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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Compromised Cowgirl by Reece Butler

Compromised Cowgirl by Reece Butler
Bride Train 3
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc.
Genre: Historical, Western
Length: Full Length (285 Pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M/M, Ménage, Spanking, anal play
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle

Having completed two years at a Virginia ladies’ college, required to gain her inheritance, Jessamine Elliott returns to Tanner’s Ford. Raised on a ranch with six wild brothers, she’s determined to keep her independence by becoming a partner on her brothers’ Bitterroot Ranch. But Ranger insists she prove herself by spending three weeks working for the Double Diamond, owned by a trio of greenhorn English aristocrats, posing as a boy.

At Ranger’s urging, Kenrick ‘Ace’ Langford reluctantly takes Jessie on, thinking she’s a bratty boy but needing the skills. His partners see through Jessie’s disguise but go along with the ruse, hoping they will marry. Ace feels strangely drawn to Jessie so stays far away. Three weeks later he thinks he’s finally free of the brat when he finds Jessie floating in his hot spring. When the uppity brat rolls over, showing lush breasts, Ace decides it’s payback time.

“No one would dare touch a virgin with six brothers and three male cousins living in the same valley”, or would they? Jessamine Bonham Elliott is determined to become a partner of the Bitterroot Ranch with her brothers. She agrees to work for three greenhorns to show her brother, Range, that she can hold her own in running a ranch.

Disguised as a boy, the strong and independent Jessie is no push over. She can outride, outshoot, and out-rope the three greenhorns that she agrees to work for, and she loves aggravating them during her three weeks of employment. I laughed at her ability to rattle Kenrick “Ace” Langford, Charles Statham “Sin” and Henry Bennett. And I admired her for wanting to be loved for herself and not her inheritance. Spending time with these men, curiosity gets the best of her and she even finds herself wondering if English men are different from Western men in the stud department.

Sin is the first to see through Jessie’s disguise and sets the wheels in motion to ensure that Ace claims Jessie for all three of them. However, there is another man that wants her as well, so the road to happy ever after is a dangerous one. It's a good thing that the three men are ready and willing to stand up and keep their woman safe. There is mention of rape and murder, which was a common thing in the old west, and it only added to the suspense and mystery of the plot.

Frontier justice was necessary back then where only the strong survived, so there is plenty of action as well as some very hot sex scenes that made me glad I got to review this book. Having read all three of the books in the Bride Train series, I am eager to see if another one will be coming out soon.

If you love tales of the old west and romance, kick off your shoes, sit back, and enjoy this great story. Ms. Butler will keep you entertained from start to finish, and make you laugh as you watch the courting dance between three English men and a wild cat.

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