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


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.

Bound to Please by Joey W. Hill

Grade: B-
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: High Kink
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, novella
Series:  Naughty Bits Part 3
Published: 6/17/2014
Reviewed by Kate
107 pages

Ever since Madison inherited her sister’s lingerie shop, she’s been slowly working her way to a relationship with Logan, a Dom who owns the hardware store next to the lingerie shop.  They’ve messed around a bit as Madison explores the submissive side of herself.  Logan has promised Madison a session to explore the pain/pleasure connection, she just has to tell him when.

Madison has a history of failed relationships.  Ones where she has invested herself 150% but her partner never even got close to 100%.  She’s determined to protect her heart by avoiding relationships altogether.  Every step that Logan makes toward a relationship made me cheer while every resistance from Madison left me utterly frustrated.

My biggest complaint about this one (and the series) is that it’s being released in a serial format.  Which I hate.  I’m not a patient person.  But I’ve hung with this series this long.  I can’t wait to read the 4th installment!

A heads up:  this one includes a scene with Madison and another man.  No sex between them, but if that kind of thing bothers you…

Naughty Bits Part II:The Training Session by Joey W. Hill

Grade: A
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: Moderate Kink
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM
Series: Naughty Bits #2
Published: 5/20/14
Reviewed by Kate
119  pages

I have been not quite so patiently waiting for this one.  I fell  in love with Madison and Logan in Part I (the Lingerie Shop), and this was just what I wanted from the second installment.  Logan is training a sub for another Dom and asked Madison to help out.  She hesitantly agrees.  Hesitantly because this submission stuff is all new to her and she’s not sure what will be expected of her.  While the book starts off with a steamy training session, it only gets hotter as the pages turn.

This is one that will make you cancel appointments so that you don’t have to stop reading it. I love the relationship that is building between Madison and Logan.  My only complaint is that Part III is not available yet!

If you enjoy strong Doms helping someone explore submission for the first time, this series is for you.  Start with Part I: the Lingerie Shop.  You won’t be able to stop with just Part I.  Soon you’ll be anxiously awaiting the release of Part III with me.

A note:  this book contains a steamy hot scene between Logan, Madison, and another sub, although no intercourse is involved.