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Texas Tangle (Tangled #1)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  872 Ratings  ·  68 Reviews
Thanks to her cheating ex-husband and her thieving brother, all horse breeder Nikki Kimball has left is a bruised heart, an over-drawn bank account and an empty home. When sex-on-legs Dillon Barnett and his brooding foster-brother Brett Anderson start showing more than just neighborly attention, Nikki is intrigued…and a little gun-shy.

Dillon and Brett have a history; back
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Published June 28th 2010 by Carina Press (first published June 1st 2010)
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Laurie Garrison
This book is smoking Hot! I couldn’t decide if I needed a shower or turn up the fan. I love it so much. I now have a new favorite erotic author. I have always be a sucker for M/F/M. I normally like them where the two males are already committed to this type of relationship this way you don’t go through the I don’t know if I can handle this type of lifestyle and on top of that they have to convince the girl to do it too. Sometime it just gets carried a way, If you read this type of books you know ...more
Jun 17, 2010 Sparklybearsy rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: received from Net Galley

Right from the first page Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel draws you in, It's a pantie squealing read for sure and if it had had another 100 pages of Dillon, Brett and Nikki i would have been a happy girl.
With just three main characters and a handful of secondary characters none of which leave you confused with "who is that again...who said what?" Just the right amount of protagonists to build an erotic tale that has both story and substance too.

Nikki is a gir
Brande Waldron
Jun 08, 2010 Brande Waldron rated it it was amazing
Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel is one of the new releases of Carina Press. The new all digital e-book publisher from Harlequin. And boy did they start with a bang!

Texas Tangle is a wild erotic ride and will take the reader on an emotional journey that they won’t soon forget as three wounded characters learn to love and come together as one. For Brett, Dillon and Nik their story began over ten years ago in high school with Nik and Brett making out at a party, only for Dillon to end up jealous and
Nikki has been through a lot at the hands of her ex-husband and her brother but she has always had her neighbour Dillon and his foster brother Brett to turn to. When her truck breaks down one night and Dillon offers to drive her home they discover her house is empty and everything she owns has been stolen. Moving in with Dillon the heat quickly builds between the two of them but Nikki also has feelings for Brett. Brett and Dillon fought over Nikki years before and now that she is free again they ...more
Mandi Schreiner
Jun 23, 2010 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it
Why I read: I wanted to try a book by the new publisher, Carina Press, and this just caught my eye. (Ok, so it was the TWO dudes and just one girl on the cover…who could resist?)

Favorite Quote: “What sane woman would object to having two hot guys buck-ass nekkid on each side of her?”

Dillon Barnett comes from a very close knit Texan family. Even his foster-brother Brett has always felt at home. Rescued from an extremely abusive father as a child, Brett has grown up as a close brother to Dillon. T
Jul 03, 2010 Jody rated it really liked it
Her whole life Nikki Kimball has tried to do the right thing. When she got pregnant at an early age, she married the baby’s father because that’s what her parents wanted. While he repeatedly cheated on her, her parents told her to stay with him or be disowned. After her brother gets in trouble with the law and needs a place to stay, her parents tell her it’s her familial duty to help him. But on the day her truck breaks down and she finds all of her worldly possessions and money stolen by her br ...more
I’m gonna try and Texas two-step my way through this review.

It’s hard to write a review for a book that just doesn’t do it for you and you can’t pinpoint why? I didn’t hate it, but didn’t love it. If I had to accurately describe my feelings...I tolerated it.

I liked the cover and the premise sounded promising. I should have felt sorry for the heroine, but I didn’t. I should have swooned at manly men Dillon and Brett, but I didn’t. Sometimes you just don’t make the connection. Doesn’t mean it wo
Jul 07, 2010 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, ebook
Nikki Kimball has been on the receiving end of a heck of a lot of bad luck lately. She finally divorced her loser husband and now her lazy ass brother, Phil, is keeping her couch warm. She's a hard working rancher that's nearing exhaustion. When she comes home to find she's been robbed, she's thankful to have the friendship of Dillon Barnett and Brett Anderson. Until it's safe to go home, Nikki stays at Dillon's house so they can keep an eye on her.

Right off, I liked Nikki. She's open with her f
4.25 stars!!

Memorable Scenes:
- table smexing scene, including whipped cream and caramel sauce > Need I say more?
- Brett telling Nikki how Dillon saved his life > yes, I cried.
- Scene at the pond > I cried again.

Nikki Kimball is divorced and struggling, still she strives to maintain her independence and she’s resilient. Nikki is a people pleaser and stubborn, a mix of strength and softness and bit insecure at times. Nikki's parents were a piece of work, with parents like that who need
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Sep 09, 2010 Tasha rated it really liked it
Nikki has been waiting on Dillon to make a move on her since her divorce two years ago. She thinks he's interested in her, but not truly sure due to his lack of trying anything. So when her truck breaks down on the side of the road and he happens upon her, the sparks between them begin to fly.

It started out great. It was just Nikki and Dillon, and I loved their chemistry and interaction with each other. The sex between them was always smoking hot, but it seemed as if Dillon was more into Nikki t
Yz the Whyz
Sep 14, 2010 Yz the Whyz rated it really liked it
When I read a menage book, I usually look for a happy ending for all three persons involved, not where a main couple includes a third party that in the end gets kicked out of the picture. Texas Tangle falls into the first category and that alone is enough to make me happy.

Here we meet Nikki. Divorced from an unfaithful husband and saddled with a deadbeat of a brother, found herself involved with her next door neighbor, Dillon and his foster brother Brett.

Unlike most menage books, you get a pai
I dunno... I didn't get this book. It made me laugh, and I don't think it was supposed to. It was very weirdly clinical at times. Plus, who asks a girl if they want to stroke his prostate? Hmmmm. Very weird. There are much better books for this topic in my humble opinion (for example, I preferred A Table for Three), but your milage may vary ;)
Whew this one is as hot as the Texas heat!

I must admit that I loved this book because of the strong character development. So often with this type of writing, you find more porn than plot, but definitely not the case with this book. With that said, the love scenes are still incredibly steamy!

Brett and Dillon are closer than any best friends could be, but the only thing that has ever come between them has left them at odds yet again. Nicole has come out of her divorce stronger, but has a lot to
Dec 02, 2010 Habrewer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nikki has been put down and verbally abused all her life while her parents continually bailed her brother out of trouble. Now they are not speaking to Nikki because the police are after her brother for stealing everything from her that wasn't nailed down. She didn't have much after her cheating ex-husband took off but what she had she had worked hard for.

Dillon has been in love with Nikki since high school and he is determined to date her now that her ex-husband is out of the picture. Little did
Jan 01, 2011 Jamie rated it it was amazing
The "Short Story:"

A HOT little number featuring a HOT cowboy, a HOT cop and a "HOT" chick that they BOTH want.

The "Long Story:"

I saw this e-book on one of Goodreads lists that I LOVE to frequent and I went to see if I could find it on my Nook...Since according to Goodreads it was available for Kindle users. I was beyond happy when I was able to download this one onto my Nook! I'm a HAPPY e-book reader! I'm even happier that in the last 8 hours and 40 minutes I've read 2 books so far!

OMG was this
Vicki Essex
Mar 13, 2011 Vicki Essex rated it it was amazing
There’s something about a threesome that both terrifies and intrigues me. Apart from the physical logistics of such an encounter, whether it’s M-F-M, F-M-F or any iteration, straight or gay, as a writer, I am somehow incapable of wrapping my head around the emotional dynamic that must exist for such a relationship to work. In trying to put myself in the heroine’s shoes, all I can think is: “Oh, God, what do I… Where do I… How are we…I mean, does that go there…? And who does the laundry?” Sweat, ...more
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This was a pretty good read...not the best, but certainly not the worst. Took a little too much time to get to the heart of the matter IMO and too little time once we got there.

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Apr 07, 2011 Beate rated it liked it
Shelves: menage, cowboys, erotica
What I liked about this book, is that it has more plot than porn. It is clearly driven by the story and not with how many times they could fall into bed.

I does feel a little unfinished though. It could have done with a couple more chapters where the author got to tie up all the lose ends. But I'm guessing she couldn't go over a specific amount of words, so this is where it ended.

The porn part of this book is kind of tame compared to how books are written these days, placing it firmly in the roma
Apr 30, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, menage, own-kindle
Nikki Kimball has been doing everything in her power to change the direction of her life, with a failed marriage, an unsupportive family, and a brother who is mooching of her it has been a windy road, but she is managing. Thanks to the help of her neighbor Dillon Barnett she has received the support she has always longed for, even though she is attracted to Dillon she is surprised he has never made a move.

The timing is finally right for Dillon to ask Nikki out, but when he sees she has an inter
Blackravens Reviews
Jun 14, 2011 Blackravens Reviews rated it it was amazing
Texas Tangle is brilliant! Leah Braemel, already proven to be an award winning author with her books Private Property and Personal Protection, has in Texas Tangle written a heartwarming erotic ménage that is superb both as a great narrative and as an outstanding erotic romance. To view this review in its entirety, please visit
Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold!
I just read this one again. It's a good story and worth reading again!
Sep 17, 2012 Jessica rated it it was ok
The sex scenes between Dillon and Nikki were hot. The connection between the two of them felt real. Unfortunately, I felt like the relationship between Nikki and Brett was forced in order to create the threesome.

There were moments when I thought the story was touching and times I found it completely ridiculous.
Feb 26, 2013 Erica rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: cowboy romance fans and menage fans
Recommended to Erica by: Tabatha Scott
This is my first read by this author and I definitely plan on reading more. What a different, fresh and unique way of writing menage! I was pleasantly surprised with how "real" this book was. And it was one of the first cowboy books set in Texas that I have read where it didn't portray Texans as a bunch of shit-kickers who do nothing but ranch, two-step and drawl and always wear a big Stetson and cowboy boots wherever they go. About halfway through the book, I was like, "whoa, does she live here ...more
Texas Tangle

I feel kind of neutral about this story. It didn’t overly excite me but then it didn’t bore me to tears either. The plot was okay but I was expecting more. I felt Dillon and Brett’s characters could have been explored a little more. We learn a lot about Nikki and her failed marriage, but not a thing about what these two hot guys have been up to for 10 years, why neither of them married etc!

Nikki arrives home and finds she has been robbed; everyone assumes it is her brother. (view sp
Nichole ~Bookaholic~
I liked this one. Nikki and Dillon together were great and after everything she has been trough she deserves to be treated right, while I liked Brett he was such the "martyr" in the beginning....while kind of got old after a while. But they all finally pull it together and take a chance on each other and we get our HEA
Kellie G.
Jun 08, 2013 Kellie G. rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.
Good story, well developed characters and tons of steam...the kinky, ménage kind.
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Aug 20, 2013 Kate Dirty Girls' Good Books rated it really liked it
Shelves: menage
Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel
B+, inferno, mild kink, menage, 216 pages

Here's the run down. Nikki is alone. All alone. Her brother actually just skipped town after bringing a huge truck and emptying her house out. So not only does she not have anyone left, she doesn't even have a mattress to sleep on. Dillion has know Nikki since high school and liked her for just as long. In fact he even got in a fight with his foster brother Brett over Nikki. When there's the slightest chance that her brother's
Liz F
Sep 10, 2013 Liz F rated it really liked it
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Review copy courtesy of the publisher

Okay, this is a little bit of an older title. Looks like it was published in 2010 and is Book 1 of what looks like a two book series. But I've never heard of this author and I've never really read a cowboy type of book. Well, this wasn't really a cowboy book and holy hell, it was hot!!!

So Texas Tangle is about a girl and a guy... and another guy. I couldn't believe where this was headed as I was reading it but wow, it w
Oct 05, 2013 Desiree rated it liked it
Shelves: menage
This book was much better than the novella Private Property (Hauberk Protection, #1). In fact it was the best, most believable set up for a manage I've yet read!! Very buyable story! It was well written too, however....

I had a few issues.
1. There were typos.

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2. There were story discrepancies...
At one point in the tale DIllon moved all
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