Their Kidnapped Bride by Vanessa Vale

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Most books I read with ménage  or kink are more contemporary in nature which gives this book set in the Old West a new twist.  Vanessa Vale has created a series surrounding a British regiment of soldiers who while stationed in India were exposed to the world of polygamy marriages and  ménage.  These soldiers embraced this way of life and decided to live it beyond the borders of India.  When members of the regiment are accused of wrongful actions the soldiers band together and leave the clutches of British Army for a new life in America.

Emma James lives with her step brother and his family.  Content to live by his rules as her guardian, Emma lives a fairly sheltered and naïve life.  When she witnesses a darker side to her step brother, not only is she awakened  to areas of life she never thought about, she also becomes a liability to her step brother.

Emma wakes to find herself being sold by her step brother to a saloon madam in order to make sure that she will never divulge his secret.  What Emma never expected was for the Madam to have a sense of justice, even if it is her own style of justice.  Emma is given a choice to live and work off her debt in the saloon or being married off in an auction where her virginity will be the prize.

Whitmore Kane and Ian Steward are as close as brother as two friends can get.  While stationed in India and learning the values associated with Polo gamy, Ian and Whitmore knew they wanted to share a wife.  When they hear of the auction to take place they go intending to by bystanders never expecting that they would want to purchase Emma as their bride.

Emma struggles with  this new idea of marriage that is outside the beliefs she was raised in, but part of the problem is that she is intrigued by it as well. When a threat against Ian’s life surfaces, Emma realizes that this is the life and the men she wants to have.

I love this twist of presenting the polygamy lifestyle from the author.  In one scene she even touches on the kinks of daddy -baby girl relationships, and BDSM all in evident within the powerful men of Montana.  Her lifestyle of the group of men is very open which leads to the struggle but also the acceptance for Emma.  Vanessa Vale sex scenes are graphic and intense so if you are not one for this type of reading this may not be for you.  If  however, ménage and BDSM is your style of reading and enjoy a bit of historical context thrown in, you will enjoy this one!

Amazon Link:    http://amzn.to/1sv2poI

 

Bound & Teased by author Marie Tuhart

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Bound & Teased is about BDSM and ménage with explicit scenes involving M/F/M, M/M and F/M and the use of bondage, toys and dungeons.  The author explores this lifestyle as it centers within the contemporary romance of her characters.  Marie Tuhart tastefully depicts the scenes between the characters and how BDSM is ultimately hoped for between the participants.  She also shows the roles the participants fill…Dominant, Submissive and Switch.

Katie Crane has been in love with Ry (Ryland) McKade and Jed Malloy since she was 18 but she left them when she became confused about their lifestyle of BDSM.  Not understanding her feelings, she fled to New York with her Father.  Now years later, she has explored and learned and has decided to go home to Ry and Jed leaving her troubles behind.

Ry and Jed have only loved Katie and each other so when she arrives home they worry if she can accept their Dominate and Submissive loving and if she can accept that they are partners as well and want her to be included.  Jed worries that she will not be able to understand his role as switch and if it will be too much for her to handle.

Ry, Jed and Katie have to learn to trust their feelings and each other as they form a bond that many in the BDSM world hope to achieve.  But will it be enough when trouble comes to their door?  Will Katie leave again which is what Ry fears?

Marie Tuhart cast her characters in their roles beautifully.  Each character fits in personality and responded as their role of Dominant, Submissive and Switch would be expected to act.  She did touch on the darker aspect of those who abuse in the Dominant role with little care to the sub and whether they were causing pain.  Tuhart shows in her character of Ry that as a dominant the role isn’t just about issuing orders or control, but to take responsibility of safety, as well as emotional, mental and physical well-being.  I enjoyed reading how Tuhart brought together these roles and spun the romance of ménage.

One of the better BDSM books I have read.  In reviewing Marie Tuhart’s site I noticed that this book received nomination for the Best BDSM book of the year from the BDSM Writers Con.

Amazon Link : http://amzn.to/1RiGYvH