To Service and Protect by Carol Lynne
(Cattle Valley Series – Book 20)
Publisher: Total E-Bound Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (109 pgs)
Other: M/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Tuberose
Ethan Drake thought he’d left danger behind when he fled to Cattle Valley, but when he starts to hear strange noises late at night, his worst fears come back to haunt him.
Despite Ethan’s numerous calls to the local sheriff’s department, Deputies Brian Allenbrand and Pete Nash are unable to find any indication of foul play. Casual lovers since arriving in Cattle Valley, Brian and Pete draw Ethan into an erotic world he never imagined existed.
Caught up in their games, the threesome lose focus on the dangers lurking in the shadows. When the past rears its ugly head the two deputies team up to make sure Ethan is protected at all costs, even if the price is their hearts and their jobs.
This is one visit to Cattle Valley that you will not want to miss!
Carol Lynne just keeps getting better and better with each book she writes. This story has a great flow to it. I love all of her characters and Pete, Brian and Ethan are right up there with the rest. I’ve been looking forward to Ethan’s story since he arrived in Cattle Valley and was not disappointed.
Ms. Lynne is one of the few authors that I’m comfortable reading a ménage story. I normally do not like ménage stories since I feel like one of the three is left on the outside looking in during most of the story. I feel that, even though Pete and Brian are somewhat together before Ethan joins them; all three are most definitely equals in their relationship.
I would have loved to see more of what Pete’s life was like since we see Brian dealing with being a widower and with his teenage son and we know Ethan is dealing with his wounded heart. All the reader really sees about Pete is he is a man who knows what he wants. We also know that Pete and Brian will do anything to protect Ethan when Ethan has to deal with a stalker and the shock of finding out who that stalker is, has other members of Cattle Valley having to deal with the twist.
Even though there is plenty of conflict with the three men, especially Brian, Ms. Lynne also shows tender and heartwarming moments between Pete, Brian and Ethan both in bed and out. I know I will be reading this book over and over again and very highly recommend it to everyone.