To Service and Protect (Cattle Valley, #20)
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To Service and Protect (Cattle Valley #20)

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Book twenty in the Cattle Valley Series

Ethan Drake thought he'd left danger behind when he fled to Cattle Valley, but when he starts to hear strange noises late at night, his worst fears come back to haunt him.

Despite Ethan's numerous calls to the local sheriff's department, Deputies Brian Allenbrand and Pete Nash are unable to find any indication of foul play. Casual love

ebook, 109 pages
Published November 29th 2010 by Total-E-Bound
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Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I didn't really like this one. I enjoyed Ethan in previous books and I suppose I liked him in this one but I didn't like Brian at all and Pete deserved way better.

As with every menage I read, I always feel like there's more of two characters and less of the third one. In this case, while Ethan and Pete spent more time together it was because of Brian's reluctance to come completely clean to his son about his relationship with Ethan and Pete so it put a strain on the three of them resulting in Pe...more
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
the first four chapters were so boring i almost stopped reading it. Brian was so boring and his POV was slow

this was pretty much Ethan and Pete with a side of Brian when Brian could make time for them. I did not like this relationship at all. Brian was so jealous of anything Ethan and Pete did without him but he wouldn't do anything so he could be with them more but he wants them not to be together when he is not there? anytime the truth of how he acts is pointed out he gets all pissy and angry...more
Serena Yates
As lovely as all the other books in this series, this one added the dynamic of a three-way relationship into the mix. It is one of the best explorations of three very different characters coming together and finding their roles that I have read so far. The reasons for each man, what he contributes and what his role is, is made crystal-clear. The fact that there is a large dose of realism means the coming together isn't easy, nor is it purely sexual. While that is one of the driving forces that g...more
Actually 4.5
I would have liked to have seen more into Pete's life/past.
Lena Grey
'To Service and Protect' by Carol Lynne is a unique love story framed in mystery and intrigue. Brian, Jay, and Ethan are three men struggling on their own to make sense of their lives. When fate brings them together, the trio learns how to combine their strengths and together find what it takes to make them happy—true love and acceptance.

The first thing that impressed me about the story was how well it flowed. I was able to jump right in and enjoy it without first having to wade through a lot of...more
Nov 30, 2010 Kira rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
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Hopefully we will see their relationship develop as future books come out.
Contemporary M/M romance about a small town that is big on tolerance and acceptance. Threesome story (M/M/M) about men looking for something more then just sex. Pete and Brian are Deputies at the local police force in Cattle Valley and have secretly been seeing each other for about ten months. Brian has a 16 year old son from his previous marriage with a woman and has come out as gay to his son, but hides his relationship with Pete because his son Benny is having lots of problems so he doesn't w...more
Nerine Petros
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Shelby P
Brian irritated me the entire story and then when it's finally revealed why his son is acting funny, I didn't buy it. Pete doesn't really like to bottom but he's made exceptions to be with Brian. But in this threesome, he'll always be a bottom to Brian. I wished the author would have changed things up a bit. So many sexual possibilities and we only get Pete being the sandwich?? And why was the scene with Brian topping Ethan off page?

Now as for the villain. Sorry ass villain. (view spoiler)...more
Pete and Brian have an arrangement with each other that neither one of them are really satisfied with, but because of Brian's son Benny, he feels the need to sneak around and not flaunt his sexuality. When the two of them become incredibly attracted to Ethan and start to see him also, it makes for some pretty hot threesome action but Brian is still not ready to be truthful with his son.

Pete has a hard time accepting this as he knows Brian loves him but he's not happy sitting on the backburner an...more
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Vicki Thompson
Lotas of drama in this one!
WOWSER!!!!!! Love this threesome, and of course Benny.
I'll give this 3 for Pete and Ethan, but Brian really doesn't deserve any. He is thoughtless and just didn't work for me. You move your child to cattle valley, away from everything he's ever known after his mom dies in order for it to be easier for him to accept you being gay, and then you act as if who you are is something to be ashamed of, thus making your lovers feel they are your dirty little secret. Not good. I actually wanted Pete to kick him to the curb and I was glad Pete didn't give up...more
2.5 stars
This was an improvement, but not by much. Since it was another short story, what began as a complicated relationship between to law enforcement officers ended in a complicated 3-way relationship. The major issue was due to a partner being a widowed father with a 16 yr. old son and the fear of exposing a relationship the father has with not 1, but 2 men. I wish the story was not so rushed and would have wanted to see how the partners handled the issue better.
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I don't normally enjoy menage stories but I have enjoyed all of the ones written by Carol Lynne. She has quickly become one of my favorite writers. This book was a wonderful read. I really enjoyed Brian's conflict, how it affected the trio, and how it was finally resolved. I also enjoyed how the external conflict was used to bring the guys together and strengthen the bond between the lovers. Love the series!
I love visiting Cattle Valley, and I really enjoyed this particular visit. I've been waiting for Ethan to get a story, and the author didn't disappoint me with this one.
I must admit to a soft spot for threesomes in this series. I really wanted to read Ethan's story and am glad this one worked out the way it did.
Liked that fact that Ethan got his book. Loved Pete and Brian's relationship and the involvement of raising a son and coming out to him
Brenda (b)
I visited Cattle Valley again with this one. Ethan gets 2 protectors to help solve the mystery of who is messing with him.
Awesome we have another 3 way power couple in CV ... :) = Happy
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