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Monday, October 24, 2011

A Four-Gone Conclusion by Delilah Devlin

A Four-Gone Conclusion by Delilah Devlin
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (112 pages)
Other: M/F, M/F/M/M, Anal Play, menage
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Moonflower

One devilish night…or a chance at heaven?

Lone Star Lovers, Book 5

Sam Logan’s foster sons have a bad rep in Two Mule, Texas. Most of it earned. When it becomes clear they don’t plan on giving up scootin’ after every pretty pair of boots in town anytime soon, he issues the one thing he knows they can’t resist: a challenge. Find a wife.

The oldest, Johnny, is actually grateful. He’s had his eye on Mean Ellie Harker for a long time, and Sam’s challenge is the kick in the pants he needed to ask her out. Except before he can make his move, his brothers kidnap her right out from under his nose. Now, instead of being one question away from victory, he has to compete for the woman of his dreams.

Ellie thought she’d be a dried up old spinster before Johnny finally untangled his tongue long enough to ask for a date. But instead of teaching him better uses for that tongue, his brothers have whisked her away to the ranch. At first she’s furious…then intrigued when she starts to wonder what it might be like to have not just one sexy cowboy dedicated to her pleasure, but four…

Sometimes a book leaves you wanting more; this story only made me want the next story in the series. I was so pleasantly pleased with the outcome; I think I was actually shocked! The ending surprised me and the satisfied feelings I have about the storytelling have me grinning and giddy.

Ellie was labeled as “mean”. I never found her mean at all. She was spunky and sassy. She gave as good as she got and didn’t let anyone intimidate her. By no means a spinster at thirty, she finds herself in the center of the four Logan brothers. She has always been attracted to them but held herself back until one night of flirting changes everything. Now all the Logan men are showing her some attention. She is about to get more then she expected.

The heroes of the story are yummy but I really don’t want to give anything away so I’ll just give a light overview of the boys. Sam and Gracie Logan were never able to have children, so they opened their hearts and home to Johnny, Killian, and the twins, Mace and Jason. The boys flourished under Gracie’s love and attention. Three years ago they lost their mother, Gracie, and Sam thinks it time for the home to have a woman’s touch and laughter again. He doesn’t care if his boys bring home one woman to share or find four separate women, he just wants his home to be filled with love again.

While the likelihood of the story happening in real life is nil, it sure makes for a quick fun read. Ellie is kidnapped by the Logan brothers and discovers the joy and ecstasy of having her sexual desires fulfilled by four men. Their intentions are clear -- they want her to enjoy herself and then chose one or more of them for her husband.

Ms. Devlin had me going back and forth on how I thought this story would end so many times I think I may have gotten whiplash. I was extremely pleased with the conclusion of the story and ecstatic about the possible next story in the series. I have every appendage crossed that the story that the she hinted towards gets told.

A Four-Gone Conclusion is a prime example on how a novella should be written; fast and fun, touching characters that pull you in and a story that is completely fulfilling. I finished the story with anticipation for the next installment. Here’s hoping I don’t have to wait too long.


merriedth said...

I just finished this book last night...loved jonny and can't wait to read the next one and find out if the twins share they probably will... love two mule texas...

Anonymous said...

This sounded so great, I had to get it. Congratulations, Ms. Devlin! Excellent review, Moonflower!