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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys by Lucy Monroe



3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys by Lucy Monroe
Publisher: Kensington (Brava)
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (352 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

They're not the marrying kind-more the Do NOT Take Home to Mom kind. But these three brothers are about to meet the tempting women who have what it takes to tame their inner bad boys...

Rand
After tragedy struck six years ago, Rand buried what was left of his heart. But Phoebe Garrison isn't giving up, and she's got an enticing deal: the coveted deed to property his company needs in exchange for one hot week in her bed. It's an offer even the brooding Rand can't refuse. Now, as every hunger is explored, every secret revealed, Rand knows he'll need more than one week to indulge his fantasies with this amazing woman...

Colton
Waking up in Vegas next to a naked showgirl named Fayre after a scorching night of passion puts a smile on Colton Denning's face-until he discovers she's his new wife. How could the stable, workaholic Colton have married such an unpredictable force of nature, a woman as likely to throw pottery as a kiss? But when it comes to tender love-and erotic war-Colton's discovering that all is Fayre...

Carter
As marriage proposals go, Carter's offer to Daisy Jackson lacks romance: Marry me and I'll give you a half-a-million dollars. To fulfill the requirements of his father's lucrative will, he needs a wife, and Daisy needs the money. But after a wedding night of absolutely explosive sensuality, Carter wants more than an arrangement. He wants Daisy, to have, to hold, and everything else...

With these bad boys, you may kiss the bride is only the beginning.

When you aren’t looking, love can pounce. In the cases of Rand, Carter, and Colton, love wasn’t what they aimed for, but you can’t fight nature. Read 3 Brides for 3 Brothers to find out more.

Lucy Monroe pens a trio of fun tales about a set of brothers who don’t realize they’re related, but totally alike. The stories are fun, breezy, and a joy to read. The scenes are rich with detail and the characters are fumbling through issues in life the reader can identify with.

In A Deal is a Deal, Rand doesn’t want to fall in love. He wants land. Phoebe has that land, but she isn’t ready to give up without a fight. The best deals can fall through when love is factored in. I liked watching Rand and Phoebe fight the passion building between them, all in the name of money and power. The reader can sympathize with the struggle to do what’s right.

In Carter’s Story, Carter needs a wife and fast. Well, if he wants to inherit his father’s money, he does. Daisy isn’t the woman he’d choose as a wife, but he’d love to have her warm his bed for a night. Daisy and Colton act on impulse; who’s never done something they’d much rather forget they’d done, yet they’d never forget it if their lives depend on it.

In Colton’s Story, Colton’s work ethic will kill him. He’s stable and predictable to a fault. When in Vegas and very drunk, he marries a dancer. In the morning, he disappears. No harm, no foul, right? Wrong. Fayre needs to speak to him and fast. We’ve all been in situations we wish we’d rather not be, but what happens when the situation is just what we need?

The love scenes in each story are rife with passion and love, even when the characters don’t know they’re in love. Real people fall in love, but in Ms. Monroe’s anthology, the characters have their share of speed bumps that endears them to the reader.

If you want a great set of stories for a steamy summer night, then 3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys is the anthology for you. I give this book 4 ½ books.







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