I received a eARC of Tangled Past from Carina Press through netgalley.com for my honest opinion and review.
I have to admit this is the first time i have ever had the opportunity to read a erotic historical romance. I was pleasantly surprised by Tangled Past by Leah Braemel. Honestly I've never read any of her books before but i kept hearing about this book and her other kind of related release Texas Tangle. Tangled past is set 130 years before Texas Tangle. I requested a copy of Tangled Past from netgalley so i could check it out and and was excited to get it. Let's start with my favorite part when checking out a book. The blurb!
Genre: Historical Erotic Romance
Series: Tangled Series
Length: Category Romance (48,000 words)
Format: ebook only
Forced to marry a man she just met, Sarah McLeod clings to the hope that she’ll finally find the love and acceptance she’s always craved. But her tenuous dreams of a happy life on the frontier are in danger of being dashed by the one thing she can’t change—her husband’s love for another man.
Jackson Kellar’s determined to do right by his bride, yet he’s torn between his new found love for Sarah and his still-burning desire for Nate.
Ranch owner Nate Campbell loves them both. He hates to see Jackson’s loyalties so divided, and doesn’t want Sarah hurt either. But how can they fix the tangled mess they find themselves in? Nate suggests a possible solution – a permanent threesome.
With the open frontier closing in around them, is Nate’s solution their path to happiness? Or will others destroy what they’ve found together?
Note from author. This book is inspired by the Barnett family dinner scene in Texas Tangle where Grandma Barnett mentions her grandparents’ marriage. It stands alone and you will not have to have read Texas Tangle to understand it.
I didn't know what to expect when i started this but i was quickly drawn in by the story. It's a historical western that just happens to be erotica as well. I was surprised that the author exposed Jackson and Nate's relationship so fast to Sarah. She finds them together when trying to warn them about what her father is planning against them. They are both half dressed sleeping in her fathers barn and then Jackson gets caught pretty much with his pants down when Sarah's father comes and catches them and forces them to marry. He is glad to get rid of her since he didn't really father her( her father was really a Native American indian). In a way Sarah is happy to get away from her dad(step-dad) and half-brother who have been cruel to her and treated her like a slave and belittled her Native American heritage. Jackson has no place of his own since he is a ranch hand on Nate's Ranch but Nate's doesn't want to lose Jackson so he volunteers his place for the 3 of them to live for now. From here you get to see how the relationship between Jackson and Sarah grows and how Nate will fit into it. I loved how Jackson treated Sarah the first time he takes her to bed. How he teachers her to please him and herself in bed and their love for each other grows. Still Nate is a presence in their lives and Sarah finds she is attracted to him as well. Now what?? That's the big question and after a bad accident severely injures Nate, Sarah has to decide what will happen next. I have to say i love epilogues in books. Tangled Past has a nice epilogue that tells you how things are years after the book ends. I really enjoyed the book and plan to read the Texas Tangle at first opportunity. Find out the author and this book and read a excerpt at her website by clicking here www.leahbraemel.com . I give Tangled Past 4 out of 5 Modokker Book Pick stars. Great sex scenes to go with a really good story. What more could you ask for??