Leo’s Crown by Lola Newmar
Scarlett Rose & the Seven longhorns Book 2
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (82 pages)
Other: M/F/M/M/M/M/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, bdsm, fetish, M/F
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Clematis
Scarlett Rose has just had the night of her life--seven sexy cowboy brothers rescued her from danger after she was pushed off a cliff's edge by someone she trusted. Problem is, Scarlett has developed amnesia from the trauma and can’t remember anything about the accident, including the mystery villain. And before she’s even gotten a chance to recover, she finds out her new lovers are Texas longhorn shape-shifters claiming to be her destined mates!
Now the twins and triplets must go off for a weekend, leaving her with the two oldest Lenox brothers, Leo and Byron. Leo is in charge of the Lenox family, and now, for the weekend, he’s in charge of Scarlett. She’s thrilled to learn a few lessons from the alpha, as together they explore another layer of Scarlett’s newfound sexuality.
The adventure continues the morning after Scarlett's dramatic rescue and the ensuing mating ritual with her seven sexy longhorn beaus. With five of the brothers away, Scarlett is left to the tender ministrations of the eldest twins, Byron and the alpha male of the family, Leo. With Byron on calf watch, it's up to Leo to care for Scarlett and further her budding sexual education, something Scarlett is only too willing to participate and instigate.
Scarlett still suffers from temporary amnesia and is helpless against the efforts of her unknown evil nemesis. Despite the care and attention of her shifter mates, it's while Leo and Byron are otherwise occupied, that fate comes calling for Scarlett yet again...
Scarlett and Leo are so wrapped up in their new discovery of each other that it's all about the physical, while they share a first day alone. Yet all seven of the longhorn shifter brothers have tender feelings, newly realized after finding and claiming their one true mate. Those feelings are put to the test once again when Scarlett's life is in danger from poisoning and all seven of her heroes head home in a hurry to surround her and reaffirm their love. With culmination of physical intimacy with all her shifter mates at one time, a vision of her past returns to Scarlett and with it, the beginnings of another pathway down the road to recovery and discovery.
One character that really stood out for me is the wicked and evil stepmother. She is just as delightfully dastardly and debauched as could possibly be hoped for! Ms Newmar weaves her characters from grit and brawn, and a rawness that only seems fitting since all her heroes are bulls!
There's much humor in this book too and aside from it only being 80 pages long, there's action a plenty and the sex is hot, heavy and frequent. Ms. Newmar has set the stage for her next book about Scarlett and her longhorn lovers and it will be interesting to see what challenges and direction she takes them on. On the whole though, while I found the story likable and the premise entertaining, it was also rather forgettable. But if you like it light, fun, with a kinky twist on an old classic, Leo's Crown might be just what you're after.