Thursday, 20 August 2009

Review – Desire, Oklahoma 4: Rules Of Desire – Leah Brooke







Back of the Book

Erin Robinson moved to Desire, Oklahoma to be with her pregnant sister, unprepared for the dynamics of her new home. Menage and Dom/sub relationships prevail in a town where the men protect their women at all costs.

Men had always been more trouble than they were worth. Erin can't imagine trying to put up with any man. Three would be impossible! But the men in Desire are different than any she has ever known. How can she resist men who earn her respect and aren't the least bit intimidated by her temper?
When someone tries to kill her, Jared, Duncan and Reese Preston scramble to protect her. At the same time, they're determined to show her just how good having three men in her bed can be.

"I love the town of Desire, Oklahoma. The men are strong and chauvinistic, but completely irresistible. Exploring the different personalities of each resident and their take on relationships is a lot of fun. I hope readers enjoy reading about Desire as much as I enjoy writing about it." ~ Leah ~


Duncan had been the one to really throw her off kilter. She’d met him at the club, of all places.
Club Desire, a BDSM club in town, was owned by Blade Royal, Royce Harley, and King Taylor. The men
from Desire met there for a variety of reasons that Erin didn’t want to think about. They hung out there quite
a bit and offered each other support regarding the lifestyles they lived.
Erin had gone along when Kelly, Blade’s new wife, had helped Rachel sneak in. Boone and Chase had been
fighting their need for her sister and had gone to the club to avoid her. Rachel wouldn’t tolerate that and had
talked Erin into sneaking into the club with her.
Jared, Duncan, and Reese had been playing cards with Boone and Chase when they’d walked in. She’d
carefully avoided looking at them. Instead she’d strained to see who’d been making all the noise on the other
side of the room. Erin couldn’t believe it when she saw Law and Zach Tyler, two more of Desire’s men who
liked to share, in the corner with their hands all over a naked woman. She’d made some flip remark to Rachel,
asking about having sex with two men.
Before she could react, a steel band had wrapped around her waist from behind and a hand had covered her
eyes. The hot wall of muscle against her back had caused a riot of sensation to shoot through her. Her body
tightened in need, her breasts swelling, hot where they’d rested on the arm wrapped around her. She’d been
amazed to feel her panties dampen. A low voice at her ear had made her tremble even more. “How would
you like to find out what it’s like with three men?”
Her body’s overwhelming response to his whispered words had shaken her to the core and it had taken every
ounce of self control not to let it show. Not until they got outside and the hand over her eyes had been removed did she get her first close up look at Duncan, who still had her pulled firmly back against him.
Just as handsome and compelling as his brothers, Duncan had an intensity that hadn’t been leashed as tightly
as Jared’s. He also didn’t have Reese’s carefree attitude. Direct and volatile, Duncan made her hot as hell.
Erin carefully avoided all three of them now as much as possible, unable to get over the tumultuous effect
each had on her.
“There you are.”

Rules Of Desire © Leah Brooke


Erin is still in small town Desire after originally coming there to see that her sister was settled and happy with her two men – she has now moved there herself. With Desire the town of Ménage and Dom/ Sub relationships she is way out of her element – because Erin has never had any interest in the male population as she has always had too much on her plate.

Three men of Desire has taken a shine to Erin and she is not happy – she has problem thinking the maintenance of a relationship with one man is difficult she fails to see how a relationship with three men will work. Desire however does not operate on that basis and she soon finds herself under Jared, Duncan and Reese Preston protection  because someone is clearly out for Erin and that is one thing that not only the town will not put up with but her three men has just about gone feral in their zest to protect her.

Erin feels she is more than capable of taking of herself – so the threat literally slides off her back, she is more concern about the fact that three men are determined to make her their own and she is scared but finds herself caught between a rock and three hard bodies

I love small town Desire –  I wish someone would pack me away and ship me there – no return address. Who wouldn’t love a town where the men are literally falling off the tree in bunches of two’s and three’s and only one woman get to keep the lucky, sexy bunch of men.

Jared, Duncan and Reese are sexy, dripping hot and as arrogant as you can get – they have set their sights on Erin to be their own and they were not backing down. When dangers literally comes a calling they wrap her up in cotton wool. Erin has always been the independent sort and does not take kindly to this sensual manhandling – no matter what her body says.

The three brothers know what they want, they have always known and they have lived their lives with the expectation of finding that one woman – after meeting Erin they all knew this was no flash in the pan attraction and they go in for the kill the first chance they get. However before they can make any decent inroad in forming a bond – they have to battle whatever danger that is following Erin as well as Erin herself, because she is the biggest risk to the survival of their relationship.

I love the third book in the Desire, Oklahoma series – RULES OF DESIRE not only deals with another ménage forming but give a bit more of the structure of the town of Desire. Ms. Brooke’s does not let up on any of the detail of the angst that these four protags go through – I really liked the fact that she tackles some of the straight forward stuff like jealousy, trust, acceptance and honesty in this book – I can clearly see alot of thought and some level of objectivity went into this book. I was impressed.

I wont elaborate on the smut – Let me just say there was smut and a healthy amount of it and  I LOVE IT!

All the old faces makes an appearance – and catch up is done on relationships to ensure I understood who was doing what to whom and who had a torch burning for who. The funny moment were few and far between but I cracked up when they appeared – nice touch.

The built up of the danger and the fear factor not only tied the plot together, but was nicely done  I thought, so well done in fact that the who done it didn’t really live up to the anticipation that Ms. Brooke wrapped the book in. It was over before I could blink – that however took nothing away from how good this book was – I am loving Ms. Brooke’s voice in RULES OF DESIRE and can’t wait for the next book in the Desire, Oklahoma series.   



10 Speak To Me:

Anonymous said...

I just finished this as well! I so love Leah Brooke!!!

Yvette Kelly on 20 August 2009 at 18:22 said...

Ok now you've done it.Pray tell,I have gone to Amazon and entered "Rules of Desire Leah Brooke" and no results.Where do I buy this book?
I found Blade's Desire(Desire,Oklahoma 2) is that the same thing?

Brandy W on 21 August 2009 at 11:20 said...

Going to have to check this out. Sounds like my kind of book.

Erotic Horizon on 21 August 2009 at 13:44 said...

You will love this - this is the fourth book and she has a few other series that are just as good.


Erotic Horizon on 21 August 2009 at 13:44 said...

@Book Junkie...

Yeah -love it as well did you ...

Nice one...


Erotic Horizon on 21 August 2009 at 13:47 said...

I'm not dsure it'a on Amazon here's the link for the publisher....

Speak to you soon..


Yvette on 21 August 2009 at 20:40 said...

Thanks.Got it.Will go right over...

Erotic Horizon on 22 August 2009 at 15:38 said...


Good girl..


Natalie Acres on 15 October 2009 at 05:25 said...

I love the new look here at Erotic Horizon! Leah, congratulations on your book. The cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to read another Leah Brooke Desire Oklahoma.

Cowboy Love,
Natalie Acres

Erotic Horizon on 15 October 2009 at 08:19 said...

Hey Natalie...

Thanks for stopping by, I have two of your books up for next month menage month - after Book Junkie review - I am looking forward to them more now than ever...