Synopsis: When her marriage ended, Abby retreated into herself to lick her wounds and rebuild her life. She’s found satisfaction and some success writing, and she’s happy. Mostly. Who wouldn’t welcome a little R&R? Her favorite fantasy and many of her stories revolve around two men modeled after real life werewolf twins Rule and Lawe. When two of her friends talk her into participating in a local auction, fantasy and reality begin to mix. Rest and relaxation never felt so good, but is reality more than she bargained for?
This book contains M/F/M, anal sex and light bondage scenes.
Miss Anna Key says: Abby is just recovering from a failed marriage to a panther-shifter, Alex. She’s been raised in a were community where women are generally considered possessions and are subjective to the males in the pack. Hence when after years of neglect she decides to end a loveless marriage she is shunned by her community. This however only allows her to fully enjoy and cherish the newly discovered freedom and a new hobby – writing of steamy, erotic stories (a bit of an autobiographical note here, perhaps?). Her seclusion doesn’t last long as the twin brothers of her high-school besties, Rule and Lawe, show up at her doorstep ready to claim her as theirs…
From the first look at the story I knew that it won’t be another: a girl falls for her werewolf friend (in this case two friends) and after a bit of tumble between the sheets everything ends in a chocolate-covered happy ending. Not Abby. She has been burned once already and the experience taught her to be wary of men, especially domineering men trying to control her every step and the whole “claiming business”. During the year that passed from her divorce she learned how to be self-sufficient and in charge of her own life and she liked it. Suffice to say when the two brothers claim her as their mate in throes of a very passionate sex-against-the-wall, she doesn’t succumb to the bond but fights her way out with all her might. And when the two oafs press too hard – she escapes.
Abby is a very believable and strong heroine in that elusive feminine way. She knows when it’s worth to rebel and when it’s better to surrender to the bond and her innermost desires. She’s not filled with butterflies and idealistic notions but she’s a fully grown woman with sexual needs and expectations. And although she throws a tantrum or two and an occasional “y’all” it’s difficult not to love her maturity and backbone. Her sexual fantasies about the two brothers percolate into her book featuring erotic threesomes starring herself as their bed-partner. Suffice to say, when Rule accidentally reads an excerpt of her work he and his twin are more than eager to make her fantasies come true. And what I loved most – regardless of her obvious attraction to the twins (because who wouldn’t be attracted to two gorgeous werewolves with a stamina to match a charging unit of 300 Spartans?) she’s no love-stricken kitten. She’s resourceful, realistic and definitely the only grown-up in the party. When she flees their too-eager meddling, it’s not in fear as much as to try to realise what she wants in this relationship. SO when they finally find her she is ready to accept the bond, however under the condition of mutual understanding and acceptance of her stand. And the love that Abby finally admit she feels towards Rule and Lawe, is steady, yet passionate and strong, because it had time to mature over the years.
All in all I enjoyed this book and even though it’s a sixth instalment in the Lunar Mates you will have no problems diving straight into the plot as it’s not strongly connected with the other books in the series.