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Their Reluctant Bride

(Bridgewater Ménage #6)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  529 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Emily Woodhouse is a penniless, homeless widow thanks to her recently deceased husband. His gambling ways have placed her in a desperate situation. Faced with working off his debt in the basest of ways, she chooses instead to accept Tyler and Xander's unconventional marriage proposal. She won't be marrying one man, but two.

Tyler and Xander know instantly that Emily is
Kindle Edition, 198 pages
Published February 13th 2016 by Vanessa Vale
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ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

It's been a while since I've read a spicy book like this!!! We are taken to the unique Bridgewater Ranch community and we follow the tale of Emily. Emily is a widow and very financially challenged. Her husband has left her with nothing but debts and heartache. Her life changes when two men offer to marry her. Xander & Tyler are nothing like her late husband. They are confident, strong and very, very interested in her.
Having no option,
Carlene Inspired
I recieved an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
If you would like to read more about Their Reluctant Bride please visit my blog, Carlene Corrupted, where I have an excerpt I am sharing.

Xander and Tyler are visiting Bridgewater Ranch when Tyler's cousin insists they meet Emily, a new widow. Surprised by her beauty and age they offer her the opportunity to become their wife. Willing to do anything to save herself from her husbands past, Emily reluctantly accepts, but when her secret gets out
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kobo, kindle
What an enticingly descriptive tale! I enjoyed how this was not only an erotically charged and explicit tale, but also how the real relationship between the characters was developed. It was so much more than simply erotica. The dose of suspense on the side increased the action and intensity factor as well. I couldnt look away. Vales novella is 2ell written and edited. The plot was well thought out. This novella was a complete story in and of itself that was next to impossible to put down.

Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC received from author for review

Another great Bridgewater Menage book. It's nice she's not a shy retiring virgin but a widow who had an idiot for a husband. It was nice seeing some of the Bridgewater gang again, but I'm sad they won't be living there so we won't get to see lots of them in the future. On a side note I don't think I'd want a wooden plug up anything...can you say splinters
Barbara "Cookie" Serfaty Williams
Their Reluctant Bride (Bridgewater Menage Series Book 6)

The love story of Emily, Xander and Tyler. Emily must make a chose: marry again or became a prostitute for a ma her late husband own money to. Tyler ask Emily to marry them, no he ask her to f$$$% her. Which chose will she make? Great story.
Kathy Heare Watts

These stories by Vanessa Vale will take the reader on a fascinating journey of dominance, submission, passion and erotic sexual scenes. The cast of characters is fierce, loyal and passionate in and out of the bedroom, the women are strong but willingly submit, and the men are dominant and very protective. Bridgewater men possess their wives in both body and soul. Nothing is considered inappropriate. These stories are extremely explicit in sexual detail in a loving and
Joann Herley
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author. Even though it is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. A new widow, Emily Woodhouse, is about to lose her home. If that is not bad enough, her husband owed Ralph money that he has come to collect expecting her to work on her back to pay the debt. Encouraged to marry for her protection, she meets Tyler and Xander. She knows of the towns custom of two husband marriages, and isnt eager for this kind of relationship. Faced with paying ...more
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the 6th book in the Bridgewater Menage series. It can be read as a standalone, though it has several of the previous characters in it.

Emily is recently widowed from her abusive husband who was an alcoholic and left her with his gambling debts. Tyler, and his friend, Xander, are visiting Tyler's cousin, Olivia at Bridgewater ranch and selling some of their cattle. Olivia introduces Emily to Tyler and Xander at a church picnic. They know they want her as their wife. She knows the multiple
Jul 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica, novella

I liked the little twist in this story. Instead of a virgin this woman was a recent widow. I also found the differences in the men to be interesting. Some of the stories in the series appeared to me to be following a defined outline or script. Just changed the names and a few circumstances, a new story was born. Largely the same as the others. I had stepped back for awhile. This story was just a bit different.

I have been noticing a few tendencies in many stories that I will mention
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is book #6 in this series. While overall I have enjoyed the series, but after awhile, it because a little too repetitious. Still I do like that each book has a good storyline on the how the bride meets and weds her men. Sex scenes could have been more entertaining if they'd been different for the characters in each book. That part became too repetitive.
Swati Pant
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. It bumped from 2 to 2.5 stars in my review, because of the steamy sex scenes!! Other than that there's nothing to recommend. No story, no chemistry. I don't have anything against threesome romances or erotica, but this book had nothing redeemable, save the smutty sex scenes. It might well have been taken from or published in Letters to Penthouse or any erotic stories websites!!
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is my favourite of this series so far. I think because I loved the plot more than the others. Also loved the characters Xander and Tyler. Just three more in this series to go. Book 7 looks good too.
Coral Mitchell
Apr 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Tyler and Xander are not actively looking for a bride, but when they meet Emily they know they want her. Emily is a recent widow and all too glad to be rid of her alcoholic, abusive husband and not wanting another. A quick, explicit read with some danger and misunderstandings.
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing

What more can be said about Vanessa's writing. Intrigue and romance with a bit of suspense. Although the marriages are unorthodox you can't discount the thinking behind wanting to protect and cherish their women. I absolutely love this series.
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great story of love, pleasure, protection of a woman by her men. Again this writer pulls it off. Gotta love the west.
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Quick Read

What happens when you marry for protection - Emily agrees to marry Tyler and Xander to keep that creep Ralph from making her work off the debt her late husband left.
Tracey Crawford
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Perfect Choice

Another Perfect Choice. A good read in a continuing series. Well written with moments of humor and intensity. I can't wait to read the next one
Jun 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
I swear I lost brain cells just being near this book. Also, questionable consent is not romantic. Its kind of, you know, rapey. I repeat: not. romantic. ...more
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great addition to the series!! Looking forward to the next one!
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this one, the story is great and the build up to the sex is hot. . Wow, am amazed so many women love this series. Will try another one
Sheri Cordell
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vanessa-vale
Reluctant, Yes...Loved, most definitely!!

**I graciously received an ARC in exchanged for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.**

From the opening chapter, Ms. Vale teases the reader with a glimpse of what is to come from her latest entry in her amazing Brides Series. Emily Woodhouse pays a visit to Tyler & Xander where informs them that she will agree to marry them. Upon hearing this, both men proceed to explain as well as give Emily a small taste of what to expect
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the sixth fabulously sexy instalment in the Bridgewater Ménage series, as always Vanessa Vale never fails to draw me in too her wonderful and super sexy world. I am Addicted too this author.

Emily Woodhouse is a penniless, homeless widow thanks to her recently deceased husband. His gambling ways have placed her in a desperate situation. Faced with working off his debt in the basest of ways, she chooses instead to accept Tyler and Xander's unconventional marriage proposal. She won't be
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ok, let me just say I love The Bridgewater series. I also love getting an ARC from Vanessa in exchange for my definitely honest reviw!! My only issue, now I want the next one!

I was a little thrown by the first chapter as I though I missed a prologue or something, but low and behold, chapter two "the day before" solved that issue.

Emily is a widow in the wild side of Montana. You think she would be ok as she has a nice house and ranch, but no her husband has massive gambling debts and the bank
Nerdy Chic
Their Reluctant Bride is the sixth book in the Bridgewater Menage Series but can be read as a stand alone. This was actually the first in the series that I've read and I didn't feel lost. You get introduced to couples from previous books and get an intro of Bridgewater. It takes place in the old west and was a little different than what I'm used to reading as far as menage. The people of Bridgewater are more open to the idea of polyamorous relationships and it's actually more of a norm where no ...more
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
Emily Woodhouse hasnt had the best experience with men after being raised by one cruel man then married off to another. You can understand her reluctance to marry again after the death of her husband. Left penniless and facing the prospect of paying off her dead husbands debts in the most unpalatable fashion; Emily is running out of options. Until Tyler and Xander make unexpected proposal of marriage; to the both of them!

Tyler is very familiar with the ways of those who reside on the Bridgewater
Laurie Franco
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Their Reluctant Bride was a new one for me. New book, new author, new concept. I really enjoyed the fact that their was an actual plot/storyline to the story and not just a bunch of mindless threesomes. While this book is part of a series, The Bridgewater Ménage, it did well as a standalone. I do, however, wish I had read the other books in the series since some characters seem to have a backstory, probably from the other books.
This book focuses on Emily, a recently widowed young lady whose
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After Emily Woodhouse's husband died she was left with a mountain of debt and a creditor knocking at her door. She was limited in her choices. Tyler and Xander were in town visiting when they first saw Emily and immediately wanted her for their own. So when Tyler's cousin asks them to escort her to the church picnic they know its now or never to give her another option for her future. Emily just wanted to be left alone but when two gorgeous men knock on her door its very hard to say no. Tyler ...more
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An exciting new book by Vanessa Vale. I was first introduced to the concept of ménage by this author. She told the story beautifully & tho' initially I had reservations if, I would like such a novel by the time I finished the book she had won me over. Since then I have read almost all of Vale's books. Likewise, this book did not disappoint. As in her other novels she still has got what it takes & crafts a beautiful romance from seemingly mundane & some might even say shocking ...more
Becky Claxon
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Emily Woodhouses husband was a gambler and drunk He was never kind to Emily and at times hit her. Then one night he dies leaving Emily with no money, his debts to pay and her house being reposed by the bank.

Emilys friend Olivia is married to three menthe Bridgewater way is to have a least two husbands. Of course, legally the women only have one husband. Olivia decides her cousin Tyler and his good friend Xander needs a bride so she introduces them to Emily. They end up offering to marry Emily.
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Vanessa Vale has written another great story! Tyler and Xander are not Bridgewater men, but they are close enough. Tyler is Olivia's cousin, and his parents have a menage relationship, so it's no surprise that he is interested in embracing the lifestyle himself. Xander's past has some darkness, but he wants the same type of relationship. Tyler and Xander were visiting Bridgewater when Olivia persuaded them to accompany her to pick up a widow named Emily Woodhouse and bring her to the church ...more
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