Friday, October 4, 2013
Romance Book Review: Stephanie Beck's Mary's Men
Author: Stephanie Beck
Series Connection: Poppy's Passion
Genre(s): Erotic Romance/Ménage
Publisher: Beachwalk Press
Publication Date: Oct. 21, 2013
Purchase Link: Beachwalk Press
Last year Stephanie Beck introduced Poppy and her three men, Michael, Trevor and Cody but before the foursome got together, there was Mary, Duane, Thomas and Paul. In the late 60s twins Thomas and Paul and their cousin Duane made a pack to find one woman that the three of them could love and protect.
In their youth the three cousins learned the hard way how hard it was to love someone and keep them happy. Their solution was to tag team each other and make the best life they could for one woman between them.
That was where Mary came in. Mary and Thomas meet while Thomas is away at law school. Thomas falls in love with Mary and introduces her to Paul and through letters Paul let's Mary get to know him. Duane is away at war getting the GI Bill to become a doctor. He's on his way home soon and Mary is writing to him, unknown to Mary about what the three have planned.
When they finally do get around to telling Mary exactly what they want, Mary will have to make the decision of what she's going to do...could she have the love she's been looking for times three or will she let the three men go to find someone else who can handle the pressure of the relationship they are looking for.
One of the best parts of this book is the realism behind the reactions of people of the time, probably even in today's world, about the relationship between Mary and her men. While Mary is a strong character, as she would need to be if she was going to make her relationship of 37 years into the future to work.
As usual with Stephanie Beck's work the next best part of the book are the hot love scenes
Three husbands—a dream come true or a pipe dream destined to break them all?
Mary Duncan likes to think she's as open as any modern 1960's woman, but when her boyfriend presents his vision of "family" she finds herself between twin brothers and a cousin—all willing to love her if she'll have them…together.
Loving Thomas and Paul comes easily, the sexy twins everything she'd never hoped to dream. If not for her new mother-in-law, the gossiping townsfolk, and the wall of silence from her own family, Mary would be in Montana heaven. Just as the young group finally start to find their footing with the new relationship, Duane Paraby returns from Vietnam, reluctant to join the relationship, but an integral part Mary refuses to give up.
When confrontation explodes around them, threatening to terminate their bonds before they're even set, Paul, Thomas, and Duane will have to prove they have what it takes to be Mary's men.
Content Warning: Explicit sex