Misplaced Hands

Foreign Affairs 4

Absolutely, positively perfect is the only thing I can say about this wonderful story. The interplay between the characters is spot on. Misunderstandings and the adventures of being in a foreign country are expressed in a way that feels natural. Even the ménage that happens comes as something evolved and not contrived. Let’s face it sexy cowboys, even if they are called stockman in Australia, are always great to read about. And, the sex that happens is fantastic. I so wanted to be Harper! Though not long, only about 100 pages, this story has a big impact and is a must read for anyone who loves a good romantic story.

Harper has agreed to switch places with her online Australian friend. For her, this means leaving Chicago and heading to Farpoint Creek Cattle Station in the Outback of Australia. Harper has never left the USA before and it really looking forward to her adventure, as long as her over protective older brother doesn’t find out. While she expected lots of firsts, she doesn’t expect to find herself attracted to two stockman, even after she’s been told that they are gay. Keith and Marc can’t believe the instant attraction that they both feel towards Harper, even though they have been told that she’s a lesbian. However, a swim at a local watering hole quickly clears up everyone’s sexual orientation. Harper’s only in Australia for two weeks, can this relationship go anywhere or will it just be a vacation fling?

This is the fourth book in this series by Mari Carr and Lexxie Couper. You don’t need to read any of the previous books to thoroughly and completely love this one. Characters from the other books do make appearances in this one but no back story is needed. Word of warning though: once you’ve read this book, if you haven’t read the other, you will want to start them immediately.

Book Blurb for Misplaced Hands

A “life swap” with her Australian friend finds Harper on Farpoint Creek Cattle Station, resident teacher for the next two weeks. Having rarely left Chicago, she’s unprepared for so many things Down Under—not the least of which is an instant, and instantly intense, attraction to not one, but two Aussie cowboys. She’d promised herself an adventure, so when the handsome pair come calling, Harper dives in. Literally.

Stockmen Keith and Marc are head-over-heels in lust with the American teacher, though the attraction brings about some surprising revelations. Like how right it feels to share a woman. This woman. No jealousy between the lifelong mates, just a burning need to see to Harper’s pleasure. Together. And they happily do so—until an unsettling event unearths Harper’s own tragic revelation.

Between Harper’s inability to confide in the men, and her stay at Farpoint racing to an end, it seems inevitable the three lovers will be driven apart. Doesn’t it?

Inside Scoop: This story has a very brief, non-descriptive recollection of child abuse. Good thing Harper has two strong stockmen to chase away the bad memories.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Night Owl Reviews May, 2013 5.00