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Monday, June 25, 2018

Give Me Books Presents: Bride To Keep by @AltaHensley, & @authorMRyan; #ReleaseBlitz, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #Live, #Review, #OnSale, #LimitedTime

Title: Bride to Keep
Authors: Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan
Genre: Dark Romance Standalone
Release Date: June 25, 2018
Rating:  3.5 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating persons.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Give Me Books Promotions and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


Do you take these men?
To honor and obey from this day forth…

Stolen away by dangerous men on a mission.
Dark intentions I don’t understand yet cannot refuse.
Commanded to comply, obey, and serve in every way.
I am captured in a twisted world of not one man… — but four.
With a pull stronger than anything I have ever known, I march down the aisle compelled to surrender to the darkness.

With these rings... I become their bride to keep.

*This is a standalone full-length dark reverse harem. Dirty taboo with not just one, but four. You may be afraid to walk down the aisle on this one.

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My Thoughts:

When you think “reverse harem” you tend to get the impression that one woman has a stable of men. I really didn’t get that impression here. It did remind me of how some men live in a time gone by and need to grow up. They think that women are there to serve them and just do as they’re told. I’m afraid that, for me, that was hard to get past. Neanderthal comes to mind.

The bright spots in the book are the times when Monet and Alana are together. Their interactions are the pleasurable parts to this story. The “dark” parts were hard to see unless you consider the men’s behavior. One good moment was when a scene had me remembering why I miss my grandmother’s stove. I loved the thought of a small town in Ireland but it didn’t override what was going on between Monet and the O’Shea brothers.

It’s not really a happy story or a romantic story. It’s hard to get past the way Monet was treated. Not what a “reverse harem” brings to mind. For me it was more of a ménage than anything else but nothing that screams dark romance. It was hard to believe that these men actually loved Monet – just didn’t feel it.

If you’re looking for something different than this will fit the bill. If you’re not a fan of a ménage than this book will not be for you. If you’re not into rough treatment of women than again this book will not be for you. Maybe you’ll like the change of scenery – I would have loved to see more of the countryside – but there may not be enough of that to hold your attention. It’s not a book that I can see myself reading again. I don’t give up on an author just because of one book so I would see what else these ladies have to offer.

Alta Hensley

USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Hot, Dark and Dirty Romance.

She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.

Maggie Ryan

USA Today and #1 International Best Selling and Multi-award Winning Author in Victorian/ Historical, Contemporary, Western, and Paranormal Romance.

Fantasy is a world that offers endless possibilities. I love to write stories that are always sweet, extra spicy, and a little taboo. My favorite characters are strong, stern alpha males and sassy, capable women who discover that life without a bit of fire isn’t worth living. I hope you will curl up in your favorite chair and take the journey with me. Happy Reading!

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