The Triple S Bride by Dee S. Knight
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (104 pgs)
Other: M/F/M/M, Ménage, Multiple Partners
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly
Mail order bride Sabina Volt wants a husband like she wants a hole in the head. She escapes the cruelty of her fiancé on Earth by running to the remote planet C8282 and a marriage contract with a stranger. When she seals the contract in a bout of wildly fulfilling sex, she thinks Walt Sheridan is the one man she might be able to trust.
Walt Sheridan has low expectations when he orders a bride for himself and his two brothers, but when Sabina steps off the shuttle he knows she is the woman for him--for all of them. His only reservation to offering his heart and soul to the sexy woman with the long legs and high-heeled boots is the secret she keeps from him. One thing is certain, the Sheridans will use any means to protect her from whatever put the fear in her eyes.
I was intrigued when I first read the description of this book: a science fiction, cowboy ménage a quatre tale of romance, passion and adventure. Sabina is determined to escape the abusive relationship she had with Groman, and being a mail order bride is the fastest way off planet. She changes her appearance, losing weight, and cutting and dying her hair, and hopes for the best. I loved that Sabina is a survivor, and just decides to do what it takes to continue.
Walt is a strong character that you just have to love, and so are Dan and Charlie. Each man is different and brought different traits to the story. Charlie is the youngest, the dreamer who wants to train to fly. Dan is the thinker, and loves to have deep conversations with Sabina. Each man is attracted to her and when she discovers she wants all three this surprises her a bit.
The love scenes are scorching and I couldn't turn away. There is one majorly hot scene, when Walt returns after being out on the range for a while. Charlie and Dan blindfold Sabina before she sees him, and the four of them have a passion filled night together. When danger threatens, in the guise of Kevin Groman, the Sheridan men unite to ensure that nothing will endanger their wife.
There is a wonderful happy ever after for the unconventional family, and I recommend this one for those who like a mix of suspense, science fiction and smoking hot cowboys (in space).