Ellora’s Cave [link to buy]
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Paddles
Molly is a scarlet woman due to her loss of virginity prior to marriage. Fortunately for her, Witt married her to save her reputation. Before she could enjoy her marriage, the US civil war tears her husband and his two older brothers from her. Molly’s dirty secret is her desire for Greer and Hardin. With Witt killed in the war, which brother does she end up with instead?
This story was a 2.5 out of 5 stars. Here is why. The story didn’t do it for me. I’m not a huge fan of civil war settings, but this one was okay. I can definitely appreciate Ms. Glass’s attention to detail in her historical accuracy. What threw me was I expected some BDSM in this story. This story contained no BDSM unless you count a little bit of bondage in the last chapter or if you consider anal sex to be BDSM. I have a hard time even classifying this book as SugarKink.
If I understand correctly, the premise of this book is focused on the forbidden love Molly has for her brother-in-laws. The conflict was predictable with the struggle between the two brothers – who gets to marry Molly? The threats in the book were an evil villain and a gossipy old harpy who both wanted to see the downfall of Molly. While this is understandable, it did not enhance the book’s storyline nor did it engage me. The resolutions to Molly’s problems seem to come together all too easily. Her father in law stops drinking after one discussion. Her “outlaw” brother in law is miraculously no longer in trouble. Lastly, her evil villains all received their just rewards.