Heat Level: SCORCHING
Published By: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
[Siren Allure: Erotic Regency Romance, Multiple Partners]
Some men are too hard. Some men are too soft. But only one man is just right…
Choosing the perfect bed is easy, but sometimes finding the right person to share it with is an adventure!
The Marquess of Blackwood lays eyes on Goldie Locksley, and immediately falls for her. Unfortunately, his youngest brother, Joseph, decides to make her his bride. But when their father tells him no, all hell breaks loose and all three brothers will do their utmost to see that they are a part of her future. But her happily ever after lies in the arms of one man. Will he be able to prove himself in time, or is Goldie destined to a life of misery or mediocrity?
A Siren Erotic Romance
I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review... Let the fairy tale begin!
The time is May 1819 and place is England. Now close your eyes and allow the drift back music take you back... There you go... you are floating back in time... Open your eyes....
We are in a time when ladies were either considered proper ladies or whores - you could not be both (and you know what I mean ~ you could not be good in bed without having slept around). Men on the other hand were gentlemen and rakes all at the same time. Gotta love the double standards. But anyway... Keeping the time period in mind, you have to remember to lose one's virginity without being in the confines of a marriage meant you would have a damaged reputation. But to take the said virginity from a man's position got you a slap on the back and the rise of the port glass. Okay.... moving on... =)
Goldie Locksley is not of the highest social standing. But she is a gorgeous creature, hair of silk blonde, big beautiful blue eyes. She is a woman with a woman's heart. Her life has not been easy, but it also has not been the roughest either. Things for Goldie was going good... till one fateful day when her eyes were set upon a man that stole her heart.... But another pair of eyes were going to steal her away....
Let's met The Behr brothers: Joseph, Edmund and William.
William is the oldest of the brothers and soon to be the Duke of Worthington. And since he is the oldest, there are more demands of him. There are some things his other two brothers could get away with that he would never dare to try to get away with... Being pledged to someone else also is what comes of being the oldest. William was not expected to find a bride, for one was found for him. Did she make his blood boil, did she bring him to rise on the occasion of just glancing her way, did one kiss sear him to his soul??
Edmund is the middle brother. His life is not planned out for him like William and he is not the trouble maker like Joseph. He is kinda the forgotten one. But I will tell you that I loved Edmund. His passion for seeing those of deserving happiness out weighs his own. He sees the soul of the angel and wants to do any thing and every thing in his power to help this angel... But at what cost does he have to pay to help this angel?
Joseph is the youngest of the three. And his is one bastard you want to try to love. Really you do. He causes mayhem where ever he goes. He is a rake of the best. Always looking for a place to plant his *cough* steed and really not caring about where it may be planted. Until he lays eyes upon an angel. Can this angel turn him an honorable man? Or once a bastard always a bastard??
Looks like you will have to read to find out what really happens between Goldie Locksley and the Three Behr's.... But to give you a tease....
The language of the book is set for the 1800 but at the same time, Ms. Harris makes the characters real with their language. Can you imagine this:
((This is a conversation between mother and daughter..... And tell me if you can't see this being you and your mother ~ no matter the time period))
"The shrill tone in her mother’s voice had her turning to face her. Her heart hammered in her chest at the sight before her. Her mother’s face flushed a deep crimson, her blue eyes bulging.
“Why would I want to marry that cad?” she asked, hoping to calm the woman. God knew she didn’t wish to cause her any further stress."
I will say this story is not as it seems; which was very intriguing. I went into the story thinking it was going to go one way... only to get the turn of events to go some where else. It was interesting to see the twists and turns of events in this story.
I have to commend Ms. Channing for making this a very light, fun and sexy read. There are emotional draws in this book, it is not all sugar and spice and everything nice... No.. that would be just a "goodie-to-shoe" kinda read. She took a fairy tale that I use to read when I was a kid, ahh hell who am I kidding, I still read the damn story... anyway... She took that story and turned it all adultish for me! What was nice to see is that Ms. Harris penned a few tongue in cheek humor in this fairy tale. It was nice to see the references to the actual story.
What happens when social standing - stands in the way of what your heart wants?
What is to come when you are double crossed by your own blood?
Can you control who you fall in love with? If you could control it, would you?
What do you do when you feel like your life is hanging in a balance and you don't know which way to turn... or who to turn too??
I hope you enjoy your story as much as I did....
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