifters, exhibitionism & voyeurism, bondage

Now that Scarlett Rose has been spending time getting to know her new shifter mates, her love for the Lenox cowboys has grown more each day. Problem is she barely even likes one of them.

Since her arrival at the ranch, Rhett has been cocky, arrogant, and above all, too wound with passion to ever really open up to her. She knows he loves her and that his survival relies on it, but she wants more than just a physical expression of how he feels.

Rhett has never been one to share his emotions with anyone, choosing instead to distract himself with the need to ease the ache in his jeans. He's dominated by his raging libido, which has only gotten worse since Scarlett moved in. But he is aware that human mates need to be courted on a regular basis for their love to remain strong. So when Scarlett insists on taking a road trip to Dallas to investigate the person responsible for wanting her dead, Rhett sees it as an opportunity to spend some much needed one-on-one time with his sexy mate. Together they go through a whirlwind of extreme sexual adventures while embarking on an unforgettable road trip across the Texas plains.

NOTE! You are purchasing Siren's newest serialized imprint, the LoveXtreme Forever Series. This is Book 3 of 9 in the Scarlett Rose and the Seven Longhorns collection. These books are not stand alone. Each is a continuation of the previous book and must be read in the numbered order. Each book may end on a cliffhanger but usually with a happy-for-now for the heroine and one or more men. The final book contains a happily forever after for the heroine and all her men.

Book Review by Rebecca
Jun 20, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
100 people found the following review helpful
RHETT'S BRANDING is the third installment in the Scarlett Rose and the 7 Longhorns series.

So far in just a few days, Scarlett (the heroine) has first survived two attempts on her life, healed from a serious fall, meets seven shifters who claim to be her mates, has no memory of her past life and lost her virginity in a very non-traditional way. Clearly she's a survivor – though we don't see much personality, she's coming out slowly.

After the first two books, Scarlett has spent time getting to know her new shifter mates and has fallen in love. Herein lies my first problem with this book since she barely even knows most of them and hardly even likes one of them.

This book focuses on Rhett, the one brother she doesn't like which I can completely understand. Rhett is cocky, arrogant, and completely insatiable. The author describes him as never sharing his emotions and instead using his other head. He's dominated by his raging libido. And though Scarlett senses he loves her and understands that supposedly his survival relies on it, she needs more than the physical relationship to accept how he feels for her.

The one redeeming characteristic with Rhett is that he seems aware of Scarlett's need to be romanced and makes an effort to do just that. When Scarlett wants to go to Dallas to uncover pieces of her missing past, Rhett uses the time away as a chance to spend one-on-one time with his new mate. But romantic is not what I would call their trip – more like erotic as they have one extreme sexual encounter after another.

This book was just more than I expected and not necessarily in a positive way. I went back to read the first two as well in preparing for this review and recommend reading the series in order for better plot comprehension. The entire series, and specifically RHETT'S BRANDING, takes erotic ménage and exhibitionism to a whole new level. With so much sex – and very little story in between – the story just got stranger and stranger. I found myself saying "ooh" (with my nose scrunched up) instead of "aah" (with my eyes open wide).

By the end of the book, readers will have a better understanding of the characters along with their relationship. I just think the whole premise is kind-of strange and the idea of longhorn shifters creeps me out. The image of Scarlett kissing her longhorn mates with big cow tongues just makes me think "yuck". But to be fair, it is probably within the expected bounds of erotic shifter books… just not for me.
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