The Scarlet Dove

Liza proves to be a woman ahead of her time in more ways than one. While innocent enough to be duped into falling for a sex-trade scam, she’s book-smart in the medical field. Left destitute by the death of her father she believes she is traveling west to meet her future husband and instead finds herself trussed up like a harlot and put on an auction block. The men who purchase her turn out to be much more than they appear and as feelings grow so does uncertainty. How can one woman love two men?

Blue and Apollo were two sides of the same coin. While they never shared a woman before they were more than willing to go there if it meant keeping Liza. I felt much more of a connection between Blue and Liza and often wondered why Apollo was even there. I just didn’t feel much more than base lust from him for Liza and could have done without him. I enjoyed the story (and of course the steamy sex) and the relentless villain who brought them all together. The back-story concerning the cold-hearted Madame made for an even more intriguing read and the mothers of Blue and Apollo added more meaning and depth to the men’s intentions. Liza’s growth and realizing of her worth made this a good read as well as finger burning hot.

Book Blurb for The Scarlet Dove

When Liza Trent decided to become a mail-order bride out west, she never thought her fiancé would die before she arrived, sending her $500 in debt with the only way to pay off the money by auctioning off her virginity against her will. When she's rescued by two handsome men, she mistakenly thinks they're assassins and makes a pact with them: her body in unconditional surrender for their protection. Only the two men, Apollo Beck and Blue Hawke, aren't assassins. They're Texas Rangers sent after a man who preys on women, and their dangerous hunt has just brought Liza into the line of fire. As they navigate a relationship built between three people, Liza has the difficult decision before her: commit to loving two men or commit to her burning desire to become a doctor…unless she's found and taken for revenge first. Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among the men.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2012 4.00