The Lady Makes Three by Morgan Ashbury
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
Other: M/M/F; M/M; Menage
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Violet
Colorado ranch owner Maddy Dalton knows all about being in charge. For the last ten years every decision, every burden has rested squarely on her shoulders. Sure, she's lonely, and longs to love and be loved, but she doesn't see how she can take on a man without losing control of her ranch or her life.
Lucas Calhoun has been the foreman of the Rocking D for nearly half his life, and he's had a soft spot for Maddy for nearly just as long. But he's harboring a secret: images of sexy, rugged men turn him on, too. How can he make a move on Maddy when he doesn't feel free to commit to her all the way?
Comfortable with his bi-sexuality, cowboy Chase Reynolds wants a home, but there's a catch. His ideal scenario features a wife…and a husband. Recognizing the suppressed longing in both Maddy and Lucas, Chase decides that bold action is needed. But it's not without risk. Having loved and lost badly in the past, Chase is leery losing his heart.
Can these three people learn to find themselves, trust their hearts, and make a family? And can they survive the danger that threatens them all?
Let me just say that right from the beginning this was one HOT, sexy and breathtaking read. I was blown away right from the beginning by the sexual tension and the amazing plot line.
Maddy is a woman who has put herself on the back burner while taking care of the ranch and her very grumpy father during his illness. She has always been attracted to Lucas but has never really acted on it other than some harmless flirting. Maddy and Lucas have had a bond since they were teenagers. She's very strong on the outside but about to snap with frustration on the inside. It takes a very patient man (or two) to help Maddy realize the beautiful woman that she is and how to trust someone other than herself.
Lucas has to be my favorite character in this book. He genuinely loved Maddy but would not hurt her in any way. His confusing feelings about liking another man keeps him from being close to Maddy . He doesn't know how to deal with his inner turmoil and is embarrassed about how he feels. He is over 40 and feels that he will be alone for the rest of his life. Just when he feels this way, along comes Chase.
Chase is a younger man who has been attracted to Lucas since he was a teenager but kept it to himself. He has been with both men and women and is confident in his sexual capabilities and feels he can show both Lucas and Maddy a thing or two when it comes to the bedroom. He grows to care about both of them and will do whatever it takes to make sure they both belong to him for the rest of their lives. Then enters Kevin.
Kevin was the character that I thoroughly enjoyed hating. He is after Maddy's land and plans on doing whatever it takes to get his hands on her property even if it means marrying her. He has an agenda and there will be hell to pay if she doesn't follow it.
The Lady Makes Three was an amazing read that was well written with the reader in mind. Sometimes I wondered how the pages of my book weren't bursting into flames. The plot line was remarkable and there were several times I had to say to myself "NO WAY, I CAN'T BELIEVE HE DID THAT!" I enjoy reading books by Morgan Ashbury because she always provides an action packed sizzling read that I know I am going to be amazed by. Ms. Ashbury just gets better with each new book she writes. I enthusiastically urge you to pick up The Lady Makes Three for a story line that will have you sweating it is so hot.