Author: Elle Saint James
Published: June 3, 2009
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Source: Personal Library
Characters: Clarissa Barnes, Logan Granger, Derek Brand
Heat Level: 5/5
Running from an employment disaster, Clarissa Barnes escapes to the badlands of South Dakota with the promise of home and hearth with a stranger. When her mail order bride contract falls through upon her arrival, two gorgeous cowboys step up to save her with a seductive offer she can't refuse.
Logan Granger and Derek Brand engaged a "special" bride from back East already willing to serve as companion to them both. When their mail order bride jumps from the train rather than meet them, they opt to convince a beautiful stranded woman the opportunity for seductive pleasures.
Can three strangers make a life filled with passion in the harsh wilderness of the Badlands?
And what will Clarissa's two lovers do if her past comes back to haunt her?
"Shit, how much longer do we have to wait for her to show up?"
After Logan and Derek's intended bride jumps off a train in order to avoid marrying them, they decide to marry Clarissa, another mail order bride on the train whose intended husband has married another. Immediately after the wed, they have sex for nine solid chapters. All three of them are exchanging words of love after the first sexual encounter. Even though this book was majority sex, it was still a nice, and naughty, read. Logan and Derek were very good with Clarissa, and never once did I feel that there was or would be any jealously between the two men. I did end up really liking the characters and look forward to continuing the series.