Bride to Keep by Alta Hensley, Maggie Ryan
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.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’m not gonna lie, I’ve got mixed feelings about this book. The cover is absolutely breath taking. The blurb caught my attention and wouldn’t let go. I love dark romance, and have enjoyed reverse harem books. I’ve not read anything by either author, but have heard wonderful things. So, I thought I’d give it a try.
To begin with, I was totally horrified. I mean, these guys are horrible to Monet! Rough, tough, threatening. The only soft spot they seemed to have was for their sister. They loved her unreservedly and rearranged their entire lives for her, without a second thought. I couldn’t help but think, how can these guys be so horrible, if they love their sister so much?!? And Monet seemed like a pretty amazing woman. She was friendly, and entirely accepting of Alana and her differences. I just couldn’t understand why they reacted to Monet the way they did. As the story continued, I began to see cracks in the guys’ armors. They began to show signs of the soft side they reserved for their sister. And even Monet began to bend, to accept them for who they are.
My feelings for this book? At the end of the day, I really enjoyed this book. I had mixed feelings, as I said, at the beginning, but the further along it went, the more I could see the feelings building, and emotions break free. It really was a great book, that was totally different from anything else I’ve read before.