Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Rugged Salvation

Title:  Rugged Salvation
Author:  Edith Dubois
Publisher:  Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN:  1-61926-267-3
Genre:  {M/F/M/M}, Ménage a Quatre, Shape-shifters, BDSM, Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

Marina is still reeling from the disagreements and, what she perceives, the abandonment by her sister.  James, Jeremiah, and Johnny want her for their mate after meeting her, but it is going to be a very rocky road to convince Marina to stay. 

The third book in the Rugged Savage Valley, Colorado series is extremely emotional.  Rugged Salvation picks up right after the second book after Marina’s sister finds her bear-shifter mates.  Marina has a lot of baggage to work through, which was brought out in Rugged Return, so a reader needs to read it before reading this book.  It was no surprise that Marina would be one of the bear-shifter mates. 

Marina has a major attitude adjustment, once she realizes she is actually attracted to the three brothers.  There were so many times when I would have just told the brothers to forget it and move on and wanted to slap Marina silly, due to her stunts and attitude.  For most of the book, she was so close minded about even the possibility of love and still having a career that encompassed her music.  I liked the way the career issue was resolved at the end, but was actually not a surprise to me. 

The author brought one of the secondary characters in this series to front and center in dealing with the four main characters.  I really like this man and actually hope that there will be a book about him after this series is over.  Several mentions of the lion-shifters appear, as well as previous bear-shifters, in this book.   

I am looking forward to reading about the last two families in the future.  
Note: There are two different series in the Savage Valley, Colorado collection. Rugged Savage Valley by Edith Dubois is bear-shifters. The Pride of Savage Valley series by Helena Ray is mountain lion-shifters. Each book features a different romantic trio or quartet. Even though the two series take place in the same setting with crossover characters and share an external story arc, each of the series can stand alone.

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