Strong Desire by Chloe Lang
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Length: Short Story (92 pgs)
Other: mild BDSM, M/F, M/F/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Spanking
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Honeysuckle
Charly Wynn has taken the detour to Wilde, Nevada, and the six hot cowboys she's found there have turned her life upside down. With little money and her car in the shop, she agrees to Heath Strong's offer to transport her to Malibu.
Heath Strong is thrilled to spend time alone with the gorgeous city girl. During the trip, an unquenchable hunger for her ignites inside him. He is determined to possess her for himself, Nate, and Tobias, despite the intentions of his other brothers—Drake, Dax, and Seth.
Though Charly's plan has always been to land a job that will provide what she needs to help her mother, Heath's dominance is reaching her heart and shaking her resolve. While Charly discovers the pleasures provided by him and his brothers, a murderer plots his revenge. Will she choose the path that leads to love or the one that leads…to death?
Charly may be certain that her future lies in Malibu but two of the six Strong brothers already have her in their sights. Too bad they’re determined to make her choose between the three older vs. the three younger siblings.
I’ve often said the word “choose” is an ugly six letter word. After experiencing the fantastic journey of Jessie Green and her Wilde men in Ms. Lang’s first series I was surprised to see that their cousins (6 brothers from a blended family) were split into two sets of three. I mistakenly assumed Ms. Lang was going to present each set with their own woman. Silly me, after all this is Wilde, Nevada. As we learned in the Brothers of Wilde series, the practice of plural marriages goes back several generations. The only “choosing” involved is when a group of men choose a single woman to make the center of their world.
Big city girl, Charlene Wynn hasn’t ever experienced anything like the men of Wilde. If fact, if she has anything to say about it, she’ll be talking some sense into her cousin Jessica before she makes the mistake of marrying the five men who won her heart. There’s no way this independent, self-sufficient woman of the 21st century is going to let one man, much less five or six, tell her what to do. Yeah, right! Welcome to Wilde, Charly. You're outnumbered and don’t stand a chance against six charisma-oozing alphas.
Ms. Lang has built a terrific world of plural marriages around this sleepy little mining town in Northern Nevada. I enjoyed every minute I spent there in her first series. If books one and two of the Strong series are any indication, this trip will be just as exciting. As with the first series, there’s an element of mystery to the Strong novellas. While I wasn’t sure who the mystery man was or who he was looking for from book one, I did get clarification in book two. I’ll be very interested in seeing if he’s a threat or if he has other motivation for coming to Wilde.
Book two centers around Charly and Heath. It’s clear the Strong brothers have no problem with creating opportunity to suit their needs. Heath made the decision to pursue Charly in spite of his younger brother’s obvious feelings. In his internal monologue I got hints about the reason the six brothers are split into two teams. I’m looking forward to learning more details about the mysterious Gabby who managed to tear the brothers apart. I think if they can convince Charly to stay, she might just be the glue to bring this feuding family back together.
You won’t have to have read the first series to enjoy the Strong brothers tale but you will need to read book one in this second series. Each book picks up immediately where the last left off and focuses on Charly getting to know one of the brothers more intimately. Extremely intimate! Scorch your e-reader intimate, even!
Spend some time with Charly and her Strong men of Wilde. They’re in for an emotional and bumpy ride but the HEA they find at the end will be more than worth it!