Brokenhearted Beauty by Heather Rainier
Series: Divine Creek Ranch #19
Also in this series: Bunny and the Beast
Published by Siren Publishing
Publication Date: October 29th 2014
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Brokenhearted and grieving, Leah Woodworth's heart is filled with regret for never confessing her love to Patterson Elder. His loss haunts her dreams and she can't set eyes on his brothers, James and Vincent without seeing his face. Having denied her attraction to them until it was too late, how can they possibly still want her?
James and Vincent were sure Leah was the one from the moment they met her. Patterson had always shared that belief, taking every chance to convince her that she was meant to be theirs. With Patterson gone, James and Vincent are deep in their own mourning and at a loss as to why Leah avoids them. When she is offered an opportunity that may take her permanently out of Divine, they realize time has run out and seize what may be the last chance they have to make her theirs forever. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Cowboy Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, HEA]
This is the 19th book in the Divine Creek Ranch series and Ms Rainier has nailed it again! This story is built on happenings just previous to it and is also an emotional commentary on what it means to lose someone that is greatly loved due to their own foolishness. Thus Leah lost the man she had come to love when he died from head trauma in a motorcycle accident because he wasn’t wearing his helmet. The ripple effect of that horrible loss for Leah is what drives this story. It is emotional, sad, riveting, and will keep the reader engaged as the story unfolds. One of the saddest outcomes of Patterson’s death is Leah’s belief that her relationship with his brothers is now also never going to happen. This is indeed a menage love story but throughout the tale there is woven the whole reality of what it means to work through the grieving process and heal from the loss of someone who could have survived if they had simply taken the time to be careful. The hopelessness of that is a clear ingredient in Leah’s story.
I cannot say enough about how Ms Rainier has grown and matured in her writing and story telling abilities. She manages to put her readers on the front row looking into the lives and feelings of her characters while assuring us that what is taking place is happening to people who are ordinary folks who are experiencing love and acceptance in surprising ways and extraordinary configurations. The phenomenon of polyamory is growing in the United States and is now spoken about freely by many. It is certainly not legally accepted but as has been demonstrated in many novels, there are ways to work around the legal ramifications. James and Vincent were totally on board with Leah being their woman collectively even before Patterson’s death. They have never wavered in their belief that she is theirs. But all is not smooth sailing for these three and their story will pull at readers’ hearts and their tear ducts as well. The sensitive and caring way Ms Rainier tells their story and puts this context together is, in large part, why this story works and why all of us who really like this series keep coming back for more.
This story has been around for a while but it is worth reading and enjoying. It you haven’t met the folks of Divine, Texas, you are in for a treat. Like all good romance fiction, this book will entertain as well as feed the imagination. It is a splendid entertain as well as feed the imagination.
I give it a rating of 5 out of 5.