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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kansas Heat by Jenny Penn

Kansas Heat The Jenny Penn collection by Jenny Penn
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (488 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, M/F/M/M, Ménage, Multiple Partners, Anal Play, Fetish, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by: Mistletoe

Amanda Johnson only has one thing in mind when it comes to Cody Reese. The cowboy has another, and it involves both his brothers. Haunted by their past, Knox, Jace and Cody have their reasons for minding secrets as they lure Amanda into their wicked fantasies.

Wary of men thanks to her own silent demons, Amanda gives into her passion only to find her trust shattered. When things turn deadly, Amanda begins to wonder whether love will lead to her salvation, or destruction.

Amanda Johnson’s life just got turned upside down. Once she, literally, runs into Cody Reese, she finds herself drawn not only to him but his two brothers as well. Cody and his brothers, Knox and Jace, must decide if they are going to put their past behind them or wallow in their despair. Will Amanda be able to give in to her desires or will she turn the brothers away?

This book is a very intense read and, at times, seemed a little drawn out for me. I liked the fire that Amanda begins with, but she seems to quickly lose it every time the men use sex on her. I wished that she would stand up for herself more than she does. Amanda always starts out fighting, but always ends up giving in to whatever the men want to do to her. The brothers are a bit too extreme for this reader. These men were more than just domineering men wanting a sub, they took things to another level. They claim to want love and to love Amanda but constantly treat her as an object or a pet, to such an extentthat even Amanda points this out, as does one of the brothers to another. The men seem to want a docile woman that they can control, and complain that Amanda is too wild to tame. I found it hard to see the love that the men continued to proclaim. Amanda quickly loses herself to her hormones every time a brother is near and she knows it, yet never really fights it. It was nice to see how Amanda wins over each brother but when you add in the many other characters and scenarios in this story, it begins to get tedious and overwhelming.

That said, Amanda can be a smart and spirited woman who fights for what she wants. I enjoyed the love that forms between all the brothers and Amanda. Each brother holds a special place in Amanda’s heart and it was nice to see that she holds a special place in each of theirs as well. Cody, Knox and Jace are all hot and wonderful in their own way, but I would have to say that Jace with his sweetness and caring is my favorite brother. I liked seeing the bond that the brothers have be put to the test and see that it stands up, showing that their family bond is a strong one.

Some of the secondary characters like Cindy and Tony caught my eye as well while reading this story, and I would enjoy finding out more about their relationship. If you enjoy an intense erotic read than this may be the book for you.

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