Bridled and Saddled

Natalie Acres
Bridled and Saddled
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Siren Publishing
Release Date
April 2011
Book 2 of Bridled
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more

Lynlee Lewis McCain is a woman in love, only she's a little confused about who she's permitted to love. She married a man she adored, embraced a lifestyle he introduced, and ultimately understood what it meant to become a wanted woman—in more ways than one.

Hoping to keep Lynlee safe from a madman, Blaine McCain realizes he can't move Lynlee completely out of harm's way. After Lynlee is abducted by a serial killer, she becomes targeted by a lunatic, a madman reasonably distraught because Lynlee is the one who got away, the only victim who can identify him.

After a short stay in the hospital, Lynlee returns to the mountains of North Carolina where the McCain brothers vow to keep her safe. Lynlee soon discovers there are several men willing to die for her, but there's also more than one lunatic interested in seeing her dead.

Book Review by Michelle R
Nov 25, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
283 people found the following review helpful
And now for the extreme-ménage lovers, we have five hunky cowboys and one lucky lass. Time to get Bridled and Saddled in the second book of the McCain men ménage series by Natalie Acres.

In book one of the series, Blaine McCain finally lassoed his long time love Lynlee Lewis. The two had been doing the two-step of denial since they were kids, but when Lynlee's life was in danger, Blaine realized all he had to lose.

So it's time to put a ring on it.

Blaine and Lynlee Lewis are on their honeymoon. Hot stuff in erotic romance, right? Well, not so much when your new bride can't stop texting and calling your BFF and one of your brothers and give you her undivided attention.

Knowing that sneaking behind Blaine's back to talk to the boys is wrong, Lynlee goes for a walk along the beach to get her head on right. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes again and Lynlee not only almost loses her life, she becomes the singular living witness who can identify a serial rapist/killer.

The McCain men rally around Lynlee to protect her. The only problem, being locked in a house with the very men who distract her from her husband isn't helping her resolve. Lynlee is tormented and none of the McCain men feel good about the situation they are putting her in.

The best part of the book was the very real look at how each of them fight their desires against society's expectation for an m/f marriage. They all want Lynlee and Blaine to be happy, but it's challenging to turn strong emotions off especially when the object of your desire has almost died for a second time.

The tension is thick and the characters endearing. Daddy McCain is the one who stole the show in my mind. He is all alpha and Lynlee is the light of his life. What his boys have in mind isn't sitting too well with him and we learn Lynlee's momma and Daddy McCain were once in love as well. (Really juicy stuff here.)

I thought the suspense in book one was contrived and executed poorly, but Ms Acres did it right in book two. It didn't dominate, but accentuated the story. It took time to play out and added the right amount of tension to an already volatile situation.

This was one interesting cowboy ménage-tale. Yes, there's a whole lot of luvin' going on, but thank heavens there was so much more than boots-a-knocking. If you are in the mood to save a horse, ride these cowboys… and.. enjoy!
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Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Jan 14, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
305 people found the following review helpful
Good Lord, have mercy on this poor girl's soul. The sequel to Bridled And Branded, BRIDLED AND SADDLED brings more sexfest. Lynlee is on the hot tamale train. Or rather she's pulling a train. Lynlee is now married to the man she desperately wanted since she was ten years old, Blaine. Blaine loves Lynlee and gives up his whoring ways. All he needs is this one woman - the woman who captured his heart. Doesn't this sound romantic?

In the previous book, Lynlee was relieved that Blaine wasn't into sharing her once they vowed to marry. I don't know what happened between then and now. All I know is that Lynlee couldn't keep her legs closed if you tied them together. She'd just bend over forward, look over her shoulder and wink at one of the men lining up to poke one of her holes. She loves it all.

I may come across as judgmental, but so be it. I'm a bit baffled how we went from a virgin to a slut worthy of a profitable brothel. To top it off, the men she invites to sample her married wares are her husband's best friend and brothers. Did I mention there are six brothers? Lest I exaggerate and be untruthful, in this book, she only takes on half the brothers and one best friend. As if this isn't enough, she takes them on all at once with her husband in attendance. Is this a cuckold story? Because it's starting to really come across as one. All we need now is for Blaine to take it up the ass and start cock sucking. Who knows? This may happen in another book. The ending leaves us to believe the last three brothers also want a crack at Lynlee. These three brothers are triplets who have some mysterious dangerous dark sexy secret.

Now, what I find interesting is that each of these men fall for Lynlee. As in, they don't want another woman after her. She too loves each of them but Blaine is still her main one. Is anyone else starting to think a harem with Blaine as concubine number one? The person struggling most with this sharing isn't in fact her husband Blaine, it's her father in law, Casey. Due to his past with Lynlee's mother, he feels this is a train wreck waiting to happen. I have to agree with Casey. I'm not seeing a happy ending here. Amidst the sex fest featuring the talented Ms. Lynlee, a serial killer is on the loose and has focused on Lynlee. Talk about a woman pumping out pheromones. Can no guy resist this little bit of fluff? I guess not. For me, hilarity ensues as the McCain brothers plus Rhett do their best to protect Lynlee from this dastardly evil killer. I'm amazed they have time for some sex while waiting for the villain to strike. Well, they have to kill time somehow, right?

Ms. Acres does write a smexy story. I do like the different sex scenes. The plot and character building I honestly cannot take seriously. Still, this is an erotic romance novel so it's supposed to be fictional even if set in a contemporary scene. While I did enjoy ripping on Lynlee's lack of character, I confess to a guilty pleasure watching her draw more and more brothers into her sticky web.

This book is a fast and fun light read. If you want to read about a totally unbelievable situation but a hot fantasy of taking on guys who are also brothers, this is the book for you. It's light hearted and fun for all. There are no hard feelings. This is why despite my disgust with Lynlee, I'm still riveted and want to read the next book in this series. I want to know what the triplets do to her sexually. I'm hoping for some BD and lots of begging.
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