Note: At the time of this review, this is included in Audible’s Plus catalog.
Emma James felt secure in her life. Money, social standing and the protection of her step-brother. Or so she thought. When she discovers his dark secrets, he turns on her and sells her to a western brothel to keep her quiet. There, she’s forced to work or participate in an auction. A virgin auction…and she’s the prize.
One look at Emma James and Whitmore Kane and Ian Stewart know she would belong to them. Marriage was the only way to truly claim her…so they bid and bid well. As their bride, they return to the Bridgewater Ranch and teach her the ways to please not one husband, but two. But danger has tracked Ian around the world and threatens their newfound relationship. Together, can they fight the demons of the past while forging a future?
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives.
At 90 minutes, it’s not worth a credit – but for free, it’s OK.
These novellas are best enjoyed when you’re looking for “they’re all virgins” MFM erotica with very little story development and only mediocre attempts at making it “historical”. I was hoping for a little more plot than the prequel short story – but Vale opted to add more sex scenes.
Emma is sold by her evil step brother to a brothel. The madam opts to auction her off as a bride instead. Kane & Ian buy her to take back to their polygamy compound. There’s some dub con issues where the guys just inform her of what they’re going to do or, in the case of spanking, just do it. I read plenty of kink – but this doesn’t always feel consensual.
Vale writes that Emma’s step brother “will be taken care of”, but nothing happens to resolve that. There’s an issue with Ian’s previous military service – but he just comes back and it’s all OK without real explanation. I realize these are quick listens, but storyline resolutions would have been nice.
Short, sexy, easy to binge, & light listen.
Kylie Stewart’s narration is OK. She handles the accents and speaking voices well, but there’s still something stilted/flat about the main text.