13 November 2016

Book Blitz & Review ~ A Wanton Woman: Mail Order Bride of Slate Springs by Vanessa Vale

A Wanton Woman: Mail Order Bride of Slate Springs
by Vanessa Vale
Date of Publication: November 1, 2016

Celia Lawrence can't show her face in her conservative, small town. First, she discovered her husband in bed with another man's wife, and then she witnessed both their murders. While she didn't pull the trigger, small town gossip is not forgiving and everywhere she goes she is chastised for not being woman enough to keep her straying husband at home. Eager to flee her old life, Celia heads to Colorado as a mail-order bride.

As mayor of Slate Springs, Colorado, Luke Benson is expected to set the example. Their small town is hidden away in a remote mountainous region where few women have the courage or desire to tread. As mayor, it falls to him to test out their newly passed law and share a wife with his brother. The truth is, Luke has no interest in a woman of his own, and agrees to a mail-order bride out of duty, not anticipation.

His brother, Walker, is jaded and hard after the death of his first wife and unborn child. For Walker, loving again is out of the question. But a man has needs, and he'll eagerly take his pleasure from their new bride while expecting Luke to provide the tenderness and caring a woman expects.

A marriage based on everything but love should be doomed. But Celia, Luke and Walker discover one thing they have in common: desire. Will that be strong enough to survive the danger that follows Celia from Texas? Will desire be strong enough to teach the three that sometimes you have to risk everything for love?




Review

A Wanton Woman is my first Vanessa Vale, but it definitely won't be my last.

Celia Lawrence thought her life would never amount to much. Her husband was less than loving and has a wondering eye. But unexpected events lead her to ditch Texas and relocate to Colorado as a mail-order bride. But there is a secret that she is keeping that could destroy her new home.

Luke Benson is mayor of Slate Springs and just passed a very unorthodox law that allows two or more men to marry one woman. So when he and his brother, Walker, agree to set the standard with this new law, they never expected to fall so completely in love with their bride.

A Wanton Woman is full of passion, heart, and second chances. I loved Luke's and Walker's instant devotion to Celia and their desire to see to her every wants and needs. Walker's first marriage scared him, but I love how he overcomes it and promises to love, honor, and worship Celia.

I enjoyed watching Celia open up and become the woman she always wanted to be. To believe in herself and know that her intimate desires are normal and valid. At first shocked to learn that she would be married to two men, but after spending time with both of them, she wanted them both.

This book is an ardent love story that encompasses three individuals that didn't know what they were missing, but once they have each other, they know they will never give up on each other.


About Vanessa Vale

Who doesn't love the romance of the old West? USA Today Bestselling author Vanessa Vale takes the sensual appeal of rugged cowboys a step further with her bestselling books set in the Montana Territory. They are much more than just sexy historical westerns. They're deliciously naughty reads that sometimes push the boundaries of fantasy. It's pure escapism with quite a few very hot, very alpha cowboys.

When she's not writing, Vanessa savors the insanity of raising two boys, is figuring out how many meals she can make with a pressure cooker, and teaches a pretty mean karate class. She considers herself to be remarkably normal, exceedingly introverted and fairly vanilla, which does not explain her steamy stories and her fascination with cowboys, preferably more than one at a time.

She lives in the Wild Wild West where there's an endless source of 'research' material.


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