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Love's Strategy by Samantha Kane
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Apr 20, 2012

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bookshelves: historical-erotica-erotic-romances, m-m-f-erotica-erotic-romances

2.75 Stars

Oh Novellas. I can never seem to give them great ratings because they almost always leave me wanting. I actually quite enjoyed this one but at the same time I wish the story had been further developed. And it’s stories like these where I do think there is room to round out characters and add a little meat to the story, that I ask why an author decides to only give you what felt like at times to be the Coles Notes version of the story?

Book 3 of the Brothers in Arms series (a regency ménage series MMF) sees Valentine and Kurt return from the war, not only as lovers, but determined to start a life together that includes finding a wife for both of them, having some kids, and living happily ever after. In this particular installment Valentine and Kurt are recommended a potential bride when the few women they initially seek out do not react well to Kurt and Valentine’s lover status as well as the fact they’d be entering a relationship as a threesome. They need to find someone who will accept both Kurt and Valentine. Enter their potential bride Leah: widow of a gambler that left her with serious debts to pay and few ways to pay it, mother of two children, and woman who’s dealt with a whole lot of shit because of her dead husband and her even MORE awful brother-in-law who actually wants to marry her. She’s on the brink of giving into this horrible man, when Valentine and Kurt come to the rescue in the nick of time. It’s definitely not smooth sailing initially, especially with said awful brother-in-law continuing to try to get his way, but if the three of them can make it through these initial struggles and obstacles then they can make it through anything.

So with that kind of storyline, and less than 100 ebook pages, you barely scratch the surface on the individual characters, their lives leading up to the trio’s first meeting, the development of their relationship (including their sex scenes together), their struggles, and on top of it all the ending to me felt a little abrupt. Like I said, it is good, but if this story had been fleshed out more, it would have been great!
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Reading Progress

April 20, 2012 – Shelved
April 20, 2012 – Shelved as: historical-erotica-erotic-romances
April 20, 2012 – Shelved as: m-m-f-erotica-erotic-romances
April 25, 2012 – Started Reading
April 27, 2012 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Buggy (new)

Buggy Great review Steph, I get ya with the novella's, I actually don't read many for that reason, I need a little more substance to my reads too, a bit of back story some conflict more then just sex scenes. Hey have you read Hearts in Darkness ? Now thats a good short story! With a bit of a Zsadist vibe to the hero

message 2: by Steph (last edited May 02, 2012 08:56AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Steph Thanks Buggy! Novella's are a pain like that, especially when you KNOW there was enough to the plot to add an extra 20-30 pages at LEAST. I tell ya, it's the difference between good and great.

You have DEFINITELY peaked my interest with this Hearts in Darkness one. Thanks for the recommendation. Is that one easily findable online or is there a specific site to buy it?

message 3: by Buggy (new)

Buggy I found it on Amazon and of course through the authors site...

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