Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Romance Book Review: Northern Exposure
Series Connection: Compass Brothers
Genre: Contemporary/ Ménage/ Erotic Romance/ M-M-F
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Purchase this book here through: Amazon
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Excited to see Mari Carr had a new series, I immediately dived right into Northern Exposure as soon as I heard. This series she is writing with fellow Jayne Rylon, but I can hear Mari's voice through the text.
Northern Exposure is the first book in the Compass Brothers' series. The first story features older brother Silas. When he was 18, Silas left home to avoid hurting the two people he loved the most. Gone 10 years, he falls into despair everyday he is gone. A terrible accident drags him home to his family and right into the arms of Lucy and Colby.
Now married Lucy and Colby are happy to have Silas back in their life and sharing the relationship they had always dreamed of.
As with most books this first novel was a chance to get introduced to the key characters of the series. Usually low on details in the first relationship developed, I expected there wouldn't be a chance to get more involved in the three lead characters. In this case I wish there had been more time. It would have been interesting to see the three of them pull a little more emotion out of their insecurities.
Each of the brothers will have their turn in the months to come. This is a series worth checking out, especially if you like hot love scenes, three way love scenes and dominant relationships.
All roads lead home when that’s where you’ve left your heart.
Compass Brothers, Book 1
Silas Compton always had his eye on Lucy, the veterinarian’s daughter. He was even content to wait for the girl of his dreams to grow up before getting anywhere near her with his family’s double-edged legacy.
Waiting around led to fooling around with his best friend—and an impulsive eruption of desire that Lucy’s innocent eyes weren’t meant to see. Figuring Compton Pass wasn’t big enough for either the three of them or the pain he’d caused, Silas let loose his tightly reined wanderlust and headed for Alaska.
Ten years later, when an oil rig accident sends him home, he braces himself for the reopening of old wounds. Instead he finds himself in the care—and welcoming arms—of Lucy and Colby, whose marriage has plenty of room for the man they both still love. And forgive with all their hearts.
As things start to unravel at Compass Ranch, Silas must dig deep for the strength to assume his rightful place in the Compton family…and lay the foundation for a future with his lovers. If he can forgive himself.
This book is overflowing with sexy cowboys who like to saddle up and ride each other as well as the woman of their dreams. The likelihood of becoming addicted to their ranch family is high. With three more stories yet to come, beware. You won’t be able to read just one!