Determined to protect her sisters from a murderous uncle, Lizzie Prescott answers a "brides wanted" ad. She and her sisters journey to 1860s Washington Territory, a wild land of towering cedar trees and brawny lumberjacks.Logan Gallagher brought the brides out west for his crew, not for himself, but he can’t get the red-haired beauty out of his mind. His brother, Gage, harDetermined to protect her sisters from a murderous uncle, Lizzie Prescott answers a "brides wanted" ad. She and her sisters journey to 1860s Washington Territory, a wild land of towering cedar trees and brawny lumberjacks.Logan Gallagher brought the brides out west for his crew, not for himself, but he can’t get the red-haired beauty out of his mind. His brother, Gage, harbors his own desires for the opinionated redhead.Can all three of them find love together in this untamed land?...
|Title||:||The First Bride|
|Number of Pages||:||599 Pages|
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The First Bride Reviews
Not a bad story....I might have given it 4 stars if not for a couple of glaring editorial errors.
GIST The scenario begins with Lizzie Prescott arriving in Port Steele with her younger sisters, in the hope of escaping her diabolical Uncle and the perverse interest of her rather disgusting former brother-in-law. All of the women on board the ship have signed a contract to marry one of the workers within a year otherwise they will have to pay for the trip, but Lizzie doesn't intent to lose her freedom again, having been tormented by her now deceased husband. Logan Gallagher and his younger brothers run one of two lumber businesses in the region. Bringing the first of hopefully numerous boatloads of potential wives is meant to boost the moral of his employees. He is immediately attracted to the outspoken Lizzie. In spite of her mutual attraction to him, her past has lead her to believe that she is anything but desirable. Then she meets the second eldest Gallagher brother, Gage. She has to contend with her mutual attraction to both brothers, whilst also negotiating the bitchy Constance, a woman vying for the role of spokeswoman of the brides-to-be, and the newly arrived stranger that has taken to spying on her. Complications abound, and all the while she is finding her affections for both men growing.MY THOUGHTS Going into this read, I anticipated a Historical MFM Erotic Romance, something that it managed to achieve for the most part. The language from page one let the reader know what they were in for. That being said, sex scenes (apart from some female masturbation scenes) didn't arrive until after the halfway point, an oddity for Erotic Romance. These scenes involved folatio, sex toys, light BDSM, threesomes and double penetration- all standard fare for the menage genre. Although I liked the main characters for the most part, some things about Lizzie seemed contradictory. I also found that her relationship with the two Gallagher brothers lacked much chemistry beyond sexual attraction. Some plot lines weren't taken advantage of either, which annoyed me. CONCLUSION This novella does manage to succeed as a Historical Erotic Romance for the most part, but it felt like numerous options were brushed over, thus missing out on numerous possibilities and my lowered rating.
This the first time I've read one of this author's erotic books however I have read her mainstream. In the past I've followed an author into a different genre once and wasn't real happy with the new one. And, true to form I bemoaned that The First Bride wasn't a mainstream simply because I prefer sensuous over erotic. However this is really a good story. One I'm glad I didn't miss because of the genre. It is sizzling so hang onto your hat. Or put on another one. Set in the Pacific NW in a logging camp, it's a historical and the fact that men vastly outnumber women it's plot is very believable all the way to the menage. So why four starts instead of five. No, it isn't because of the genre. Even though I'd love for Sofia to write something like this in mainstream. Honestly I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars. Then settled on 4 because there were scenes I would have liked to have lengthened. On the flip side this is a very fast read. Very fast. So for pure enjoyment, and . . . I would so recommend it.
This was a great start to the series. I loved the "mail order brides" theme and found Lizzie to be a strong heroine.
This is a historical erotic book with some BDSM elements in it. Lizzie is a woman on the run with her sister from her evil uncle that she believes murdered her parents. He is also the uncle that married her off to a very old man that would verbally abuse her and bring other woman sometimes more than one and have her watch him have sex with them. Her self esteem is low when she agrees to become a mail order bride. Logan, Gage are brothers own a timber business, they pay for a boat load of woman to come be brides for them and their lumberjack crew. Sparks fly between Lizzie who thinks she is undesirable, and the brothers. They woo her but it will take a crisis to make her agree to be theirs. Really enjoyed this book, just the right amount of good storyline, mystery and heat. Recommend this.
This one was just okay. Nice was to spend an hour, but the shift from clinical contract enforcement to red-hot menage sex was SO abrupt. Because we didn't feel any gradual build-up of heat, the sex read as a little contrived. Probably won't read the other two in this series.
I liked the general idea and plot of this novel. obviously it's not the world's greatest novel but it was an excellent little story that makes you smile and enjoy reading it.
Loved the concept of mail order brides and menage. The story was a bit rushed in places, but the characters were good and overall mildly entertaining read.