Sunday, 21 February 2010

Review – The Triple S Bride – Dee S. Knight

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Title: The Triple S Bride

Author: Dee S. Knight

Publisher: Siren Publishing

Main Characters: Sabina, Walt and his two Brothers

Mail order bride Sabina Volt wants a husband like she wants a hole in the head. She escapes the cruelty of her fiancé on Earth by running to the remote planet C8282 and a marriage contract with a stranger. When she seals the contract in a bout of wildly fulfilling sex, she thinks Walt Sheridan is the one man she might be able to trust.

Walt Sheridan has low expectations when he orders a bride for himself and his two brothers, but when Sabina steps off the shuttle he knows she is the woman for him--for all of them. His only reservation to offering his heart and soul to the sexy woman with the long legs and high-heeled boots is the secret she keeps from him. One thing is certain, the Sheridans will use any means to protect her from whatever put the fear in her eyes.

 

 

She swung back toward the door only to find it locked. Fanning her face with her hand, she fought nausea and the dots swimming in her vision. Coming here had been a mistake, a horrible mistake.

Run! Anywhere would be better than—

"Are you okay?"

She didn't look but knew instinctively who stood beside her and took her elbow. He firmly guided her to a chair. When she sat, he forced her head between her knees.

"Breathe," he ordered.

"I'm fine," Sabina said at last, and she did feel better, though a little silly. Millions of miles separated her from Kevin. It took months of beatings, but she finally found the courage to yank back her life. Her method of escape might prove strange and impulsive, but she didn't care. As long as coming here didn't mean jumping from the solar roaster into the core generator.

Please don't let Walter be like Kevin.

With her head down, she couldn't help but notice the dust covering his boots and the hems of his worn jeans. This was the way he came to meet his new bride? The lack of care on his part didn't bode well. She chose this planet for its distance from Earth and Kevin, thinking her former fiancé would never find her here or think it not worth the trouble and expense to come for her. She had to stay, shehad to. Yet if Walter took so little care when coming to meet his potential wife, what did it say about his wanting a wife?

"I'm fine," she repeated, then added, "Thanks." Reluctantly, she looked up. And up. Warm pools of emerald colored eyes stared back with a hint of worry.

His shirt wasn't in much better shape than his jeans and boots. A threadbare collar topped a dull khaki-colored shirt, almost completely faded. Spots of rust-red plaid marked the fabric here and there. He’d rolled up his sleeves, showing muscled, tanned forearms sprinkled with light-colored hair.

"Are you Sabina Volt?"

She nodded.

He stared a moment longer, examining her face. He must have agreed that she was better because he said, "I'd about given up on you bein' on the transport. Everyone else who got off is long gone." He scooped up her bags and took a few steps away before stopping to turn around and look. His gaze softened. "You comin', or do you need another minute?"

In that instant, she knew this man was nothing like Kevin. Kevin wouldn't have given her a moment's thought. Sabina's stomach stopped its loop-de-loops, and her head quit spinning. Standing, she said, "Before we go, I'd just like to be sure of who you are."

The Triple S. Bride © Dee S. Knight

 

 

Review

When Sabina Volt reaches the far off world of planet C8282 all she could think about was what the hell had she gotten herself into. Sabina is running from a man that is not nice and she grasp at the first straw that she sees.

This happens to be the mail order bride to one Walt Sheridan – she hardly had much of a choice and as much as she is nervous as hell, she has made a bargain and she intend to see it through. Meeting Walt  for the first time is not how she expected it to be – but in short order she realises that Walt might not be what she expected but he is certainly not cut from the same clothe as what she is running away from.

Attraction between the two happens quickly and with the added incentive of danger in the night Sabina and Walt find themselves sealing the contract sooner than expect and that now makes Sabina - Mrs. Sheridan.

There a couple of fly in that happy scenario however – Sabina is not only wife to Walt Sheridan, she is also wife to Charlie and Dan Sheridan, but before she even has time to contemplate what she has gotten herself into she finds out soon enough that the one man that she has been running from is not about to give up on what he considers his.

THE TRIPLE S. BRIDE is number 131 in the Ménage Amour range of books from Siren Publishing, I have had highs and low with these books and this one in particular is about middle of the road for me in terms of enjoyment.

The books is more Off-world entertainment rather than sci-fi as the billing says on the publishers site and not much of this is really seen, as the world is akin to earth so other than the remoteness of the ranch that Sabina is heading for and some night time creepy crawlies, nothing much stands out about this world.

As a multiple ménage book I was very suitably  jaded about the smut – as, as much as I love a ménage, three men is about my limit and Ms. Knight did keep it hot and heavy with these brother. There was only truly one scene with all the player and it was smokin’ hot.

I felt there was not enough time to develop much of the plotline and everything sort of rolled into one by about halfway in. Ms. knight however did take the time to flesh out the brothers even more than Sabina in my opinion. I like all the brothers and their regard for Sabina was genuinely played out.

If you are looking for a quick read with a some pretty decent smut scenes I would say go for it. Ms. Knight’s voice is exciting in this book and along with the sweet bits of the books she gave me some rather graphic detail of what life on planet C8282 can be like if you are not familiar with the terrain.

Fan of knight’s work you will be bound to like this, parts of it didn’t work for me – but what did work is telling me to go check out more of Ms. Knight’s work as she does have a certain something about her style.

 

11 Speak To Me:

Chris on 21 February 2010 at 23:03 said...

Have you read all 131?!?

Dee S Knight and Anne Krist on 22 February 2010 at 04:58 said...

Hi. I'd like to say thanks for your taking the time to read and review my book. I respect your opinions and really appreciate your comments.

Thanks!
Dee S. Knight

Erotic Horizon on 22 February 2010 at 08:03 said...

@Chris..

No hon not all - but a fair good amount...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 22 February 2010 at 08:06 said...

@Dee

Congrats on the release and I would loved to see more of the world developing probably in future books...

I loved Walt, I love Walt - how sweet is he...

Off to check out more of your work...

Thank for stopping by...

E.H>

Blodeuedd on 22 February 2010 at 10:48 said...

Sounds hot ;)
Though I always do wonder why a guy would want to share his woman with his brothers

Fiction Vixen on 22 February 2010 at 17:30 said...

Nice review EH. Books like these intrigue me. I have to say though, in order for something like this to "work" for me, I need to get into the heads of the participants and understand why they do what they do.

ErotRomReader (Janna) on 22 February 2010 at 17:49 said...

I'm impressed that you've read a fair good amount of the 131 books!
I gotta say that I start to get more and more picky about ménages. I can still enjoy the hot scènes but the romance part usually takes a lot more convincing for me to make it work...
Great review, hon!

Erotic Horizon on 23 February 2010 at 10:16 said...

@Bloeuedd

The smut is good - I know what you mean, but different strokes for different folks...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 23 February 2010 at 10:18 said...

@FV

I need to get into the heads of the participants and understand why they do what they do.

I understand - I think you would like Sabina and Walt, even if you didn't get the bigger picture of the book...

I thought those two LIVED - they took chances and they had a clearly define standard that carried the book in my opinion...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 23 February 2010 at 10:21 said...

@Janna

I gotta say that I start to get more and more picky about ménages

I know what you mean - I like menage and I know I wont win them all - but the handful that really work are worth it for me ...

And sometimes these books lead me to a pretty excellent read by the same author...

Tymber Dalton is one such find for me... I love everything she writes..

E.H>

ErotRomReader (Janna) on 23 February 2010 at 17:15 said...

Never read anything from Tymber Dalton before *scribbling down her name*