Edwina and the Seven Snowed-in Scientists

Rachel Clark
Edwina and the Seven Snowed-in Scientists
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Siren Publishing
Release Date
May 2011
Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

[Siren LoveXtreme Special Edition: Erotic Paranormal Ménage Romance, M/F/M/M/M/M/M/M, Yeti shape-shifters]

What the hell had she been thinking? Edwina hates the cold but ends up working in Antarctica as a helicopter pilot. When her chopper is sabotaged, she and her companions must somehow survive the harsh environment and walk to safety.

Kieran and Jake Kodi have a secret that means they aren't quite as lost as Edwina might think, but protecting the foul-mouthed, independent, quick-tempered woman will test their patience like never before. That's why it's so surprising to realize they want her as their mate.

Kieran, Calvin, Jake, Brian, Simon, Evan and Gary never really believed the seven brothers would all fall for the same woman—regardless of their heritage—yet when they meet Edwina all that changes.

But will the secret they harbor be more than Edwina wants to hear?

Warning: This book contains sexual intercourse in full-Yeti form with a non-shifting partner.

A Siren Erotic Romance

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Aug 19, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
157 people found the following review helpful
There can only be one—one to rule them all. Only one woman can bind these seven men together. This story is about seven brothers and one woman melting the snow in Antarctica.

Brothers Kieran, Calvin, Jake, Brian, Simon, Evan and Gary are research scientists in the frozen tundra where penguins live. Enter Edwina, a helicopter pilot, waiting to leave her assignment in Antarctica. Two days before the window closes to leave, she has one last run dropping off two of the brothers, Kieran and Jake. Everything goes wrong. For the next eight months, she's stuck with seven scientists who happen to be shifters. They are perfect for the snowy weather, because they are Yeti.

Lately, there seems to be more and more multiple men to one-woman books. I'm not sure why there is an increase in them. Granted, in this story, not all seven of them have sex with Edwina at one time. Still, why seven? And why are they all brothers? Do women currently fantasize sleeping with brothers and as many at one time? I must not be one of these women.

I was mixed in my review of this book. I debated between two and three stars. Here's why I felt it should be a three. Ms. Clark's writing style is fine. She doesn't throw in scenes that make no sense. Each scene has a purpose and flows into the next one. While her conflict and conclusion are predictable from essentially the moment things start going wrong, it's still fine. Edwina was a character who I felt a bit sorry for because she seemed to be lost and lonely. I further commend Ms. Clark's daring in shifter sex. Not many authors are willing to trod down this slippery path.

The problem I had was with the brothers and the mating bond. The two star ended up as my review because I honestly couldn't remember all but two of the brothers. Calvin was one, stuck at the main station to keep up the subterfuge. Kieran was the other one, because he was the oldest and the one who treated Edwina in a mean way. All the others were interchangeable. When men become interchangeable for me, that's when I know there are too many men in a storyline for sex.

The requirement for all seven men to like the same one so that they could be mates was just not realistic to me. I can barely suspend reality for three guys with one woman, let alone seven.

This is not to say the book is bad. I advise Ms. Clark to create her males to be more memorable in future stories if she chooses to use a number of men that requires two hands to count them. I also suggest leaving out the mating bond as an easy way to explain why all the men have to have sex and be devoted to one woman. Readers want something fresh and creative. Find another way to bring them all together. I recommend this light read for anyone who likes to read a straight forward story involving shifters, finding a mate and a happily ever after.
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