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[Review] Bride to Keep by Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan

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Do you take these men?
To honor and obey from this day forth…

Stolen away by dangerous men on a mission.
Dark intentions I don’t understand yet cannot refuse.
Commanded to comply, obey, and serve in every way.
I am captured in a twisted world of not one man…
— but four.
With a pull stronger than anything I have ever known, I march down the aisle compelled to surrender to the darkness.

With these rings… I become their bride to keep.

*This is a standalone full-length dark reverse harem. Dirty taboo with not just one, but four. You may be afraid to walk down the aisle on this one.

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Review

Wanton and wicked….

This is the raw and, at times, shocking, story of Monet a seller of magical remedies, hopes and dreams and four bad boy, Irish mobster brothers……

Having grown up in the world of organised crime the four O’Shea brothers are hell bent on revenge and in trying to protect their little sister, Alana, end up entangled with the defiant and mouthy Monet …I do enjoy reading about heroines with some feistiness, and Monet is up there with the best of them….. I feel the authors created a wonderful character in Alana who is the most relatable character: she is a tenderhearted innocent with a tragic backstory… as for the O’Shea’s, in truth there is not much to differentiate between them in terms of personality…met one you’ve met them all…I would have preferred more diversity but since I am a sucker for dirty talking uber protective alpha types I cannot complain too intensely….

Where I do have a complaint is regarding Monet’s acceptance of her situation; she is such a strong character that I felt she acquiesced a little too easily … this was a full length book and so there was time for more of a slow-burn regarding her relationship with the brothers…

Heed the warning, as always, there is a sinister side to this reverse harem….the men are morally corrupt on so many levels and their actions at best overbearing and coercive, but at worst brutal, abusive and murderous; I was particularly horrified by their actions during and immediately following Monet’s capture. ….thankfully, to counterbalance the darkness, there are some sweet and funny moments and of course some seriously wanton and wicked licentiousness ……

All in all this was a dark and twisty romance with a completely unrealistic premise, and yet there was something about it that kept me turning the pages desperate to see how the story of Monet, Alana and the four brothers would turn out in the end …

~Sheena

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