Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love’s Strategy

Title:  Love’s Strategy
Author:  Samantha Kane
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Publisher URL:  www.jasminejade.com
ISBN: 9781419911606
Genre:  {M/M/F}, Historical, Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

Leah is a widow with two small children, left destitute when her husband died with a lot of gambling debts.  Valentine and Kurt approach her on the recommendation of a friend to ask if she would marry them both. 

Love’s Strategy is the third book of the Brothers In Arms series and will take the reader on a suspenseful trip after Leah’s brother-in-law kidnaps her children. The reader learns that in some cases abuse is acceptable within the society that the story takes place.  Even after a death, gambling debts were considered a legal debt to be repaid by the family and any property of the spouse could be confiscated by these ‘creditors’.  I found it to be interesting that families could actually be placed in debtor’s prison for gambling debts during that historical timeframe. 

Leah learns what it is like to make love to the men and realizes what she had missed while married to her late husband.  The scene in the drawing room between the three is hot.  The scenes between Valentine and Kurt are scorching so keep ice on hand.  Mention is made of the mysterious enemy that keeps popping up, though the villain in this case is obvious.  The resolution of this situation surprised me a little in how it was handled.   

While I’m learning that you can read these as stand-alone books, I strongly suggest you read this series in order.  As I learn more about these men’s lives after war, I almost wish I had a few of them for myself.

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