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Stepping Stones By Carol Lynne

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Stepping Stones by Carol Lynne
Reviewer: Leenie
Publisher: Stiff Rain Press
Short Story: 85 pages
Purchase:  Stiff Rain Press , Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Roses: 4

Donovan has made a new life for himself, far away from his twin .   Declan and all of the feelings that he’s kept bottled up inside for many  years. His friend and sometimes lover Marc has helped a lot, and things are going well until Declan calls, asking for help.

Unable to deny his twin, Donovan pushes aside his feelings and mounts a rescue, taking Declan away from an abusive situation. Between Donovan and Marc, they set Declan on the road to healing, exploring their relationship to the fullest. When Declan’s past comes back to haunt them, they’ll have to pull together to keep each other safe.

Can they make a new life together and survive the hardships they face?

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To be honest this is one of my favorite Carol Lynne books, I know that it topic may not be in everyone’s comfort zone as it involves have twincest as well as aménage relationship in it but Ms Lynne handles it in a truly touching way.  The story is about Donovan and his twin Declan, who have been separated but some miscommunications and unfortunate circumstances for a number of years. When tragedy strikes Delcan turns to his twin for help.  Donovan and Marc come to his rescue. The book also deals with domestic violence and abuse, but also surviving it and coming out of it a stronger person. The relationship between the characters can all stand alone as well as together which makes it such a good read. I truly find this worth the read. Ms Lynne wrote a beautiful book
**This is a revised and updated version of a previously released title
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The Biker’s Milkmaid by Landry Michaels

The Biker's Milkmaid by MichaelsThe Biker’s Milkmaid by Landry Michaels
Reviewer:  Tj
Publisher:  Stiff Rain Press
Short Story:  12,100 Words
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Roses:  1
 

Kat is a happy new mother, but a very unhappy wife. Resigned to her life with a cruel husband, Kat sets out to make the most of the weekend she must spend with the Red Devils, a violent motorcycle gang that her husband joined just a few months earlier.

While Kat expects to submit to the rules of the club, which includes being shared among the many men who ride in it, she never expects to garner the sole attention of the gang’s sexy leader: a mysterious man with a taste for mothers’ milk.

Secure under Ben’s thirst and protection, Kat experiences kindness, affection, and sexual fulfillment like she’s never known. She soon discovers that she is not the repulsive whore her jealous husband would have her believe, but a decent woman worthy of love and respect.

However, even Ben’s powerful position can’t stop the vicious betrayal that is coming their way — a desperate and dangerous act that might ultimately tear Ben and Kat apart.

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If you are one that has trouble with non-monogamous relationships, DO NOT read.  The blurb and excerpt tell you to expect that.  There is also a brief scene with M/M action.

The writing in the story is pretty good but the characters are a bit of an issue.  I felt like I was thrown into the story which isn’t bad if the author can make you get to know and empathize with the characters.  I didn’t really feel like this was done.  The felt a lot more concentrated on the sex scenes than anything else.

I think the author has potential but missed the mark with this one.  Yes, this contains fetish material and is more of an erotic bend but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to have the characters mean something to me.  I felt disconnected from the characters so even the sex scene hit a dull note for me, which felt like what the story was mainly based on.

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The Westerfields of Chatham County By Carol Lynne

The Westerfields of Chatham County  by Carol Lynne  The Westerfields of Chatham County by Carol Lynne
  Reviewer:  Leenie
  Publisher:  Stiff Rain Press
  Short Story: 48 pages,  15,426 words
Purchase: Stiff Rain Press , Amazon, and Barnes & Noble 
Roses: 4
 

Ian and Bull Westerfield have spent years loving each other in all the ways the law said they shouldn’t. When they come across a drifter looking for work, the brothers invite the stranger into their home, and eventually, to their bed.

Axel Bennett was looking for work, not a home. When an accident leaves him in the hands of the Westerfield brothers, they offer him both. Envious of the bond the brothers’ share, Axel agrees to stay the winter.

Their love will be put to the test—a piece of land or the safety of each other?

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Review

This is a story of a unique brand of love,  the love of a brother for a brother , add in a drifter looking for a safe place to work for the winter, a small town set to run the brothers out. We can’t forget the explosive chemistry between Ian and Bull, then when Axel enters. WOW. I will admit this is a topic they may not be for everyone, but this is a great story. The story is short and doesn’t fully explain some of the topics it brings up. It tells of  Ian and Bull and what a  hard life they have had, the love they have for each other. Then Axel comes into the picture. Ian want’s Axel, Bull wants Axel and Axel he wants the brothers. Carol Lynne does a excellent job of bring tenderness and passion to the story. Their chemistry is explosive.

They are cowboys who live in a small town.A town that has found out about the brothers and want to run them out. The problem, Westerfields have lived on the land since Chatham County was founded and Bull doesn’t want to leave.  But  Ian hates having to hide his love of Bull. He hates what his love for his brothers cost them. He has an unsatisfiable sexual appetite.  When Ian and Bull head home from town they run into Axel.  Axel has a unfortunate accident that leaves him in the hands of the Westerfields. Axel, He wants to be in their relationship but doesn’t want to hurt the brothers. As Axel feels frustrated at his lack of involvement with the brothers relationship and tension grows.  Will they realize how much they can offer each other , before everything is taken away. That they fit together, all three and can fit so perfectly if they will just give each other a chance.

I think this is a excellent story of love, forgiveness and what can happen if you open yourself to love.  Ian, Bull and Axel all need healing and though it starts as a sexual relationship to satisfy Ian, it quickly becomes much more. As they fight against prejudice of a small town and have to see if their love is strong enough to keep them together.

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