Friday, November 18, 2011

Rugged Return

Title:  Rugged Return
Author:  Edith DuBois
Publisher:  Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN:  1-61034-919-9
Genre:  {M/F/M/M}, Shape-shifters, BDSM, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

After years of managing her sister’s career, Michelle decides the time has come to take care of herself.  She meets three handsome doctors in Savage Valley that decide she is theirs. 

The second book in the Rugged Savage Valley, Colorado series, Rugged Return, is just as intense as the rest of the two concurrent series about Savage Valley.  When siblings work together and one is extremely spoiled, jealousies and resentment is sure to follow.  Michelle’s sister is a singer who is extremely manipulative and I know people just like her.  As resentment on both parts comes to a head, Elias, Thomas and Franklin do their best to help Michelle realize she comes first to them.   

As Michelle struggles to understand her feelings for the three brothers, NormCorp plans to shatter the peace of the town by forcing Savage Valley to sell the land for development of a resort.  The struggle that communities have trying to hold on their way of life, in light of developments, is not new and the author reflects on some of the more sordid practices we sometimes hear about. 

The relationship that Michelle has with Elias, Thomas, and Franklin is intense.  The fact that there are people she can talk to, other than the brothers, bring characters from the lion-shifter series in as secondary characters, making it a must to read both series concurrently.  I am waiting with baited breath to see if Michelle’s sister shows up in a future story as I wait for the next story about the bear-shifters.

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