A Bride for Eight Brothers by Abby Blake (The Complete Series)

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Grade: C+
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: Moderate Kink
Genre: Futuristic, Sci-Fi
Series: The complete series, parts 1-6
Published: 2011
Reviewed by Kate

In a future world, the Davidson brothers go from planet to planet conducting environmental research.  One of the brothers rescues Mikayla Noone after she was abandoned to a life of prostitution by her fiancee.

This is a serial that I read for the first time quite a while ago, back when I was a new reader in the world of menage.  I picked up the first one because, seriously?!  Eight brothers!  How could I not at least give the first one a read through?  And like any good serial, reading the first one meant I had to read the next, and so on, and so on.  I find myself re-reading this serial every once in a while and decided it was finally time to write a review about it.  Because each one is fairly short, I decided to give an extremely brief description of each one instead of a full blown review.

The first one, Mikayla’s Men:
The one where you continually count brothers wondering why it’s called “A Bride for Eight Brothers” when there are only 7.

The second one Sweet Captivation:
The one where the eighth brother finally makes an appearance.

The third one Wild Fascination:
The one where the animals on the new planet cause the men to get horny.

The fourth one Keen Inclination:
The one where the reader is really bored.

The fifth one Hot Inspiration:
The one where they rescue an abused woman.

The sixth one Mikayla’s Family:
The one where an old enemy appears, but you’re assured of a Happily Ever After.

If you’ve read this series I would love to hear what you thought.  If not, tell me what’s the largest menage you’ve read about.

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Bound to be Taken by Becca Jameson

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Grade: B+
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: Moderate Kink
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM, menage, m/m/f
Series: Emergence #1
Published: 4/8/14
Reviewed by Kate
272 pages

Stephanie overhears her bosses saying that if she was more personable, they would give her the promotion she’s been after.  So she decides she needs to bring a date to the upcoming office party.  But who to bring?  Aiden and Dane live in the same apartment building as Stephanie, and they’re looking for a date themselves.  They have an upcoming dungeon party but they need a submissive.  In exchange for a date to her company party, Stephanie agrees to act as their submissive at their party.  But it quickly turns into more than an act for Stephanie.

After finishing the second book in this series, Bound to be Tamed (Review here:  https://dirtygirlsgoodbooks.com/2014/08/20/bound-to-be-tamed-by-becca-jameson/ , I knew I had to come back and read the first book.  I had to see how Steph, Aiden, and Dane got their start.  And what a start it was.  The chemistry between the 3 of them is almost overwhelming at times.

My one complaint is that Dane and Aiden are supposedly new to the whole being a Dom thing.  They’ve only been studying it for 6 months and have never had their own sub.  They’ve been taking turns being subs for each other (did I mention that Dane and Aiden have a well established sexual relationship?) and have decided they’d like to add a third partner to their relationship.  For being such newbie Doms, they really seemed to just instinctually know way too much.  They recognize the fact that Steph is more than a part-time sub, she’s a full-time one before Steph has even admitted to herself that she’s a submissive.  They were just way too able to read her and I kept thinking “there’s no way they could recognize/know that if they’re so new to this whole Dom thing.”  Of course maybe they’re Dom prodigies.  Other than that…

If you enjoy your menagés with m/m action and a heavy dose of BDSM this one is for you.  It will keep you turning pages and fanning yourself until you reach the last page.  Then you’ll be reaching for the second book.

I really enjoyed the m/m aspect of this menagé.  Do you have any other menagé books to recommend that have the male characters involved with each other as well?

Show Me, Baby: 1001 Dark Nights by Cherise Sinclair

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Grade: A
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: Moderate Kink
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM
Series: Masters of the Shadowlands #9
Published: 8/19/14
Reviewed by Kate
207 pages

Rainie has been avoiding Jake, her secret crush, since she was 16 but the winds of fate seem to be blowing in the wrong direction lately.  When she comes across a dog that was hit by a car, she ends up taking him to Jake’s veterinary practice.  Then later, Jake is put in charge of the trainees at Shadowlands, herself included.  Soon she finds herself offering to help him out at the veterinary clinic and in way over her head with Jake.  On his part, Jake doesn’t remember Rainie in her younger days.  He can’t figure out why she’s been avoiding him, but he’s glad that fate seems to be throwing them together.

Cherise Sinclair is one of the few authors whose book I preorder.  And then wait with baited breath for them to download on my kindle at midnight on the day of release.  I know I’m guaranteed a book with deep characters, moving plots, and off the charts sex.  This one did not disappoint.  It was everything that I’ve come to expect from Cherise Sinclair.  As a bonus, we get to attend the double wedding of Sally and Gabi.

I have read this series in order but this one could easily stand on its own.  Be warned though, if you read one book in this series, you’ll quickly be devouring them all.

I’ve caught up on all the Shadowlands goodness from Cherise Sinclair.  Do you have any other BDSM series to recommend?