Thanks to her cheating ex-husband and her thieving brother, all horse breeder Nikki Kimball has left is a bruised heart, an over-drawn bank account and an empty home. When sex-on-legs Dillon Barnett and his brooding foster-brother Brett Anderson start showing more than just neighborly attention, Nikki is intrigued…and a little gun-shy. Dillon and Brett have a history; back in high school, the two friends fought a bitter battle over Nikki. Now, ten years later, Brett still longs to be the man in Nikki’s life, but he’s determined to stand back and let Dillon win Nikki’s heart. Society says Nikki must choose between the two men she loves. Is Nikki strong enough to break all the rules in order to find happiness?**Summary taken from Author website**
Disclaimer: received from Net Galley
Right from the first page Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel draws you in, It's a pantie squealing read for sure and if it had had another 100 pages of Dillon, Brett and Nikki i would have been a happy girl.
With just three main characters and a handful of secondary characters none of which leave you confused with "who is that again...who said what?" Just the right amount of protagonists to build an erotic tale that has both story and substance too.
Nikki is a girl you can like, i did, even if there were times she irritated me slightly when she was all angst ridden about which man to choose, but she is just a sweet country girl, lonely and is suddenly drawn into double attraction from Dillon and step brother Brett.
Pretty much right away things turn physical for Nikki and Dillon, it's a believable heat between them and i wondered how a menage as the cover implies would be brought into the story since Brett was determined to not act on his attraction for Nikki and give Dillon -who he thinks of as a brother- the chance he never had with her.
It was Brett's back story that tugged at my heart strings, and it makes you understand why he doesn't toss his hat into the ring right away to win Nikki over. And the tension with him and Dillon left you guessing to as to which direction the story would go in.
You know those books when there's more than one male lead and you feel the need to choose a team? I'm on team Dillet (gettit??!) 'cause i loved both characters, I liked how they were with Nikki and the love they have for each other, i'm hoping there is a follow on book because i loved Dillon's family, (there's younger brothers so i have hope!) the grandmother and mother especially i enjoyed reading, i'm not sure if Nikki was giving off "i'm sexing both your grandsons" pheromones but Gramma dearest nailed it right away and openly encouraged them all to live as a threesome which gave me a giggle. Go Gramma!
Scorchin' sizzlin' sexy time, nicely paced, good character interaction, i love the flow the author has between them all, these are characters you want to care about, you feel for them when they hurt, you want to defend Nikki against her terrible family, and yes girls you want to
I'm not saying you were trying to rub my face in anything. It just damn near killed me listening to what was going on." He exhaled noisily. "Dillon's so fuckin' loud , it was hard to ignore." - Brett
Dear Lord, if the man was primed and ready while he was asleep, what would he be like wide awake? - Nikki
This is a delicious sexy summer read for anyone who enjoys a good erotic menage story.
I give Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel 4 Sparkles out of 5! - A Nom-tastic read!
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Texas Tangle is released 26th June '10 (according to Goodreads)