Five years ago, Kara Johansen met and fell in love with brothers Ben and Quinn Shotbrook while on vacation with her fire fighter brothers in Sitka, Alaska.They planned to marry, when tragedy struck the Shotbrook family, leaving the brothers to care for their mother and younger brothers again. They sent Kara back home to Fate Harbor, Washington, promising that one day they would reunite. Years later, Kara has made the decision that she wants to marry and start a family of her own. She has put away her dreams of ever being with Ben and Quinn and instead focuses on men who are available to her here and now. Her meddling brothers inform Ben and Quinn of her plans. The brothers Shotbrook rush to Fate Harbor to do whatever it takes to reclaim the woman they never stopped loving. Has too much changed between them to save their love?
I so enjoyed this book and the characters in it. Kara was a strong and beautiful woman who knew what she wanted and even though at one point she tried to settle she couldn’t make herself do it. Ben and Quinn were HOT and oh so lovable. Ben got on my nerves sometimes with his prime and proper way of talking and behaving but Quinn sure made up for it with his alpha sexy gruff attitude.
Kara is an artist who was raised by her mom and two dads. Seeing the love her mom and dads have for her and her brothers, she felt this was the perfect lifestyle for her. Even some of her friends were in ménage relationships
but she always worried that she would never find two men who would agree to give her that kind of life. She went to Alaska with her brothers for a two week vacation and met Ben and Quinn. The guys grew up with stories about that life style being a part of their family as well and had dreamed of finding the right woman who would also agree to marry them both.
Kara fell for the brothers but it seemed life kept getting in the way of their future. Ben and Quinn’s dad had died in a fishing accident, so they took over the fishing business to support their mother and other brothers. Quinn refused to put his wife in the same situation as his mother where she would worry every time he went out on the boat if he would ever come back. Ben was partner in that business but he looked at the situation in more of an analytical view and felt Kara would be able to handle that life.
As the brothers figure out how they can relocate closer to Kara and still support their mother and brothers, the rug keeps being pulled out from under them till Kara finally walks away feeling like she has been put on the shelf once
again. She tries to find a man who can at least give her a marriage and children but she has accepted she will never be happy.
The brothers are going to have to prove that their protection of her is what delayed their future not doubts and make her see that she is the most treasured person to them. Kara is going to have to make them believe she is capable of making her own choices in life and it won’t be their job to dominate every detail in her world.
I really loved all of the characters in this book, both the brother’s family and Kara’s family. The support system they had was a great addition to this book. The passion was HOT and it was very cleaver how the author allowed
us to see that even while Kara grew up in a ménage family, there was so much for her to learn in her own relationship. I will admit there were a few times things dragged but it didn’t last long enough for me to want to stop reading. If you are into this kind of story I would highly recommend it.
“No, she needs to listen to me. You both do.” Quinn’s voice was implacable. He pushed Kara’s thighs up so that her knees were almost on either side of her breasts. “Hold her,” he commanded his brother. Ben reached down and grasped her legs behind the knees, keeping her open for Quinn’s perusal. She gasped as she looked down, seeing the top of her sex splayed wide with Quinn so big and imposing leaning over her, looking directly into her eyes. “You will listen to me, little one. I refuse to hurt you.” He set the condom to the side and swiped his fingers through her wet sex, pulsing with need even more than when Ben’s cock was deep in her mouth. Then she felt him enter her, and it was much more than before. Where before he had used maybe two of his sizeable fingers to stroke inside her, he now had to be using three, and she arched up in welcome. Then he pulled them out, taking more of her silky essence with him. Then he pushed more fingers in again, and she winced at the burn.
“It hurts, doesn’t it, Kara?” He demanded an answer. All she could do was nod her head yes.
Finally she gasped out, “It hurts good, Quinn.” She saw his relieved smile. He continued to pump in and out, until finally she was pushing upward to meet the rhythm of his entry, glorying in the sense of fullness, in the connection with this man. She saw his amber eyes glitter as they watched her intently, assessing her body’s reaction. He took his fingers out to suck them in his mouth, and she shuddered, watching him relish her flavor as his face flushed.
They’d been right to blindfold her. She was now experiencing every sense, and it was amazing. She watched as he picked up the condom, and ripped it open with his intensely white teeth. As he sheathed his cock, she tried to reach forward to touch him, but Ben’s grip kept her in place.
“Next time, Kara,” Ben soothed. “We want to make you feel good. Let Quinn do this.” She watched and felt as the broad head of his cock, so much more than his fingers, snuggled at her needy entrance.
“Oh, my God, can you see this, Ben?” Quinn looked up with a stunned expression, including his brother in this most intimate moment. Ben bent forward over her head, getting a better view. She gave a huff of dissatisfaction that she
couldn’t see what they were seeing.
“She’s incredible, brother,” Ben said in a strained voice. Then Kara felt the liquid push just trying to breach the tight muscle of her opening, and she couldn’t help but flinch at the discomfort. Quinn looked deep into her eyes. He felt the
resistance of her body, and knew that his girth had to be causing some pain.
“Help her, Ben,” Quinn instructed, while he held still. Ben kept hold of her left leg but gently lowered her right leg, and then his fingers were hovering over her engorged clit, and just one touch had her gasping in reaction. As if he
understood that anything more than a featherlike touch would be too much for her swollen bud, he softly caressed her, causing sparks to emanate from that one spot to her entrance, relaxing her and allowing Quinn to slide deeper,
until the head was buried inside her, filling her. It was wonderful. She felt the heat and power of the man, and she thrust up, needing him deeper. Again, he looked carefully into her eyes, gauging her ability to accept more. When he
determined that with Ben’s ministrations, and her own longing, he could continue, he sank further, until she felt him nestle against her womb.
“Yes, Quinn,” she wailed. “Nothing has ever felt this good.” Ben took his fingers away and she grabbed his wrist, trying to hold him, but he easily moved his fingers to his mouth and sucked them clean, savoring her essence and wetting the digits even further. Then he put them back to where she so desperately needed them and pressed and circled even harder, and that’s when Quinn started a slow pull out, followed by a faster thrust in, once again tapping softly against the mouth of her womb, causing her to spasm in delight. He continued, faster and faster.
“Harder and faster, both of you, harder and faster.” She was thrashing her head. She felt the slight flicker of childhood firework sparklers, and they were building to firecrackers popping off as she whimpered with excitement. Then she felt a roman candle going off, and finally she screamed as the deafening grand finale came and the night sky
exploded into showers of color.
I write the Fate Harbor series for Siren. Fate Harbor is based on the Pacific Northwest town where I grew up, and filled with the same kind of quirky, loving people I remember.
My books are filled with men and women who aren’t perfect. They have problems, issues, angst, but every single one of them are good people who are deserving of love, (and steamy ménage sex.)
On May 23rd 2014, USA Today Recommended “Protecting Olivia” in their Hot New Romance Books. “Protecting Olivia” is book number two in the Fate Harbor Series.
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