Unbroken by Em Petrova

UNBROKEN
Unbroken by Em Petrova
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (254 pages)
Other: M/F, M/M/F, M/F/M, M/M, Menage, Anal Play, Voyeurism
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Tulip

It’ll take more than rope to tie down the man they love.

Country Fever, Book 3

When Christian comes out of the bar to find a bat-wielding country girl beating the hell out of his best friend Tucker’s truck, he does the only thing he can—he flirts with her. Unfortunately, he knows her pain—he’s in love with Tucker too.

Claire plans to nurse her bruised heart alone, but inevitably Tucker draws her back in—along with Christian—and the three of them tumble headlong into delirious passion. Then she and Christian wake to find that Tucker has fled his horse ranch, leaving them to care for the animals and each other.

Still grieving the death of his fiancée, pressured to sign over mining rights to a coal company, Tucker is boots-deep in emotional turmoil. Running only sharpens his longing for what he truly wants—Christian and Claire in his bed, in the barn, and under the stars.

But roping themselves firmly inside the circle of love will take everything they have—bulldogged determination, flying fists and aching hearts.

Straight out of a country song, this sexy book opened with a feisty gal beating the crap outta her man’s truck, in a beer joint parking lot. It sounds exciting … and it sure was a sexy romp. Right away, I was drawn into this story, figuring it was bound to be one heck of a ride. It ended up being one of the most awesome books that I’ve read in a long time. I was enthralled, devouring it in one sitting, couldn’t bring myself to put it down.

The book got off to a great start, with Christian and Claire crossing paths just as she is taking her frustrations out on his best friend’s truck. It seems that Tucker is a bit of a hound dawg and he has jilted the wrong gal this time. There were much deeper issues at play with Tucker though, that came out in the story later on. Christian threatens the spitfire holding the bat with 3-5, but actually he is impressed with her fire. He knows what it’s like cause he has been in love with Tucker for a long time. That’s where the fireworks really started and took this book full speed into some wicked sexy fun.

Christian and Tucker are best friends that have a voyeuristic relationship. They get off on teasing each other and darned if I didn’t enjoy those scenes almost as much as they did.  The sexual tension between these two guys sizzled, it definitely kept this reader on edge. The author did a fantastic job at showing me what the characters were feeling, and it was obvious that Christian and Tucker were conflicted about their relationship. So far, it’s hands off, but they were dancing pretty close to the flames at that point. Scared to take the final step, not wanting to lose the friendship.

I felt that Tucker was the alpha in the relationship and he was the most troubled as well. He was chasing a ghost, his lost love, and with the guilt and fear he was afraid to fall in love. When Christian confronts him about doing Claire wrong, he feels guilty. No doubt he was a troubled man that wanted to move on but couldn’t let go of his grief. There is no denying that he felt something for Claire, that was part of the problem that prompted him to hurt her.

Then the guys decide to go after Claire with seduction on their minds and things got exciting. Em Petrova is one author that knows her way around an erotic scene. This book is not for the faint of heart. It’s risque, with explicit scenes that might not be everyone’s cup of tea. It was right up my alley and I enjoyed every single second. This triad does some serious exploring with every possible position and combination. On a personal note, The M/M and M/M/F scenes were some of the best I’ve come across, with a connection between Christian and Tucker that was loving and personal. Discerning readers will want to read the warnings clearly for this one, though, as some of the scenes are vividly detailed with anal play and voyeurism. For intrepid readers such as myself … you won’t be disappointed with this book.

Alas, the fun was cut short when Tucker panics at how easily the ghost of his lost love could be put to rest. He runs away from his ranch and his lovers, leaving them alone to console each other. At this point I fell completely in love with Christian. He was broken up, but he really held things together for Claire. His concern, his tenderness has made him one of my favorite romantic heroes. It’s no wonder they grew even closer, becoming inseparable. It became clear that they had a truly romantic and caring relationship. Together they faced some difficulties, had some problems with Tucker’s greedy relatives, and waited for Tucker to return to them.

It has to be said, that I felt this book was absolutely perfect. I can’t say enough good things about it. This was a very compelling and memorable story. It was the deep love that the triad shared, and that the author aptly showed with her excellent character development, that captivated this reader. This is one that I am sure to read again and again. I’m not done raving about it just yet. I will be sharing the joy, recommending it as a must read, to all of my friends. I am suggesting that everyone should try this amazing author.

Happy Reading!

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