So, Vanesa Vale has a series called Bridgewater. It’s a MFM menage. It takes place in Montana, mostly in the 1880s, but I’m pretty sure that there are contemporary stories too. I’d have to go check, but Amazon is being a PITA for me right now. Anyway, Vanessa has opened up her world a little bit and now there are several new authors stepping in. Their Wanted Bride is the first of those books, and Raisa’s offering to the world. (It’s currently up everywhere but Amazon, because apparently they are being a PITA for everyone).
In this world, there is a small country near Egypt called Mohamir. In that country, it is the custom for 2 men to take the same woman as a bride. Some American men went to Mohamir and fought a war, and liked the idea, so they brought the idea home to Bridgewater, Montana. Now, it’s accepted and expected that every marriage will be 2 men and 1 woman. Into this world come Justin and Caleb.
The guys have been best friends for their entire lives. They’ve gotten up to all kinds of tomfoolery and hijinks, as kids do, when they are kids. As they got older, they discovered the fun of taking a woman together, and then they heard about Bridgewater. Now they have a cattle ranch, and they’ve decided it’s time to take a bride. Or, rather Caleb did, and he convinces Justin to go along, not that he had to work all that hard. He placed an ad in a newspaper that said, among other things, seeking a bride who has her own horse and saddle. Caleb promises that they’ll have a bride by the time the weather turns.
Meanwhile, back in Kentucky, we have Madeline, who is living with her wicked step-mother. Her father died a few months prior, and her step-mother is bound and determined to marry Maddy off. Let me tell you, the evil step-mother is truly evil. She’s caned Maddy so hard that she now has scarring. And she’s working with a nasty scumbag in town to marry Maddy off. Maddy doesn’t know about that until she rides her beloved horse, Prince, into town and the jerk-off tells her that the evil bitch has sold Prince to him and the only way that Maddy can keep the horse is if she marries him. Maddy refuses to do that, and in desparation, looks at the mail order bride ads, and finds one that suits her, in Bridgewater Montana, so she sneaks away and makes her way there.
Maddy has balls of solid titanium. I mean, damn. I think that she is brave, bold, courageous, and strong. She has no problem doing what she thinks is the right thing. She is definitely a Raisa heroine. I really liked her a lot.
I like Justin and Caleb a lot too. They truly care for and cherish Maddy. Not only that, they support her and let her be her. In this case, it means that they understand that she wants to work and that she has skills that can help them out. She’s more than just their wife, she’s also their partner and helpmeet. That’s what Maddy wants to be, and they can see that, even if they would rather have a wife who doesn’t have to do anything and one who would let them take care of everything for her. Very great guys.
OK, that’s all for this one. It’s a quick read, with super sexy cowboys and a woman who keeps them on their toes.