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Tangled Past (Tangled #2)

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  506 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
Forced to marry a man she just met, Sarah McLeod clings to the hope that she’ ll finally find the love and acceptance she’ s always craved. Her tenuous dreams of a happy life on the frontier are in danger of being dashed by the one thing she can’ t change—her husband’ s love for another man.

Jackson Kellar’ s determined to do right by his bride, yet he’ s torn between his n

Kindle Edition, 137 pages
Published June 13th 2011 by Carina Press (first published June 2011)
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
Jun 09, 2011 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it really liked it
The first thing that comes to mind when I think menage-a-trois isn't usually the Old West. But if Tangled Past is any indication, maybe it should be.

Sarah is a half-blood Native American, who lives with the step-father who blames her for her mother's affair. She meets Jackson and Nate when the men arrive to buy a horse from her family. But when she finds out her step-father plans to steal back the horse he is selling, she runs to the barn to warn them. And gets an eyeful. Jackson is already nak
I'm sort of "over" ménage stories for the time being. The man sandwich just doesn't sound appetizing to me these days. I ended up picking up this clear ménage books because I saw something somewhere that suggested that the inspiration for this type of book was from the lifestyle of the author's grandmother's grandmother.

Now ... it appears I *may* have dreamed it up because I can't find what I'm talking about to quote it back to you. But real or imagined, that's pretty intriguing, no?

So what made
When I had to take a break from reading to, say, eat or sleep :) It felt as though I was missing a good friend. You grow the love characters in TANGLED PAST because of the love they have for each other. It's so quick. The situation between Jackson and Sarah. But it's believable for a time when a woman's virtue meant something valuable. The story is set the 1800s. Sarah is half Indian and is criticized about her heritage, called a 'half-breed'. Nate and Jackson are buying stock from her father an ...more
Aug 23, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it
This is the first book by Leah Braemel that I’ve read, but it certainly won’t be the last. Sarah and Jackson are forced to wed, but Sarah can’t help but wonder if she’ll ever have all of her husband, who is in love with his best friend Nate. And the more time Sarah spends with Nate, she starts to fall in love with him too.

It sounds trite, and cheesy, but Braemel does a great job at making their relationships realistic. The depth of affection happens gradually, and is tested by the stress of eve
I really liked this story as it wasn't just a sexfest! Yes we had some really steamy scenes but this really was a love story between one woman and two men.

Jul 08, 2011 Wendy rated it really liked it
Liked it, but I wanted to get to know Nate a bit better. I felt sorry for him in a way, being the odd man out. Still a good read with a nice ending.
Mandi Schreiner
Jun 22, 2011 Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it
Jackson and Nate find themselves at the McLeod ranch for the night after they bought some horses from the owner. Shacked up in the barn, they start to fool around. They have been friends and lovers for quite some time. Meanwhile, McLeod’s daughter Sarah overhears her step-father and associates talking about a scheme to steal back the horses they just sold and resell them. Being half Native American, and the child as a result of her mother’s affair, her relationship with McLeod is rocky at best. ...more
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This is a 2.5 star for me. I am a fan of Ms. Braemel so it pains me to rate this only a 2.5. I can't say I really enjoyed this book. I like menage. I like kink stories. I love mmf. I just couldn't get into this book and I think it's because of the setting. It's a western w/ cowboys. I was hoping that because it's a Ms. Braemel book, I'd enjoy it which would be a 3. I didn't.

The menage was good! The sex is HAWT! Ms. Braemel does a great job. The characters are okay. The interracial with the issue
Aug 25, 2011 Ni_kii rated it really liked it
Nate and Jackson find themselves staying the night in Mr McLeod’s barn when they visit his home to buy a horse. Little do they know that McLeod is a horse rustler and plans to attack the two men and steal back the horse after they leave. McLeod’s stepdaughter, Sarah, overhears the dastardly plan and heads off to warn the two men, unwittingly interrupting them during an intimate time. McLeod, who has always hated Sarah as she is blatantly not his child, finds Sarah in the barn with the half naked ...more
Jul 12, 2014 Tabatha rated it it was amazing
Jackson and Nate share a dangerous passion for one another in a period in history where it is likely to lead to their death. Sarah is found with the men while they were in a compromising position, and she is forced into marriage with Jackson. Coming between the two men who clearly love one another was never her intention, but she finds herself emotionally tangled and fantasizing about being between them. To make the situation work, they must all make compromises, but at what cost?

Loved this glim
Tangled #2

Sarah's "father' sold her horse and some cattle to some men, Jackson and Nate. She is angry. He is a bad man. She overhears her brother, father and a ranch hand speaking about attacking the men and getting the horse and cattle back. She sneaks out to the barn and intends on telling the men what she heard but she catches them together. The creepy ranch hand tells her father that he saw Sarah go out to the barn. He catches them - thinking that Sarah is having relations with both men. He
Cyn Mistress Kitty
I loved this story. This takes place in Texas in the 1880"s and two of the characters are part American Indian. Although this is an erotic western and has some nice m/m action, the main theme deals with overcoming prejudice and coming to terms about being in a committed triad relationship in a time when men having sex with each other is punished by hanging.
Great story.

**I received this ARC from NetGalley**
Jan 24, 2014 Angie rated it really liked it
Synopsis: "Forced to marry a man she just met, Sarah McLeod clings to the hope that she'll finally find the love and acceptance she's always craved. Her tenuous dreams of a happy life on the frontier are in danger of being dashed by the one thing she can't change—her husband's love for another man.

Jackson Kellar's determined to do right by his bride, yet he's torn between his newfound love for Sarah and his still-burning desire for Nate.

Ranch owner Nate Campbell loves them both. He hates to see
Mar 28, 2015 Dzneygurl rated it it was amazing
Incredible Hot Love Story

This is not your typical love story. This is a story about true friendship between two men and the one women they love and the deep love that they have for each other. Yes this is an incredible menage love story. You will fall in love with Jackson and Nate and feel the love they both share for Sarah. I am not one for spoilers so that's all I'm sharing. I will warn you that this book starts off with some hot scenes that don't end. You will not be disappointed. Such a grea
Jul 22, 2011 Lynette rated it really liked it
Review coming. I liked. There were just a few confusing transition moments.
Jun 16, 2011 Lori rated it really liked it
While it's very, very difficult to buy into a permanent menage in the late 1800s (and even earlier!), I was able to get past my disbelief and really dig into this story.

While married to Sarah's father, her mother had a love affair with an Indian and got pregnant by him, and so her father has never treated Sarah well, especially since her mother's death. When she walks in on Jackson and Nate getting down and dirty in the barn, she's seen in a compromising position by her brother. Even though she
Jun 21, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I received a eARC of Tangled Past from Carina Press through for my honest opinion and review.

I have to admit this is the first time i have ever had the opportunity to read a erotic historical romance. I was pleasantly surprised by Tangled Past by Leah Braemel. Honestly I've never read any of her books before but i kept hearing about this book and her other kind of related release Texas Tangle. Tangled past is set 130 years before Texas Tangle. I requested a copy of Tangled Past fro
This book is set in the 1881 when there were extreme prejudices. Sarah is the child of her mothers affair with an Indian. All her life she has been raised by her mothers husband who despises her. Everyone treats Sarah like a lesser person because she has the physical traits of an Indian. Nate and Jackson work at Nate's ranch together, they are also in love and are in a relationship which if anyone ever found out about they would be hanged for. When Nate and Jackson buy horses from Sarah's father ...more
Book Binge
Jul 29, 2011 Book Binge rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
It's 1887, and homosexuals are lynched without a trial. It is the norm. It is also only a few years since President U. S. Grant has declared: "The only good Indian is a dead Indian." This story embraces the prejudices that grow out those realities and the characters in this story must deal realitically or lose their lives.

Sarah McLeod is grieving over the death of her mother, living in the home of her mother's husband who looks down on her as a sub-human because her father was an Indian. She is
Aug 16, 2011 Kristin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
For being only 134 pages this story packed a punch. It starts off immediately with Nate and Jackson at the McLeod ranch getting attacked my a crazed shovel wielding Sarah. She see's Nate and Jackson taking off with her horse and assumes that they are stealing it. After a good kneeing to Nate's groin, Jackson secures Sarah and gets her to calm down before he explains that they bought the horses from her father. Later that night while in her room she overhears her father, brother and farmhand disc ...more
Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun)
Jun 28, 2011 Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun) rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by Tangled Past. It is not your typical menage story. Set in the late 1800s, the novella deals with the taboo subject of homosexuality and threesomes. Sarah is forced to marry Jackson Kellar, a ranch hand. Ever since her mother died, her life with her father and brother has been less than ideal. Although she doesn't want to marry and live with a complete stranger, maybe Sarah's new life with Jackson will be better than her current life on the McLeod ranch.

Jackson and S
Among The Muses
{Rated 3.5/5 on the blog.}

In under Fifty-thousand words, Leah Braemel managed to transport me to a time where cowboys rope and ride, woman had yet to become liberated, and any sign of a man showing affection towards another man would have caused their death. Welcome to the Wild-Wild-West, emphasis on the 'wild' because this isn't the frontier land we learn about in school. No, this is much more sexy!

Having stumbled upon two half dressed cowboys during a sensual moment, Sarah McLeod inadvertently
This is A Flash Of Fiction (capsule or brief) Review. See the complete text at Read My Mind

I Liked -- Plot: As with Leah Braemel's other book in this series, TEXAS TANGLE, I liked the different approach to a threesome that is presented. There is more of an element of M/M/F (as opposed to M/F/M), which I quite enjoyed. I will admit up front that pretty much all of my historical reading focuses on the European Regency and Victorian time setting, so I am not as familiar with the American west lan
May 28, 2011 Zona rated it really liked it
Shelves: 50-in-2011
I was interested in this story mainly due to it’s poly relationship premise. I enjoy historical romances, but I don’t always get into Westerns, this was a different kind of Western though. Although there were the fun cattle rustling, horse riding, dirty varment kind of stuff within the pages that you’d hope for within a Western Romance novel, Tangled Past also has an intricately woven romance story line that you normally don’t see. It is unique and very well thought out.
Yes, it is a romance. The
Jun 18, 2011 Habrewer rated it really liked it
Tangled Past by Leah Braemel
* I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Sarah has been treated like hired help rather than family since her mother passed away. She doesn’t owe the McLeod’s any loyalty but she is still stunned by his reaction when he comes to the barn that night. She never expected her life to change like it did that night she went to the barn to warn the strangers of her brothers plan.

Nate and Jackson are more than friends; they are lovers i
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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A shotgun wedding can leave a bad taste in a woman’s mouth but not for Sarah McLeod. After wielding a shovel and jamming her knee into a part of Nate Campbell’s “anatomy that no knee had a right being anywhere near”; and then being caught in the barn that night with Nate and a naked Jackson Kellar, Sarah soon finds herself standing in front of a preacher saying wedding vows.

Nate and Jackson are lovers during a time when their love fo
Feb 08, 2012 Jody rated it liked it
Coming off her previous menage story Texas Tangle, Ms. Braemel is revisiting the family in this historical prequel set in the 1880's where homosexual couplings resulted in death. For Jackson Kellar and Nate Campbell all they want to do is live their life in peace sharing farm work and their bed without fear from their neighbors. Enter Sarah McLeod, half-Indian with a father and brother who treat her like garbage, who gets wrangled into marrying Jackson after being discovered in a compromising po ...more
Aug 16, 2011 Emme rated it really liked it
This is a review of an ARC I received from Netgalley.

Er, I never thought I would read an erotic/romance set in the Old West, with a menage-a-trois twist-- but Tangled Past is just that. Other reviewers have given a summary, so I won't do that. I really liked this departure from the usual western erotics. I liked the hint of danger as Nate and Jackson pursued their relationship. I also liked the idea of a shotgun marriage that could possibly come between Nate and Jackson. The scenes between the g
Mar 19, 2013 Erica rated it liked it
Recommended to Erica by: Tabatha Scott
Very, very sweet menage. Not the best one I have ever read but definitely some very hot scenes and I liked it that it was a true threesome and not just sharing of the woman. Sarah was very lucky indeed to come across Jackson and Nate...what sweet, loving men and how lucky she was to find them both. I especially loved the epilogue where it shows them way in the future with their grandchildren running around. I would have liked to have seen more relationship development between Sarah and Nate. The ...more
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